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The home healthcare market has exploded since the COVID-19 pandemic. During a time when many people were isolated in their homes, doctors and healthcare institutions around the country needed to rely on wearable health devices to keep their patients healthy, cut down or eliminate clinic visits and ease the pressure of overpopulated hospitals.


The success of these devices during that period paved the way for further growth and innovation, and now wearable health devices are providing life-altering care to those who need it most.


Rise in Telehealth and Home Healthcare


While telehealth didn’t originate during the pandemic, it was certainly put at center-stage. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that there was a 63-fold increase in the utilization of telehealth during 2020, jumping from 840,000 Medicare telehealth visits in 2019 to 52.7 million the very next year.


Wearable health devices made the trend possible. In fact, the wearable medical devices market is estimated to jump to $95.4 billion in 2028, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 23.7% between 2022 and 2028.


Listening to the numbers, it’s clear that telehealth and wearable health devices are here to stay, but the importance of this technology is more than just figures on a balance sheet — they are truly life-saving devices.


Instead of frequent clinic or hospital visits, patients can now be monitored 24/7 by their primary care physicians. These doctors can use constant day-to-day health data to make important decisions about the care these patients receive, and if it should be modified in any way. This results in a more accurate and holistic approach, and provides medical professionals with more information than ever before for effective and comprehensive care.


Furthermore, wearable health devices pave the way for everyone to have accurate healthcare — not just those close to the clinic or with reliable access to transportation. There are many people who don’t make doctor visits as much as they should simply because it’s too difficult to get there. Wearable health devices change that.


How Walker Tape Converting Plays a Pivotal Role


Wearable medical devices are truly revolutionizing healthcare, but perhaps the most important component for accurate, consistent medical readings is ensuring proper adhesion to the patient’s body. That’s where we come in.


At Walker Tape Converting, we are experts in stick-to-skin adhesives.


Over the years we have worked with it all: diabetes and heart devices, sports applications, pharma delivery devices, wound care, and transdermal patches. That being said, we know that every project is different. There is no cookie-cutter solution for your project, and we can work with you every step of the way to find the right solution for your needs.


We have relationships with the top tape manufacturers in the world which means we can mix and match tapes from 3M, Avery Dennison, Mactac, Berry Plastics, Scapa, and more to give you the perfect product solution.


Visit our medical page to get a better sense of what we can achieve together, and contact a member of our team today.

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