According to a new study by Parks Associates, US unit sales of networked medical devices will exceed 14 million units by 2018, more than five times the sales in 2012.

The types of devices covered by the study comprise those for self-care and point-of-care use, including weight scales, blood-pressure monitors, glucometers, insulin pumps, ECGs pulse oximeters, sleep apnea tests, and home INR tests. The study authors project that these devices will use a variety of networking protocols, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ANT+.

“The health data gateway market will garner substantial interest from both device makers and care providers,” said Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research. “Health data will be a hot commodity in this ACA era. Device makers and health data gateway providers, both incumbents and start-ups, will leverage these data to build new revenue opportunities and create new business partnerships.”

For more information on the study, visit the Parks Associates website.