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The Evolving Landscape of Healthcare Trends: 2005-2020

Are you curious about which healthcare innovation trends are rising? Interested to discover which ones are dying? Our Innovation Researchers analyzed the evolving landscape of healthcare trends, from Artificial Intelligence (AI) to robotics, telemedicine & more!

Across industries, different trends and technologies are on the rise while others decline. In this Trend Evolution report, you can explore how the popularity of six healthcare trends changed since 2005. And, more importantly, you get to discover which technology trends to focus on to bring your innovation agenda forward.

Healthcare Trend Evolution Map 2005-2020

Below, you can see the Trend Evolution Map, highlighting the relative popularity of six healthcare industry trends from 2005 to 2020. The data behind this research comes from the StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally.

Get insights into which healthcare industry trends to invest in – whether that is Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), robotics, and telemedicine or regenerative medicine. Additionally, we introduce you to 5 trending healthcare startups developing innovative solutions for these trends.


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5 Healthcare Trends to Look Forward to

Healthcare providers and patients are generating more data than ever before, including medical images, omics data, real-world data from wearables, and a range of other digital biomarkers. AI startups, growing from a quarter of the industry to a third of it, help derive insights from this data, as well as enable a range of digital healthcare applications. In this period, there has been a rapid expansion of mobiles and other consumer electronics, followed by growth in digital therapeutics. Startups are working on AR/VR solutions that help with mental therapy, as well as rehabilitation from injuries.

Innovations in miniature robotics, soft robotics, as well as new sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are opening up novel use cases of robotics. However, it takes up a slightly smaller share of the healthcare industry now. More recently, the social distancing norms mandated due to the coronavirus pandemic have raised the popularity of telehealth solutions. This is reflected by the large spike in telemedicine startups in 2020. Regenerative medicine continues to occupy a niche part of the industry. However, the trend will grow in the years to come with recent technologies in gene editing and biomaterial scaffolds.

5 Trending Healthcare Startups

Artificial Intelligence – is an Australian startup combining expertise in deep learning and clinical experience to deploy services for healthcare providers and patients. IVY, a deep learning model from, predicts the likelihood of pregnancy from time-lapse incubation videos.

AR/VR – MyCuris

The US-based startup MyCuris offers CurisView, an AR headset enabling VR exposure therapy (VRET) remotely or in person. The solution uses techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help patients identify and modify maladaptive thoughts and patterns.

Robotics – ABLE Human Motion

ABLE Human Motion is a Spanish startup developing a robotic exoskeleton to help patients with spinal cord injuries walk. The startup’s solution is lightweight, affordable, easy-to-use, and improves the quality of life for people with disabilities.

Telemedicine – Pact Care

Dutch startup Pact Care provides tools to help patients remotely access healthcare providers. The startup’s platform searches and schedules appointments with providers considering the best clinical expertise for a patient.

Regenerative Medicine – Quell Therapeutics

Quell Therapeutics is a British startup employing proprietary technologies to produce genetically engineered T regulatory cells (Tregs). The solution enables antigen-specific targeting of Tregs to reduce transplant rejection for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.


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Discover the Entire Healthcare Trend Landscape

As the Internet of Things (IoT) matures, healthcare startups are merging it with telecommunication technologies to develop solutions for the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). It connects medical devices and wearables to make remote diagnostics more affordable and precise. Additionally, MedTech startups are working on solutions that optimize hospital workflows, visualize health data, and use digital technologies for addiction management, among others.

These technologies present just a snapshot of the healthcare industry – with many more industry trends to be explored. When you are looking for an overview of all emerging trends and technologies for your innovation units, R&D, or product development department, we give you the most exhaustive analysis and ensure to keep you up-to-date on the latest technology and emerging solutions – quickly and exhaustively.

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