The healthcare industry continues to be a hotbed of innovation, with activity driven by telemedicine, real-time diagnostics, smart hospitals, and access to digital therapies, and the growing importance of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), augmented reality (AR), robotics and data management practices. In the last three years alone, there have been over 106,000 patents filed and granted in the healthcare industry, according to GlobalData’s report on Cybersecurity in Healthcare: AR/VR medical imaging interfaces. Buy the report here.
According to GlobalData’s Technology Foresights, which uses over 443,000 patents to analyse innovation intensity for the healthcare industry, there are 200+ innovation areas that will shape the future of the industry.
AR/VR medical imaging interfaces is a key innovation area in cybersecurity
Healthcare organisations need strict and proper implementation of cybersecurity technology by developing a healthcare cybersecurity strategy focused on patient privacy protection in order to avoid any data breaches and any vulnerability in healthcare system.
GlobalData’s analysis also uncovers the companies at the forefront of each innovation area and assesses the potential reach and impact of their patenting activity across different applications and geographies. According to GlobalData, there are 20+ companies, spanning technology vendors, established healthcare companies, and up-and-coming start-ups engaged in the development and application of AR/VR medical imaging interfaces.
Key players in AR/VR medical imaging interfaces – a disruptive innovation in the healthcare industry
‘Application diversity’ measures the number of different applications identified for each relevant patent and broadly splits companies into either ‘niche’ or ‘diversified’ innovators.
‘Geographic reach’ refers to the number of different countries each relevant patent is registered in and reflects the breadth of geographic application intended, ranging from ‘global’ to ‘local’.
Patent volumes related to AR/VR medical imaging interfaces
|Company||Total patents (2010 - 2022)||Premium intelligence on the world's largest companies|
|Stryker||73||Unlock Company Profile|
|Koninklijke Philips||68||Unlock Company Profile|
|Heartflow||58||Unlock Company Profile|
|Magic Leap||47||Unlock Company Profile|
|Hologic||43||Unlock Company Profile|
|Medtronic||38||Unlock Company Profile|
|Johnson & Johnson||31||Unlock Company Profile|
|Boston Scientific||27||Unlock Company Profile|
|Surgical Theater||22||Unlock Company Profile|
|Samsung Group||22||Unlock Company Profile|
|Siemens||21||Unlock Company Profile|
|Pro Medicus||15||Unlock Company Profile|
|Sony Group||15||Unlock Company Profile|
|Fujifilm Holdings||13||Unlock Company Profile|
|Align Technology||10||Unlock Company Profile|
|Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung||10||Unlock Company Profile|
|adidas||10||Unlock Company Profile|
|General Electric||8||Unlock Company Profile|
|NovaRad||8||Unlock Company Profile|
|BrainLAB||7||Unlock Company Profile|
|International Business Machines||6||Unlock Company Profile|
|Dentsply Sirona||6||Unlock Company Profile|
|Shanghai United Imaging Intelligence||5||Unlock Company Profile|
|Halliburton||5||Unlock Company Profile|
|Panasonic||5||Unlock Company Profile|
|Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics||5||Unlock Company Profile|
|Agfa-Gevaert||5||Unlock Company Profile|
Source: GlobalData Patent Analytics
In terms of application diversity, Align Technology and Dentsply Sirona lead, followed by Medtronic. With regards to geographic reach, Stryker, Dentsply Sirona, and Sony Group are the leading companies.
Cybersecurity protects patient privacy and prevents outdated system vulnerabilities. Medical records, billing and insurance records, and payment information are most exposed in healthcare breaches. Internet-enabled medical devices, third-party vendors with network access, and the required move to electronic health records represent a concern if not handled appropriately.
To further understand how cybersecurity is disrupting the healthcare industry, access GlobalData’s latest thematic research report on Cybersecurity in Healthcare.