Artificial intelligence applied to the healthcare market will increase with a CAGR (compound annual growth rate)of 46.2%, going up to $67.4 billion by 2027. Investors are also starting to favor venture capital financing for digital healthcare solutions. The Average Deal Size went from $20M in 2019 to $39M in 2021, as well as the size of the fund, nearly doubling to $14.7M over the same period.
The transformation will lead to a decentralized health service, in other words, real Smart Hospitals or Smart HealthCare Facilities.
In Italy, the NPRR has allocated €7 billion to achieve the objectives of Digital Health so that, even with local healthcare, the home becomes the first place of care. Robots have entered the healthcare system, from surgery to rehabilitation, and exoskeletons help carry out everyday actions.
Particular attention will be paid to the intuitiveness, safety, and ease of use of the new technologies capable of monitoring the patient's progress remotely. The role of design is fundamental in identifying and adapting medical and rehabilitation equipment for home use. In fact, designers have the responsibility of identifying multiple solutions to treat patients in the most pleasant and familiar environment: their home.