Mobile health tech innovations drive start-up funding

If one industry watcher's predictions ring true, digital health funding will double in 2014 compared to 2013. Last year hit $2.8 billion in funding; through the first three quarters of this year fudning has already surpassed $5 billion, according to a report at Mashable.

StartUp Health cites a growing corporate interest, global cross-pollination of ideas and increasing health consumerism as prime drivers for the growth. Health wearables for the ear, sweat sensor strips that track internal biochemistry, healthier lighting technology and chemical sensors are just three emerging mHealth technologies that will also spur market funding and investment interest, according to the article.

In addition, mHealth innovations will even incorporate the protective smartphone user case many consumers already are using, states MashableArticle