Wireless and Cellular Medtech Applications That Are Shaping the Future of Healthcare

Advanced wireless and cellular technologies continue evolving at speeds unforseen even a decade ago. The deployment of 5G, Wi-Fi 6, LoRa, NB-IoT, Cat-M1 modems, and other wireless and cellular solutions are proving increasingly critical to the proliferation of connected medtech innovations shaping the future of healthcare.

At Pivot UK, we are a one-source medtech-development leader with a diverse suite of wireless and cellular solutions that we specialise in optimising for every use case and application. Pivot delivers 50 years of proven experience, advanced DFM expertise, and an extensive portfolio of internationally award-winning medtech innovations. With 320,000 square feet of tri-continental manufacturing capability, FDA registration, and multiple ISE and ISO certifications (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 80079-34, and IEC 60601-1), we deliver strict quality control to ensure flawless product functionality, performance, and regulatory compliance.

Applying cellular and wireless technologies to medtech innovations is vital for our digital world. The National Health Services (NHS) provides aid to more than 64.1 million people in the UK alone. The opportunity to market to these ageing individuals is rapidly growing. These technologies drive advancements in product miniaturisation, battery life, power consumption, range capability, data transmission rate, device auto-management, and more. In our work with clients, we’re seeing these technologies profitably deployed across the following applications.


IoT wearables like Pivot’s prescription-adherence device continuously monitor patients and provide real-time data to healthcare providers, caregivers, and patients. This helps drive operational efficiencies at scale and guide clinical decisions while empowering patients and providing greater peace of mind to loved ones. Wearables that provide ongoing monitoring of vital signs are also revolutionising home healthcare. Devices like Pivot’s Zibrio SmartScale are helping to redefine consumer health and fitness.


The ability to share large files quickly and efficiently has been a longstanding challenge in medtech. This challenge is beginning to ease with the implementation of 5G and the ability to transmit medical images like CAT scans at speeds up to 10Gbit/s. It reduces the time between imaging, diagnostic analysis, and treatment recommendations, elevating patient care and reducing healthcare friction. Wideblue, Pivot’s subsidiary with advanced optics and sensors expertise, developed a Smartphone-enabled mobile ophthalmoscope. The device’s advanced imaging capability allows for remote diagnosis of eye disease and was honoured with a European Product Design Award for Best Design for Humanity.


Precision surgery is making strides thanks to wireless and cellular medtech applications that support lower latency and higher fidelity AR/VR in the operating room. This prevents even a micro-second of lag that could prove potentially deadly to a patient. It also provides the ultra-high resolution and visibility needed for successfully performing complex and “finesse” procedures.


Compared to what’s possible, lab processing speeds can be unnecessarily slow, forcing patients and healthcare providers to wait long periods for test results. While this is often merely an inconvenience, for some patients, it can mean the difference between life and death. Thankfully, wireless and cellular medtech applications are accelerating sample processing speeds and reducing the time between testing and potential treatment.

Clinical trials

The latest wireless and cellular medtech applications have the potential to virtualise clinical trials, improve recruitment, increase the diversity of research participants, and smooth the way between trial inception and product launch.

Cyber Security

Cyberattacks have increased exponentially to the point that one-third of UK firms suffer an attack every week, and companies are making cybersecurity a top concern. Cyberattacks pose grave risks to any business, but in the healthcare sector, they can prove lethal. Fortunately, the application of 5G and other advanced wireless technologies can help hospitals much more effectively protect their data, equipment, and patients.

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