Fitness apps eclipse 3-D TVs as digital health reaches CES

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Of the 3,300 companies exhibiting at the CES International conference, starting Tuesday, about 300 are focused on digital health, said Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Electronics Association. Looking to gain customers in a market that’s expected to quadruple by 2018, companies are unveiling wearable health and fitness monitors, sensors for the home and software to tie it all together, providing real-time data for consumers.

‘‘We are really moving from a doctor-centric society to a patient-centric society,’’ Damani said in an interview. ‘‘We are trying to give people control.’’

CES, which last year attracted more than 152,000 people, is dedicating 40 percent more floor space to digital health exhibitors this year than in 2013.

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