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Electronic Skin - Advancements and Emerging Opportunities

  • ID: 4036083
  • Report
  • December 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 74 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Innovations in E-skin Create Opportunities in Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, and Robotics Sectors

Electronic skin, otherwise known as e-skin or artificial skin is an ultrathin electronic material developed by integrating electronic devices on flexible and stretchable substrates. E-skin is an emerging and an advanced technology which is primarily intended for health monitoring and medical applications, such as measuring and sensing of internal vital sign activities in the body.

E-skin has created footprint in consumer electronics and robotics markets. In the consumer market, e-skin is expected to replace existing body worn wearable devices, thus leading to creation of a new user interface device for controlling external electronic devices. E-skin has the potential to have high impact on robotics applications due to their ability to provide sense of touch.

The technology and innovation report discusses about emerging opportunities in e-skin. It captures advancements and impact of current and future applications.

Modules covered in the report include:

  • Technology Status and Segmentation
  • Application Landscape
  • Key Innovations and Impact on Key Application Segments
  • Patent Assessment and Funding Scenario
  • Technology Roadmap and Emerging Opportunities
  • Key Questions for Strategy Planning
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1.0 Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Key Findings - Innovations in E-skin Empowers Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, and Robotics Applications

2.0 Technology Landscape
2.1 Technology and Market Significance
2.2 Technology Evolution
2.3 Enabling Technology Landscape
2.4 Functional Properties - Electronically Conductive, Flexible, Stretchable and Bendable
2.5 Key Players and Innovators in the Value Chain
2.6 Key Stakeholders: Technology Developers across the Globe
2.7 Electronic Skin Enabled by Flexible Substrate Materials
2.8 Dielectrics and Conductive Materials - Core Materials for E-skin
2.9 E-skin Supply Chain Key Stakeholders

3.0 Key Applications and Innovations Driving Growth Opportunities
3.1 Key Trending Markets for E-skin - Healthcare, Robotics, and Consumer Electronics
3.2 Expanding Growth, High R&D Activity, and Collaboration will Drive Opportunities in Consumer Electronics Sector
3.3 Key Developments for Controlling Electronics and Mobile Gadgets
3.4 Key Developments in Enabling Next-Generation Smart Devices
3.5 Growth Rate Anticipated to Increase in the Future
3.6 Key Developments Provides Sense of Touch in Robots
3.7 Key Developments to Obtain Tactile Sensation of Textures in Robots
3.8 E-skin Innovations Facilitates Improved Healthcare
3.9 Innovations Facilitating Vital Signs Monitoring
3.10 Key Innovator Profiles in Healthcare Monitoring
3.11 Key Developments in Prosthetics
3.12 Key Innovations in Wound and Healthcare Management
3.13 Key Developments in Disease/Medical Diagnostics
3.14 Key Developments Enabling Timely Drug Delivery System

4.0 Impact Assessment of Factors Influencing Adoption
4.1 Factors Influencing Adoption - Market Drivers and Restraints
4.2 Growing Aging Population, Rise in Funding, and Application Diversity are Key Factors for Industry Growth
4.3 Strict Regulations, Insufficient Clinical Evidence, and Awareness are Key Challenges for Market Growth
4.4 Factors Influencing Adoption - Technology Drivers and Challenges
4.5 Thin, Lightweight Materials, Advanced Microelectronics, and Advent of IoT Key Driving Factors for E-skin
4.6 Material Degradation and Complex Designing are Key Challenges Hindering Adoption of E-skins

5.0 Funding and Patent Assessment
5.1 Opportunities in Healthcare Sector with High VC Funding
5.2 Increased Funding by US Department of Health and Human Services for E-skin Research
5.3 Government Funding Activities Globally Boosts Opportunities for the E-skin
5.4 Partnerships and Collaborations for Faster Technology Development and Commercialization
5.5 Global Patent Trend Analysis - By Year and Applicants
5.6 US Leads Number of Patents Filed for E-skin Research

6.0 Emerging Growth Opportunities
6.1 Emerging Technologies Impacting the Future of Electronic Skin
6.2 Growth Opportunities for E-skin
6.3 Technology Roadmap
6.4 Healthcare is the Most Dominant Application Segment in the E-skin Sector
6.5 E-skin - Emerging Technologies Transforming Industrial and Commercial Markets
6.6 Strategic Imperatives for E-skin Stakeholders

7.0 Companies to Action
7.1 Advanced Healthcare Management via Smart Skin Patches

8.0 Key Questions for Strategic Planning

9.0 Key Patents and Contacts
9.1 Key Patents - Artificial Electronic Skin and Skin Worn Display Device
9.2 Key Patents - Tactile Pressure Sensing and Pulse Detection System
9.3 Key Patents - Heart Rate Monitoring and Voice Recognition System
9.4 Key Patents - Piezoresistive Based Medical Robots and Combined Sensing Features
9.5 Industry Contacts
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