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Wearable ECG Device: Patent Distribution, Market Opportunity, and Brand Strength Analysis

  • ID: 4380123
  • Report
  • August 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 29 Pages
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
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ECG Information is Used to Determine Cardiac Electrical Activities, which Can Facilitate the Prevention and Detection of Heart Disease


  • Adidas
  • Compal
  • Fitstar
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Nokia
  • Seiko
  • MORE

Wearables are one of the effective tools that can be affixed to a limb of the number body to monitor personal physiology information anytime and anywhere. Electrocardiography (ECG) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart.

With lightweight design, wearables are ideal gadgets to measure heart rate, pulse, blood pressure, temperature, etc. With embedded optical sensors, wearables can be used for the collection of ECG information. People can measure blood pressure via pressure sensors. Through the temperature and humidity sensors, abnormality in body temperature can be detected.

ECG information is used to determine cardiac electrical activities, which can facilitate the prevention and detection of heart disease. This report provides an overview of the latest development of wearable ECG devices and trend analysis by country, sector and field. Key technologies such as Diagnosis and Identification, Measurement and Inspection, HMI (Human-Machine Interface), and AI (Artificial Intelligence) are also examined in the report.

Also included are the insights about opportunities of wearable ECG devices for newcomers.

List of Topics:

  • Analysis of 1,111 wearable ECG (Electrocardiography) device patents by technology field using the data mining technique; also included are the detailed profile of top 20 assignees and their relative R&D intensity ranking
  • Trend analysis of the global wearable ECG device patent distribution by country, sector and field, and by key technology
  • Analysis of the development of major wearable ECG device: Seiko, Samsung, and Polar
  • Matrix analysis of wearable ECG device technologies and international assignees
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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  • Adidas
  • Compal
  • Fitstar
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Nokia
  • Seiko
  • MORE

1. Wearable ECG Devices Overview

2.Patent Mining
2.1 Patent Search
2.1.1 Selecting a Patent Database
2.1.2 Identifying Search Keywords
2.1.3 Data Selection
2.1.4 Data Analysis

3. Trend Analysis Using Data Mining
3.1 Analysis of Trends by Country
3.1.1 Analysis of Trends by Sector and Field
3.1.2 Analysis of Trends by Key Technology
3.2 Key Patent Analysis
3.2.1 Integrated Applications between Flexible Wristbands and Mobile Devices
3.3 R&D Readiness Analysis

4.Patent portfolio analysis
4.1 International Assignees
4.2 Development of Major Companies
4.2.1 Seiko
4.2.2 Samsung
4.2.3 Polar

5.1 Wearable ECG Device Patents Focus on Medical Technology and Computer Technology
5.2 Human-Machine Interface, AI, and Cloud Computing are Worth Investing In
5.3 Clothing, Footwear and Socks with ECG Sensors Still Have Room for Development, Especially for Newcomers


Glossary of Terms

List of Companies

List of Tables:
Table 1: Wearable ECG Device Patent Counts by Key Technology
Table 2: R&D Intensity of Top 20 International Wearable ECG Device Patent Assignees
Table 3: Wearable ECG Device Technology Class /International Patent Assignee Matrix Analysis
Table 4: Wearable ECG Device Data Processing Subclass /Patent Assignee Matrix Analysis

List of Figures:
Figure 1: Illustration of Wearable ECG Devices
Figure 2: Patent Distribution of Wearable ECG Device by Country
Figure 3: Patent Distribution Share of Wearable ECG Devices by Sector
Figure 4: Patent Distribution Share of Wearable ECG Devices by Field
Figure 5: Illustration of a Flexible Wristband with a Mobile Device
Figure 6: Illustration of ECG Wristbands"

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  • Adidas
  • Alatech
  • Aliphcom
  • Apple
  • Body Media
  • Chang Gung University
  • Compal
  • Elliptic Laboratories AS
  • Empire IP
  • Everest Textile
  • Far Eastern New Century
  • Fitbit
  • Fitstar
  • Flextronics
  • Garmin
  • IBM
  • Immersion
  • Intel Corporation
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Koninklijke Philips Electronics
  • MacGyver Acquisition
  • Matsushita Electric
  • Microsoft
  • Mio Alpha
  • Nike
  • Nokia
  • Panasonic
  • Polar
  • Project Paris Acquisition
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung
  • Seiko
  • Sony
  • Sotera Wireless
  • Tactus Technology
  • Tex-Ray Industrial
  • Withings
  • Xiaomi
  • Zoll Medical Corporation
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Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis