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The Global Market for Wearable Technologies 2021-2031

  • Report

  • 446 Pages
  • December 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Future Markets, Inc
  • ID: 5262106

Wearable and mobile health monitoring technologies are important due to the rapidly ageing global populations and the drastically increasing demand for in-home healthcare

Wearables are body-borne computational and sensory devices which can sense the person who wears them and/or their environment. Wearables can communicate either directly through embedded wireless connectivity or through another device (e.g. a smartphone). The data collected by the wearable device about the user or its environment is processed in a processing unit located locally or in an external server, and the results are ultimately provided to the wearer. Smart wearables may have control, communication, storage and actuation capabilities. The number and variety of wearable electronic devices have increased significantly in the past few years, as they offer significant enhancements to human comfort, health and well-being.

There is increasing demand for wearable electronics from industries such as:

  • Medical and healthcare monitoring and diagnostics
  • Sportswear and fitness monitoring (bands)
  • Consumer electronics such as smartwatches, smart glasses and headsets
  • Military GPS trackers, equipment (helmets) and wearable robots
  • Smart apparel and footwear in fashion and sport
  • Workplace safety and manufacturing

Wearable and mobile health monitoring technologies are important due to the rapidly ageing global populations and the drastically increasing demand for in-home healthcare. Commercially available and near commercial wearable devices facilitate the transmission of biomedical informatics and personal health recording. Body-worn sensors, which can provide real-time continuous measurement of pertinent physiological parameters noninvasively and comfortably for extended periods of time, are of crucial importance for applications of mobile medicine.

Advancements over the last few years in electronics have also led to the development of electronic (E-textiles) or smart textiles. Smart textiles and garments can sense environmental stimuli and react or adapt in a predetermined way. This involves either embedding or integrating sensors/actuators ad electronic components into textiles for use in applications such as medical diagnostics and health monitoring, consumer electronics, safety instruments and automotive textiles.

Report contents include:

  • In-depth market review of current products and technology development in Smartwatches, sports and fitness trackers, sleep trackers and wearable monitors, Smart glasses and head-mounted displays (VR, AR, MR, vision loss and eye trackers), military, industrial and workplace monitoring, flexible and stretchable electronics, e-textiles and smart clothing, artificial skin, skin patches, wearable health alert and monitoring devices, Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), hydration and sweat sensors, wearable drug delivery, cosmetics patches, smart footwear, smart contact lenses, smart wound care, exoskeletons and hearables
  • In-depth product assessment including products, producers, functionalities and prices
  • Global market revenues, historical and forecast to 2032 for wearable electronics, medical wearables, electronic textiles and smart clothing and submarkets thereof
  • Over 350 company profiles. Companies profiled include BeBop Sensors, dorsaVi Ltd, Enhanlabo Co., Ltd., Equivital Inc., FeelIT, HP1 Technologies Ltd., miomove s.r.o, Neosensory, Abbott Laboratories, Add Care Ltd., AerBetic, Inc., Avanix srl, Biobeat Technologies Ltd., biolinq Inc, CareWear, Cosinuss GmbH, Seventh Sense Biosystems, Cogwear, WearOptimo, Rombit, Rhaeos, Stryd, Neurava and many more

Table of Contents

1.1 The evolution of electronics
1.2 The wearables revolution
1.3 Wearable market leaders
1.4 From rigid to flexible and stretchable
1.5 Flexible and stretchable electronics in wearables
1.6 Stretchable artificial skin
1.7 Organic and printed electronics
1.8 Wearable electronics in the textiles industry
1.9 New conductive materials
1.10 Foldable smartphones and tablets
1.11 Entertainment
1.12 Growth in flexible and stretchable electronics market
1.13 Innovations at CES 2021
1.14 Innovations at CES 2022
1.15 Investment funding 2019-2022
2.1 Market drivers and trends
2.2 Recent developments
2.3 Smartwatches
2.3.1 Recent innovations
2.3.2 Health monitoring
2.3.3 Energy harvesting for powering smartwatches
2.3.4 Main smart watch producers and products
2.4 Sports and fitness trackers
2.4.1 Wearable devices
2.4.2 Skin patches
2.4.3 Products
2.5 Sleep trackers and wearable monitors
2.5.1 Built in function in smart watches and fitness trackers
2.5.2 Smart rings
2.5.3 Headbands
2.5.4 Patches
2.5.5 Masks
2.6 Smart glasses and head-mounted displays (VR, AR, MR, vision loss and eye trackers)
2.6.1 Products
2.6.2 Virtual Reality (VR) devices
2.6.3 Augmented (AR) headsets and smart glasses
2.6.4 Mixed Reality (MR) smart glasses
2.7 Military wearables
2.8 Industrial and workplace monitoring
2.8.1 Products
2.9 Global market size
2.9.1 By product type, 2015-2032, billions USD
2.9.2 Market share by product type
2.10 Market challenges
2.11 Company profiles (71 company profiles)
3.1 Market drivers
3.2 Current state of the art
3.2.1 Wearable medical device products
3.2.2 Temperature and respiratory rate monitoring
3.3 Wearable health monitoring and rehabilitation
3.3.1 Companies and products
3.4 Electronic skin patches
3.4.1 Applications
3.4.2 Materials Nanomaterials-based devices
3.4.3 Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) Minimally-invasive CGM sensors Non-invasive CGM sensors Minimally-invasive and non-invasive glucose monitoring companies and products
3.4.4 Cardiovascular ECG sensors Companies and products PPG sensors Companies and products
3.4.5 Pregnancy and newborn monitoring Companies and products
3.4.6 Wearable temperature monitoring Companies and products
3.4.7 Hydration sensors Companies and products
3.4.8 Wearable sweat sensors (medical and sports) Companies and products
3.5 Wearable drug delivery
3.5.1 Companies and products
3.6 Cosmetics patches
3.6.1 Companies and products
3.7 Smart footwear for health monitoring
3.7.1 Companies and products
3.8 Smart contact lenses
3.8.1 Companies and products
3.9 Smart woundcare
3.9.1 Companies and products
3.10 Wearable exoskeletons
3.10.1 Companies and products
3.11 Medical hearables
3.11.1 Companies and products
3.12 Global market size
3.12.1 By product type, 2015-2032, billions USD
3.12.2 Market share, by product type
3.13 Market challenges
3.14 Company profiles 192 (155 company profiles)
4.1 Market drivers
4.2 Performance requirements for E-textiles
4.3 Growth prospects for electronic textiles
4.4 Materials and components
4.4.1 Conductive and stretchable yarns
4.4.2 Conductive polymers PDMS PEDOT: PSS
4.4.3 Conductive coatings
4.4.4 Conductive inks
4.4.5 Nanomaterials Nanocoatings in smart textiles Graphene Nanofibers Carbon nanotubes
4.5 Phase change materials
4.5.1 Temperature controlled fabrics
4.6 Smart clothing products
4.7 Electronic textile products
4.8 Temperature monitoring and regulation
4.8.1 Heated clothing
4.8.2 Heated gloves
4.8.3 Heated insoles
4.8.4 Heated jacket and clothing products
4.8.5 Materials used in flexible heaters and applications
4.9 Stretchable E-fabrics
4.10 Wearable therapeutic products
4.11 Sports and fitness
4.12 Smart footwear
4.12.1 Companies and products
4.13 Military
4.14 Flexible and wearable display advertising
4.15 Textile-based lighting
4.15.1 OLEDs
4.16 Smart diapers
4.16.1 Companies and products
4.17 Automotive
4.18 Powering E-textiles
4.18.1 Batteries
4.18.2 Supercapacitors
4.18.3 Energy harvesting Photovoltaic solar textiles Energy harvesting nanogenerators TENGs PENGs Radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting
4.19 Global market size
4.19.1 E-textiles investments and funding 2020-2021
4.19.2 By product type, 2015-2032, billions USD
4.19.3 Market share, by product type
4.20 Market challenges
4.21 Company profiles (119 company profiles)
List of Tables
Table 1: Types of wearable devices and applications
Table 2: Types of wearable devices and the data collected
Table 3: Wearable market leaders by market segment
Table 4: Applications in printed, flexible and stretchable electronics, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof
Table 5: Advanced materials for Printed, flexible and stretchable sensors and Electronics-Advantages and disadvantages
Table 6: Sheet resistance (RS) and transparency (T) values for transparent conductive oxides and alternative materials for transparent conductive electrodes (TCE)
Table 7: Foldable smartphones and tablets, on or near market
Table 8: Wearable electronics at CES 2021
Table 9: Wearable electronics at CES 2022
Table 10: Wearables Investment funding 2019-2022
Table 11: Market drivers and trends in wearable electronics
Table 12: Wearable health monitors
Table 13: Main smart watch producers and products
Table 14: Wearable sensors for sports performance
Table 15: Wearable sensor products for monitoring sport performance
Table 16: Example wearable sleep tracker products and prices
Table 17: Smart ring products
Table 18: Sleep headband products
Table 19: Smart sleep mask products
Table 20: Smart glasses companies and products
Table 21: VR headset products
Table 22: Augmented reality (AR) smart glass products
Table 23: Mixed Reality (MR) smart glass products
Table 24: Wearable electronics applications in the military
Table 25: Wearable workplace products
Table 26: Global market for wearable electronics, 2015-2032, by product type, billions $
Table 27: Market challenges in wearable electronics
Table 28: Market drivers for printed, flexible and stretchable medical and healthcare sensors and wearables
Table 29: Examples of wearable medical device products
Table 30: Medical wearable companies applying products to COVID-19 monitoring and analysis
Table 31: Applications in flexible and stretchable health monitors, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof
Table 32: Wearable bio-signal monitoring devices
Table 33: Technologies for minimally-invasive and non-invasive glucose detection-advantages and disadvantages
Table 34: Commercial devices for non-invasive glucose monitoring not released or withdrawn from market
Table 35: Minimally-invasive and non-invasive glucose monitoring products
Table 36: Companies developing wearable swear sensors
Table 37: Wearable drug delivery companies and products
Table 38: Companies and products, cosmetics and drug delivery patches
Table 39: Companies and products in smart footwear
Table 40: Companies and products in smart contact lenses
Table 41: Companies and products in smart wound care
Table 42: Companies developing wearable exoskeletons
Table 43: Companies and products in hearables
Table 44: Global medical and healthcare wearables market, 2017-2032, billions $, by product
Table 45: Market challenges in medical and healthcare sensors and wearables
Table 46: Market drivers for printed, flexible, stretchable and organic electronic textiles
Table 47: Examples of smart textile products
Table 48: Performance requirements for E-textiles
Table 49: Types of flexible conductive polymers, properties and applications
Table 50: Typical conductive ink formulation
Table 51: Comparative properties of conductive inks
Table 52: Applications in textiles, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof
Table 53: Nanocoatings applied in the textiles industry-type of coating, nanomaterials utilized, benefits and applications
Table 54: Applications and benefits of graphene in textiles and apparel
Table 55: Properties of CNTs and comparable materials
Table 56: Commercially available smart clothing products
Table 57: Electronic textile products
Table 58: Example heated jacket products
Table 59: Heated jacket and clothing products
Table 60: Examples of materials used in flexible heaters and applications
Table 61: Companies and products in smart footwear
Table 62: Wearable electronics applications in the military
Table 63: Companies developing smart diaper products
Table 64: Comparison of prototype batteries (flexible, textile, and other) in terms of area-specific performance
Table 65: E-textiles investments and funding 2020-2021
Table 66: Global electronic textiles and smart clothing market 2017-2030, revenues (billions USD)
Table 67: Market challenges in E-textiles
List of Figures
Figure 1: Evolution of electronics
Figure 2: Wove Band
Figure 3: Wearable graphene medical sensor
Figure 4: Stretchable transistor
Figure 5: Artificial skin prototype for gesture recognition
Figure 6: Applications timeline for organic and printed electronics
Figure 7: Applications of wearable flexible sensors worn on various body parts
Figure 8: Systemization of wearable electronic systems
Figure 9: Intel Horseshoe Bend
Figure 10: ThinkPad X1 Fold
Figure 11: Motorola Razr
Figure 12: Galaxy Fold 2
Figure 13: Galaxy Z Flip
Figure 14: Tri-fold phone-tablet hybrid
Figure 15: TCL rollable phone
Figure 16: Xiaomi MIX Flex
Figure 17: Baby Monitor
Figure 18: Wearable health monitor incorporating graphene photodetectors
Figure 19: Wearable bio-fluid monitoring system for monitoring of hydration
Figure 20: Beddr SleepTuner
Figure 21: TCL NXTWEAR Air
Figure 22: Shiftall MeganeX
Figure 23: Vuzix Blade
Figure 24: NReal Light MR smart glasses
Figure 25: Global market for wearables, 2015-2032, by product type, billions US$
Figure 26: Global market for hearables, 2017-2032, by product type, billions US$
Figure 27: Global market for wearables, 2020-2032, by market share of product type
Figure 28: RealWear HMT-1
Figure 29: Wiliot tags
Figure 30: Connected human body and product examples
Figure 31: Companies and products in wearable health monitoring and rehabilitation devices and products
Figure 32: Smart e-skin system comprising health-monitoring sensors, displays, and ultra flexible PLEDs
Figure 33: Graphene medical patch
Figure 34: Graphene-based E-skin patch
Figure 35: Technologies for minimally-invasive and non-invasive glucose detection
Figure 36: Schematic of non-invasive CGM sensor
Figure 37: Adhesive wearable CGM sensor
Figure 38: VitalPatch
Figure 39: Wearable ECG-textile
Figure 40: Wearable ECG recorder
Figure 41: Nexkin™
Figure 42: Bloomlife
Figure 43: Enfucell wearable temperature tag
Figure 44: TempTraQ wearable wireless thermometer
Figure 45: Nanowire skin hydration patch
Figure 46: NIX sensors
Figure 47: Wearable sweat sensor
Figure 48: Wearable sweat sensor
Figure 49: Gatorade's GX Sweat Patch
Figure 50: Sweat sensor incorporated into face mask
Figure 51: Lab-on-Skin™
Figure 52: D-mine Pump
Figure 53: My UV Patch
Figure 54: Overview layers of L'Oreal skin patch
Figure 55: Digitsole Smartshoe
Figure 56: Schematic of smart wound dressing
Figure 57: REPAIR electronic patch concept. Image courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Figure 58: Honda Walking Assist
Figure 59: archelis wearable chair
Figure 60: Nuheara IQbuds² Max
Figure 61: Global medical and healthcare wearables market, 2017-2032, billions $, by product
Figure 62: Global market for medical and healthcare sensors and wearables, 2020-2032, by market share of product type
Figure 63: Libre 3
Figure 64: KneeStim
Figure 65: Structure of Azalea Vision’s smart contact lens
Figure 66: Cogwear Headband
Figure 67: KnowU™
Figure 68: Modius Sleep wearable device
Figure 69: Sylvee 1.0
Figure 70: RootiRx
Figure 71: Ultrahuman wearable glucose monitor
Figure 72: Zeit Medical Wearable Headband
Figure 73: Conductive yarns
Figure 74: SEM image of cotton fibers with PEDOT:PSS coating
Figure 75: Applications of graphene in smart textiles and apparel
Figure 76: PCM cooling vest
Figure 77: EXO2 Stormwalker 2 Heated Jacket
Figure 78: Flexible polymer-based heated glove, sock and slipper
Figure 79: ThermaCell Rechargeable Heated Insoles
Figure 80: Myant sleeve tracks biochemical indicators in sweat
Figure 81: Flexible polymer-based therapeutic products
Figure 82: iStimUweaR
Figure 83: Digitsole Smartshoe
Figure 84: Basketball referee Royole fully flexible display
Figure 85: ABENA Nova smart diaper
Figure 86: Textile-based car seat heaters
Figure 87: Micro-scale energy scavenging techniques
Figure 88: Schematic illustration of the fabrication concept for textile-based dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) made by sewing textile electrodes onto cloth or paper
Figure 89: 3D print piezoelectric material
Figure 90: Global electronic textiles and smart clothing 2017-2030, revenues (billions USD).Source: Future Markets
Figure 91: Global market for electronics and smart textiles, 2020-2032, by market share of product type
Figure 92: LED hooded jacket
Figure 93: Heated element module
Figure 94: Graphene dress. The dress changes colour in sync with the wearer’s breathing
Figure 95: Descante Solar Thermo insulated jacket
Figure 96: G+ Graphene Aero Jersey
Figure 97: HiFlex strain/pressure sensor
Figure 98: KiTT motion tracking knee sleeve
Figure 99: Electroskin integration schematic
Figure 100: Vital Shirt from Nanoleq
Figure 101: Nextiles e-fabric
Figure 102: Prevayl sensor
Figure 103: Smardii smart diaper
Figure 104: Teslasuit
Figure 105: YouCare smart shirt

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • 3DEYES Co., Ltd.
  • ABEye SA
  • AerNos, Inc.
  • Allterco Robotics
  • AshChromics Corporation
  • Asics
  • Atheer, Inc.
  • Avegant
  • Bando Chemical Industries, Ltd.
  • BeBop Sensors
  • Bend Labs
  • Boco, Inc.
  • Bostonclub Co., Ltd.
  • Brewer Science, Inc.
  • C2 Sense, Inc.
  • Cambridge Touch Technologies.
  • Creact International Corporation
  • Dispelix Oy
  • dorsaVi Ltd.
  • Ectosense
  • Enhanlabo Co., Ltd.
  • Epicore Biosystems Ltd.
  • Epson
  • Equivital
  • Extriple Co, Ltd
  • FeelIT
  • Flexceed Co., Ltd.
  • FlexEnable Ltd.
  • Gait Up SA
  • Hitachi Ltd.
  • Holst Centre
  • Hoya Digital Solutions Corp.
  • HP1 Technologies
  • Innovega, Inc.
  • Iristick
  • Kinetic
  • Kwant.ai
  • Litho
  • Magic Leap, Inc.
  • miomove s.r.o.
  • Mithras Technology AG
  • Molex
  • Nano Engineered Applications, Inc.
  • Nanusens
  • Neosensory
  • NextVPU (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • Nippon Mektron, Ltd.
  • Nippon Paper Group
  • Novasentis
  • OrCam Technologies Ltd.
  • Osaka Organic Chemical Industry Ltd.
  • Oxsight Ltd.
  • Pie Crystal Co., Ltd.
  • RealWear
  • Rokid.
  • Sekisui Polymatech
  • Sequent AG
  • Shenzhen Grahope New Materials Technologies Inc.
  • Somalytics
  • suitX
  • Sun Corporation
  • Tacterion GmbH
  • Taiwan Alpha Electronic Co., Ltd.
  • Tobii Technology KK
  • Triax Technologies
  • Wearable Devices Ltd.
  • Wiliot
  • Withings SA
  • Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Zhuhai AdvanPro Technology Co., Ltd.