Wearables are body-borne computational and sensory devices that 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 an 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 aging 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 emerging 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 2031 for wearable electronics, medical wearables, electronic textiles and smart clothing.
Over 250 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, Sorrel Medical, Spirit of Wonder Co., Ltd., Far Eastern New Century and many more.
1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.1 The evolution of electronics
1.1.1 The wearables revolution
1.1.2 Wearable market leaders
1.1.3 Flexible, stretchable, thin, and large-area form factors
1.2 What are flexible and stretchable electronics?
1.2.1 From rigid to flexible and stretchable
1.2.2 Flexible and stretchable electronics in wearables
1.2.3 Stretchable artificial skin
1.2.4 Organic and printed electronics
1.2.5 New conductive materials
1.2.6 Foldable smartphones and tablets
1.3 Growth in flexible and stretchable electronics market
1.3.1 Recent growth in Printed, flexible and stretchable products
1.3.2 Future growth
1.3.3 Nanotechnology as a market driver
1.3.4 Growth in remote health monitoring and diagnostics
1.4 Innovations at CES 2021
1.5 Investment funding 2019-2021
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3 THE WEARABLE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS MARKET
3.1 Market drivers and trends
3.2 Recent developments
3.3.1 Recent innovations
3.3.2 Health monitoring
3.3.3 Main smartwatch producers and products
3.4 Sports And Fitness Trackers
3.4.1 Wearable devices
3.4.2 Skin patches
3.5 Sleep Trackers And Wearable Monitors
3.5.1 Built-in function in smartwatches and fitness trackers
3.5.2 Smart rings
3.6 Smart Glasses And Head-Mounted Displays (VR, AR, MR, vision loss and eye trackers)
3.6.2 Virtual Reality (VR) devices
3.6.3 Augmented (AR) headsets and smart glasses
3.6.4 Mixed Reality (MR) smart glasses
3.7 Military Wearable Electronics
3.8 Industrial and Workplace Monitoring
3.9 Global Market Size
3.9.1 By product type, 2015-2031, billions USD
3.9.2 Global market for hearables to 2031, by product type, billions USD
3.9.3 Market share by product type
3.10 Market Challenges
3.11 Company Profiles (61 Company Profiles)
4 MEDICAL AND HEALTHCARE WEARABLES
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Current State of the Art
4.2.1 Wearable medical device products
4.2.2 Temperature and respiratory rate monitoring
4.3 Wearable Health Monitoring and Rehabilitation
4.3.1 Companies and products
4.4 Electronic Skin Patches
4.4.2 Nanomaterials-based devices
4.5 Wearable Health Alert and Monitoring Devices
4.5.1 Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)
220.127.116.11 Minimally-invasive CGM sensors
18.104.22.168 Non-invasive CGM sensors
22.214.171.124 Minimally-invasive and non-invasive glucose monitoring companies and products
126.96.36.199 ECG sensors
188.8.131.52.1 Companies and products
184.108.40.206 PPG sensors
220.127.116.11.1 Companies and products
4.5.3 Pregnancy and newborn monitoring
18.104.22.168 Companies and products
4.5.4 Wearable temperature monitoring
22.214.171.124 Companies and products
4.5.5 Hydration sensors
126.96.36.199 Companies and products
4.5.6 Wearable sweat sensors (medical and sports)
188.8.131.52 Companies and products
4.6 Wearable Drug Delivery
4.6.1 Companies and products
4.7 Cosmetics Patches
4.7.1 Companies and products
4.8 Smart Footwear
4.8.1 Companies and products
4.9 Smart Contact Lenses
4.9.1 Companies and products
4.10 Smart Woundcare
4.10.1 Companies and products
4.11 Wearable Exoskeletons
4.11.1 Companies and products
4.12 Medical Hearables
4.12.1 Companies and products
4.13 Global Market Size
4.13.1 By product type, 2015-2031, billions USD
4.13.2 Market share, by product type
4.14 Market Challenges
4.15 Company Profiles (134 Company Profiles)
5 ELECTRONIC TEXTILES (E-TEXTILES) AND SMART TEXTILES
5.1 Market Drivers
5.2 Materials and Components
5.2.1 Conductive and stretchable yarns
5.2.2 Conductive polymers
184.108.40.206 PEDOT: PSS
5.2.3 Conductive coatings
5.2.4 Conductive inks
220.127.116.11 Nanocoatings in smart textiles
18.104.22.168 Carbon nanotubes
5.2.6 Phase change materials
22.214.171.124 Temperature controlled fabrics
5.3 Smart Clothing Products
5.4 Electronic Textile Products
5.5 Temperature Monitoring And Regulation
5.5.1 Heated clothing
5.5.2 Heated gloves
5.5.3 Heated insoles
5.5.4 Heated jacket and clothing products
5.5.5 Materials used in flexible heaters and applications
5.5.6 Stretchable E-fabrics
5.6 Wearable Therapeutic Products
5.7 Sports and Fitness
5.8.1 Companies and products
5.9 Military and Defence Electronic and Smart Textiles
5.10 Flexible and Wearable Display Advertising
5.11 Textile-Based Lighting
5.12 Smart Diapers
5.12.1 Companies and products
5.14 Powering E-Textiles
5.14.3 Energy harvesting
126.96.36.199 Photovoltaic solar textiles
188.8.131.52 Energy harvesting nanogenerators
184.108.40.206 Radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting
5.15 Global Market Size
5.15.1 By product type, 2015-2031, billions USD
5.15.2 Market share, by product type
5.16 Market Challenges
5.17 Company Profiles (101 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. Wearables Investment funding 2019-2021.
Table 10. Market drivers and trends in wearable electronics.
Table 11. Wearable health monitors.
Table 12. Main smart watch producers and products.
Table 13. Wearable sensors for sports performance.
Table 14. Wearable sensor products for monitoring sport performance.
Table 15. Example wearable sleep tracker products and prices.
Table 16. Smart ring products.
Table 17. Sleep headband products.
Table 18. Smart sleep mask products.
Table 19. Smart glasses companies and products.
Table 20. VR headset products.
Table 21. Augmented reality (AR) smart glass products.
Table 22. Mixed Reality (MR) smart glass products.
Table 23. Wearable electronics applications in the military.
Table 24. Wearable workplace products.
Table 25. Global market for wearable electronics, 2015-2031, by product type, billions $.
Table 26.Market challenges in wearable electronics.
Table 27. Market drivers for printed, flexible and stretchable medical and healthcare sensors and wearables.
Table 28. Examples of wearable medical device products.
Table 29. Medical wearable companies applying products to COVID-19 monitoring and analysis.
Table 30. Applications in flexible and stretchable health monitors, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof.
Table 31. Wearable bio-signal monitoring devices.
Table 32. Technologies for minimally-invasive and non-invasive glucose detection-advantages and disadvantages.
Table 33. Commercial devices for non-invasive glucose monitoring not released or withdrawn from market.
Table 34. Minimally-invasive and non-invasive glucose monitoring products.
Table 35. Companies developing wearable swear sensors.
Table 36. Wearable drug delivery companies and products.
Table 37. Companies and products, cosmetics and drug delivery patches.
Table 38. Companies and products in smart footwear.
Table 39. Companies and products in smart contact lenses.
Table 40. Companies and products in smart wound care.
Table 41. Companies developing wearable exoskeletons.
Table 42. Companies and products in hearables.
Table 43. Global medical and healthcare wearables market, 2017-2031, billions $, by product.
Table 44. Market challenges in medical and healthcare sensors and wearables.
Table 45. Market drivers for printed, flexible, stretchable and organic electronic textiles.
Table 46. Types of smart textiles.
Table 47. Examples of smart textile products.
Table 48. Types of smart textiles.
Table 49. Examples of smart textile products.
Table 50. Types of flexible conductive polymers, properties and applications.
Table 51. Typical conductive ink formulation.
Table 52. Comparative properties of conductive inks.
Table 53. Applications in textiles, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof.
Table 54. Nanocoatings applied in the textiles industry-type of coating, nanomaterials utilized, benefits and applications.
Table 55. Applications and benefits of graphene in textiles and apparel.
Table 56. Properties of CNTs and comparable materials.
Table 57. Applications and markets for e-textiles.
Table 58. Commercially available smart clothing products.
Table 59. Electronic textiles products.
Table 60. Heated jacket and clothing products.
Table 61. Examples of materials used in flexible heaters and applications.
Table 62. Companies and products in smart footwear.
Table 63. Wearable electronics applications in the military.
Table 64. Companies developing smart diaper products.
Table 65. Comparison of prototype batteries (flexible, textile, and other) in terms of area-specific performance.
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. Intel Horseshoe Bend.
Figure 8. ThinkPad X1 Fold.
Figure 9. Motorola Razr.
Figure 10. Galaxy Fold 2.
Figure 11. Galaxy Z Flip.
Figure 12. Tri-fold phone-tablet hybrid.
Figure 13. TCL rollable phone.
Figure 14. Xiaomi MIX Flex.
Figure 15. Baby Monitor.
Figure 16. Wearable health monitor incorporating graphene photodetectors.
Figure 17. Applications of wearable flexible sensors worn on various body parts.
Figure 18. Wearable bio-fluid monitoring system for monitoring of hydration.
Figure 19. Beddr SleepTuner.
Figure 20. Vuzix Blade.
Figure 21. NReal Light MR smart glasses.
Figure 22. Global market for wearables, 2015-2031, by product type, billions US$.
Figure 23. Global market for hearables, 2017-2031, by product type, billions US$.
Figure 24. Global market for wearables, 2020-2031, by market share of product type
Figure 25. RealWear HMT-1.
Figure 26. Connected human body and product examples.
Figure 27. Companies and products in wearable health monitoring and rehabilitation devices and products.
Figure 28. Smart e-skin system comprising health-monitoring sensors, displays, and ultra flexible PLEDs.
Figure 29. Graphene medical patch.
Figure 30. Graphene-based E-skin patch.
Figure 31. Technologies for minimally-invasive and non-invasive glucose detection.
Figure 32. Schematic of non-invasive CGM sensor.
Figure 33. Adhesive wearable CGM sensor.
Figure 34. VitalPatch.
Figure 35. Wearable ECG-textile.
Figure 36. Wearable ECG recorder.
Figure 37. Nexkin™.
Figure 38. Bloomlife.
Figure 39. Enfucell wearable temperature tag.
Figure 40. TempTraQ wearable wireless thermometer.
Figure 41. Nanowire skin hydration patch.
Figure 42. NIX sensors.
Figure 43. Wearable sweat sensor.
Figure 44. Wearable sweat sensor.
Figure 45. Gatorade's GX Sweat Patch.
Figure 46. Sweat sensor incorporated into face mask.
Figure 47. Lab-on-Skin™.
Figure 48. D-mine Pump.
Figure 49. My UV Patch.
Figure 50. Overview layers of L'Oreal skin patch.
Figure 51. Digitsole Smartshoe.
Figure 52. Schematic of smart wound dressing.
Figure 53. REPAIR electronic patch concept. Image courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Figure 54. Honda Walking Assist.
Figure 55. archelis wearable chair.
Figure 56. Nuheara IQbuds² Max.
Figure 57. Global medical and healthcare wearables market, 2017-2031, billions $, by product.
Figure 58. Global market for medical and healthcare sensors and wearables, 2020-2031, by market share of product type.
Figure 59. Conductive yarns.
Figure 60. Conductive yarns.
Figure 61. SEM image of cotton fibers with PEDOT: PSS coating.
Figure 62. Applications of graphene in smart textiles and apparel.
Figure 63. PCM cooling vest.
Figure 64. EXO2 Stormwalker 2 Heated Jacket.
Figure 65. Flexible polymer-based heated glove, sock and slipper.
Figure 66. ThermaCell Rechargeable Heated Insoles.
Figure 67. Myant sleeve tracks biochemical indicators in sweat.
Figure 68. Flexible polymer-based therapeutic products.
Figure 69. iStimUweaR .
Figure 70. Basketball referee Royole fully flexible display.
Figure 71. ABENA Nova smart diaper.
Figure 72. Textile-based car seat heaters.
Figure 73. Micro-scale energy scavenging techniques.
Figure 74. Schematic illustration of the fabrication concept for textile-based dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) made by sewing textile electrodes onto cloth or paper.
Figure 75. 3D print piezoelectric material.
Figure 76. Global electronic textiles and smart clothing 2017-2030, revenues (billions USD)
Figure 77. Global market for electronics and smart textiles, 2020-2031, by market share of product type.
Figure 78. ASICS smart shoes.
Figure 79. C-Stretch
Figure 80. K2 baselayer using Clim8 technology.
Figure 81. Graphene dress. The dress changes colour in sync with the wearer’s breathing.
Figure 82. Descante Solar Thermo insulated jacket.
Figure 83. G+ Graphene Aero Jersey.
Figure 84. BalanceBelt.
Figure 85. HiFlex strain/pressure sensor.
Figure 86. MYSA - 'Relax Shirt'.
Figure 87. DRYODES™ electrode.
Figure 88. The LOOMIA Electronic Layer (LEL).
Figure 89. Electroskin integration schematic.
Figure 90. Siren socks.
Figure 91. Smardii smart diaper.
Figure 92. Teslasuit.
- Abbott Laboratories
- Add Care Ltd.
- AerBetic, Inc.
- Avanix srl
- BeBop Sensors
- Biobeat Technologies Ltd.
- biolinq Inc
- Cosinuss GmbH
- dorsaVi Ltd
- Enhanlabo Co., Ltd.
- Equivital Inc.
- Far Eastern New Century
- HP1 Technologies Ltd.
- miomove s.r.o
- Seventh Sense Biosystems
- Sorrel Medical
- Spirit of Wonder Co., Ltd.