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Wearable Technology 2014-2024: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts

NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Wearable Technology 2014-2024: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts
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Wearable technology mainly concerns devices and apparel/textiles. Glasses, jewellery, headgear, belts, armwear, wristwear, legwear, footwear, skin patches, exoskeletons and e-textiles are involved and the device business is already large. As the wearable electronics business powers from over $14 billion in 2014 to over $70 billion in 2024, the dominant sector will remain the healthcare sector which merges medical, fitness and wellness. It has the largest number of big names such as Apple, Accenture, Adidas, Fujitsu, Nike, Philips, Reebock, Samsung, SAP and Roche behind the most promising new developments.

By the end of the coming decade, advanced informatics as wearable electronics will match the healthcare market, with Google Glass and the best e-wristbands being among the most promising devices so far promising billion dollar sales potential. However, truly disruptive new technology, in the form of e-textiles, will also begin to establish major sales in a few years' time and fashion, industrial, commercial and military applications will burgeon as a consequence. On the other hand, wearable infotainment will be increasingly commoditised by China, following its commoditisation of basic electronics wristwatches and earphones.

The world's largest electronics, software, services and medical companies are among the many giants clashing horns on this so-called "new mobile phone" meaning the next potentially huge market after mobile phones, though rarely a direct replacement. Indeed, the biggest opportunity is medical/health/fitness addressing many of the biggest challenges in society today. Even software companies are saying, "hardware is the new software" because apps can now be modules or hardwired disposables and the intellectual property of the new hardware, such as sensing, energy harvesting/storing woven fibres, may be more disruptive and easily protected. The huge wearable technology market is now entering a rapid growth phase. IDTechEx has examined leading indicators of future wearable technology sales such as relevant Google Trends, patent filings over the years, incidence of diabetes (treatment being a major sector of wearable technology already), cost reduction of the key enabling technologies, increase in functionality that is becoming possible and initial sales of new smart wristwear such as the Samsung watch and fitness monitors. All show that very rapid growth is in prospect.

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
1.1. What is it?
1.2. Wearable infotainment is huge and most-popularised but first to be commoditised
1.3. Apparel/textile wearable electronics is not about units sold
1.4. Market for wearable electronic devices 2014-2024
1.5. Common requirements
1.6. Typical technical needs
1.7. Merging of applications
1.8. The more heroic agenda
1.9. Where the profit will be made
1.10. Clarity from the Boston IDTechEx matrix
1.11. Strong regional bias
1.12. Very fragmented industry

1.13. Why software and services giants get involved
1.14. Trend to disposable
1.15. Examples of types and multiple uses
1.15.1. Eeonyx USA
1.15.2. Google Glass, Android Wearable, Qualcomm collaboration USA
1.15.3. HID laundry buttons Switzerland
1.15.4. Neurowear Necomimi Japan, 4D Force Germany - brainwave monitoring and control
1.15.5. T-Ink heated and smart apparel USA
1.15.6. Nike, Adidas smart shoes, wristwear etc USA
1.16. Impediments
1.16.1. Battery endurance before recharge
1.16.2. Cost
1.17. Failures
1.18. Key enabling technology
1.19. Market size and forecasts
1.19.1. Wearable electronics market potential by type
1.20. Forecasts
1.20.1. What sectors are meaningful in forecasts?
1.20.2. Wearable devices have numbers and unit value
1.20.3. Very different forecasts

1.20.4. Definitely a fast growing business
1.20.5. Wearable electronics as part of the mobile phone (cellphone) business
1.20.6. Wearable camera market
2. THE MOBILE PHONE BUSINESS EXPANDS TO WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
2.1. Breakneck speed
2.2. Needs driven by new behaviour and demographics
2.3. Future needs
2.4. Technology required
2.5. Hardware is key for future mobile phones
2.5.1. Unique hardware gains market share
2.5.2. Sensor fusion for positioning
2.5.3. Inertial navigation
2.5.4. Tipping the balance
2.5.5. The race for flexible wearable phones
2.6. Healthcare diagnostics and more
2.7. Sensor fusion
2.8. Internet of Things
2.9. Indoor Positioning Systems IPS
2.9.1. Location then full positioning even in 3D

2.10. Near Field Communication NFC
2.11. Key enabling technologies - hardware
2.12. Electrical power, multiple energy harvesting
2.13. Impediments to progress
2.14. The dark side
2.15. Why mobile phones may stay a bigger market than their wearable derivatives
3. WEARABLE ELECTRONICS AS PART OF THE SENSOR BUSINESS
3.1. Sensors
3.2. Healthcare
4. WEARABLE ELECTRONICS AS PART OF THE WRISTWATCH MARKET
5. PRINTED ELECTRONICS ENABLES WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
5.1. Market Potential and Profitability
5.2. Total market size 2013 to 2023
5.3. Printed versus non-printed electronics
5.4. Flexible/conformal versus rigid electronics
5.5. Market by territory
5.6. The long term view
6. RFID (RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION) IS USED IN WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
6.1. RFID Market 2014-2024
6.2. Market Size by Application Type 2012-2024

7. ANALYSIS OF OVER 550 DEVELOPERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF WEARABLE ELECTRONICS BY APPLICATION
8. ANALYSIS BY LOCATION ON THE PERSON
9. INTERVIEWS AND CONFERENCE REPORT IN 2014
9.1. Interviews
9.1.1. Accenture USA
9.1.2. Anitra Technologies UG Germany
9.1.3. Antje Paul Knessel Netherlands and Germany
9.1.4. Conductr Canada
9.1.5. Eyeqido Germany
9.1.6. ICE Germany
9.1.7. Intel USA
9.1.8. NanJing KeLiWei Electronic Equipment China
9.1.9. Sony Japan
9.1.10. Sunfriend Corp
9.1.11. SwiftAlarm Germany
9.1.12. ULOCS Sweden
9.2. IDTechEx company profiles
9.2.1. adidas
9.2.2. MC10
9.2.3. Reebok International
9.3. Report on Wearable technology Conference Munich Germany January 2014

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