The Global Market for Wearable Electronics 2022-2032

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Smartwatches, Sports and fitness trackers, Sleep trackers and wearable monitors, Smart glasses and head-mounted displays (VR, AR, MR, vision loss and eye trackers), Industrial and workplace monitoring, Wearable health monitoring and rehabilitation, Electronic skin patches, Wearable drug delivery, Cosmetics patches, Smart footwear, Smart contact lenses, Smart woundcare, Wearable exoskeletons, Medical hearables, Electronic textiles

Published March 2022 | 455 pages, 105 figures, 65 tables | Table of contents

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 has 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 smart watches, 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  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 sub markets 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. 

 

1              EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   28

  • 1.1          The evolution of electronics        29
  • 1.2          The wearables revolution             31
  • 1.3          Wearable market leaders             35
  • 1.4          From rigid to flexible and stretchable      36
  • 1.5          Flexible and stretchable electronics in wearables               37
  • 1.6          Stretchable artificial skin               40
  • 1.7          Organic and printed electronics 41
  • 1.8          Wearable electronics in the textiles industry        41
  • 1.9          New conductive materials            43
  • 1.10        Foldable smartphones and tablets            46
  • 1.11        Entertainment  49
  • 1.12        Growth in flexible and stretchable electronics market      50
  • 1.13        Innovations at CES 2021 53
  • 1.14        Innovations at CES 2022 53
  • 1.15        Investment funding 2019-2022   55

 

2              THE WEARABLE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS MARKET          57

  • 2.1          Market drivers and trends            57
  • 2.2          Recent developments    60
  • 2.3          Smartwatches   61
    • 2.3.1      Recent innovations         61
    • 2.3.2      Health monitoring           61
    • 2.3.3      Energy harvesting for powering smartwatches    62
    • 2.3.4      Main smart watch producers and products           62
  • 2.4          Sports and fitness trackers           64
    • 2.4.1      Wearable devices            64
    • 2.4.2      Skin patches       64
    • 2.4.3      Products              66
  • 2.5          Sleep trackers and wearable monitors    68
    • 2.5.1      Built in function in smart watches and fitness trackers     68
    • 2.5.2      Smart rings         69
    • 2.5.3      Headbands         70
    • 2.5.4      Patches 71
    • 2.5.5      Masks   71
  • 2.6          Smart glasses and head-mounted displays (VR, AR, MR, vision loss and eye trackers)         71
    • 2.6.1      Products              72
    • 2.6.2      Virtual Reality (VR) devices          76
    • 2.6.3      Augmented (AR) headsets and smart glasses       77
    • 2.6.4      Mixed Reality (MR) smart glasses              78
  • 2.7          Military wearables          79
  • 2.8          Industrial and workplace monitoring       79
    • 2.8.1      Products              80
  • 2.9          Global market size           81
    • 2.9.1      By product type, 2015-2032, billions USD              82
    • 2.9.2      Market share by product type    86
  • 2.10        Market challenges           86
  • 2.11        Company profiles             88 (71 company profiles)

 

3              MEDICAL AND HEALTHCARE WEARABLES               134

  • 3.1          Market drivers  134
  • 3.2          Current state of the art  137
    • 3.2.1      Wearable medical device products           138
    • 3.2.2      Temperature and respiratory rate monitoring     141
  • 3.3          Wearable health monitoring and rehabilitation   142
    • 3.3.1      Companies and products              143
  • 3.4          Electronic skin patches  148
    • 3.4.1      Applications       148
    • 3.4.2      Materials             150
      • 3.4.2.1   Nanomaterials-based devices     151
    • 3.4.3      Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)   153
      • 3.4.3.1   Minimally-invasive CGM sensors               154
      • 3.4.3.2   Non-invasive CGM sensors          157
      • 3.4.3.3   Minimally-invasive and non-invasive glucose monitoring companies and products              159
    • 3.4.4      Cardiovascular   162
      • 3.4.4.1   ECG sensors       162
        • 3.4.4.1.1               Companies and products              163
      • 3.4.4.2   PPG sensors       165
        • 3.4.4.2.1               Companies and products              165
    • 3.4.5      Pregnancy and newborn monitoring        165
      • 3.4.5.1   Companies and products              165
    • 3.4.6      Wearable temperature monitoring          167
      • 3.4.6.1   Companies and products              168
    • 3.4.7      Hydration sensors           169
      • 3.4.7.1   Companies and products              169
    • 3.4.8      Wearable sweat sensors (medical and sports)     170
      • 3.4.8.1   Companies and products              172
  • 3.5          Wearable drug delivery 173
    • 3.5.1      Companies and products              174
  • 3.6          Cosmetics patches           175
    • 3.6.1      Companies and products              176
  • 3.7          Smart footwear for health monitoring     177
    • 3.7.1      Companies and products              177
  • 3.8          Smart contact lenses      178
    • 3.8.1      Companies and products              178
  • 3.9          Smart woundcare            179
    • 3.9.1      Companies and products              181
  • 3.10        Wearable exoskeletons 182
    • 3.10.1    Companies and products              182
  • 3.11        Medical hearables           185
    • 3.11.1    Companies and products              185
  • 3.12        Global market size           187
    • 3.12.1    By product type, 2015-2032, billions USD              187
    • 3.12.2    Market share, by product type   190
  • 3.13        Market challenges           190
  • 3.14        Company profiles             192 (155 company profiles)

 

4              ELECTRONIC TEXTILES (E-TEXTILES) AND SMART APPAREL              301

  • 4.1          Market drivers  301
  • 4.2          Performance requirements for E-textiles               304
  • 4.3          Growth prospects for electronic textiles 305
  • 4.4          Materials and components          306
    • 4.4.1      Conductive and stretchable yarns             306
    • 4.4.2      Conductive polymers     308
      • 4.4.2.1   PDMS    309
      • 4.4.2.2   PEDOT: PSS         309
    • 4.4.3      Conductive coatings        310
    • 4.4.4      Conductive inks 311
    • 4.4.5      Nanomaterials  313
      • 4.4.5.1   Nanocoatings in smart textiles   315
      • 4.4.5.2   Graphene           318
      • 4.4.5.3   Nanofibers         320
      • 4.4.5.4   Carbon nanotubes           321
  • 4.5          Phase change materials 324
    • 4.5.1      Temperature controlled fabrics  324
  • 4.6          Smart clothing products 325
  • 4.7          Electronic textile products           327
  • 4.8          Temperature monitoring and regulation 328
    • 4.8.1      Heated clothing 328
    • 4.8.2      Heated gloves   329
    • 4.8.3      Heated insoles  330
    • 4.8.4      Heated jacket and clothing products        330
    • 4.8.5      Materials used in flexible heaters and applications            331
  • 4.9          Stretchable E-fabrics       332
  • 4.10        Wearable therapeutic products 333
  • 4.11        Sports and fitness            334
  • 4.12        Smart footwear 335
    • 4.12.1    Companies and products              335
  • 4.13        Military 336
  • 4.14        Flexible and wearable display advertising              337
  • 4.15        Textile-based lighting     338
    • 4.15.1    OLEDs   338
  • 4.16        Smart diapers    338
    • 4.16.1    Companies and products              338
  • 4.17        Automotive        340
  • 4.18        Powering E-textiles         340
    • 4.18.1    Batteries              341
    • 4.18.2    Supercapacitors 342
    • 4.18.3    Energy harvesting            343
      • 4.18.3.1                Photovoltaic solar textiles            343
      • 4.18.3.2                Energy harvesting nanogenerators           344
      • 4.18.3.3                TENGs   345
      • 4.18.3.4                PENGs  345
      • 4.18.3.5                Radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting 346
  • 4.19        Global market size           346
    • 4.19.1    E-textiles investments and funding 2020-2021     346
    • 4.19.2    By product type, 2015-2032, billions USD              347
    • 4.19.3    Market share, by product type   349
  • 4.20        Market challenges           349
  • 4.21        Company profiles             351 (119 company profiles)

 

5              RESEARCH METHODOLOGY         442

 

6              REFERENCES       443

 

List of Tables

  • Table 1. Types of wearable devices and applications.        32
  • Table 2. Types of wearable devices and the data collected.            34
  • Table 3. Wearable market leaders by market segment.   35
  • Table 4. Applications in printed, flexible and stretchable electronics, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof.                38
  • Table 5. Advanced materials for Printed, flexible and stretchable sensors and Electronics-Advantages and disadvantages.  44
  • Table 6. Sheet resistance (RS) and transparency (T) values for transparent conductive oxides and alternative materials for transparent conductive electrodes (TCE).       45
  • Table 7. Foldable smartphones and tablets, on or near market.   46
  • Table 8. Wearable electronics at CES 2021.            53
  • Table 9. Wearable electronics at CES 2022.            53
  • Table 10. Wearables Investment funding 2019-2022.        55
  • Table 11. Market drivers and trends in wearable electronics.        58
  • Table 12. Wearable health monitors.       61
  • Table 13. Main smart watch producers and products.      62
  • Table 14. Wearable sensors for sports performance.        65
  • Table 15. Wearable sensor products for monitoring sport performance.  66
  • Table 16. Example wearable sleep tracker products and prices.    68
  • Table 17. Smart ring products.    69
  • Table 18. Sleep headband products.        70
  • Table 19. Smart sleep mask products.     71
  • Table 20. Smart glasses companies and products.              72
  • Table 21. VR headset products. 76
  • Table 22. Augmented reality (AR) smart glass products.  77
  • Table 23. Mixed Reality (MR) smart glass products.           78
  • Table 24. Wearable electronics applications in the military.           79
  • Table 25. Wearable workplace products.               80
  • Table 26. Global market for wearable electronics, 2015-2032, by product type, billions $. 83
  • Table 27.Market challenges in wearable electronics.        86
  • Table 28. Market drivers for printed, flexible and stretchable medical and healthcare sensors and wearables.        134
  • Table 29. Examples of wearable medical device products.              138
  • Table 30. Medical wearable companies applying products to COVID-19 monitoring and analysis.  141
  • Table 31. Applications in flexible and stretchable health monitors, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof.                150
  • Table 32. Wearable bio-signal monitoring devices.            152
  • Table 33. Technologies for minimally-invasive and non-invasive glucose detection-advantages and disadvantages.                154
  • Table 34. Commercial devices for non-invasive glucose monitoring not released or withdrawn from market.          157
  • Table 35. Minimally-invasive and non-invasive glucose monitoring products.         159
  • Table 36. Companies developing wearable swear sensors.             172
  • Table 37. Wearable drug delivery companies and products.          174
  • Table 38. Companies and products, cosmetics and drug delivery patches.               176
  • Table 39. Companies and products in smart footwear.    177
  • Table 40. Companies and products in smart contact lenses.          178
  • Table 41. Companies and products in smart wound care.                181
  • Table 42. Companies developing wearable exoskeletons.               182
  • Table 43. Companies and products in hearables. 185
  • Table 44. Global medical and healthcare wearables market, 2017-2032, billions $, by product.      188
  • Table 45. Market challenges in medical and healthcare sensors and wearables.   190
  • Table 46. Market drivers for printed, flexible, stretchable and organic electronic textiles. 301
  • Table 47. Examples of smart textile products.      303
  • Table 48. Performance requirements for E-textiles.          304
  • Table 49. Types of flexible conductive polymers, properties and applications.        309
  • Table 50. Typical conductive ink formulation.      311
  • Table 51. Comparative properties of conductive inks.       312
  • Table 52. Applications in textiles, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof.           314
  • Table 53. Nanocoatings applied in the textiles industry-type of coating, nanomaterials utilized, benefits and applications.       315
  • Table 54. Applications and benefits of graphene in textiles and apparel.  318
  • Table 55. Properties of CNTs and comparable materials. 322
  • Table 56. Commercially available smart clothing products.             325
  • Table 57. Electronic textile products.       327
  • Table 58. Example heated jacket products.           329
  • Table 59. Heated jacket and clothing products.   330
  • Table 60. Examples of materials used in flexible heaters and applications.               331
  • Table 61. Companies and products in smart footwear.    335
  • Table 62. Wearable electronics applications in the military.           337
  • Table 63. Companies developing smart diaper products. 338
  • Table 64. Comparison of prototype batteries (flexible, textile, and other) in terms of area-specific performance.  341
  • Table 65. E-textiles investments and funding 2020-2021. 346
  • Table 66. Global electronic textiles and smart clothing market 2017-2030, revenues (billions USD).             347
  • Table 67. Market challenges in E-textiles.              349

 

List of Figures

  • Figure 1. Evolution of electronics.             30
  • Figure 2. Wove Band.     36
  • Figure 3. Wearable graphene medical sensor.     37
  • Figure 4. Stretchable transistor. 38
  • Figure 5. Artificial skin prototype for gesture recognition.              40
  • Figure 6. Applications timeline for organic and printed electronics.            41
  • Figure 7. Applications of wearable flexible sensors worn on various body parts.    42
  • Figure 8. Systemization of wearable electronic systems. 43
  • Figure 9. Intel Horseshoe Bend. 47
  • Figure 10. ThinkPad X1 Fold.        47
  • Figure 11. Motorola Razr.             47
  • Figure 12. Galaxy Fold 2.               48
  • Figure 13. Galaxy Z Flip. 48
  • Figure 14. Tri-fold phone-tablet hybrid.  48
  • Figure 15. TCL rollable phone.    49
  • Figure 16. Xiaomi MIX Flex.          49
  • Figure 17. Baby Monitor.              52
  • Figure 18. Wearable health monitor incorporating graphene photodetectors.      52
  • Figure 19. Wearable bio-fluid monitoring system for monitoring of hydration.      65
  • Figure 20. Beddr SleepTuner.     71
  • Figure 21. TCL NXTWEAR Air.       76
  • Figure 22. Shiftall MeganeX.       76
  • Figure 23. Vuzix Blade.   76
  • Figure 24. NReal Light MR smart glasses.               78
  • Figure 25. Global market for wearables, 2015-2032, by product type, billions US$.              83
  • Figure 26. Global market for hearables, 2017-2032, by product type, billions US$.               85
  • Figure 27. Global market for wearables, 2020-2032, by market share of product type        86
  • Figure 28. RealWear HMT-1.        123
  • Figure 29. Wiliot tags.    131
  • Figure 30. Connected human body and product examples.            138
  • Figure 31. Companies and products in wearable health monitoring and rehabilitation devices and products.           143
  • Figure 32. Smart e-skin system comprising health-monitoring sensors, displays, and ultra flexible PLEDs.  149
  • Figure 33. Graphene medical patch.         151
  • Figure 34. Graphene-based E-skin patch.               152
  • Figure 35. Technologies for minimally-invasive and non-invasive glucose detection.           154
  • Figure 36. Schematic of non-invasive CGM sensor.            158
  • Figure 37. Adhesive wearable CGM sensor.          158
  • Figure 38. VitalPatch.     163
  • Figure 39. Wearable ECG-textile.              163
  • Figure 40. Wearable ECG recorder.           164
  • Figure 41. Nexkin™.        164
  • Figure 42. Bloomlife.      166
  • Figure 43. Enfucell wearable temperature tag.    168
  • Figure 44. TempTraQ wearable wireless thermometer.   169
  • Figure 45. Nanowire skin hydration patch.             169
  • Figure 46. NIX sensors.  170
  • Figure 47. Wearable sweat sensor.           170
  • Figure 48. Wearable sweat sensor.           171
  • Figure 49. Gatorade's GX Sweat Patch.   172
  • Figure 50. Sweat sensor incorporated into face mask.      172
  • Figure 51. Lab-on-Skin™.              173
  • Figure 52. D-mine Pump.              174
  • Figure 53. My UV Patch. 175
  • Figure 54. Overview layers of L'Oreal skin patch. 176
  • Figure 55. Digitsole Smartshoe. 177
  • Figure 56. Schematic of smart wound dressing.  180
  • Figure 57. REPAIR electronic patch concept. Image courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.    181
  • Figure 58. Honda Walking Assist.               182
  • Figure 59. archelis wearable chair.            183
  • Figure 60. Nuheara IQbuds² Max.             185
  • Figure 61. Global medical and healthcare wearables market, 2017-2032, billions $, by product.    188
  • Figure 62. Global market for medical and healthcare sensors and wearables, 2020-2032, by market share of product type.     190
  • Figure 63. Libre 3.            193
  • Figure 64. KneeStim.      202
  • Figure 65. Structure of Azalea Vision’s smart contact lens.             206
  • Figure 66. Cogwear Headband.  219
  • Figure 67. KnowU™.       246
  • Figure 68. Modius Sleep wearable device.             261
  • Figure 69. Sylvee 1.0.      272
  • Figure 70. RootiRx.          274
  • Figure 71. Ultrahuman wearable glucose monitor.             290
  • Figure 72. Zeit Medical Wearable Headband.       299
  • Figure 73. Conductive yarns.       307
  • Figure 74. SEM image of cotton fibers with PEDOT:PSS coating.   308
  • Figure 75. Applications of graphene in smart textiles and apparel.              320
  • Figure 76. PCM cooling vest.       325
  • Figure 77. EXO2 Stormwalker 2 Heated Jacket.    328
  • Figure 78. Flexible polymer-based heated glove, sock and slipper.              330
  • Figure 79. ThermaCell Rechargeable Heated Insoles.        330
  • Figure 80. Myant sleeve tracks biochemical indicators in sweat.  333
  • Figure 81. Flexible polymer-based therapeutic products. 333
  • Figure 82. iStimUweaR . 334
  • Figure 83. Digitsole Smartshoe. 335
  • Figure 84. Basketball referee Royole fully flexible display.              337
  • Figure 85. ABENA Nova smart diaper.      339
  • Figure 86. Textile-based car seat heaters.              340
  • Figure 87. Micro-scale energy scavenging techniques.     343
  • 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.     344
  • Figure 89 . 3D print piezoelectric material.            345
  • Figure 90. Global electronic textiles and smart clothing 2017-2030, revenues (billions USD).Source: Future Markets.                348
  • Figure 91. Global market for electronics and smart textiles, 2020-2032, by market share of product type. 349
  • Figure 92. LED hooded jacket.    355
  • Figure 93. Heated element module.        356
  • Figure 94. Graphene dress. The dress changes colour in sync with the wearer’s breathing.              368
  • Figure 95. Descante Solar Thermo insulated jacket.           369
  • Figure 96. G+ Graphene Aero Jersey.      370
  • Figure 97. HiFlex strain/pressure sensor.               378
  • Figure 98. KiTT motion tracking knee sleeve.       381
  • Figure 99. Electroskin integration schematic.       401
  • Figure 100. Vital Shirt from Nanoleq.       402
  • Figure 101. Nextiles e-fabric.      403
  • Figure 102. Prevayl sensor.          410
  • Figure 103. Smardii smart diaper.              422
  • Figure 104. Teslasuit.      427
  • Figure 105. YouCare smart shirt. 440

 

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