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Posted on March 17, 2015 by James Hayward & 

Wearable sensors: enabling a $70bn wearable technology market by 2025

There will be over 3 billion sensors in wearable technology devices by 2025, with more than 30% being emerging sensor types. Wearable Sensors 2015-2025: Market Forecasts, Technologies, Players is a brand new IDTechEx report which provides the only up-to-date and specially tailored analysis of every prominent sensor type for wearable technology.
 
The report gives detailed coverage of the 15 most prominent sensor types in wearable technology today, including inertial measurement units (comprising combinations of accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometer and barometers), optical sensors (including optical heart rate monitoring, PPG and wearable cameras), wearable electrodes, chemical sensors, flexible stretch, pressure and impact sensors, temperature sensors, microphones and other emerging wearable sensors.
Fig 1. Relative market sizes by wearable sensor type in 2020 - the half-way point in the IDTechEx forecast. Source: IDTechEx Research report www.IDTechEx.com/wtsensors
 
For each sensor, the technologies and major players are described, backed up by detailed interviews and company profiles of key bodies in each sector. The report also views the big picture, discussing the implications of sensor fusion and the relative merits of each sensor type for various applications. This extensive primary research is used to produce detailed market forecasts for each sensor type over the next decade. Market data is provided for each sensor type, and detailed market forecasts for the coming decade illustrate the trends that will be prominent in the industry.
 
 
Sensor trends are tied to key market sector trends for wearable technology, building on IDTechEx's extensive analysis of 800 active players in the wearable technology space. Many of the most prominent wearable technology trends are closely tied to the properties and limitations of sensor systems. Case studies are used to illustrate the most prominent examples, including regulatory implications for healthcare systems, ease of commoditization in infotainment devices and the possibilities presented by sensor fusion.
 
Sensors are the most diverse component type in wearable devices, and they also enable the key functions that will go into wearable devices and make them be worn. Advances with wearable sensors are a vital driver for the future of wearable technology. Their incorporation alongside new energy harvesting and storage techniques, efficient power management systems and low power computing, in form factors that will be increasingly flexible, fashionable and invisible will drive the wearable technology market to $70bn by 2025.
 
Wearable Sensors 2015-2025 (www.IDTechEx.com/wtsensors) provides all of the information needed to gain a detailed understanding of the opportunities and challenges with incorporating sensors into wearable products. It is the only report providing detailed forecasts for sensors in wearable devices, and explains key industry trends following an extensive set of interviews and company profiles of key players in the space.
 
 
For full details about the IDTechEx Research report see www.IDTechEx.com/wtsensors.
 
Also learn more about wearable sensors and printed electronics at the IDTechEx Europe 2015 event in Berlin on 28-29 April.

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Authored By: James Hayward

Principal Analyst

Posted on: March 17, 2015

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