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Wearable Related Webinars Available to Watch On-Demand Today

Free expert-led webinars from IDTechEx, providing up-to-date insights on emerging technologies and markets.
Please see below a list of wearable related webinars available to watch on-demand today (with slides available to download).
Presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst, Dr Charlotte Coles
Available until 12th February 2021
Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality products are at the forefront of technological change. Over the 2010-2020 decade, there have been many new products released which have captured the imagination of creators, developers and businesses alike. This webinar introduces different aspects of the XR market, including: a summary of the types of headsets available, a discussion on the wide variety of applications which they are used today, and some example trends and comparisons between different headsets.
The research and data for this webinar is based from material from IDTechEx's most recent report Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality 2020-2030: Forecasts, Markets and Technologies. This report includes market research on AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality) and MR (mixed reality) areas, compiled from historic data from nearly 100 companies and over 170 distinct products, with forecasts from 2020-2030.
Over the past decade, technology has driven smaller, faster, and more powerful devices for users. The next decade promises many new and exciting products, allowing a more immersive experience for users.
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Presented by IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop
Available until 18th May 2021
This webinar shares some of the research for the new IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040". It comes at just the right time. The world's first self-powered smart watches have just arrived. They are not full-function but we are getting there. That billion a year harvester potential will be followed by similar numbers of Internet of Things nodes. Learn other big prizes making several of the world's largest companies research energy harvesting.
Energy harvesting is a key enabling technology for these when it was not the case for the emergence of mobile phones and computers. Indeed, the hand crank/solar radio graduating to be the pendulum generator/solar watch shows how two forms of harvesting in one device are increasingly seen, one smart watch melding thermoelectrics and solar. Three next? Indeed, wireless, no-battery building controls already harvest using up to three modes.
That multiplier effect powers demand well beyond $2 billion in 2030 and much more beyond, on IDTechEx 20 year forecasts. Smart skin patches electrically powered by sweat, implants and medical wearables triboelectrically and electrodynamically powered by heartbeats, temperature differences, body movements. All are on the way but there is more that is covered in this webinar and far more thoroughly in the report itself.
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Presented by IDTechEx Principal Analyst, James Hayward
Available until 10th June 2021
In this webinar, Principal Analyst James Hayward will present IDTechEx's latest findings on the wearable technology industry.
The webinar will provide updates across each product type within wearables, confirming 2019 shipment data and reviewing the historic market trend that has brought us into 2020, and then discussing the significant impact which COVID-19 is having in each sector. Whilst the majority of this impact is negative, streaks of optimism emerge for many companies that see new product opportunities and trends rising during the pandemic. The webinar will review the latest in each product area, and give case studies detailing the impact of COVID-19 so far.
The topics reflect each report in IDTechEx's wearable technology portfolio, including:
  • Smartwatches & Fitness trackers
  • Hearables
  • Skin patches
  • E-textiles & smart clothing
  • Virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VR, AR, MR)
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Presented by IDTechEx Principal Analyst, Dr Xiaoxi He
Available until 28th July 2021
"Flexible, printed and thin-film batteries" is an umbrella term. It describes batteries from different angles. For instance, thin batteries are based on thickness differentiation. Micro- and large-area batteries focus on battery footprint. Flexible batteries refer to mechanical properties, and they also represent but not limited to stretchable, foldable, rollable and bendable batteries. Some unique-shaped batteries have different form factors. Transparency is describing optical properties of a battery and we also conducted research from the material point of view. Many flexible, printed and thin-film batteries are based on material or electrochemical system innovation, such as solid-state battery, lithium anode batteries, etc.
This webinar will give an introduction of the most common thin, flexible and printed batteries and corresponding technologies. Seeing the brief introduction of applications, we will focus on the key markets that players are targeting at.
From this webinar, you will learn:
  • An introduction of thin, flexible and printed batteries
  • Common technologies applied in these batteries
  • Potential applications and special focus
  • Current status and future opportunities
Click here to find out more and watch this recording.
Presented by IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop
Available until 29th July 2021
IDTechEx has reports on many types of sensors from vehicle RADAR to biosensors, printed to wearable. By popular request, an overview of all of them is now available, called "Sensors 2021-2041". Some of the research is shared in this webinar.
The long view has never been done before and this is an industry severely disrupted by COVID-19, yet huge new markets are imminent such as electrics replacing test strips for 500 million diabetics and electroceuticals replacing pharmaceuticals. Identifying trending and collapsing patenting and the companies involved is just one of the ways IDTechEx clarifies what lies ahead.
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Presented by IDTechEx Principal Analyst, James Hayward
Available until 30th July 2021
This webinar presents some of the latest data in IDTechEx's assessment of the e-textiles and smart clothing space. This unique technology area combines the functional and practical elements of textiles and electronics into new and unique product types which are being launched in many different industry sectors and applications. This presentation focuses on looking at the technology and market factors which define the current landscape for commercialisation of e-textile products.
On the technology side, the presentation covers:
  • Latest trends of materials use with e-textiles
  • Latest trends in manufacturing options from different players, including component trends
  • Supply chain factor and maturity
The presentation then covers details of e-textiles & smart clothing markets, including the following:
  • ​A detailed list of over 60 different application areas which e-textile products have been developed for
  • Market data around current market size by product type and market sector
  • Overview of project/product maturity by application area
  • Discussion of the best strategies and market forecasts for the sector into the next decade.
This webinar describes the latest conclusions and narrative resulting from over 5 years of dedicated research in e-textiles from IDTechEx.
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Presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst, Dr Matthew Dyson
Available until 6th August 2021
"Printed sensors" covers a wide array of technologies, ranging from infra-red image sensors to pressure sensitive pads, and from strain sensors to glucose test strips. This webinar, presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Matthew Dyson, will introduce the motivation for printed sensors, and highlight some key trends and innovations in this diverse landscape. This includes how printing can enable SWIR imaging for autonomous vehicles at an affordable price, and why we might be squeezing as well as swiping our electronic devices in future. Emerging technologies and applications in printed gas, temperature and strain sensors, along with wearable electrodes, will also be discussed.
Specifically, this webinar includes:
  • A detailed look at the technologies underpinning printed image and piezoresistive sensors
  • An assessment of the technological readiness level of competing technologies
  • Discussion of existing and emerging applications
  • Identification of technological challenges and innovation opportunities
Click here to find out more and watch this recording.
Presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst, Dr Charlotte Coles
Available until 16th September 2021
Optics and displays used in augmented, mixed and virtual reality displays impact the user experience of an immersive environment, hence the quality of these technologies are of paramount importance to future device adoption. In the future, new technologies will improve and provide a much improved, more realistic immersive experience for users.
Why do optics matter? Optics influence the immersiveness of a AR/MR or a VR experience. If a user has effects such as God Rays, Rainbow effects, or headaches due to the vergence-accommodation issue, this can contribute to a negative experience. In the future, these problems will be overcome, and improvements and changes to the optical market in both AR/MR and VR devices are an important contributor these trends.
Another important aspect of an AR, MR or VR device is the display which is used to project the image. Typically, different micro-displays have been used for different spatial reality devices. For example, VR devices have historically used OLED or LCD micro-displays, used in the smartphone industry for many years, and they are a mature, high yield manufacturing choice for VR devices. But what improvements can be made for a better, more immersive experience?
The webinar will include:
  • Why do optics and displays Matter?
  • What are the key properties in choosing an optical set-up?
  • What are the key properties in choosing a micro-display?
  • Where are these markets going in the next decade?
  • What can I learn from the report: 'Optics and Displays in AR, VR, and MR 2020-2030: Technologies, Players and Markets'
Click here to find out more and watch this recording.
Presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst, Dr Matthew Dyson
Available until 17th September 2021
Flexible Hybrid Electronics is a rapidly emerging approach to electrical circuit manufacture. This talk will begin by highlighting the motivation for flexible hybrid electronics, specifically how it avoids the technical and commercial challenges that have hindered the adoption of fully printed electronics. The fundamental enabling technologies, such as flexible ICs and low-temperature attachment methods, will be outlined, along with roadmaps to overcome the remaining technological and commercial barriers.
While FHE has many applications, we perceive wearable healthcare as the most promising in the short term, with smart packaging/functional RFID as having the most long-term potential. The prospects of these and other applications will be discussed, and market forecasts for adoption presented.
This webinar includes:
  • Overview of latest market forecast and key trends
  • Technology benchmarking and new entrant analysis
  • Analysis of technological transitions and associated innovation opportunities
Click here to find out more and watch this recording.
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