Research Articles

by James Hayward

05 Oct 2021

Market Growth for General Patient Monitoring Devices

In medicine, as well as in the healthcare and medical device industries, different conditions, specialisms, products, and companies alike are often organized around specific therapeutic areas. Whilst this is an excellent and efficient way to enable adequate specialization, there are also cases where a more general approach to patient monitoring is required.
12 Aug 2021

スマートテキスタイルのキラーアプリケーション

The development of new technology often creates new opportunities to provide value to customers in new products. Electronic textiles have hundreds of potential use cases, many of which are being explored by different companies around the world. So where is the "killer app" for e-textiles?
19 Jul 2021

Pandemic Accelerates Adoption of Electronic Skin Patches

Electronic skin patches represent one wearable technology product type that is well suited for physiological monitoring. Over the last 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven a worldwide concerted effort to explore and revise our approaches to patient monitoring and infectious disease management. As with other wearable devices, electronic skin patch products have evolved significantly over this period of time.
Worldwide
28 Jun 2021

新型コロナウイルス感染症により、電子皮膚パッチ市場は2021年に100億ドル規模に

IDTechEx have released their latest report on Electronic Skin Patches. The report, titled "Electronic Skin Patches 2021-2031", covers the market, technology, and players in this unique product sector, and predicts that the sector will be worth $10bn in annual revenue in 2021.
25 Feb 2021

新技術の選択肢の成熟に伴い、ハプティクスにとって重要な一年に

Investment and development in haptics is accelerating, and the supply chain providing the actuators, drivers and software behind these key components is evolving at a faster pace every year. IDTechEx's latest report on haptics, "Haptics 2021-2031: Technologies, Market & Players", predicts that the industry will be worth nearly $5bn in 2025.
18 Dec 2020

IDTechEx Report Documents Turning Point in the $3.6bn Haptics Industry

IDTechEx have released their latest report on haptics, projecting that the industry will grow from $3.6bn in 2020 to nearly $5bn per year by 2025.
07 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Brings Unprecedented Shifts in Healthcare Technology Adoption

At IDTechEx, we cover emerging technologies and industry trends, and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a direct or indirect impact on all of them. In this article we will describe some of the key roles that these technologies have played in 2020.
03 Nov 2020

What Does the Future Hold for the Hearables Market?

The first electric hearing aid was created in 1898, and was arguably among the earliest examples of wearable tech. So it's fitting that, more than a century later, on- and in-ear technology is once again leading the way - this time as hearables, a sector now poised for substantial growth.
Worldwide
01 Oct 2020

Wearable Sensor Industry Worth $2.5bn in 2020 New IDTechEx Study Finds

The wearable sensor industry will be worth $2.5 billion in 2020, having tripled in size since 2014. This comes despite the significant economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused a reduction in the total revenue this year.
01 Jul 2020

Smartwatches as a Medical Device? Progress and Outlook from IDTechEx

Last week, Apple announced the latest features that will be added to the Apple Watch in watchOS 7. Amongst the range of updates were a series of new health app features, including new "mobility metrics" such as low-range cardio fitness, walking speed, stair-descent speed, stair-ascent speed, six-minute walk distance, double support time, step length, and asymmetry.
16 Jun 2020

Updating the e-Textiles Mantra: An Analyst's Commentary

A recent article by IDTechEx Principal Analyst, James Hayward, written on the need to update e-textiles' traditional mantra which implies that "technology + comfort = success".
15 Jun 2020

Wearables: 5 Key Conclusions From IDTechEx's Latest Research

2019 saw the largest single year growth rate for wearable technology product revenue since 2015