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Wearable Technology 2018-2028: Markets, Players, Forecasts

Compiled after three years of dedicated and ongoing research by expert analysts, this report details IDTechEx's coverage of the wearable technology ecosystem. The report looks at the industry from many different perspectives, with detailed discussion framing core primary research and market forecasting.
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E-Textiles 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets and Players

We are in contact with textiles for up to 98% of our lives, and they are starting to become intelligent. Part of this revolution includes the integration of electronics and textiles. Electronic textiles (e-textiles) have been in development for decades, but have begun to achieve some commercial successes in the last 20 years. Today, whilst e-textiles markets remain in relative infancy compared to their parents, many industry players are lining up to offer the next generation of smart textile products. From clothing to bandages, bed linen to industrial fabrics, new products are appearing throughout a variety of verticals as this technology area is increasingly explored.
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Electronic Skin Patches 2018-2028

This report characterizes the markets, technologies and players in electronic skin patches. With coverage across 26 application areas, >85 companies, 95 different product case studies, historic market data and market forecasts to 2028, it is the most comprehensive study compiled for this emerging product area. It reveals significant opportunity, with a forecast for total annual revenues in electronic skin patches to reach over $10bn per year by 2023, and approaching $15bn per year by 2028.
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Advanced Wound Care Technologies 2018 - 2028

The market for advanced wound care technologies is forecast to exceed $20 billion by the year 2028, driven mainly by the increase in demand by aging populations and the increasing prevalence of diabetes worldwide. With this increasing burden on healthcare systems around the world, advanced wound care products will focus on improving the wound care patient pathway and increasing the cost effectiveness of treatments.
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Haptics 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets and Players

This report is the most comprehensive overview of the markets, players and technologies in the haptics space. Whilst OEMs shift between ERM motors and LRAs in the mass market, many new haptics technologies have been developed and begin to find their niches. Whilst the total market climbs beyond $3 billion by 2028, the report finds that the emerging sector will increasingly shine through, generating $600m of new revenue annually by 2028.
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Digital Health 2018: Trends, Opportunities and Outlook

With investment in digital health reaching $4.7B in 2017, understanding how this complex field will impact the healthcare industry is paramount. This report acts as a primer to the digital health space, providing a detailed overview of the ecosystem, including digiceuticals/digital therapeutics, telehealth/telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and mHealth. Changes in regulations and reimbursement, as well as entry by tech giants and threatened big pharma mean that digital health should gain substantial market traction in 2018.
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Wearable Sensors 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets & Players

Sensors continue to drive the core value proposition behind many wearable devices. This report covers 21 key types of wearable sensor (including IMUs, OHRM, depth & imaging, chemical sensors, temperature sensors, microphones, GPS and more) describing the technology behind them, their implementation in wearable devices, the key trends in each industry and details of over 115 key players in the industry. The market will reach over $5bn for sensor hardware alone in 2028.
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Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality 2017-2027: Technologies, Forecasts, Players

This new IDTechEx report is focused on how the market for AR and VR headsets is going to evolve in the next decade, based on the exciting research and developments efforts of recent years along with the high visibility some projects and collaborations have enjoyed. The amount of visibility this space is experiencing is exciting developers of a range of allied technologies into fast-tracking/focusing their efforts, as well as creating devices and components designed specifically to serve this emerging industry: microdisplays, optical engines and haptic feedback components are some of the main components that are seeing significant growth alongside the growth in interest in augmented and virtual reality.
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Wearable Technology for Animals 2017-2027: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts

This report concerns the needs, technology and markets for wearable electronics for animals, from pets to livestock and wild animals. We include the back-up equipment and systems and devices that are ingested to rest in a stomach of an animal. We also include devices implanted under the skin. There are currently about 300 manufacturers of such things in the world, the highest percentage in China, making very basic product at lowest price, followed by the USA then other countries we identify, the latter including the primary innovators.
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Technology for Diabetes Management, 2019-2029: Technology, players and forecasts

This report covers the entire landscape for diabetes management devices, including mature, emerging and future options. The report has been researched via primary interviews with companies, physicians and diabetic individuals to characterize and predict the technology landscape for diabetes devices over the coming decade. In total, activities of 75 companies are covered throughout the report, ranging from the largest players to technology developers and startups developing the next generation of device options.
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Structural Electronics 2018-2028: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts

Structural electronics (SE) is one of the most important technological developments of this century. It forms a key part of the dream, formulated decades ago, of computing disappearing into the fabric of society. It also addresses, in a particularly elegant manner, the dream of Edison in 1880 that electricity should be made where it is needed. SE is often biomimetic - it usefully imitates nature in ways not previously feasible. It is a rapidly growing multi-billion dollar business.
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Stretchable and Conformal Electronics 2018-2028

Stretchable electronics is an umbrella term covering a diverse range of components. This traditionally academic area is beginning to move beyond the lab into early commercial markets. This report provides you with everything you need to know, with coverage of the entire value chain from materials and components through to emerging products, concluding that the market for stretchable electronic materials and components will be almost $800m by 2028.
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Non-Toxic Materials for Electronics/ Electrics: Large Emerging Markets 2018-2028

Poisonous materials are arriving in many electronic and electrical devices and structures. Mostly, there is no listing of them, assessment of risks, description of alternatives. For the first time this report looks at the toxicity and likely prevalence of the burgeoning number of materials and devices of concern, making recommendations concerning better legal constraints. It reveals many little known alternatives that are safer in manufacture, use, abuse and disposal.
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Invasive and Non-Invasive Neural Interfaces: Forecasts and Applications 2018-2028

Neural interfaces have garnered increasing attention allowing us to gain insight on the brain, improve treatments, and interact in greater depth with the world around us. EEG probes currently dominate this space, a traditional, low-cost technology; they account for more than $1B a year in revenue. The invasive probes market, however, is expected to rise in the coming decade as more innovative technologies and treatments are on the horizon.
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Ten Forecasts on Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is the application of digital technology to fundamentally impact all aspects of our society. As it pertains to an enterprise, digital transformation is the reinvention of a business or organization through the use of digital technology in order to improve the way it performs and serves its clients.
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Neuroprosthetics 2018-2028: Technologies, Forecasts, Players

Neuroprosthetics is a growing field that has the potential to re-engineer a patient's lost sense of sight, sound, and even touch. Projected to reach $18 billion by 2028, this report details the emerging technologies and steps that are being taken by multiple companies working to bring these innovative devices from the bench to the bedside.
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Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2017-2027

This report provides the most comprehensive view of the topic, giving detailed ten year forecasts by component type, territory and materials. The market is analyzed by territory, printed/non printed, rigid/flexible, inorganic/organic, cost of materials/process cost and more. It addresses the big picture - all OLED displays and other relevant displays plus OLED lighting, thin film photovoltaics, sensors, TFTs, batteries and enabling materials. The report builds on ten years of analysis on the topic with refined up-to-date forecast data.
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Force Sensing in User Interfaces 2017-2027

In the mobile age, touch has become the dominant user interface technology. However, as the technology saturates, force sensing is being added to literally add an additional dimension to this interface. This report covers the transition from touch to force that has begun in high end consumer electronics and will spread to other sectors in the coming years.
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Electrically Conductive Adhesives 2016-2026

Electrically Conductive Adhesives (also known as conductive epoxies) are used to form interconnects in a broad range of products and industries. Trends such as increasing numbers of LEDs and sensors, curved and flexible displays in more products, in-mould electronics, and thin film photovoltaics are placing more stringent requirements on ECAs and driving a $3.3 billion market by 2026.
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Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2016-2026: Technologies, Markets, Players

Thin, printed and/or flexible battery (or batteries with novel form factors) are back on the agenda thanks to the rise of Internet of Things, wearables and environmental sensors. These applications require new features and battery designs that traditional battery technologies simply cannot provide. This has opened the door to innovation and added a new dimension to the global competition between battery suppliers. IDTechEx predicts that this market will grow to become a $471m industry in 2026 from a small market base today.
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Functional Materials for Future Electronics: Metals, Inorganic & Organic Compounds, Graphene, CNT

We identify 37 families of new and rapidly-evolving electronic and electric device, spanning nano to very large devices. Most chemical and material companies wish to de-risk their investment by finding common formulations across this new business that has a potential of over $50 billion for them. Indeed, the biggest markets for new and reinvented electrical and electronic devices may get commoditised first or collapse suddenly, leaving the materials suppliers high and dry. Read this report to avoid such a fate.
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