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Wearable Technologies in Clothing 2014 - 2020

  • June 2014
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  • Mind Commerce Publishing
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  • 55 pages

Overview:

The convergence of digital technology and apparel represents a huge opportunity as the telecom, electronics, clothing, and accessories industries cooperate to bring wearable technology to the consumer in a very personal way. While some wearable technology examples represent trendy fashion statements, others bring more than form as high function becomes a reality, particularly in the health and fitness sub-segment.

We see certain wearable technologies in clothing as fully integrated, stand-alone offerings while others are enablers of others such as sensors. Wearable sensors must be flexible, durable, multifunctional and washable to be used in clothing. Most wearable sensors made of pouring a liquid polymer insulator over nanowires attached to a silicon plate. Sensors get integrated into clothing or can be in direct contact with the human skin.

This research evaluates wearable technology in clothing including current offerings, anticipated future solutions, and the overall industry outlook. The report also provides forecasting for 2015 to 2020.

Target Audience:

Telecom companies
Semiconductor companies
Health and fitness industry
Clothing and accessory industry
Wearable technology companies

Table Of Contents

Wearable Technologies in Clothing 2014 - 2020
1 Introduction 5
1.1 Executive Summary 5
1.2 Topics Covered 5
1.3 Key Questions Answered 6
1.4 Target Audience 6
1.5 Companies Mentioned 7
2 E-textile and Wearable Technology in Clothing Overview 8
2.1 Sensors used in Wearable Systems 9
2.1.1 Movement Sensors 9
2.1.2 Respiration Sensors 9
2.1.3 Piezoelectric Usage in Sensors 10
2.1.4 Skin Sensors 10
2.1.5 Thermal Sensors 11
2.1.6 Heart Rate Monitors 11
3 E-Textiles 13
3.1 Fabric Design 13
3.2 Wearable Electronics 14
3.3 Current Applications 15
3.3.1 Soft Switches Integrated into Clothing 15
3.3.2 Sensors 16
3.3.3 Fabric based Touch Sensing Solutions 17
3.4 Lighting Systems 19
4 Future Applications 22
4.1 Hoodie Headphones 22
4.2 Body Heat Temperature Monitoring Clothing 24
4.2.1 System Component 25
4.3 Changing-Colour Lighting Clothing 25
4.3.1 Scarfs 26
4.3.2 Ties 26
4.4 Speed-Meter Displays Clothing 28
4.4.1 Sports Applications 28
5 Wearable Technologies and Fashion 30
5.1 Wearable Tech and Fashion 30
5.2 Wearable Tech and Usability in Clothing 30
6 Vendor Landscape 32
6.1 CuteCircuits 32
6.1.1 Kinetic Dress 32
6.1.2 M Dress 33
6.1.3 Galaxy Dress 35
6.1.4 T-shirtOS 35
6.2 Adidas 36
6.2.1 Micoach Mobile 37
6.2.2 miCoach X_CELL 37
6.2.3 MICOACH SPEED_CELL 39
6.2.4 MICOACH Smart Run 40
6.2.5 Heart rate Monitor 41
6.2.6 MICOACH PACER 42
6.3 AiQ Smart Clothing 43
6.3.1 BioMan 44
6.3.2 NeonMan 46
6.3.3 ThermoMan 46
6.4 OMsignal 46
6.4.1 OM Signal Shirt 46
6.5 Clothing+ 47
6.6 Nike 48
6.6.1 Fuel Band 48
6.7 Textronics 49
6.7.1 Textro-Sensors 49
7 Global Market Forecasts 2015 - 2020 50
7.1 E-Textiles 50
7.2 Wearable Electronics 51

List of Figures

Figure 1: Soft Switching in Clothing 16
Figure 2: Wearable Sensors Attached to the Skin 17
Figure 3: Bags with Music Players Control Switches 18
Figure 4: Levis RedWire 19
Figure 5: LED Lighting into Clothing 20
Figure 6: Hoodiebuddie Headphones 23
Figure 7: Body Temperature Sensors with Displays 24
Figure 8: Lighting Scarfs 26
Figure 9: Ties with LED Lighting 27
Figure 10: Speed-sensor Vest 28
Figure 11: The Kinetic Dress 33
Figure 12: The M Dress 34
Figure 13: The Galaxy Dress 35
Figure 14: T-ShirtOS 36
Figure 15: Adidas miCoach X_CELL 39
Figure 16: MICOCH SPEED_CELL 40
Figure 17: Adidas MiCoach Smart Run Watch 41
Figure 18: Micoach HRM attached to User's Chest 42
Figure 19: MICOACH PACER 43
Figure 20: BioMan Shirt 45
Figure 21: Nike FuelBand 48
Figure 22: Global E-Textile Revenue 2015 - 2020 50
Figure 23: Global E-Textile Market 2015 - 2020 51
Figure 24: Biosensors Revenue 2015 - 2020 52
Figure 25: Biosensors Market 2015 - 2020 52

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