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Futuristic Outlook of Wearable Technology in Key Applications 

  • September 2015
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 77 pages

Futuristic Outlook of Wearable Technology in Key Applications : Transformational impact across various industries

Wearable Technology involves body worn electronics that can perform various functionalities such as sensing, communicating, and computing- Wearables’ is the result of convergence of various technologies in sensors, microelectronics, and ICT- Wearable technology impacts the lives of millions of people who are adopting this technology primarily to improve their lifestyles by monitoring health and fitness-

However, the application scope of wearables is not only limited to fitness tracking- Wearable technology is still in the emerging phase and it is important to understand how the technology will evolve in the next 5-10 years and the key opportunities presented by the technology- This Research Service includes the following with regards to wearable technology: Funding trends, IP activity, Transformation potential of enabling technologies, Innovation ecosystem, application overview with futuristic outlook, strategic insights including impact of megatrends and potential interaction with TechVision top 50 technologies and emerging business models that can be adopted by companies-

Key Findings

The Success of wearables will be dependent on innovations from the entire ecosystem, comprising of app developers, software providers, technology providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)-

Cloud Computing is a key enabling technology for wearables- The ability of wearables to leverage the cloud platform will depend on ubiquitous Internet connectivity-
Products that cater to diverse applications will experience better acceptability as currently there is a plethora of options, unique for each application-

Wearables such as smartwatches will disrupt traditional watch makers as wearables provide advanced functionalities with comparable form factors-

Table Of Contents

Futuristic Outlook of Wearable Technology in Key Applications 

Executive Summary
1 Research Scope
2 Research Methodology
3 Research Methodology
4 Key Findings


Technology Status Review of Wearable Technology
1 Current Scenario
2 Current Trends in Wearable Technology
3 Mergers and Acquisitions
4 Funding Scenario
5 Funding Scenario
6 IP Landscape


Technology Outlook
1 Factors Driving Wearable Technology
2 Widescale Adoption Challenges
3 Technologies Transforming Wearables-Wireless Charging
4 Wireless Charging
5 Technologies Transforming Wearables-Energy Harvesting
6 Energy Harvesting
7 Technologies Transforming Wearables-Printed and Flexible Electronics
8 Printed and Flexible Electronics
9 Technologies Transforming Wearables-Cloud Computing
10 Technologies Transforming Wearables-Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)
11 BCI
12 Technologies Transforming Wearables-Biosensors
13 Biosensors
14 Technologies Transforming Wearables-Wireless Communication
15 Technologies Transforming Wearables-Gesture Recognition
16 Gesture Recognition
17 Technologies Transforming Wearables-Sensor Fusion
18 Sensor Fusion
19 Technologies Transforming Wearables-Advanced Processors
20 Advanced Processors
21 The Wearable Ecosystem


Applications Outlook
1 Applications Overview
2 Applications in Consumer Electronics
3 Applications in Consumer Electronics
4 Applications in Consumer Electronics
5 Applications in Consumer Electronics
6 Applications in Healthcare
7 Applications in Sports
8 Applications in Homeland Security
9 Applications in Homeland Security
10 Applications in Automotive
11 Applications in Automotive
12 Applications in Industrial


Strategic Outlook: A Long View of Wearable Technology
1 Convergence Potential in Wearables: Interaction with Top 50 Technologies
2 Technology Convergence Scenario
3 Impact of Megatrends
4 Impact of Megatrends
5 Impact of Megatrends
6 Emerging Business Models
7 Emerging Business Models
8 Companies to Watch Out For
9 Strategic Insights
10 Strategic Insights


Key Patents
1 Key Patents
2 Key Patents
3 Key Patents
4 Key Patents


Key Contacts
1 Key Contacts
2 Legal Disclaimer
3 The Frost and Sullivan Story
4 The Frost and Sullivan Story
5 Value Proposition: Future of Your Company and Career
6 Global Perspective
7 Industry Convergence
8 360º Research Perspective
9 Implementation Excellence
10 Our Blue Ocean Strategy

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