Friday April 29, 2016 0 comments
BOULDER -- Worldwide shipments of smart clothing and body sensors will total 190 million units between 2015 and 2021, with annual shipments reaching 92.7 million devices by the end of that period, according to a new report from Tractica.
The market intelligence firm said body sensors will represent approximately 70 percent of the total market, with smart clothing accounting for about 30 percent.
Tractica said the market for smart clothing and body sensors is developing rapidly, with a proliferation of form factors and a high level of innovation in the use cases and application markets being served.
The long-term market opportunity is particularly large for body sensors, Tractica said, given the diversity of device types being developed and the specialized applications being pursued.
Healthcare is expected to be one of the biggest markets for these sensors, particularly connected wearable patches, but other key application markets will include consumer, sports, enterprise, and industrial.
“Smart clothing and body sensors can be considered the ultimate wearables, integrating into your life as a garment, footwear, or sensor device that can track or measure a specific physiological or biometric attribute,” said Tractica research director Aditya Kaul.
“Unlike fitness trackers, smart watches, or smart glasses, which have fairly well-defined form factors and use cases, smart clothing and body sensors are seeing a greater degree of experimentation and innovation. The applications for these devices span a range of markets including high fashion, medical devices, professional apparel, professional sports, mental wellness, and baby monitors, to name a few.”
Tractica’s report, “Smart Clothing and Body Sensors”, covers the global market for smart clothing and body sensors, including an in-depth examination of market drivers and challenges, technology issues, and key industry players.
The study provides worldwide forecasts for unit shipments and revenue through 2021, segmented by device type, application market, world region, and connectivity technology. Strategic recommendations are also provided for current industry participants, as well as those who are looking to enter the market.
An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the firm’s website.