The scope of this report is broad and covers several product areas and market segments. Global market trends are analyzed with global market revenue data from 2015, estimates for 2016, and projections of market developments through 2021. The report discusses recent technological advances in materials sciences, electronics, photonics and software that are enabling a potentially vast range of new lightweight wearable computing products to emerge.
The history and current state of the wearable computing market is reviewed and the types of devices available are discussed. An analysis of the industry structure, including major companies and their market shares and the major markets and their drivers is presented. This includes an examination of consumer markets (i.e., wearable cameras, sports and activity trackers, smart clothing and textiles, smart glasses, smartwatches, entertainment and gaming) and non-consumer markets (i.e., healthcare, defense, security, enterprise, industrial, warehouse and logistics). Potential future industry developments are discussed and the future evolution of the technology is predicted. Patent evaluation, including coverage of the current state of technology, new patent applications and newly issued patents is also included.