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The Global Market for Wearables and Smart Textiles to 2027

The Global Market for Wearables and Smart Textiles to 2027

The number and variety of wearable electronic devices and smart textiles has increased significantly in the past few years, as they offer significant enhancements to human comfort, health and well-being. Wearable low-power silicon electronics, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) fabricated on fabrics, textiles with integrated Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and electronic devices such as smart glasses, watches and lenses have been widely investigated and commercialized (e.g. Google glass, Apple Watch). There is increasing demand for wearable electronics from industries such as:
Medical and healthcare monitoring and diagnostics.
Sportswear and fitness monitoring (bands).
Consumer electronics such as smart watches, smart glasses and headsets.
Military GPS trackers, equipment (helmets) and wearable robots.
Smart apparel and footwear in fashion and sport.
Workplace safety and manufacturing.

Advances in smart electronics enable wearable sensor devices and there are a number of devices that are near or already on the market. Textile manufacturers have brought sensor based smart textiles products to the market, mainly for the collection of bio-data (e.g. heart-rate, body temperature etc.) and in workplace safety. The use of textiles as the smart devices themselves also presents significant advantages over watches and wristbands in terms of long-term use.Despite considerable R&D investment, most current wearables do not use flexible or printed components; instead they rely on conventional components from mobile devices. Most currently available wearable technology is based on rigid components. Flexible electronics offers conformable, adaptable, and immersive wearable devices. Recent advancements in flexible and stretchable electronics enabled by advanced materials provides viable solutions to bio-integrated wearable electronics.

Printed electronics and energy harvesting technologies are evolving to meet the demands of new, wearable formats. Next-generation wearables will rely on active fabrics made by weaving conductor, insulator and semiconductor fibers sparsely into textile yarn. Fabrics woven from such yarns will enable electronic functions that seamlessly integrate into every day, comfortable, lightweight clothing. Sensor tattoos and wearable motion charging devices are now in early commercial stages.

Included in this report:
Market drivers and trends for wearables and smart textiles
How advanced materials are applied in wearables and smart textile
In-depth analysis of current state of the art and products in wearables and smart textile
Over 250 wearables and smart textiles product developer profiles
Market revenues for wearables and smart textile across all sectors
Market challenges.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • WHAT ARE SMART TEXTILES?
      • Table Types of smart textiles.
      • Table Smart textile products.
    • THE EVOLUTION OF ELECTRONICS
      • The wearables revolution
        • Table Evolution of wearable devices, 2011-2017.
      • Flexible, thin, and large-area form factors
    • WHAT ARE WEARABLE ELECTRONICS?
      • From rigid to flexible and stretchable
      • Organic and printed electronics
      • New conductive materials
        • Table Advanced materials for printable, flexible and stretchable sensors and Electronics- Advantages and disadvantages.
        • Table Sheet resistance (RS) and transparency (T) values for transparent conductive oxides and alternative materials for transparent conductive electrodes (TCE).
    • GROWTH IN FLEXIBLE AND STETCHABLE ELECTRONICS MARKET
      • Recent growth in printable, flexible and stretchable products
      • Future growth
        • Table Markets for wearable devices and applications.
      • Nanotechnology as a market driver
      • Growth in remote health monitoring and diagnostics
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
  • WEARABLES AND SMART TEXTILES MATERIALS ANALYSIS
    • CARBON NANOTUBES
      • Properties
        • Table Properties of CNTs and comparable materials.
      • Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
      • Applications in wearables and smart textiles
        • Table Companies developing carbon nanotubes for applications in smart textiles and wearables.
    • CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS (CP)
      • Properties
      • Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
        • Table Types of flexible conductive polymers, properties and applications.
      • Applications in wearables and smart textiles
    • GRAPHENE
      • Properties
        • Table Properties of graphene.
      • Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
      • Applications in wearables and smart textiles
        • Table Companies developing graphene for applications smart textiles and wearables.
    • METAL MESH
      • Properties
        • Table Advantages and disadvantages of fabrication techniques to produce metal mesh structures.
      • Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
        • Table Types of flexible conductive polymers, properties and applications.
      • Applications in wearables and smart textiles
        • Table Companies developing metal mesh for applications in smart textiles and wearables.
    • NANOCELLULOSE
      • Properties
        • Table Nanocellulose properties.
        • Table Properties and applications of nanocellulose
      • Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
        • Table Properties of flexible electronics-cellulose nanofiber film (nanopaper).
      • Applications in wearables and smart textiles
        • Table Properties of flexible electronics cellulose nanofiber films.
        • Table Companies developing nanocellulose for applications in smart textiles and wearables.
    • NANOFIBERS
      • Properties
      • Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
      • Applications in wearables and smart textiles
    • QUANTUM DOTS
      • Properties
      • Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
      • Applications in wearables and smart textiles
        • Table Companies developing quantum dots for applications in smart textiles and wearables.
    • SILVER INK (FLAKE, NANOPARTICLES, NANOWIRES, ION)
      • Silver flake
      • Silver (Ag) nanoparticle ink
      • Silver nanowires
      • Prices
    • COPPER INK
      • Silver-coated copper
      • Copper (Cu) nanoparticle ink
      • Prices
    • GRAPHENE AND CARBON QUANTUM DOTS
      • Properties
        • Table Properties of graphene quantum dots.
      • Applications in wearables and smart textiles
    • OTHER 2-D MATERIALS
      • Black phosphorus/Phosphorene
        • Table Electronic and mechanical properties of monolayer phosphorene, graphene and MoS2.
      • Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4)
      • Germanene
      • Graphdiyne
      • Graphane
      • Hexagonal boron nitride
      • Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2)
      • Rhenium disulfide (ReS2) and diselenide (ReSe2)
      • Silicene
      • Stanene/tinene
      • Tungsten diselenide
      • Antimonene
      • Indium selenide
  • CONDUCTIVE INKS FOR WEARABLES AND SMART TEXTILES
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for conductive inks in smart textiles and wearables .
    • CONDUCTIVE INK TYPES
      • Table Typical conductive ink formulation.
    • PRINTING METHODS
      • Table Characteristics of analog printing processes for conductive inks.
      • Table Characteristics of digital printing processes for conductive inks.
      • Nanoparticle ink
    • SINTERING
    • CONDUCTIVE FILAMENTS
    • CONDUCTIVE FILMS, FOILS AND GRIDS
    • INKJET PRINTING IN FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Current products
        • Table Printable electronics products.
      • Advanced materials solutions
        • Table Comparative properties of conductive inks.
        • Table Applications in conductive inks by type and benefits thereof.
      • RFID
        • Table Opportunities for advanced materials in printed electronics.
      • Smart labels
      • Smart clothing
      • Printable sensors
      • Printed batteries
        • Table Applications in flexible and stretchable batteries, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof.
      • Printable antennas
      • In-mold electronics
      • Printed transistors
        • Table Price comparison of thin-film transistor (TFT) electronics technology.
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE
      • Table Main markets for conductive inks, applications and revenues.
      • Table Conductive inks in the wearable electronics market 2017-2027 revenue forecast (million $), by ink types.
    • COMPANY PROFILES
      • AGFA-Gevaert N.V.
      • AkKo Lab LLC
      • ANP
      • Applied Nanotech Inc.
      • Aztrong, Inc.
      • Bando Chemical
      • BGT Materials Ltd.
      • BotFactory Inc.
      • Brewer Science
      • C3 Nano, Inc.
      • Cambridge Graphene Platform Ltd.
      • Canatu Oy
      • Carbon Waters
      • Clariant
      • Colloidal Ink Co., Ltd.
      • Copprint
      • Creative Materials, Inc.
      • Dae Joo Electronic Materials co., Ltd
      • Daicel Corporation
      • Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
      • DuPont Advanced Materials
      • Dycotec Materials
      • Electroninks
      • Elephantech Inc.
      • EXAKT Advanced Technologies GmbH
      • Ferro Corporation
      • Flexbright Oy
      • Fuji Pigment Co., Ltd.
      • Fujikura Kasei Co Ltd
      • Genes'ink
      • Giga Solar
      • Graphene Nanochem
      • Graphene Square
      • Harima Chemical
      • Haydale Ltd.
      • Henkel Electronics
      • Heraeus
      • Hitachi Chemical
      • Inktec
      • Inkron
      • Intrinsiq Materials
      • JNC Corporation
      • Johnson Matthey
      • Jujo Chemical
      • Kishu Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd.
      • Komura Tech
      • Kunshan Hisense Electronics Co., Ltd.
      • LG Chem
      • Linde AG
      • Liquid X Printed Metals
      • Mitsubishi Imaging, Inc.
      • Methode Electronics
      • Molex, LLC
      • Multek
      • N&B Co., Ltd.
      • Nagase Chemtex
      • Namics Corporation
      • NanoComposix
      • NanoDimension, Inc.
      • Nanogap
      • Nanointegris
      • Nitto Denko
      • Noritake
      • Novacentrix
      • Optomec, Inc.
      • Otego GmbH
      • PARC
      • Peptech
      • Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Limited
      • Polymatech Japan Co., Ltd.
      • Poly-Ink
      • Promethean Particles Ltd.
      • Pulse Electronics
      • PV Nano Cell Ltd.
      • Quad Belgium
      • Raynergy Tek
      • SAFI-Tech, INc.
      • Saule Technologies
      • Scrona AG
      • Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
      • Showa Denko K.K.
      • Sigma-Aldrich
      • Sun Chemical Corporation
      • T-ink
      • TF Massif
      • TactoTek
      • Tanaka Metal
      • Tangio Printed Electronics
      • Talga Resources
      • Thin Film Electronics ASA
      • Tokusen USA Inc
      • Touchence
      • Toyoba Co., Ltd.
      • Toyo Ink
      • Ulvac Technologies, Inc.
      • UT Dots, Inc.
      • Vorbeck Material Corporation
      • Voxel8
      • Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC)
      • XG Sciences, Inc.
      • XTPL
      • Xymox Technologies, Inc.
  • WEARABLE ELECTRONICS, SENSORS AND ELECTRONIC TEXTILES
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for wearable sensors.
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Current state of the art
        • Table Wearable electronics devices and stage of development.
      • Advanced materials solutions
      • Transparent conductive films
        • Table Comparison of ITO replacements.
        • Table Applications in printable, flexible and stretchable sensors, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof.
      • Wearable sensors
        • Table Graphene properties relevant to application in sensors.
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE
      • Table Global market for wearable electronics, 2015-2027, by application, billions $.
      • Transparent conductive electrodes
    • COMPANY PROFILES
      • Apex Graphene LLC
      • AerNos, Inc.
      • Atheer, Inc.
      • Avegant
      • Bando Chemical
      • BeBop Sensors
      • Boco
      • Bostonclub Co., Ltd.
      • Brewer Science
      • Blue Spark Technologies, Inc.
      • BonBouton
      • C2 Sense, Inc.
      • Cambrios Technologies Corporation
      • Canatu Oy
      • Carestream Advanced Materials
      • Chasm Technologies
      • Cima Nanotech
      • CondAlign
      • Creact International Corp.
      • Dispelix Oy
      • Eikos, Inc.
      • Enflux
      • Enfucell Oy
      • Epson
      • Extriple Co, Ltd
      • FeelIT
      • Flexceed Co., Ltd.
      • FlexEnable Ltd.
      • Graphwear Technologies
      • Hitachi Ltd.
      • Innova Dynamics
      • Innovega, Inc.
      • Molex
      • Nano Engineered Applications, Inc.
      • NanoVation-GS
      • Nippon Paper Group
      • Nitto Denko
      • Novasentis
      • Oji Holdings
      • Optotune
      • OrelTech
      • Parker Hannifin
      • Poly-ink
      • Piezotech Arkema
      • Polymatech
      • Royole
      • Sensing Tex
      • Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
      • Sinovia Technologies
      • Stretchsense
      • Tacterion GmbH
      • Talga Resources Ltd.
      • Toray Industries, Inc.
      • Tracsense
      • TZOA
      • Unipixel
      • Vaposens
      • VTT Technical Research Institute
      • Vorbeck Materials Corporation
      • Yamaha Co., Ltd.
  • MEDICAL AND HEALTHCARE SMART TEXTILES AND WEARABLES
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for medical healthcare smart textiles and wearables.
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Current state of the art
        • Table Wearable medical device products and stage of development.
      • Advanced materials solutions
      • Printable, flexible and stretchable health monitors
        • Table Applications in wearable health monitors, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof.
        • Table Applications in patch-type skin sensors, by materials type and benefits thereof.
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE
    • COMPANY PROFILES
      • Agx, Inc.
      • APDM, Inc.
      • Biolinq
      • Biovotion AG
      • Bonbouton
      • BrainStem Biometrics, Inc.
      • Cellnovo
      • Cortera Neurotechnologies
      • Dexcom, Inc.
      • Eccrine Systems
      • Gaugewear, Inc.
      • GE
      • GlySens Incorporated
      • GlucoVista
      • Graphene Healthcare Pte Ltd.
      • GraphWear Technologies
      • Hivok Biotec, Inc.
      • Insulet Corporation
      • MagArray, Inc.
      • MC10, Inc.
      • Nix, Inc.
      • Omron Healthcare
      • PARC
      • PKvitality
      • Prediktor AS
      • Sanofi
      • Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd.
      • SmartCap
      • SteadyMed Therapeutics
      • Tekscan, Inc.
      • Textile Instruments LLC
      • Valencell
      • Verily Life Sciences LLC
      • Visca LLC
      • Vivalnk
      • VTT
      • West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
  • SMART AND INTERACTIVE TEXTILES AND APPAREL
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for smart clothing and apparel.
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Current state of the art
        • Table Currently available technologies for smart textiles.
        • Table Smart clothing and apparel and stage of development.
      • Advanced materials solutions
        • Table Applications in textiles, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof.
        • Table Nanocoatings applied in the textiles industry-type of coating, nanomaterials utilized, benefits and applications.
      • Conductive yarns
      • Conductive coatings
        • Table Applications and benefits of graphene in textiles and apparel.
      • Smart helmets
      • Solar energy harvesting textiles
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE
      • Table Global smart clothing, interactive fabrics and apparel market.
    • COMPANY PROFILES
      • AIQ Smart Clothing, Inc.
      • Bekaert
      • Bluetek Membrane Corporation
      • Bluewater Defense, Inc.
      • Brochier Technologies SAS
      • Colmar
      • Cityzen Sciences
      • Clothing+/Jabil
      • Dhama Innovations
      • Dupont
      • Directa Plus
      • Eeonyx Corporation
      • Far Eastern New Century
      • FeetMe
      • Footfalls & Heartbeats (UK) Limited
      • Forster Rohner AG
      • Graphwear Technologies
      • Hexoskin
      • Imagine Intelligent Materials
      • Imagine Intelligent Materials
      • KH Chemicals BV
      • Komodo Technologies, Inc.
      • Litex Textile and Technology Co., Ltd.
      • Nanomech
      • NTT Data
      • NUUBO Smart Solutions Technologies, SL
      • Ohmatex Aps
      • Oros Apparel
      • Primo1D
      • Sensoria, Inc.
      • Textile Instruments LLC
      • ThermalTech
      • Urase Co., Ltd.
      • Vista Medical
  • ENERGY HARVESTING SMART TEXTILES
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for energy harvesting smart textiles.
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Current state of the art
        • Table Wearable energy and energy harvesting devices and stage of development.
      • Advanced materials solutions
        • Table Applications in flexible and stretchable batteries, by materials type and benefits thereof.
        • Table Applications in flexible and stretchable supercapacitors, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof.
        • Table Applications in energy harvesting textiles, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof.
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE
      • Table Potential addressable market for thin film, flexible and printed batteries.
    • COMPANY PROFILES
      • C3 Nano, Inc.
      • Canatu Oy
      • Draper Labs
      • Drayson Technologies
      • Eight19
      • Georgia Tech
      • Jabil Inc.
      • LG Chem
      • Nimbus Materials, Inc.
      • Oji Holdings
      • Prologium Technology Co., Ltd.
      • Sanki Consys Co., Ltd.
      • Satosen Co., Ltd.
      • Solarmer Energy
      • Strategic Elements
      • ThermalTech
      • Vorbeck Materials

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