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Global Head-mounted Display Market 2016-2020

Global Head-mounted Display Market 2016-2020

About HMDs

HMDs are AR devices that display images through small optic computer displays. These display devices are worn on the head like a helmet with optic computer displays in front of one eye or separate optic computer displays for each eye. HMDs consist of an image source, collimating optics, and a mechanism to mount the device onto the head. These displays are being used in many applications such as medical visualization, for viewing sensor imagery in military vehicles, airborne workstations for aircraft simulation and training, and fixed and rotary wing avionics. HMDs can be used in VR as well as AR applications.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global head-mounted display (HMD) market to grow at a CAGR of 48.86% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global head-mounted display (HMD) market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report covers both helmet-mounted displays and wearable glasses, and the revenue generated from these segments.



The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Head-Mounted Display (HMD) Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BAE Systems
  • Cinoptics
  • Elbit Systems
  • Kopin
  • Oculus VR
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Seiko Epson
  • Sensics
  • Sony
  • Thales
  • Trivisio Prototyping
  • Vuzix
Other prominent vendors
  • Apple
  • Avegant
  • Beijing ANTVR Technology
  • Carl Zeiss
  • Google
  • HTC
  • Microsoft
  • Optinvent
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Shoogee
  • Vrizzmo
Market driver
  • Market segment-related drivers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Customer-related challenges
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • End-user technology-related aspects
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Head-Mounted Display (HMD) Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global head-mounted display (HMD) market: BAE Systems, Cinoptics, Elbit Systems, Kopin, Oculus VR, Rockwell Collins, Seiko Epson, Sensics, Sony, Thales, Trivisio Prototyping, and Vuzix.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Apple, Avegant, Beijing ANTVR Technology, Carl Zeiss, Google, HTC, Microsoft, Optinvent, Samsung Electronics, Shoogee, and Vrizzmo.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “HMDs are finding an increasing number of applications in different sectors which will be a key trend for market growth. They are currently being used in sectors such as the defense and aviation. In the consumer electronics sector, these displays are mainly used for gaming and entertainment purposes while they are used for telerobotic surgeries and the treatment of psychological phobias in the healthcare sector. They are also being used for aircraft simulation and training, in firefighting, and in sports applications. HMDs will find numerous applications across different domains including automotive prototyping, digital printing, and data storage applications during the forecast period. Factors like these will propel the growth of the market.”

According to the report, increasing demand for lightweight HMDs will be a key driver for market growth. There is a significant demand for lightweight HMDs compared with conventional HMDs, which are bulky in nature and also creates certain health issues regarding eye sight and headache. Users in the gaming market, who continuously play for hours or a soldier using HMDs for long hours in training prefer a lightweight HMD as compared to a heavier one.

Further, the report states that one of the major issues interfering with the adoption of HMDs is the large size of optics, which affects the visibility of users. In addition, there are other issues related to human interface such as weight. This has compounded the existing technical problems, threatening market growth. The inability of market vendors to find a solution to these issues will pose a major challenge for the growth of this market.

Companies Mentioned

BAE Systems, Cinoptics, Elbit Systems, Kopin, Oculus VR, Rockwell Collins, Seiko Epson, Sensics, Sony, Thales, Trivisio Prototyping, Vuzix, Apple, Avegant, Beijing ANTVR Technology, Carl Zeiss, Google, HTC, Microsoft, Optinvent, Samsung Electronics, Shoogee, Vrizzmo.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Major countries covered
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Types of HMDs
    • Based on display technology
    • Based on display screen
    • Why HMDs?
      • Table HMD schematic
    • Components of HMDs
      • Table Bill of materials for HMDs
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global HMD market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global HMD market by product 2015-2020
    • ASP of helmet-mounted displays
      • Table ASPs of HMDs 2015-2020
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user sectors
    • Table Global HMD market by end-user segmentation 2015
    • Table Global HMD market by end-user sectors 2015-2020
    • Table Global HMD market by end-user sectors 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • HMD market: Defense sector
      • Table HMD market: Defense sector 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • HMD market: industrial sector
      • Table HMD market: Industrial sector 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • HMD market: healthcare sector
      • Table HMD market: Healthcare sector 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • HMD market: individual consumers
      • Table HMD market: Individual consumers 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global HMD market by geography 2015
    • Table Global HMD market by geography 2015-2020
    • Table Global HMD market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • HMD market in Americas
      • Table HMD market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • HMD market in EMEA
      • Table HMD market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • HMD market in APAC
      • Table HMD market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Customer-related drivers
    • Supplier-related drivers
    • Geography-related drivers
    • Market segment-related drivers
    • Hardware/software/technical-related drivers
    • Cost-related drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Customer-related challenges
    • Supplier-related challenges
    • Geography-related challenges
    • Market-related challenges
    • Technical issues related to HMDs
    • Cost-related challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • End-user technology-related aspects
    • Cost-related aspects
    • Geography-related aspects
    • Market segments
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Prominent vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Impact of HMDs on daily life: Case examples
    • Smartphone-powered HMDs
    • HMD to be a key product in healthcare
    • HMD to impact the sports segment
    • HMD to experience cultural heritage virtually
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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