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The Market for Wearable Devices: Forecasts to 2020

The Market for Wearable Devices

Fueled by an aging population with increasing healthcare needs, increasing use of outpatient care, advancing wireless technology capability, continuing nursing shortage, and ever-diminishing healthcare resources, the market for wearable medical devices has the potential for rapid growth.  Use of wearable medical devices can improve care delivery and patient outcomes, reduce mortality rates, reduce hospital admissions, and result in more efficient use of healthcare resources.


This Kalorama Information report, The Market for Wearable Medical Devices includes products in the following segments:

Wearable diagnostic and monitoring devices
  • Wearable cardiovascular devices
  • Wearable pregnancy, fetal and infant devices
  • Wearable neurological devices
  • Wearable sleep monitoring devices
  • Wearable glucose monitoring devices
  • Other wearable diagnostic and monitoring devices
Wearable therapeutic devices
  • Wearable respiratory therapy devices
  • Wearable insulin management devices
  • Wearable pain management devices
Wearable injury prevention and rehabilitation devices
  • Body motion devices
  • Sensing garments
  • Fall detection devices
  • Other devices
Wearable lifestyle and fitness devices
  • Fitness trackers
  • Activity trackers
  • Sports trackers


Wearable devices are no longer just focusing on one measurement such as the number of steps taken in a day but are focusing on a variety of bodily measurements such as heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and many others.  Advances in wearable medical devices include new miniaturized sensors; peripherals; real-time audio and video for “face-to-face” interaction between clinicians and patients; wireless communication; systems that “sort” the vast amount of data collected in order to put it into the context of a patient’s condition; portable and ambulatory monitors; web-based access to the patient record; systems that transfer data to an electronic medical record (EMR); and full-service outsourcing that includes a clinician to evaluate data and send a report to the attending physician.The market numbers discussed in this report are focused on the global wearable medical device market with special market coverage of the U.S. market. Additionally, there is select coverage for European, Asian and other world markets. All sales are displayed at the manufacturers’ level in U.S. dollars. Although the sales figures are displayed at the manufacturers’ level, in many instances, this figure represents a close comparison to the retail level as many end users are purchasing directly from the manufacturer.

The base year is 2015, with forecasts provided for each year through 2020. The market was evaluated via a combination of disease prevalence trends, population trends, device innovations, federal and industry standards and regulations. Both primary and secondary sources were consulted in developing market estimates. Telephone interviews and email correspondence were the primary method of gathering information. For the purpose of this study, Kalorama Information conducted interviews with more than 50 key industry officials, consultants, health care providers, and government personnel. These sources were the primary basis in gathering information specifically relating to revenue and market share data presented in this report. Specific interviews with IT company representatives included marketing directors, division managers, and product representatives.

Although there are many participants in the market, a handful of companies continue to make a significant impact on the wearable medical device market.  A select few are profiled in the report:
Abbott Laboratories
Compumedics
Dexcom
Dräger Medical
FitBit
Garmin
Honeywell 
Insulet
Intel
Jawbone
LifeWatch
Masimo Corp.
Medtronic
MisFit Wearables
Nike
Nuubo
Omron Healthcare
OSI Systems
Philips Healthcare
Polar Electro
Roche
Samsung
Sony
Sotera Wireless
Withings


  • Executive Summary
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • SIZE AND GROWTH OF THE MARKET
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Medical Devices 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • MARKET PARTICIPANTS
  • Introduction
    • OVERVIEW
    • APPLICATIONS
    • DEMOGRAPHICS
      • Population Growth
        • Table Global Population and Average Annual Change, 2005 – 2050 (population in thousands)
      • Aging of the Population
        • Table Global Population Trends Age 65+, 2000-2050
    • CHRONIC DISEASE DRIVING HEALTH MARKETS
      • Cardiovascular Disease
      • Diabetes
      • Cancer
      • Obesity
    • NEW TECHNOLOGIES WEARABLE MEDICAL DEVICES
      • Wireless Technologies
      • Smartphones in Healthcare
      • Remote Monitoring
      • Cloud-Based Mobile Healthcare
      • EMR (EHR) Data Transfer Applications and Equipment
      • Technology Innovation
  • Wearable Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices
    • INTRODUCTION
    • WEARABLE CARDIOVASCULAR MONITORING DEVICES
      • Overview
      • Selected Product Examples
        • Table Selected Wearable Cardiovascular Monitoring Devices
    • WEARABLE PREGNANCY, OBSTETRICS, FETAL AND INFANT MONITORING DEVICES
      • Overview
      • Selected Product Examples
        • Table Selected Wearable Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Fetal and Infant Monitoring
    • WEARABLE NEUROLOGICAL MONITORING DEVICES
      • Overview
      • Selected Product Examples
        • Table Selected Wearable Neurological Monitoring Devices
    • WEARABLE SLEEP MONITORING DEVICES
      • Overview
      • Selected Product Examples
        • Table Selected Wearable Sleep Monitoring Devices
    • WEARABLE GLUCOSE MONITORING DEVICES
      • Overview
      • Selected Product Examples
        • Table Selected Wearable Glucose Monitor Devices
    • OTHER WEARABLE DIAGNOSTIC AND MONITORING DEVICES
      • Overview
      • Selected Product Examples
        • Table Selected Other Wearable Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices
    • SELECT EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
      • Zensor
      • VitalsFit
      • Scout
      • SCANurse
      • IMEC EEG Headset
      • Microchips Biotech
      • Kinsa Smart Thermometer
      • Wearable Skin Device
      • Pregsense
      • Quanttus
      • OnClass
      • Sunbit
      • BioStamp
      • EchoLabs Monitor
      • CoVa
      • InvisonHeart ECG
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • MARKETS BY PRODUCT SEGMENT
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices by Product Segment 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • MARKETS BY GLOBAL REGION
      • Table The Global Wearable Diagnostic and Monitoring Devices Market by Region, 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
  • Wearable Therapeutic Devices
    • INTRODUCTION
    • WEARABLE RESPIRATORY THERAPY DEVICES
      • Overview
      • Selected Product Examples
        • Table Selected Wearable Respiratory Therapy Devices
    • WEARABLE INSULIN MANAGEMENT DEVICES
      • Overview
      • Selected Product Examples
        • Table Selected Wearable Insulin Infusion Pumps
    • WEARABLE PAIN MANAGEMENT DEVICES
      • Overview
      • Selected Product Examples
        • Table Selected Wearable Pain Management Devices
    • EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
      • ADAMM
      • Valedo
      • iTBra
      • WAK
      • Sam
      • Goggle Contact Lens
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Therapeutic Devices 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • MARKETS BY PRODUCT SEGMENT
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Therapeutic Devices by Product Segment 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • MARKETS BY GLOBAL REGION
      • Table The Global Wearable Therapeutic Devices Market by Region, 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
  • Wearable Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Devices
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SELECTED PRODUCT EXAMPLES
      • Body Motion Devices
        • Table Selected Wearable Body Motion Devices
      • Sensing Garments
        • Table Selected Wearable Sensing Garments
      • Fall Detection Devices
        • Table Selected Wearable Fall Detection Devices
      • Other Devices
        • Table Selected Other Wearable Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Devices
    • EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
      • Litus
      • Kinect
      • Osteoarthritis
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Devices 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • MARKETS BY PRODUCT SEGMENT
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Devices by Product Segment 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • MARKETS BY GLOBAL REGION
      • Table The Global Wearable Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Devices Market by Region, 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
  • Wearable Lifestyle and Fitness Devices
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SELECTED PRODUCT EXAMPLES
      • Fitness Tracker
        • Table Selected Wearable Fitness Tracker Devices
      • Activity Tracker
        • Table Selected Wearable Activity Tracker Devices
      • Sports Tracker
        • Table Selected Wearable Sports Tracker Devices
    • EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
      • Sentimoto
      • FitLinxx AmpStrip
      • SmartStop
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Lifestyle and Fitness Devices 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • MARKETS BY PRODUCT SEGMENT
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Lifestyle and Fitness Devices by Product Segment 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • MARKETS BY GLOBAL REGION
      • Table The Global Wearable Lifestyle and Fitness Devices Market by Region, 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
  • Issues and Trends
    • OVERVIEW
    • REGULATORY CHALLENGES
    • REIMBURSEMENT CHALLENGES
    • AGING OF THE POPULATION
    • INCREASING LIFE EXPECTANCY AND THE DEMAND FOR ADVANCED HEALTHCARE DELIVERY OPTIONS
    • HEALTHCARE SPENDING TRENDS
    • LASTING COMPLIANCE
    • PHYSICIAN INVOLVEMENT
    • ADVANCES IN SENSORS
    • HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA)
    • COST CUTTING
    • HEALTHCARE EFFICIENCY
      • Electronic Medical Records
      • Data Management and the Electronic Medical Record
      • Wearable Remote Monitoring
    • CAPACITY CHALLENGES
      • Emphasis on Reducing Hospital Days
    • UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES IN TELEHEALTH/TELEMEDICINE
      • Mental Health Assessment through Telemedicine
    • GROWING ACCEPTANCE OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Table Technology Adoption (millions)
      • Internet Users and Growing Adoption of Technology
      • FCC Rules for Medical Wireless Communication
      • System Compatibility
  • Global Wearable Medical Device Market Size and Forecast
    • OVERVIEW
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS
      • Growth Drivers
      • Growth Inhibitors
    • TOTAL GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Medical Devices 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • GLOBAL MARKETS BY PRODUCT SEGMENT
      • Table The Global Market for Wearable Medical Devices by General Product Segment 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • MARKET ANALYSIS BY REGION
      • Table The Global Wearable Medical Device Market by Region, 2012-2020 (in millions of dollars)
    • NORTH AMERICA MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Markets by Product Type
        • Table North America: Wearable Medical Device Market by Product Segment 2015 ($ in millions)
    • EUROPEAN MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Markets by Product Type
        • Table Europe: Wearable Medical Device Market by Product Segment 2015 ($ in millions)
    • ASIA PACIFIC MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Markets by Product Type
        • Table Asia Pacific: Wearable Medical Device Market by Product Segment 2015 ($ in millions)
    • REST OF WORLD MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Markets by Product Type
        • Table Rest of World: Wearable Medical Device Market by Product Segment 2015 ($ in millions)
  • Corporate Profiles
    • INTRODUCTION
    • PROFILES
    • ABBOTT LABORATORIES
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • COMPUMEDICS
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • DEXCOM
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • DRÄGER MEDICAL
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • FITBIT
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • GARMIN
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • HONEYWELL
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • INSULET
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • INTEL CORPORATION
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • JAWBONE
      • Company Overview
    • LIFEWATCH
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • MASIMO
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • MEDTRONIC
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • MISFIT WEARABLES CORPORATION
      • Company Overview
    • NIKE
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • NUUBO
      • Company Overview
    • OMRONHEALTHCARE
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • OSI SYSTEMS
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • PHILIPS HEALTHCARE
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • POLAR ELECTRO, INC (POLAR USA)
      • Company Overview
    • PROTEUS DIGITAL HEALTH
      • Company Overview
    • ROCHE
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • SAMSUNG
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • SONY
      • Company Overview
      • Performance Review
    • SOTERA WIRELESS, INC
      • Company Overview
    • WITHINGS, INC
      • Company Overview
  • List of Contributors

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