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Wearable Devices in Healthcare 2014 – 2020

Wearable Devices in Healthcare 2014 – 2020

The wearable devices industry has grown dramatically during the last four years. The market value is currently relatively small for wearable devices but certain segments are expected to grow rapidly. Wearables are already making great in-roads in the fitness market. The overall healthcare market is expected to grow rapidly for wearables with some very specific scenarios and applications expected to excel in particular within the medical area.

In this report evaluates the current and anticipated wearable devices for the healthcare industry. The report addresses current wearables performance, what wearable devices should be used by healthcare professionals, why and in what circumstances. The report will also provide a full market analysis on the wearable devices in healthcare from 2015 to 2020.

Target Audience:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Augmented reality companies
  • Wireless device manufacturers
  • Wireless infrastructure providers
  • Consumer electronics companies
  • Wearable technology developers
  • Embedded computing companies
  • Regulatory bodies and governments
  • Wireless service providers of all types
Report Benefits:
  • Market forecast for wearable tech in healthcare
  • Understand the wearable technology marketplace
  • Understand supporting technologies for wearables
  • Recognize opportunities for wearable tech in healthcare
  • Identify wearable technology vendor strategies and offerings


General Methodology

Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.

We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.

In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.

We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.

We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.

Forecasting Methodology

Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.

Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.

Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.


1 Introduction
1.1 Executive Summary
1.2 Topics Covered
1.3 Key Questions Answered
1.4 Target Audience
1.5 Companies in Report
2 Wearable Devices Technologies Overview
2.1 Sensors in Wearable Systems
2.1.1 Movement Sensors
2.1.2 Respiration Sensors
2.1.3 Piezoelectric Usage in Sensors
2.1.4 Skin Sensors
2.1.5 Thermal Sensors
2.1.6 Heart Rate Monitors
2.2 Self-Powered Wearable Devices
2.3 Wireless Connections used in the Wearable Devices Monitoring Systems
2.3.1 Body Area Networks
2.3.2 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
2.3.3 Recent Development in the Wearable Health Monitoring Systems
2.4 Wearable System Challenges
2.4.1 Privacy
2.4.2 Power Complexity
2.4.3 FCC Regulations
3 E-Textile and Healthcare
4 Healthcare Related Sports Applications
4.1 Heart Rate Monitors
4.2 Wrist Watches and Healthcare Applications
5 Vendor Analysis
5.1 Abbott Laboratories
5.2 AcousticSheep
5.3 Adidas
5.3.1 Micoach mobile
5.3.2 miCoach X_CELL
5.3.3 MICOACH SPEED_CELL
5.3.4 MICOACH Smart Run
5.3.5 Heart Rate Monitor
5.3.6 MICOACH PACER
5.4 AiQ
5.4.1 BioMan
5.4.2 NeonMan
5.4.3 ThermoMan
5.5 Neurosky
5.5.1 MindWave
5.6 OMsignal
5.6.1 OM Signal Shirt
5.7 Clothing+
5.8 Fitbit
5.8.1 Fitbit Tracker
5.8.2 Fitbit Zip
5.8.3 Fitbit Ultra
5.8.4 Fitbit Force
5.9 Zephyr Technology
5.9.1 ZephyrLIFE
5.10 Nike
5.10.1 Fuel Band
6 Internet of Things and Healthcare
6.1 IoT Communication Protocols
6.1.1 WiFi
6.1.2 Li-Fi
6.2 IoT and the Healthcare Industry
6.3 Wireless Sensors and Smartphones
7 Industry Developments and Direction
7.1 Skin Patches
7.2 Industry Impacts
7.3 Wristbands vs. Skin Patches
7.4 Google Glass
8 Market Forecasts 2015 - 2020
8.1.1 Wearable Devices Companies to Watch
8.2 Market Performance
8.3 Global Market 2015 - 2020
8.4 Market by Category
8.4.1 Heart Rate Monitors
8.4.2 Biosensors (Including OEM)
8.4.3 Wearable E-textile
List of Figures
Figure 1: Wireless Body Area Network for Patient Monitoring
Figure 2: Alternative Intensive Care on the Go
Figure 3: Mio Alpha: Heart Rate Monitoring Watch
Figure 4: Mio Link Synchronizes with the MioGo Smartphone App
Figure 5: Acoustic Sheep Sleep Phones
Figure 6: Adidas miCoach X_CELL
Figure 7: MICOCH SPEED_CELL
Figure 8: Adidas MiCoach Smart Run Watch
Figure 9: Micoach HRM attached to User’s Chest
Figure 10: MICOACH PACER
Figure 11: BioMan Shirt from AiQ
Figure 12: MindWave
Figure 13: Fitbit Tracker
Figure 14: Fitbit ZIP
Figure 15: Fitbit Force
Figure 16: ZephyrLIFE
Figure 17: Nike FuelBand
Figure 18: IoT Industry Roadmap 2000-2020
Figure 19: Hybrid System Architecture for Healthcare
Figure 20: Photos and Geotagging
Figure 21: Wearable Devices Forecast 2014-2020
Figure 22: Wearable Devices Market 2014-2020
Figure 22: Unit Shipments for Wearable Healthcare Devices 2015 - 2020
Figure 24: Global Wearable Devices Market 2014-2020
Figure 25: Global Wearable Healthcare Devices 2015 - 2020
Figure 26: Global Wearable Heart Rate Monitor Revenue 2015 - 2020
Figure 27: Global Wearable Heart Rate Monitors 2015 - 2020
Figure 28: Biosensors Revenue 2015 - 2020
Figure 29: Biosensors Market 2015 - 2020
Figure 30: Wearable E-textile Revenue 2015 - 2020
Figure 31: E-textile Market 2015 - 2020

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