Advanced Manufacturing, Electronics and Microsystems: TechConnect Briefs 2015Advanced Manufacturing, Electronics and Microsystems TechConnect Briefs 2015

Flexible Electronics Chapter 4

Wearable and flexible electronic devices: Market forecasts 2015-2025

H. Zervos
IDTechEx Inc, United States

pp. 124 - 127

Keywords: wearables, flexible devices, encapsulation, printed electronics, stretchable electronics

Wearable technology mainly concerns devices and apparel. With a wide range of products, from glasses and other headgear to arm, wrist, leg and footwear, skin patches and even jewelry, the device business is already large, at over $14 billion in 2014. It also has the largest number of big brands involved. . However, truly disruptive new technology, in the form of e-textiles, will also begin to establish major sales in a few years' time and fashion, industrial, commercial and military applications will burgeon as a consequence. The presentation will focus on the detailed research of 1200 organizations actively developing wearable devices and will describe activities, areas of focus, growth areas as well as particular challenges in commercialization. Market forecasts by application sector in the next decade will also be presented.