Ubiquitous mobile devices and trends in directions like the Quantified Self and Smart Manufacturing have created an increased interest in wearable electronics. Wearables also provide the critical link to tether people to Internet of Things ecosystems, whether it be the Smart Home, Connected Car, or Smart Factory. However, despite significant hype, investment, the technologies, business models, and a proliferation of new devices, the future of wearables remains unclear. The question still remains of whether wearables will cause disruption like mobile devices or merely be accessories for counting steps?
We analyze the technologies, markets, and strategies that push innovation and growth, enabling clients to:
  • Stay on top of rapidly expanding developer landscape
  • Evaluate new business models
  • Pull together partnerships across materials, devices, and system integrators
  • Integrating wearables into existing platforms like electronic medical records and ERP software
  • Enable actionable and safe intelligence through wearable data security, privacy, and analytics
  • Understand the customer of the future and what information they will have about themselves


Recently Profiled Companies

  • Komodo Technology

    Activity-monitoring compression sleeve

    Apr 21, 2017

  • Telit

    Provider of IoT hardware, connectivity, and application platforms

    Apr 20, 2017

  • QuietLife Technologies

    Active snore-noise cancelling with sound prediction algorithms for real-time noise cancelling

    Apr 13, 2017

  • OrelTech

    Developer of printing thin metal conductive films

    Apr 12, 2017

  • PKparis

    Wearable blood glucose and lactate monitoring devices

    Apr 7, 2017

  • Luxoft

    Technology consulting, solutions, and services firm

    Mar 28, 2017

  • Equivital

    Mobile physiological monitoring

    Mar 24, 2017

  • Bebop Sensors

    Smart fabric sensors

    Mar 24, 2017

  • TrackNet

    LoRa-powered devices

    Mar 16, 2017

  • Echo Labs

    Wearable optical sensors and spectrometry to measure and analyze vital signals

    Mar 10, 2017

  • nuubo

    Mid- to long-term ECG monitoring garments

    Mar 10, 2017

  • Proxxi

    Wearable safety device for high-voltage utility workers

    Mar 10, 2017

  • Smart watches
  • Activity trackers
  • Smart textiles
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Smart glasses
  • Sensors
  • Displays
  • Power and energy harvesting
  • Logic/memory
  • Smart homes
  • Health and wellness
  • Entertainment and media
  • Athletics
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing

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