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

  • 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

  • BewellConnect

    Medical devices, telehealth, and analytics for medical emergency triage

    Mar 3, 2017

  • TZOA Wearables

    Wearable air quality monitor

    Feb 24, 2017

  • Far Eastern New Century

    Manufacturer of textiles and polymers developing smart apparel

    Feb 24, 2017

  • Tex-Ray

    Textile and garment manufacturer developing smart apparel

    Feb 24, 2017

  • Artificial Solutions

    Natural Language Interaction (NLI) platform that enables free-format conversation between human, machine, and applications

    Feb 22, 2017

  • Biovotion

    Wearable device for continuous, noninvasive vital signs monitoring

    Feb 17, 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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