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The Global Market for Wearables and Smart Textiles to 2027

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The Global Market for Wearables and Smart Textiles to 2027
Published: April 19, 2018 Content info: 351 Pages
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The number and variety of wearable electronic devices and smart textiles has increased significantly in the past few years, as they offer significant enhancements to human comfort, health and well-being. Wearable low-power silicon electronics, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) fabricated on fabrics, textiles with integrated Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and electronic devices such as smart glasses, watches and lenses have been widely investigated and commercialized (e.g. Google glass, Apple Watch). There is increasing demand for wearable electronics from industries such as:

  • Medical and healthcare monitoring and diagnostics.
  • Sportswear and fitness monitoring (bands).
  • Consumer electronics such as smart watches, smart glasses and headsets.
  • Military GPS trackers, equipment (helmets) and wearable robots.
  • Smart apparel and footwear in fashion and sport.
  • Workplace safety and manufacturing.

Advances in smart electronics enable wearable sensor devices and there are a number of devices that are near or already on the market. Textile manufacturers have brought sensor based smart textiles products to the market, mainly for the collection of bio-data (e.g. heart-rate, body temperature etc.) and in workplace safety. The use of textiles as the smart devices themselves also presents significant advantages over watches and wristbands in terms of long-term use.Despite considerable R&D investment, most current wearables do not use flexible or printed components; instead they rely on conventional components from mobile devices. Most currently available wearable technology is based on rigid components. Flexible electronics offers conformable, adaptable, and immersive wearable devices. Recent advancements in flexible and stretchable electronics enabled by advanced materials provides viable solutions to bio-integrated wearable electronics.

Printed electronics and energy harvesting technologies are evolving to meet the demands of new, wearable formats. Next-generation wearables will rely on active fabrics made by weaving conductor, insulator and semiconductor fibers sparsely into textile yarn. Fabrics woven from such yarns will enable electronic functions that seamlessly integrate into every day, comfortable, lightweight clothing. Sensor tattoos and wearable motion charging devices are now in early commercial stages.

Included in this report:

  • Market drivers and trends for wearables and smart textiles
  • How advanced materials are applied in wearables and smart textile
  • In-depth analysis of current state of the art and products in wearables and smart textile
  • Over 250 wearables and smart textiles product developer profiles
  • Market revenues for wearables and smart textile across all sectors
  • Market challenges.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • 1.1 What are smart textiles?
  • 1.2 The evolution of electronics
    • 1.2.1 The wearables revolution
    • 1.2.2 Flexible, thin, and large-area form factors
  • 1.3 What are wearable electronics?
    • 1.3.1 From rigid to flexible and stretchable
    • 1.3.2 Organic and printed electronics
    • 1.3.3 New conductive materials
  • 1.4 Growth in flexible and stetchable electronics market
    • 1.4.1 Recent growth in printable, flexible and stretchable products
    • 1.4.2 Future growth
    • 1.4.3 Nanotechnology as a market driver
    • 1.4.4 Growth in remote health monitoring and diagnostics

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3 WEARABLES AND SMART TEXTILES MATERIALS ANALYSIS 45

  • 3.1 CARBON NANOTUBES
    • 3.1.1 Properties
    • 3.1.2 Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
      • 3.1.2.1 Single-walled carbon nanotubes
    • 3.1.3 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
  • 3.2 CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS (CP)
    • 3.2.1 Properties
      • 3.2.1.1 PDMS
      • 3.2.1.2 PEDOT: PSS
    • 3.2.2 Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.2.3 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
  • 3.3 GRAPHENE
    • 3.3.1 Properties
    • 3.3.2 Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.3.3 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
  • 3.4 METAL MESH
    • 3.4.1 Properties
    • 3.4.2 Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.4.3 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
  • 3.5 METAL NANOWIRES
    • 3.5.1 Properties
    • 3.5.2 Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.5.3 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
  • 3.6 NANOCELLULOSE
    • 3.6.1 Properties
    • 3.6.2 Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.6.3 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
      • 3.6.3.1 Nanopaper
      • 3.6.3.2 Paper memory
  • 3.7 NANOFIBERS
    • 3.7.1 Properties
    • 3.7.2 Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.7.3 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
  • 3.8 QUANTUM DOTS
    • 3.8.1 Properties
    • 3.8.2 Properties utilized in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.8.3 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
  • 3.9 GRAPHENE AND CARBON QUANTUM DOTS
    • 3.9.1 Properties
    • 3.9.2 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
  • 3.10 OTHER 2-D MATERIALS
    • 3.10.1 Black phosphorus/Phosphorene
      • 3.10.1.1 Properties
      • 3.10.1.2 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.10.2 C2N
      • 3.10.2.1 Properties
      • 3.10.2.2 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.10.3 Germanene
      • 3.10.3.1 Properties
      • 3.10.3.2 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.10.4 Graphdiyne
      • 3.10.4.1 Properties
      • 3.10.4.2 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.10.5 Graphane
      • 3.10.5.1 Properties
      • 3.10.5.2 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.10.6 Boron nitride
      • 3.10.6.1 Properties
      • 3.10.6.2 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.10.7 Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2)
      • 3.10.7.1 Properties
      • 3.10.7.2 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.10.8 Rhenium disulfide (ReS2) and diselenide (ReSe2)
      • 3.10.8.1 Properties
      • 3.10.8.2 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.10.9 Silicene
      • 3.10.9.1 Properties
      • 3.10.9.2 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.10.10 Stanene/tinene
      • 3.10.10.1 Properties
      • 3.10.10.2 Applications in wearables and smart textiles
    • 3.10.11 Tungsten diselenide
      • 3.10.11.1 Properties
      • 3.10.11.2 Applications in wearables and smart textiles

4 CONDUCTIVE INKS FOR WEARABLES AND SMART TEXTILES 102

  • 4.1 MARKET DRIVERS
  • 4.2 APPLICATIONS
    • 4.2.1 Current products
    • 4.2.2 Advanced materials solutions
    • 4.2.3 RFID
    • 4.2.4 Smart labels
    • 4.2.5 Smart clothing
    • 4.2.6 Printable sensors
    • 4.2.7 Printed batteries
    • 4.2.8 Printable antennas
    • 4.2.9 In-mold electronics
    • 4.2.10 Printed transistors
  • 4.3 GLOBAL MARKET SIZE
  • 4.4 COMPANY PROFILES

5 WEARABLE SENSORS AND ELECTRONIC TEXTILES

  • 5.1 MARKET DRIVERS
  • 5.2 APPLICATIONS
    • 5.2.1 Current state of the art
    • 5.2.2 Advanced materials solutions
    • 5.2.3 Transparent conductive films
      • 5.2.3.1 Carbon nanotubes (SWNT)
      • 5.2.3.2 Double-walled carbon nanotubes
      • 5.2.3.3 Graphene
      • 5.2.3.4 Silver nanowires
      • 5.2.3.5 Nanocellulose
      • 5.2.3.6 Copper nanowires
      • 5.2.3.7 Nanofibers
    • 5.2.4 Wearable sensors
      • 5.2.4.1 Current stage of the art
      • 5.2.4.2 Advanced materials solutions
      • 5.2.4.3 Wearable gas sensors
      • 5.2.4.4 Wearable strain sensors
      • 5.2.4.5 Wearable tactile sensors
      • 5.2.4.6 Industrial monitoring
      • 5.2.4.7 Military
  • 5.3 GLOBAL MARKET SIZE
    • 5.3.1 Transparent conductive electrodes
  • 5.4 COMPANY PROFILES

6 MEDICAL AND HEALTHCARE SMART TEXTILES AND WEARABLES

  • 6.1 MARKET DRIVERS
  • 6.2 APPLICATIONS
    • 6.2.1 Current state of the art
    • 6.2.2 Advanced materials solutions
      • 6.2.2.1 Skin sensors
      • 6.2.2.2 Nanomaterials-based devices
    • 6.2.3 Printable, flexible and stretchable health monitors
      • 6.2.3.1 Patch-type skin sensors
      • 6.2.3.2 Skin temperature monitoring
      • 6.2.3.3 Hydration sensors
      • 6.2.3.4 Wearable sweat sensors
      • 6.2.3.5 UV patches
      • 6.2.3.6 Smart footwear
  • 6.3 GLOBAL MARKET SIZE
  • 6.4 COMPANY PROFILES

7 SMART AND INTERACTIVE TEXTILES AND APPAREL

  • 7.1 MARKET DRIVERS
  • 7.2 APPLICATIONS
    • 7.2.1 Current state of the art
    • 7.2.2 Advanced materials solutions
    • 7.2.3 Conductive yarns
    • 7.2.4 Conductive coatings
    • 7.2.5 Smart helmets
  • 7.3 GLOBAL MARKET SIZE
  • 7.4 COMPANY PROFILES

8 ENERGY HARVESTING SMART TEXTILES

  • 8.1 MARKET DRIVERS
  • 8.2 APPLICATIONS
    • 8.2.1 Current state of the art
    • 8.2.2 Advanced materials solutions
      • 8.2.2.1 Flexible and stretchable batteries
      • 8.2.2.2 Flexible and stretchable supercapacitors
      • 8.2.2.3 Fiber-shaped Lithium-Ion batteries
      • 8.2.2.4 Flexible OLED lighting
      • 8.2.2.5 Quantum dot lighting
      • 8.2.2.6 Solar energy harvesting textiles
      • 8.2.2.7 Stretchable piezoelectric energy harvesting
      • 8.2.2.8 Stretchable triboelectric energy harvesting
  • 8.3 GLOBAL MARKET SIZE
  • 8.4 COMPANY PROFILES

TABLES

  • Table 1: Types of smart textiles
  • Table 2: Smart textile products
  • Table 3: Evolution of wearable devices, 2011-2017
  • Table 4: Advanced materials for printable, flexible and stretchable sensors and Electronics-Advantages and disadvantages
  • Table 5: Sheet resistance (RS) and transparency (T) values for transparent conductive oxides and alternative materials for transparent conductive electrodes (TCE)
  • Table 6: Markets for wearable devices and applications
  • Table 7: Properties of CNTs and comparable materials
  • Table 8: Companies developing carbon nanotubes for applications in smart textiles and wearables
  • Table 9: Types of flexible conductive polymers, properties and applications
  • Table 10: Properties of graphene
  • Table 11: Companies developing graphene for applications smart textiles and wearables
  • Table 12: Advantages and disadvantages of fabrication techniques to produce metal mesh structures
  • Table 13: Types of flexible conductive polymers, properties and applications
  • Table 14: Companies developing metal mesh for applications in smart textiles and wearables. 62
  • Table 15: Companies developing silver nanowires for applications in smart textiles and wearables
  • Table 16: Nanocellulose properties
  • Table 17: Properties and applications of nanocellulose
  • Table 18: Properties of flexible electronics - cellulose nanofiber film (nanopaper)
  • Table 19: Properties of flexible electronics cellulose nanofiber films
  • Table 20: Companies developing nanocellulose for applications in smart textiles and wearables. 74
  • Table 21: Companies developing quantum dots for applications in smart textiles and wearables. 78
  • Table 22: Schematic of (a) CQDs and (c) GQDs. HRTEM images of (b) C-dots and (d) GQDs showing combination of zigzag and armchair edges (positions marked as 1-4
  • Table 23: Properties of graphene quantum dots
  • Table 24: Electronic and mechanical properties of monolayer phosphorene, graphene and MoS2. 84
  • Table 25: Market drivers for conductive inks in smart textiles and wearables
  • Table 26: Printable electronics products
  • Table 27: Comparative properties of conductive inks
  • Table 28: Applications in conductive inks by type and benefits thereof
  • Table 29: Opportunities for advanced materials in printed electronics
  • Table 30: Applications in flexible and stretchable batteries, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof
  • Table 31: Price comparison of thin-film transistor (TFT) electronics technology
  • Table 32: Main markets for conductive inks, applications and revenues
  • Table 33: Conductive inks in the wearable electronics market 2017-2027 revenue forecast (million $), by ink types
  • Table 34: Market drivers for wearable sensors
  • Table 35: Wearable electronics devices and stage of development
  • Table 36: Comparison of ITO replacements
  • Table 37: Applications in printable, flexible and stretchable sensors, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof
  • Table 38: Graphene properties relevant to application in sensors
  • Table 39: Global market for wearable electronics, 2015-2027, by application, billions $
  • Table 40: Market drivers for medical healthcare smart textiles and wearables
  • Table 41: Wearable medical device products and stage of development
  • Table 42: Applications in wearable health monitors, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof
  • Table 43: Applications in patch-type skin sensors, by materials type and benefits thereof
  • Table 44: Market drivers for smart clothing and apparel
  • Table 45: Currently available technologies for smart textiles
  • Table 46: Smart clothing and apparel and stage of development
  • Table 47: Applications in textiles, by advanced materials type and benefits thereof
  • Table 48: Nanocoatings applied in the textiles industry-type of coating, nanomaterials utilized, benefits and applications
  • Table 49: Applications and benefits of graphene in textiles and apparel
  • Table 50: Global smart clothing, interactive fabrics and apparel market
  • Table 51: Market drivers for energy harvesting smart textiles
  • Table 52: Wearable energy and energy harvesting devices and stage of development
  • Table 53: Applications in flexible and stretchable batteries, by materials type and benefits thereof
  • Table 54: Applications in flexible and stretchable supercapacitors, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof
  • Table 55: Applications in energy harvesting textiles, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof. 307
  • Table 56: Potential addressable market for thin film, flexible and printed batteries

FIGURES

  • Figure 1: Graphene LEDs incorporated into a dress
  • Figure 2: Mimo Baby Monitor
  • Figure 3: Evolution of electronics
  • Figure 4: Wove Band
  • Figure 5: Wearable graphene medical sensor
  • Figure 6: Applications timeline for organic and printed electronics
  • Figure 7: Wearable health monitor incorporating graphene photodetectors
  • Figure 8: Schematic of single-walled carbon nanotube
  • Figure 9: Stretchable SWNT memory and logic devices for wearable electronics
  • Figure 10: Graphene layer structure schematic
  • Figure 11: Flexible graphene touch screen
  • Figure 12: Foldable graphene E-paper
  • Figure 13: Large-area metal mesh touch panel
  • Figure 14: Flexible silver nanowire wearable mesh
  • Figure 15: Cellulose nanofiber films
  • Figure 16: Nanocellulose photoluminescent paper
  • Figure 17: LEDs shining on circuitry imprinted on a 5x5cm sheet of CNF
  • Figure 18: Foldable nanopaper
  • Figure 19: Foldable nanopaper antenna
  • Figure 20: Paper memory (ReRAM)
  • Figure 21: Quantum dot
  • Figure 22: The light-blue curve represents a typical spectrum from a conventional white-LED LCD TV. With quantum dots, the spectrum is tunable to any colours of red, green, and blue, and each Color is limited to a narrow band
  • Figure 23: Black phosphorus structure
  • Figure 24: Structural difference between graphene and C2N-h2D crystal: (a) graphene; (b) C2N-h2D crystal
  • Figure 25: Schematic of germanene
  • Figure 26: Graphdiyne structure
  • Figure 27: Schematic of Graphane crystal
  • Figure 28: Structure of hexagonal boron nitride
  • Figure 29: Structure of 2D molybdenum disulfide
  • Figure 30: Atomic force microscopy image of a representative MoS2 thin-film transistor
  • Figure 31: Schematic of the molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) thin-film sensor with the deposited molecules that create additional charge
  • Figure 32: Schematic of a monolayer of rhenium disulphide
  • Figure 33: Silicene structure
  • Figure 34: Monolayer silicene on a silver (111) substrate
  • Figure 35: Silicene transistor
  • Figure 36: Crystal structure for stanene
  • Figure 37: Atomic structure model for the 2D stanene on Bi2Te3(111)
  • Figure 38: Schematic of tungsten diselenide
  • Figure 39: BGT Materials graphene ink product
  • Figure 40: Flexible RFID tag
  • Figure 41: Enfucell Printed Battery
  • Figure 42: Graphene printed antenna
  • Figure 43: Printed antennas for aircraft
  • Figure 44: Stretchable material for formed an in-molded electronics
  • Figure 45: Wearable patch with a skin-compatible, pressure-sensitive adhesive
  • Figure 46: Thin film transistor incorporating CNTs
  • Figure 47: Conductive inks in the wearable electronics market 2017-2027 revenue forecast (million $), by ink types
  • Figure 48: Covestro wearables
  • Figure 49: Royole flexible display
  • Figure 50: Panasonic CNT stretchable Resin Film
  • Figure 51: Bending durability of Ag nanowires
  • Figure 52: NFC computer chip
  • Figure 53: NFC translucent diffuser schematic
  • Figure 54: Softceptor sensor
  • Figure 55: BeBop Media Arm Controller
  • Figure 56: LG Innotek flexible textile pressure sensor
  • Figure 57: C2Sense flexible sensor
  • Figure 58: <hitoe> nanofiber conductive shirt original design(top) and current design (bottom).. 184
  • Figure 59: Garment-based printable electrodes
  • Figure 60: Wearable gas sensor
  • Figure 61: BeBop Sensors Marcel Modular Data Gloves
  • Figure 62: BeBop Sensors Smart Helmet Sensor System
  • Figure 63: Torso and Extremities Protection (TEP) system
  • Figure 64: Global market for wearable electronics, 2015-2027, by application, billions $. Figures do not include medical smart wearables and textiles and smart glasses
  • Figure 65: Global transparent conductive electrodes market forecast by materials type, 2012-2027, millions $
  • Figure 66: BITalino systems
  • Figure 67: Connected human body
  • Figure 68: Flexible, lightweight temperature sensor
  • Figure 69: Prototype ECG sensor patch
  • Figure 70: Graphene-based E-skin patch
  • Figure 71: Wearable bio-fluid monitoring system for monitoring of hydration
  • Figure 72: Smart mouth guard
  • Figure 73: Smart e-skin system comprising health-monitoring sensors, displays, and ultra flexible PLEDs
  • Figure 74: Graphene medical patch
  • Figure 75: TempTraQ wearable wireless thermometer
  • Figure 76: Mimo baby monitor
  • Figure 77: Nanowire skin hydration patch
  • Figure 78: Wearable sweat sensor
  • Figure 79: GraphWear wearable sweat sensor
  • Figure 80: My UV Patch
  • Figure 81: Overview layers of L'Oreal skin patch
  • Figure 82: Global medical and healthcare smart textiles and wearables market, 2015-2027, billions $
  • Figure 83: Global medical and healthcare smart textiles and wearables market, 2015-2027, billions $
  • Figure 84: Omniphobic-coated fabric
  • Figure 85: Conductive yarns
  • Figure 86: Work out shirt incorporating ECG sensors, flexible lights and heating elements
  • Figure 87: BeBop Sensors Smart Helmet Sensor System
  • Figure 88: Global smart clothing, interactive fabrics and apparel market 2013-2027 revenue forecast (million $)
  • Figure 89 Global smart clothing, interactive fabrics and apparel sales by market segment, 2016. 277
  • Figure 90: Energy harvesting textile
  • Figure 91: StretchSense Energy Harvesting Kit
  • Figure 92: LG Chem Heaxagonal battery
  • Figure 93: Printed 1.5V battery
  • Figure 94: Energy densities and specific energy of rechargeable batteries
  • Figure 95: Stretchable graphene supercapacitor
  • Figure 96: LG OLED flexible lighting panel
  • Figure 97: Flexible OLED incorporated into automotive headlight
  • Figure 98: Flexible & stretchable LEDs based on quantum dots
  • Figure 99: Schematic illustration of the fabrication concept for textile-based dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) made by sewing textile electrodes onto cloth or paper
  • Figure 100: Demand for thin film, flexible and printed batteries 2015, by market
  • Figure 101: Demand for thin film, flexible and printed batteries 2027, by market
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