Sensors drive advancement of wearable technology
There will be over 3 billion sensors in wearable technology devices by 2025, with more than 30% being emerging sensor types, according to a recent IDTechEx Research report.
Sensors are the most diverse component type in wearable devices, and they also enable the key functions that will go into wearable devices and make them be worn. Advances with wearable sensors are a vital driver for the future ofwearable technology. Their incorporation alongside new energy harvesting andenergy storage techniques, efficient power management systems and low power computing, in form factors that will be increasingly flexible, fashionable and invisible will enable the wearable technology market to reach $70B by 2025.
The IDTechEx Research report gives detailed coverage of the 15 most prominent sensor types in wearable technology today, including inertial measurement units (accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometer and barometers), optical sensors (including optical heart rate monitoring, PPG and cameras), wearable electrodes, chemical sensors, flexible stretch, pressure and impact sensors, temperature sensors, microphones and other emerging wearable sensors.
For each sensor, the technologies and major players are described, backed up by detailed interviews and company profiles of key bodies in each sector. The report also views the big picture, discussing the implications of sensor fusion and the relative merits of each sensor type for various applications.