Biosensors: Taking Wearable Tech to Its Maximum Potential

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Report Summary:

The market for wearables must quickly and continually evolve to stimulate sales in its consumer heartland. An abundance of more accurate and affordable sensors in wearables will yield opportunities for the devices to go beyond casual consumer usage. This report examines the future landscape of biosensors in wrist worn-wearable devices—including their uses, opportunities to move wearables outside of consumer markets, inhibitors to adoption and usage, as well as the suppliers who should see wearables as a greenfield market.

Table of Contents

1.  Executive Summary

  1.1        Scaling the Smart Wrist Wear Opportunity: 75% of All Wearables in 2020
  1.2        Highly Segmented Offerings Serve a Highly Segmented Market – For Now
1.3        Not All Biometrics are Created Equal in the Eyes of Regulatory Agencies
1.4        Biosensor Penetration Summary

2.  Analysis

  2.1        Biosensors: The Human Sensor
     2.1.1  Biosensors Will Unlock Data Streams & Applications Only Possible with Wearables
2.1.2  The Biosensor Landscape
2.2        Biosensors & Wearables: A Complementary Couple?
2.3        The Elephant in the Room: Will Physicians Embrace Wearables Data? 
2.4        Opportunities for Biotelemetry-Enabled Wearables
2.4.1  Existing Medical Conditions
2.4.2  Senior Citizens
2.4.3  Pregnancy
2.4.4  Manual Labor & Manufacturing
2.4.5  High-Pressure Environments
2.5        Inhibitors for Adoption of Biosensors in Wearables
2.5.1  Pricing: Horses for Courses
2.5.2  How Accurate is Your Data?
2.6        Biosensor Wearables: How Big is Your Ecosystem?
2.6.1  Show Me the Data: Apps, Dashboards & Gamification
2.7        Connectivity & Powering the Biotelemetry Wearable
2.7.1  Continuous vs. Intermittent Data Transmission
2.7.2  Network Operator Opportunity
2.7.3  Security: How Safe is My Data?
2.7.4  Powering the Biotelemetry Wearable
2.7.5  Kinetic & RF Charging: Blue Sky Dreams or Rainy Day Reality?
2.8        Biotelemetry Sensor Suppliers: Broad Line Versus Specialist
2.8.1  Broad Line Suppliers
2.8.2  Specialist Suppliers

3.  Biosensor Penetration Forecasts

Skin Temperature
Blood Glucose
Blood O2
Blood Pressure)

4.  Key Point Conclusions

Table of Figures

Figure 1: Biosensor Penetration Rates in 2020, by Wrist Worn Device Category
Figure 2: MediWise GlucoWise
Figure 3: Why Wearing a Sensor Uniquely Enables Specific I/O’s
Figure 4: The Biosensor Landscape
Figure 5: Fitbit Charge HR
Figure 6: Biosensor Wearable Ecosystem
Figure 7: Global Smartwatch Biotelemetry Sensor Penetration 2014 – 2020: % of Total
Figure 8: Global Fitness Band Biotelemetry Sensor Penetration 2014 – 2020: % of Total
Figure 9: Smartwatch Biotelemetry Sensor Penetration in 2020: % of Total
Figure 10: Fitness Band Biotelemetry Sensor Penetration in 2020: % of Total

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