New sensor technologies will take wearables from hype to commercial success, says IDTechEx

There will be over 3 billion sensors in wearable technology devices by 2025, with more than 30% being emerging sensors types, says James Hayward of IDTechEx. This is one of the main conclusions from the company’s latest market research report, Wearable Sensors, 2015 – 2015.

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The Internet of Cons

Take a lot of unrelated and minimally related things such as passive RFID, ZigBee, Wireless Sensor Networks and hobbyist micro-controllers and give them a grand new name such as the Internet of Things, says Dr Peter Harrop, chairman of IDTechEx. Instantly you can claim it is a substantial market already and set to be much

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Wearable technology $50 billion investment frenzy

Many giant electronics manufacturers, computer services companies and conglomerates have tens of billions of dollars in the bank that is instantly available for investment to counter their saturating sales in mature markets. Samsung, General Electric and Google are examples and Apple even has $133 billion available.

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Are wireless sensor networks and energy harvesting coming together?

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) could involve billions of sensors used in utility assets, buildings, pollution monitors, traffic control systems, and agriculture. To date, adoption has been hindered by conventional primary batteries, which cannot be fitted and forgotten for long periods. However, zero power wireless sensors are now available

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Wireless sensor network market set to explode

The market for wireless sensor networks (WSNs) will grow rapidly from US$0.45bn in 2011 to $2bn in 2021, according to a report from IDTechEx.

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