The Wearables and Devices sector delivers detailed analysis of the smartphone, tablet, and wearables industries with research extending from the underpinning enabling technologies implemented in future mobile devices to the demand and supply dynamics at work in the world’s markets. While these mobile devices create the largest global consumer electronics market, providing myriad opportunities, it also provides some of the toughest challenges for vendors as segments of the market mature. To counter this development, the practice provides an understanding of the next phase of growth in the mobile devices sector utilizing key segmentations, market data, and forecasts. Essential research areas to aid this understanding includes enterprise applications, mobile broadband adoption, the effects of new developing business models, demand shifts to the replacement market, the transformative impact of core enabling technologies (such as flexible displays, energy harvesting, array cameras, and smart biometrics), and new revenue opportunities in modular devices and smart accessories.
Caring for seniors is entering a period of transition, driven by a number of key factors combining with ability of wireless communications to extend safety and medical monitoring. Some key factors are rapidly aging global demographic, the popularity and cost effective nature of home care, demands for greater efficiently in senior care and, the correlation between seniors and long term chronic conditions. This report examines the drivers transforming the Aging in Place market and the place of wireless within it as it transitions from primarily vertically integrated, proprietary offerings from specialist players leveraging proprietary wireless protocols to a far larger and broader market drawing in new players, service providers, and standardized wireless protocols. Forecasts include Wearable Devices in Aging in Place, Short Range Protocols, M2M connectivity, Wireless Home Gateways, Aging in Place downloadable applications.