Subscribe Wearables, Usables & Expendables

ABI Research finds that wearables are moving off of the wrist: smart glasses and smart clothing are expected to be the next big things in wearables. These devices show a variety of consumer and enterprise applications, from entertainment to productivity and health applications. Beyond wearables, there are a variety of ‘usables’ emerging, such as Bluetooth-connected devices in the home. These devices solve pain points and can be more portable or personal than typical smart home devices. ‘Expendables’ promise to solve high-value problems where measurement or monitoring can provide value, as cost points and battery life achieve economic needs.


Wearable Device Market Share and Forecasts

4Q 2016 | MD-WADT-110 | Updated Quarterly

This Market Data provides critical data on global shipments, revenues, and forecasts of key wearable device segments by sub-region until 2021. Key segments covered in this product are: wearable cameras, smart glasses, VR, smartwatches, healthcare devices, sports, fitness and wellness trackers, 3D motion trackers, smart clothing, hearables, and wearable scanners. Historical data for smartwatches and activity and fitness trackers are further broken out by quarter. Enterprise wearable device shipment information is also covered, and is broken out by vertical.

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Automatic Injury Detection for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

1Q 2017 | IN-4447

In February (2017), the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office in Virginia announced the beginning of its rollout of the Automatic Injury Detection (AID) system, developed by Select Engineering (an engineering firm providing engineering and technical services to assist federal agencies, local governments, and corporate entities) in partnership with DataSoft (a low-power, small form-factor, wireless solutions manufacturer). The AID system detects when the wearer has been stabbed, shot, or hit by shrapnel, alerting pre-set contacts via text message, as well as phoning emergency services to ensure that wearers get help immediately, even if they are unable to call for assistance themselves. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office will be rolling out the system to its entire team of deputies to ensure that they get assistance in the event of an attack or injury.

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The Emerging Role of Wearables in Corporate Wellness Programs

Global healthcare spending is at record levels, driven by the cost of an aging population and the associated long-term care for chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Employers are facing these healthcare burdens, as well. Unwell employees cost companies more through increased health insurance plan costs. On average, they also experience more absenteeism than their peers and are generally less productive. This challenge is pushing employers, and the healthcare industry as a whole, to develop new products and solutions that can improve the health of individuals worldwide.

Over the past several years, employers have begun integrating wearable wireless devices into their wellness programs. These devices brought a new level of activity management and analysis to corporate wellness programs. They also increased employee participation rates and drove preventative programs for those covered by these programs.

This webinar will include an examination of the key drivers pushing wearable devices into corporate wellness programs, as well as what will drive success and competition in this market over the next five years. It will also include an overview of the major market players, including device manufacturers, insurance companies, and wellness providers, as well as how their efforts will converge to drive employee adoption and engagement into these programs. Additionally, the webinar will include a discussion on what these trends reveal about the evolution of the wearable device market.