The Future of Smart Fabrics to 2021

Smart fabric technology is currently extremely fractured in its actual and potential end-use mark applications. Learn more here.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 30 Jun 2011
Product format: Market Report
Number of pages: 137
Forecast range: 2011-2021
  • There are few transparent supply chains and widely varying prices
  • This major new report pulls all of these inconsistencies together to provide a coherent picture of the industry and an overall value for smart fabrics in 2021
  • The Future of Smart Fabrics also identifies how, why and where each market is likely to grow, and the value of products and markets by 2016 and 2021
  • With details of key market drivers and barriers, and of the latest research and development, this report is a must read for your business.

Description

METHODOLOGY

The Future of Smart Fabrics has been compiled using an indepth combination of primary and secondary research. Primary research included interviews with key players across the value chain, while secondary research was based on a thorough review of archived material, published papers, patents, market reports, company websites, conferences, magazines, newspapers, newsletters and the author's own extensive database as a commentator on this market for over a decade.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

  • Exclusive data and assessment of the global smart fabric technology industry with strategic forecasts to 2016 and 2021
  • Analysis of six key smart fabric end-use sectors with details of 'killer applications' and niche markets
  • Key market drivers and barriers, including the latest smart fabric technology and regulations

HOW WILL THIS MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORT BENEFIT YOU?

  • Get to grips with the smart fabrics industry today and to 2021, with data quantifying markets broken down by end use and region
  • Find out about the latest research and development, including opportunities for investors
  • Use specific end-use market tables indicating the likely progress of products/sectors to 2021
  • Get the latest industry figures and analysis to make sure your business stays ahead of the competition

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT?

  • Smart fabrics manufacturers and developers and their suppliers
  • Brands employing smart fabrics in their products or considering them for the future
  • Companies seeking viable added-value product routes
  • Consultants and analysts
  • Equipment and machinery suppliers

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS PRICE?

  • One hard copy of the report couriered (see order form for postage costs) to you on publication date
  • CD-Rom with searchable PDF
  • Global intranet licence allowing everyone in your organisation electronic access to the study

Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY

  • Report scope
  • Methodology
  • End-use scope
  • Definitions

SMART FABRICS MARKET OVERVIEW

  • Introduction
  • The smart fabrics industry
  • The smart fabrics value chain
  • Sector summary
  • Projected total growth to 2021
  • Regional changes and forecasts

SMART FABRICS DRIVERS

  • Sensors
  • Smart phones
  • Sensor-based devices
  • Bluetooth low energy
  • Software, apps and the internet
  • Conductive fibres
  • Conductive pressure-sensing fabrics

MARKET BARRIERS

  • Supply chain issues
  • Electronic vs. textile
  • Marketing value
  • Standards and regulations

FASHION AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETS AND FORECASTS

  • Basic embedded apparel
  • Commoditisation
  • China emerges
  • Solar technology
  • Heating fabrics
  • Light-embedded garments
  • Brain computer interface headsets for gaming
  • Energy harvesting clothing
  • Energy scavenging clothing
  • Energy storing fabrics

SPORTS AND FITNESS MONITORING MARKETS AND FORECASTS

  • Sports watches and smart phones
  • Technologies and capabilities including:
    • Philips DirectLife
    • FitBit
    • Garmin Forerunner
    • Nike+
    • BodyMedia
    • Zephyr
    • TrainGrid
    • Textiles New Zealand
    • Adidas miCoach
    • Team Training
    • CSEM SENSE
    • Recon GPS module
    • Omisense Mobile
    • Data4vision
    • Nike and Tom Tom
    • Achillex jump'n'run
    • Miha Bodytec EMS
    • Swany GX-2
    • Uvision Variotronic
    • ePunch
    • Pulsear
    • Bare Conductive

MEDICAL AND HEALTHCARE MARKETS AND FORECASTS

  • Legislation
  • Miniaturisation
  • Continua Health Alliance
  • 2011 Consumer Electronics Show
  • Health and medical monitoring
    • VivoMetrics
    • Zoll LifeVest
    • Imec wireless ECG for Android
    • Stryker Smart Beds
    • CASPro blood pressure device
    • Nonin pulse oximeter
    • Exmovere
  • Smart wound dressings
    • Sensium
    • OFSETH
    • RespiSENS
  • Neurofeedback
  • Smart fabric transdermals
    • Zelrix
    • Hewlett-Packard alternative hypodermic
    • Ambicare
    • Augustine Biomedical Hot Dog blanket

TRANSPORTATION MARKETS AND FORECASTS

  • Heated seats
    • Bauerhin
    • ThermoSoft International
    • W.E.T. Automotive Systems
    • Amerigon
    • Kuraray woven fabric heaters
  • Occupancy sensing
    • Insitex
  • Light string
  • Imperial College and Volvo - car body as battery

PROTECTION AND MILITARY MARKETS AND FORECASTS

  • Screening and Shielding
    • Electronics, sifting sleeves and wearable strain sensors
  • PPE
    • Commercial launches
    • Germany's Research for Civil Security Programme
    • SensProCloth
    • Lumitex
    • Safe
    • FeuerWhere
    • I-LOV
    • Landmarke
    • AirShield
    • Recco
  • Military
    • Commercial interest
    • Research and development grants
    • ILC Dover
    • Land Warrior
    • Future Force Warrior
    • Nett Warrior
    • X OS 2
    • RST radiation protection
    • Gas detection with LifeShirt
    • WL Gore Active Cooling System
    • BBN Technologies Boomerang
    • Warrior-X
    • Fabric antenna
    • BAE HEADS
    • EM and IR fabrics
    • EL textile panels

HOME/ARCHITECTURE/OTHER MARKETS AND FORECASTS

  • Philips Lumalive
  • Smart homes
  • Robotics
  • Home furnishings
    • Radiant heating
    • ThermoSoft FiberThermics
    • Mattress firm
  • Structural health monitoring
    • Roctest and TenCate
    • D'Apollonia Seismic wallpaper
    • 3D structured sensor-embedded textiles
    • LM Glasfiber
  • Smart patches for infrastructure

GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS AND FORECASTS

  • Western Europe
  • North America
  • Asia
  • Rest of the world

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

  • EU FP6 and FP7 smart fabrics projects
  • Pasta
  • Stella
  • SmartFiber
  • Mobiservs

Tables and Figures

  • Smart fabrics global sales by end-use sectors, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics CAGR by end-use sector, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics global sales by region, 2011-21
  • Fashion and entertainment, market value and CAGR forecasts, 2011-21
  • Fashion and apparel smart fabrics, global sales by region, 2011-21
  • Basic embedded apparel timeline to market assessment, 2011-21
  • Solar panel garments and accessories timeline to market assessment, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics as heating garments timeline to market assessment, 2011-21
  • Light-embedded garments timeline to market assessment, 2011-21
  • Image carrying clothing timeline to market assessment, 2011-21
  • BCI headsets for gaming timeline to market assessment, 2011-21
  • Sports and fitness monitoring, market value and CAGR forecasts, 2011-21
  • Sports and fitness monitoring global sales by region, 2011-21
  • Wearable sports monitoring systems timeline to market assessment, 2011-21
  • Medical and healthcare market value and CAGR forecasts, 2011-21
  • Medical and healthcare global sales by region, 2011-21
  • Medical and healthcare monitoring smart fabrics timeline to market, 2011-21
  • Wearable neurofeedback systems timeline to market assessment, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics in transportation market value and CAGR forecasts, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics in transportation global sales by region, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics in heated car seats timeline to market assessment, 2011-21
  • Bauerhin car seat heater, key US patents
  • Smart fabrics for automotive occupancy sensing timeline to market assessment, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics in protection and military market value and CAGR forecasts, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics in protection and military global sales by region, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics sensing equipment for firefighters timeline to market assessment, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics systems for military and combat timeline to market assessment, 2011-21
  • Projected nett Warrior production quantities
  • Smart fabrics in the home/architecture/other sectors market value and CAGR forecasts, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics in home furnishings global sales by region, 2011-21
  • Key US patents for fibrethermics technology
  • Structural health monitoring with smart fabrics timeline to market assessment, 2011-21
  • Key EU FP6 and FP7 smart fabrics projects
  • Smart fabrics market in western Europe, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics market in the UK, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics market in Germany, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics market in France, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics market in Italy, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics market in Spain, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics market in North America, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics market in the US, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics market in Canada, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics market in Asia, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics market in Japan, 2011-21
  • Smart fabrics market in China

Author Biography

ADRIAN WILSON 

Adrian Wilson is an analyst, writer and editor specialising in the technical textiles, nonwovens and composites industries, and has been tracking developments in smart fabrics for more than a decade. He is the editor of the specialised newsletter Smart Textiles and Nanotechnology, and Nonwovens Report International magazine. He was the founder of Future Materials magazine and is now its consulting editor, and as contributed to a range of Smithers Apex's e-journals and market studies.