Wearable Web: How We Will Access The Web In The Future

Today's smartwatches give barely a clue as to where wearables is headed

Report Content

This report begins by detailing the most important technologies and research activity at the  leading edge of the wearables market today:

- Ears:Wireless ear buds
- Brain: Thought control
- Eyes: Active contact lenses
- Skin: Flexible electronics
- Gesture control: Hands and face
- Body: Biosensors and power solutions

The report then explains in detail how these technologies could evolve in the future which culminates in a remarkable, but plausible vision for how we will access the web in the future. Here are examples of just a few of the powerful insights which are fully explained in this ground-breaking report:

- Proposal for a new type of multi-modal user interface, called V2T2

- Proposal for a  new short range, ultra-low power wireless networking standard, called Wi-Bo.

- Conceptual design for a self-powered, bi-directional, electro-optic contact lens

- Market forecast for the size of the wearable web market.

This report contains the following main sections:

Executive Summary

Emerging Wearable Technologies

Ears: Wireless earbuds
Brain: Thought control
Eyes: Active contact lenses
Skin: Integrated, flexible electronics
Body: Biosensors
Body: Perpetual power
Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) 

Future Roadmap

Vision for the Wearable Web
Impact 1:New, Multi-model User Interface: V2T2
Impact 2: Bi-directional, Electro-optic Contact Lens

- Light sensitive film
- Crossbar nano wiring
- Perpetual power source
- 15GHz RF Antenna

Impact 3: New wireless networking standard for body network: Wi-Bo

Market Sizing and Forecast

Appendix

This report contains the following market forecasts which are presented in the form of range of figures and tables supplied within the PDF report:

MARKET ASPECT COVERAGE PERIOD
Smartphones Revenues Worldwide 2000 to 2015
Smartphones Users Worldwide 2000 to 2015
Wearable Web Revenues Worldwide 2000 to 2015
Smartphones Revenues Worldwide 2000 to 2030
Wearable Web Revenues Worldwide 2000 to 2030
Smart Watches Revenues Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Smart Glasses Revenues Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Fitness Trackers Revenues Worldwide 2014 to 2020
Sports Monitors Revenues Worldwide 2014 to 2020

 

This report contains 46 figures and tables:

Figure 1  Retail Value  of Wearable Web and Smartphone Markets, Worldwide, from 2000 to 2030 (USD, Trillions)
Figure 2  Wi-Bo (Wireless Body):  Proposed, New Wireless Networking Standard
Figure 3  ST Microelectronics 3-axis Accelerometer  / Magnetometer (Part Number
Figure 4  Dash – Claimed to be the world’s first ‘smart headphone’
Figure 5  Evolution of Bragi ‘Dash’ Smart Headphone
Figure 6  Brainwave sensors used for control purposes
Figure 7  Emotiv ‘Epoc’ Uses EEG to capture neural activity for research purposes
Figure 8  User thinks ‘q’ and ‘q’ appears on the computer screen
Figure 9  Biologically safe contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit and lights
Figure 10  Biologically safe contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit and lights
Figure 11  Contact lens incorporating flexible electrode made from silver nano wires
Figure 12  Contact Lens – Potential for medical and non-medical  applications
Figure 13  Lumus DK-40 Augmented Reality Glasses
Figure 14  Examples of electronics devices that can be affixed to the skin
Figure 15  Examples of Gesture Control Being Used in Wearables Applications
Figure 16  Proteus Digital Health Feedback System
Figure 17   October 2014 Google-announced “Nanoparticle Platform”
Figure 18  Innovations in the field of biosensors
Figure 19  Technologies that use human motion to recharge electronic devices
Figure 20  KAIST University in South Korea (May 2014) – Thermoelectric generator can recharge wearable devices using body heat
Figure 21  TEGwear body heat technology is aimed at wireless sensors and other low-power mobile electronic devices
Figure 22  Fujitsu Hybrid Solar/Body Heat Power Source
Figure 23  Mechanical energy harvester attached to a bovine heart
Figure 24  Examples of Augmented Reality (AR)
Figure 25  Examples of Virtual Reality (VR) Headsets
Figure 26  Virtual Reality Examples:  Entropia Universe, Second life and Military
Figure 27  Examples of Body Locations being Targeted by Wearable Technology Products
Figure 28  Technological Development of Mobile Phones and Smart Glasses
Figure 29  Illustration of Bi-directional Electro-optic Contact Lens (Future Concept)
Figure 30  Self-powering Monochrome Camera
Figure 31  Wi-Bo (Wireless Body):  Proposed, New Wireless Networking Standard
Figure 32  Smartphone Users, Worldwide, from 2000 to 2015 (Millions)
Figure 33  Smartphone Users, Worldwide, from 2000 to 2015 (Millions)
Figure 34  Retail Value  of Wearable Web and Smartphone Markets, Worldwide, from 2015 to 2030 (USD, Trillions)
Figure 35  Retail Value  of Wearable Web and Smartphone Markets, Worldwide, from 2000 to 2030 (USD, Trillions)
Figure 36  Retail Value  of Wearable Web and Smartphone Markets, Worldwide, from 2000 to 2030 (USD, Trillions)
Table 1  Assumed power available using a contact lens powered by body heat
Table 2 Retail Value of the Wearable Technology Market – Worldwide from 2014 to 2020 shown for Smart Watches, Smart Glasses, Fitness & Activity Trackers and Sports Performance Monitors (USD, Millions)

 

Executive Summary5

Emerging Wearable Technologies9

Ears: Wireless Earbuds9

Current Status10

Future11

Brain: Thought Control13

Current Status13

Future Potential14

Eyes: Active Contact Lenses17

Current Status17

Future18

Skin: Integrated, Flexible Electronics22

Hands: Gesture Control23

Body: Biosensors25

Current Status25

Future28

Body: Perpetual Power32

Current Status32

Future36

Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR)37

Augmented Reality (AR)37

Virtual Reality (VR)37

Future Roadmap42

Vision for the Wearable Web42

Impact 1: New, Multi-modal User Interface – V2T245

Impact 2: Bi-directional Electro-optic Contact Lens46

Light-sensitive film47

Crossbar nano wiring49

Perpetual power source49

15GHz RF Antenna50

Impact 3: New Wireless Networking Standard for the Body Network: Wi-Bo52

Market Sizing and Forecast55

About the Authors60

Andrew Sheehy60

Sara Foster60

Dr Dave Taylor61

 

Report Highlights




  • All leading wearable technologies
  • Market projection to 2030
  • New wireless standard: Wi-Bo
  • New multi-modal U/I, V2T2
  • 60 pages, 36 figures
  • Powerful insights

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Title: Wearable Web: How We Will Access The Web In The Future
Pages: 60
Updated: 07 May 2015
License: Single User
Format: PDF
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Price: £295
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