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Smart Clothing Markets: Opportunities for Sensors and Smart Materials

Dublin, Nov. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6fz5md/smart_clothing) has announced the addition of the "Smart Clothing Markets: Opportunities for Sensors and Smart Materials" report to their offering.

Clothing that could be plausibly called smart has been available for years. But it is only recently that this product category has shifted out of the niche status and many expect it will become a significant revenue generator for firms at all levels of the clothing supply chain; from materials suppliers to retailers.

One key reason for this is that powerful new sensor and smart materials technology is becoming commercially available that provides for a seamless integration between aesthetically pleasing clothing materials and electronic devices. A new technological discipline - fibertronics - has emerged that is intended to make this integration even tighter. Meanwhile, new smart materials are emerging that make it possible for clothing to sense heat, touch, biological phenomena, etc.

This report focuses on the opportunities in the smart clothing space that are available to suppliers of sensors and smart materials; the two critical enabling technologies for smart clothing. The report begins by examining the relevant developments in these product categories as they pertain to smart clothing including the latest research trends. It then continues by examining where the money will be made for suppliers of materials, sensors and other components in a number of smart clothing markets and industry sectors.

This report includes eight-year forecasts of relevant component and material shipments both in volume and value terms, with breakouts by type of materials/components and application sector. We also examine the product/market and technology strategies of firms that we believe will shape the smart clothing materials and components space as it evolves.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

  • Objectives and Scope of This Report
  • Methodology of This Report
  • Plan of This Report
  • Likely Scenarios for the Evolution of Smart Clothing: Revolutionary Or Evolutionary?
  • Fibertronics
  • Product Market Opportunities
  • Opportunities for Sensors & the Semiconductor Sector
  • Opportunities for Smart Fabric and Material Suppliers
  • Implications for the Clothing Business From New Smart Materials and Sensor Technology
  • Key Firms to Watch Out for
  • Pricing Issues
  • Challenges
  • Challenges and Possible Solutions
  • Opportunity Analysis By Country
  • Summary of Eight-Year forecasts By Technology, Product and Sectors

Chapter One: Introduction

  • The Evolution of the Smart Clothing Market
  • Classification of Smart Clothing Systems
  • Working Mechanism of Smart Clothing
  • Smart Clothing: Technology Push Or Market Pull?
  • Market Drivers: Favorable Factors for the Smart Clothing Industry
  • Growing Usage of Sensors In Smart Clothing
  • Trends In Sensing Technology for Smart Clothing
  • Material Trends That Are Driving the Smart Clothing Market
  • Material Trends That Will Drive the Smart Clothing Market
  • Potential Markets for Smart Clothing
  • Current Industry Trends: Advent of Start-Ups In the Smart Clothing Space
  • Current Industry Trends: Established Players Make A Strategic Move In the Smart Clothing Market
  • Industry Collaborations: Vital to Further the Prospects of Smart Clothing

Chapter Two: Enabling Technology and Material Trends

  • Classification of Sensors
  • Sensors Set to Enable New Possibilities In Smart Clothing
  • Impact of Sensor and Smart Materials Trends On Smart Clothing
  • Key Market Players That Drive the Prospects for Pressure-Sensing In Smart Clothing
  • Key Market Players That Drive the Prospects for Pressure-Sensing In Smart Clothing
  • The Future of Pressure-Sensing In Smart Clothing
  • Impact of Sensor and Smart Materials Trends On Smart Clothing
  • Heat-Sensing Clothing
  • Heat-Sensing Materials That Are Currently In Use In Smart Clothing
  • Heat-Sensing Clothing Latest Trends
  • Heat-Sensing Clothing Future
  • Use of Motion, Vibration, and Sound Sensors In Smart Clothing
  • Companies That Are Pushing the Prospects of Motion Sensor Usage In Smart Clothing
  • Use of Motion, Vibration, and Sound Detectors In Smart Clothing
  • Fabrics That Light Up and Change Color
  • Role of Biosensing In Smart Clothing
  • Energy Harvesting and Energy Storage Materials
  • Radiation Detection Material
  • Other Significant Sensing and Smart Materials Technology
  • Impact On Smart Clothing of New Advanced Materials Technology
  • Networking Technology and Components
  • Washability
  • Other Technologies and Issues of Importance
  • Challenges for Manufacturing
  • Printing Electronics On Fabric
  • Embroidering Electronics Into Fabric
  • Key Points From the Chapter

Chapter Three: Key Market Segments and Eight-Year forecasts of Materials and Components for Smart Clothing

  • Forecasting Methodology
  • Forecasting Methodology Pricing of Sensors and Materials Used for Smart Clothing
  • Fashion Industry
  • Evolution of Smart Fashion

Eight-Year forecast of Smart Materials and Sensors In Smart Fashion

  • Sports Apparel Industry
  • Sports Apparel Industry: Key Products
  • Sports Apparel Industry: Current and Future Use of Smart Sports Apparel
  • Sports Apparel Industry: Future Trends
  • Eight-Year forecast of Smart Materials and Sensors In Smart Sports Apparel
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Eight-Year forecast of Smart Materials and Sensors In Smart Clothing for Healthcare
  • Military, Police, Fire and Homeland Security Applications: Smart Uniforms
  • Eight-Year forecast of Smart Materials and Sensors In Smart Uniforms
  • Other Applications for Smart Clothing
  • Eight-Year forecast of Smart Materials and Sensors for Smart Clothing Not Previously Discussed
  • Summary of Eight-Year forecasts By Technology, Product and Sectors
  • Summary of Eight-Year forecasts By Technology, Product and Sectors
  • Key Points From the Chapter
  • Research Team
  • Contact Us

List of Forecasts

  • Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts by Technology, Product and Sectors
  • Pricing Of Sensors And Materials Used For Smart Clothing
  • Eight-Year Forecast of Smart Materials and Sensors in Smart Fashion
  • Smart Fashion Addressable Market
  • Sensors/Material Mix in Smart Clothing Market (percent)
  • Number of Smart Clothing Units Sold Divided by Type of Material/Sensor (million)
  • Smart Fashion Market Size by Material/Sensor Type ($ million)
  • Eight-Year Forecast of Smart Materials and Sensors in Smart Sports Apparel
  • Smart Sports Apparel Addressable Market
  • Sensors/Material Mix in Smart Sports Apparel Market (percent)
  • Number of Smart Sports Apparel Units Sold Divided by Type of Material/Sensor (million)
  • Eight-Year Forecast of Smart Materials and Sensors in Smart Sports Apparel: Market Size by Material/Sensor Type ($ million)
  • Eight-Year Forecast of Smart Materials and Sensors in Smart Clothing for Healthcare
  • Healthcare Addressable Market
  • Sensors/Material Mix in Healthcare Smart Clothing Market (percent)
  • Number of Healthcare Smart Clothing Units Sold Divided by Type of Material/Sensor (million)
  • Market Size by Material/Sensor Type ($ million)
  • Eight-Year Forecast of Smart Materials and Sensors in Smart Uniforms
  • Smart Uniforms Addressable Market
  • Sensors/Material Mix in Smart Uniforms Market (percent)
  • Number of Smart Uniforms Units Sold Divided by Type of Material/Sensor (million)
  • Market Size by Material/Sensor Type ($ million)
  • Eight-Year Forecast of Smart Materials and Sensors for Other Smart Clothing Not Previously Discussed
  • Not Previously Discussed Addressable Market
  • Sensors/Material Mix in Other Smart Clothing Market (percent)
  • Number of Other Smart Clothing Units Sold Divided by Type of Material/Sensor (million)
  • Market Size by Material/Sensor Type ($ million)
  • Summary of Eight-Year Forecast of Smart Materials and Sensors ($ million)
  • Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts by Technology, Product and Sectors
  • Summary of Eight-Year Forecast of Smart Materials and Sensors ($ million)


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