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Global E-Textiles Market 2016-2026 – Market will reach over $3bn by 2026, with ‘Sports & Fitness’ and ‘Medical & Healthcare’ being the two largest sectors – Research and Markets

June 20, 2016
By PRN NewsWire

DUBLIN, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “E-Textiles: Electronic Textiles 2016-2026” [] report to their offering.

E-Textiles: Electronic Textiles 2016-2026 is a comprehensive guide to all of the key techniques in use throughout industry and research today.

Key advances in the last five years have led to early commercial products, with a market of around $100m in 2015. However, as larger names enter the space and returns on the significant investments made start to surface, IDTechEx forecasts that the market will reach over $3bn by 2026, with ‘Sports & Fitness’ and ‘Medical & Healthcare’ being the two largest sectors.

The report describes the full value chain, looking from the material and component options, to the manufacturing challenges, through to the applications, markets and key end users. Trends by market sector are crucial, as the addressable markets are both large and diverse. The report characterises key market sectors including ‘Sports & Fitness’, ‘Medical & Healthcare’, ‘Wellness’, ‘Home & Lifestyle’, ‘Industrial, commercial, military’, ‘Fashion’ and ‘Others’ (including automotive). For each, we report on progress amongst key players and projects, as well as outlining the unmet needs and growth potential of each. Finally, the report looks further into the future, describing the cutting-edge of e-textile research. Componentry such as photovoltaics, supercapacitors, batteries and even memory are made directly as a fiber. Materials such as carbon nanotubes, inorganic nanorods and piezoelectrics are integrated within textile structures, introducing new properties. Systems combining the best in conventional electronics with flexible sensors and actuators via bespoke connectors enable new product options. Whilst some of these options remain further in the future, we report on key findings that will impact the industry in years to come. Key Topics Covered:1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2. INTRODUCTION 2.1. Definitions 2.2. E-Textiles: Where textiles meet electronics 2.3. The intersection of electronics and textiles industries 2.4. Examples of e-textile products today 2.5. Context within the broader subject: Wearable Technology 2.6. Key trends in wearable technology 2.7. Related applications in Technical Textiles 2.8. Modern developments in context: Woven Electronics® 2.9. Prominent related areas to e-textiles 2.10. Electromagnetic Shielding 2.11. Antistatic protective clothing 2.12. Antimicrobial textiles 2.13. Thermal regulation in textiles 2.14. Protective clothing for impact resistance 2.15. Strategies for creating textile-integrated electronics 2.16. Challenges when moving into the e-textiles space 3. E-TEXTILE MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS 3.1. E-textiles materials use today 3.2. Fibres, yarns and textiles 3.3. Entirely metallic fabrics 3.4. Use of metal cabling 3.5. Fibres & Yarns 3.6. Textile Cabling 3.7. Textiles and Fabrics 3.8. Inks and Encapsulation 3.9. Polymers 3.10. Example suppliers for each material type 3.11. Working alongside conventional electronics 3.12. Connectors for e-textiles 3.13. Connector options today 3.14. Snap fasteners 3.15. Thermoplastic adhesive bonding: Fraunhofer IZM 3.16. Soldering 3.17. Conductive adhesives 3.18. Metallic contacts: conventional and bespoke 3.19. Embroidery 3.20. Component types: who is making what? 4. E-TEXTILES MARKETS 4.1. Categorisation by market sector 4.2. Sports & Fitness: Overview 4.3. Sports & Fitness: Key product characteristics 4.4. Sports & Fitness: The impact of VC funding 4.5. Sports & Fitness: Key Players 4.6. Wellness 4.7. Medical & Healthcare 4.8. Home & Lifestyle 4.9. Hospitality markets 4.10. Industrial, Commercial, Military 4.11. Fashion 4.12. Examples of high fashion and bespoke work 4.13. Others: Vehicular interiors 5. MARKET FORECASTS, 2016-2026 5.1. Market forecast for e-textiles – by industry sector 5.2. Short term forecast: 2014-2017 by sector 5.3. CAGR by industry sector 6. ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE FUTURE OF E-TEXTILES 6.1. Emerging types of electrically active fibres and textiles 6.2. European Commission projects 6.3. New conductive fibres from industry and academia 6.4. Novel approaches to conductive textiles: CNT & graphene 6.5. RFID Yarns for asset tracking 6.6. Integrating other electronics within yarns 7. ENERGY HARVESTING TECHNIQUES IN TEXTILES 7.1. Piezoelectric fibres: Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 7.2. Piezoelectric fibres: University of Bolton, UK 7.3. Piezoelectric Fabric 7.4. Piezoelectric Fabric: University of Bolton, UK 7.5. Concordia University XS Labs, Canada 7.6. Cornell University, USA 7.7. Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 7.8. Southampton University, UK 7.9. University of California Berkeley, USA 7.10. Energy-Scavenging Nanofibers: UC Berkeley, USA 7.11. Photovoltaic Fibres 7.12. Illuminex, USA 7.13. Penn State University, USA 7.14. University of Southampton, UK 7.15. Multi-mode energy harvesting in textiles 7.16. Textile Supercapacitors 7.17. Drexel University, USA 7.18. Imperial College London, UK 7.19. Stanford University, USA 7.20. University of Delaware, USA 7.21. University of Wollongong, Australia 7.22. Flexible Woven Batteries 7.23. Polytechnic School of Montreal, Canada 7.24. Logic and Memory 8. CASE STUDY – SMART CLOTHING: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE 8.1. 75 years of ‘Smart Clothing’ 8.2. Early commercial examples: Infineon, Philips, O’Neill 8.3. Related products: HRM Chest Straps 8.4. Integrating HRM into clothing 8.5. The wearable technology boom 8.6. The implications of BLE for smart clothing 8.7. Who uses smart clothing today? 8.8. Market Forecast (apparel only), 2016-2026 8.9. Examples from key sectors 8.10. Large players enter the market: 3 strategies 9. INTERVIEW BASED COMPANY PROFILES 9.1. AiQ Smart Clothing 9.2. BeBop Sensors 9.3. Brochier Technologies 9.4. Cetemmsa 9.5. Clothing+ 9.6. Footfalls and Heartbeats 9.7. Forster Rohner AG 9.8. Hexoskin 9.9. Holst Centre 9.10. IMEC 9.11. Infi-tex 9.12. Intelligent Textiles Limited 9.13. Interactive Wear 9.14. MC10 9.15. Medical Design Solutions 9.16. Primo1D 9.17. Ohmatex ApS 9.18. Samsara S.r.l. 9.19. Sarvint Technologies, Inc. 9.20. Sensing Tex 9.21. Sensoria 9.22. Smartlife Technology Ltd 9.23. Stretchsense 9.24. Vista Medical 9.25. Wearable Life Science Companies Mentioned – AiQ Smart Clothing – BeBop Sensors – Brochier Technologies – Cetemmsa – Clothing+ – Footfalls and Heartbeats – Forster Rohner AG – Hexoskin – Holst Centre – IMEC – Infi-tex – Intelligent Textiles Limited – Interactive Wear – MC10 – Medical Design Solutions – Primo1D – Ohmatex ApS – Samsara S.r.l. – Sarvint Technologies, Inc. – Sensing Tex – Sensoria – Smartlife Technology Ltd – Stretchsense – Vista Medical – Wearable Life Science For more information visit []

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