IDTechEx is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 entitled "Wearable Technology 2015-2025." It will be presented by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of IDTechEx, who is the author of a research report by the same title. Already there has been a first wave of conventional wearable technology, notably a big market for electronics on the ear and wrist. The second wave is just beginning. It consists of web-connected and advanced technology watches, glasses, headsets, smart skin patches, virtual reality headsets etc. A third wave is planned involving e-fibers in e-textiles. This webinar will cover the following aspects from the report:

  • Conventional electronic wearables such as wristwatches already a large market: lesson on what gets commoditised.
  • Why the new market is growing fast. Warning signs of excessive exuberance.
  • Opportunities for large and small businesses.
  • Results of IDTechEx assessment of 550 manufacturers.
  • Focus of work on e-fibers.
  • Forecasts for all wearable electronics. Best sectors.  

Space is limited so please register soon. There are two identical sessions taking place on Tuesday July 22nd: #1 at 9.30am BST and #2 at 5.00pm BST. Those who wish to attend are free to join whichever session is most convenient.  

Cambridge, UK, based IDTechEx have been following emerging technologies for 15 years. Along with many research reports covering wearable, flexible, stretchable and printed electronics and allied technologies, they also host the “Wearable Technolology LIVE!” events - the next one of which is taking place on November 19th-20th in Santa Clara, CA.

Dr Peter Harrop, the webinar presenter, was previously Director of Technology at Plessey Capacitors Scotland and Chief Executive of Mars Electronics. He has been Chairman of 15 high-tech companies. As the Chairman of IDTechEx he currently lectures and consults internationally on electric vehicles, energy storage, RFID, printed/organic electronics, Internet of Things and wearable technology.

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