Electronic Skin Market

Electronic Skin Market: Increasing Expanse of Automation across Industries to Bolster Market Growth: Global Industry Analysis (2013 - 2017) & Opportunity Assessment (2018 - 2028)

  • 2019-02-08
  • REP-GB-6835
  • 25 Tables
  • 135 Figures
  • 206 pages
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Electronic Skin Market

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Electronic Skin Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Electronic Skin market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Electronic Skin market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

Electronic skin is a thin, flexible, and stretchable membrane embedded with electronic components that possesses sensing abilities. Electronic skin technology is intended to reproduce the abilities of human/animal skin, owing to which electronic skin generates an appropriate response to environmental stimuli, such as changes in pressure and heat.

Electronic skin incorporates the usage of integrated sensors to monitor environmental changes. This feature showcased by electronic skin technology has sparked the interest of the manufacturers of wearable devices and healthcare equipment. Electronic skin possesses the potential to be utilized for on-body health and physiological condition monitoring. During the coming years, electronic skin is expected to experience widespread adoption in different industry domains such as healthcare, industrial & residential robotics, and prosthetics.

In this market study, Future Market Insights has segmented the global electronic skin market by component, region, and application

With regards to the applications of electronic skin, the global electronic skin market is segmented into consumer electronics, automotive, healthcare, telecommunication, retail, and aerospace & defense, among others. The healthcare applications of electronic skin are estimated to register the highest growth during the forecast period and are expected to continue to hold the largest market share.

Transition toward the adoption of remote monitoring applications with the help of wearable devices is expected to drive the electronic skin market during the forecast period

High demand for electronic skin solutions in the wearable electronics sector is expected to propel the adoption of electronic skin in the healthcare industry. Chronic changes in diet and lifestyle owing to increasing health concerns in the average population and the rising awareness about fitness is estimated to drive the global electronic skin market during the forecast period. Moreover, the ageing of the population and the consequent threats of chronic diseases & conditions, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease, are expected to propel the adoption rate of remote health monitoring equipment. Electronic skin patches and related equipment facilitates the remote management of chronic diseases while offering complete independence to the patient. Growing awareness regarding the electronic skin technology in the healthcare sector and the ever-rising acceptance of remote patient monitoring equipment is estimated to propel the global electronic skin market during the forecast period.

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Technological advancements in microelectronics technology is driving research and development in the electronic skin technology

By component, the global electronic skin market is segmented into stretchable circuits, stretchable conductors, electro-active polymers, and photovoltaics, among other components. Continuous advancements in the Microelectro-mechanical Systems (or MEMS) technology have resulted in the miniaturization of electro-mechanical and mechanical components using microfabrication techniques. By utilizing MEMS technology, the miniaturized electronic circuits and components can be embedded onto a thin and flexible substrate. The solution formed is referred to as electronic skin. These advancements in the MEMS technology enable the integration of multifunctional semiconductors into a single flexible substrate. The multifunctionality feature offered by various electronic skin solutions is estimated to drive the global electronic skin market during the forecast period. 

The electronic skin market in North America is estimated to witness a high growth potential during the forecast period

With respect to geography, the electronic skin market in North America is estimated to hold the largest market share of the global electronic skin market by the end of the forecast year 2019. However, the electronic skin market in Western Europe is estimated to hold the largest market share by the end of the forecast period. The large presence of electronic skin technology researchers is driving the electronic skin markets in North America and Western Europe. The electronic skin market in China is estimated to record the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Increasing competition in the market and high investments made by the research departments of companies and the government will enable the electronic skin market in China to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period.

Electronic skin technology has become an ideal solution for several next-generation applications in the consumer electronics and healthcare industries, and electronic skin is finding applications in communication protocol & framework, assistive health, and social intelligence robotics

Currently, researchers are focused on enhancing the “bio-inspired” electronic skin technology. Various research and development divisions of the market participants have developed a robotic hand that features the dexterity of a human hand. Integrated rubber substrate electronic skin enables the robotic hand to detect and measure pressure, which enables it to control the applicable force parameter.

This feature will enable medical end users to facilitate autonomous robotic surgery in the future. This electronic skin-integrated autonomous robotic equipment will possess the ability to carry out complex operations and surgeries in the medical and healthcare sector without any human intervention.

However, a large amount of research is required before the technology is certified for complex surgical uses. At present, this technology is only suitable for repetitive experimental tasks such as lifting an egg and carrying it from one point to another.

Some key market participants profiled in the global electronic skin market study include MC10, Physical Optics Corporation, Dialog Semiconductor, Intelesens Ltd., 3M, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Plastic Electronics GmbH, ROTEX Global, SMARTLIFEINC LIMITED, VivaLNK, Xenoma, and Xsensio. 

Report Synopsis

Future Market Insights (FMI) offers a ten-year forecast for the global electronic skin market for the forecast period of 2018 to 2028. With regards to the market value, the comparatively common applications of electronic skin technology in the electronic skin market are estimated to record a significant growth rate. The electronic skin market report demonstrates the global electronic skin market dynamics across seven regional markets: North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, SEA and Others of APAC, China, Japan, and the Middle East and Africa. These market dynamics influence the present as well as the future outlook of the electronic skin market.

Report Description

The market study offers an elaborate analysis of the global electronic skin market and features market-related insights on the macro-economic and forecasting factors influencing the adoption of electronic skin technology and their practicality for modern applications. The electronic skin market study includes an exhaustive analysis on the key market trends, challenges, drivers, and the overall market structure. The market report showcases a comprehensive coverage of various stakeholder strategies that facilitate revenue generation in the electronic skin business. As per the research report, the global electronic skin market is segregated with respect to components, applications, and region.

The electronic skin market study starts with an overview of the global market in terms its value. In addition, the market overview chapter also features the analysis of the key trends, challenges, and drivers of the global electronic skin market from the demand, supply, and economy perspectives. Upgrades in electronic skin technology enhances the adoption rate of electronic skin solutions in the healthcare, robotics and consumer electronics domains. Electronic skin is a thin and flexible wearable device that demands the convergence of microelectronics, electricity conducting materials, sensors, and communication & information technologies. The healthcare, robotics, and consumer electronics sectors are expected to register high adoption rates during the forecast period. The integration of multiple types of sensors and/or multifunctional sensors into the electronic skin substrates is estimated to present lucrative opportunities in the safety and security business areas.

Based on the component, the global electronic skin market is segregated into electro-active polymers, photovoltaics, stretchable conductors, and stretchable circuits, among other components. By application, the global electronic skin market is segregated into aerospace & defense, retail, healthcare, telecommunication, consumer electronics, and automotive, among other applications.

An elaborate market analysis has been performed for each electronic skin market segment with regards to the market size in the electronic skin market in every region. This chapter also offers an exhaustive analysis that discusses the current nature of trends in the global electronic skin market.

The next chapter in the electronic skin market study showcases a detailed analysis on the market across specific countries in different regions. It offers an estimated market viewpoint for the forecast duration of 2018 to 2028. The estimation includes trending technological innovations and product offerings in the electronic skin market. This chapter offers an impact analysis that discusses the degree at which the market dynamics are influencing the growth of the global electronic skin market in every region. Geographically, the key regional and country markets studied for the global electronic skin market research include North America [U.S. and Canada]; Latin America [Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America]; Europe [Germany, Italy, France, U.K., Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe]; Southeast Asia and others of Asia Pacific [India, ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand, and Rest of SEA and Others of APAC]; China; Japan; and the Middle East and Africa [Northern Africa, GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, and Rest of Middle East and Africa]. This global electronic skin market report showcases the present scenario as well as the future prospects of growth in the global electronic skin market across all the business regions for the forecast period of 2018 to 2028. The year 2017 has been considered as the base market year, and the market size has been provided for the next twelve months.

To reach a precise forecast, the market study started off by deducing the existing market size, which formed a platform that enabled us to understand the future prospects of growth in the electronic skin market. We have deduced the overall growth trend using different methods of market analysis and as per the technological advancements in the global electronic skin market.

As highlighted previously, the global electronic skin market is segregated into different market segments. Analysis has been performed in terms of the segmental Basis Points System (BPS) to feature the distinct contributions made by individual segments to the growth of the global electronic skin market. This data plays an important role in identifying various trends in the global electronic skin market.

Another key aspect of the global electronic skin market research report is the absolute dollar opportunity analysis performed for each segment. This analysis is usually overlooked while forecasting the market. Absolute dollar opportunity-based analysis is critical in deducing the value of the opportunity that an electronic skin vendor can look forward to gain in the market.

The final chapter of the global electronic skin market research report includes a competitive landscape that provides a dashboard view of the key competitors operating in the electronic skin market. This section offers vendor categories in the market value chain, key differentiators in the market, and their presence in electronic skin portfolio. The final chapter is offers an elaborate comparative assessment of the key market players specific to each market segment in the global electronic skin supply chain. The global electronic skin market research report features segment-based vendor insights that facilitate an in-depth assessment of the growth capabilities in the electronic skin market. Detailed profiles of electronic skin technology developers are included in this chapter, which help evaluate their short-term as well as long-term strategies, key financials, and key product offerings in the global electronic skin market. Some of the key electronic skin market participants profiled in this report include Xsensio, Xenoma, VivaLNK, SMARTLIFEINC LIMITED, ROTEX Global, Plastic Electronics GmbH, Koninklijke Philips N.V., 3M, Intelesens Ltd., Dialog Semiconductor, Physical Optics Corporation, and MC10.

Key segments in the global electronic skin market:

  • Component

    • Stretchable Circuits

    • Stretchable Conductors

    • Electr-active Polymers

    • Photovoltaics

    • Others 

  • Application

    • Consumer Electronics

    • Automotive

    • Healthcare

    • Telecommunication

    • Retail

    • Aerospace & Defense

    • Others 

Key regions covered in the global electronic skin market report:

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Mexico

    • Rest of Latin America

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • U.K.

    • Spain

    • Italy

    • Russia

    • Rest of Europe

  • SEA and Others of APAC

    • India

    • ASEAN

    • Australia and New Zealand

    • Rest of SEA and Other APAC

  • China

  • Japan

  • Middle East and Africa

    • Northern Africa

    • GCC Countries

    • South Africa

    • Turkey

    • Rest of Middle East and Africa 

Key vendors in the global Electronic Skin market:

  • MC10

  • Physical Optics Corporation

  • Dialog Semiconductor

  • Intelesens Ltd.

  • 3M

  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.

  • Plastic Electronics GmbH

  • ROTEX Global

  • SMARTLIFEINC LIMITED

  • VivaLNK

  • Xenoma

  • Xsensio

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