Wearable Sensors Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Image Sensors, Position Sensors, Pressure Sensors, Inertial Sensors, Motion Sensors, Others), By Application (Bodywear, Headwear, Others), By Vertical (Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, Industrial), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Nov 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061610050
  • Pages : 143

The wearable sensors market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 25.26% to reach US$3.272 billion by 2027, from US$0.676 billion in 2020.

Demand for these types of sensors has been experiencing an upswing since the major technological revolution over the last decade, which led to the miniaturization of devices and their connectivity to the internet and smartphones.

Other key factors that have augmented the demand for these sensors are advancements in sensor technologies, multiple channels of wireless communication, and the longer battery life of wearables. These sensors have found major applications across the healthcare sector and are being implemented actively for different applications like monitoring heart rate, pulse, body temperature, and calories burnt, among various other parameters. Personalized and remote health monitoring has also impacted the market demand for these sensors, with new forms of devices being commercialized or being in the research and development phase. Even though, the demand for these sensors is growing exponentially; high power usage, privacy, and security concerns are some of the factors restraining the market’s growth. Geographically, North America is expected to hold a major share owing to the early adoption of technology, and the highest health expenditure of the United States among all the developed regions in the world. While the Asia Pacific region is expected to be the fastest-growing, this is due to the growing consumer electronics industry, especially in the emerging economies of India and China.

The growing consumer electronics industry here is attributed to the high consumer base where with the increase in family income and per capita disposable income, consumers are willing to spend more on products such as wearable sensors and other mobile devices. Also, with the changing lifestyle conditions, consumers are becoming aware of self-care benefits and are keen to remain up-to-date with regard to their health status.

The growing geriatric population coupled with the adoption of healthy aging is driving the growth of the global wearable sensors market in the forecast period.

The older population is projected to grow from an estimated 524 million in 2010 to nearly 1.5 billion in 2050 (source: National Institutes of Health). With the rise in upcoming advancements in sensor technology and the adoption of healthy lifestyle conditions, the aging population is becoming aware and is interested in choosing healthy aging. This has further helped older people to keep a check on their day-to-day activities in order to remain healthy. For patients residing in remote areas, wearable sensors are capable of giving real-time information to doctors, avoiding the need for frequent hospital visits. Therefore, the older population can remain stress-free about their well-being and can equally contribute to society. Hence, the growing geriatric population worldwide is providing an opportunity for the market to thrive at a rapid pace in the forecast period.

North America is expected to hold a significant market share in the forecast period.

The wearable sensors market is estimated to hold the largest market share owing to the highest health spending in the United States, healthcare services are very expensive, most of the people in the country have medical insurance, and the country does not have a universal healthcare system. Additionally, stakeholders in the United States are moving from volume-based to value-based care by reforming policies, and programs promoting operational efficiency, technology use, population health management, wellness, and addressing the social determinants of health. There is a shift in the healthcare market dynamics owing to better patient outcomes at lower costs, changing demographics like an aging population, and a high prevalence of people with chronic diseases. Thus, this has led to the development of technologies and services that provide better tracking of the patient’s health and allow the consumers to be in greater control of their own health management. Designing effective healthcare strategies according to the highly aware and curious citizens, in addition to the unique healthcare system among the other developed regions, has created a need for the provision of better health services emanating from the growth of the global wearable sensors market in this region during the forecast period.

Key developments

  • In May 2020, Philips launched the next-generation wearable biosensor for early patient deterioration detection. Philips Biosensor BX100 had received 510 k clearance from the FDA along with a CE mark. The new device addresses a new approach to vital signs measurements, supporting surveillance of higher accuracy.

COVID-19 Impact on Wearable Sensors Market

The pandemic, global wearable sensor market was negatively affected owing to the supply chain disruptions of electronics and semiconductors during the pandemic. Furthermore, the restrictions on trade, exports, and necessary raw materials further worsened the wearable sensors market conditions. On the other hand, the demand for wearable sensors surged due to the rising fitness trend amid COVID-19. For instance, in Q3 of 2021 Samsung shipped 12.7 million smartwatches and wireless earphones. The rise of 13.8% was recorded by Samsung from the last Q3 of 2020 due to the new launch of the Galaxy Watch 4. Such new launches and positive demand for smart wearables helped in maintaining the market position of wearable sensors during the pandemic.

Wearable Sensors Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$0.676 billion
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$3.272 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 25.26% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Type, Application, Vertical, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Intel Corporation, Valencell. Inc, Profusa, Inc., STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Infineon Technologies AG, Analog Devices, Inc., TDK Corporation, Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V.
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • Image Sensors
    • Position Sensors
    • Pressure Sensors
    • Inertial Sensors
    • Motion Sensors
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Bodywear
    • Headwear
    • Others
  • By Vertical
    • Healthcare
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Industrial
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • UAE
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The wearable sensors market is projected to reach a market size of US$3.272 billion by 2027.
The growing geriatric population coupled with the adoption of healthy aging is driving the wearable sensors market growth.
Wearable Sensors Market was valued at US$0.676 billion in 2020.
The global wearable sensors market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 25.26% over the forecast period.
North America is expected to hold a significant share of the wearable sensors market.

1. Introduction

1.1. Market Introduction 

1.2. COVID-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation


2. Research Methodology

2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3. Executive Summary

3.1. Research Highlights


4. Market Dynamics

4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5. Wearable Sensors Market Analysis, by Type

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Image Sensors

5.3. Position Sensors

5.4. Pressure Sensors

5.5. Inertial Sensors

5.6. Motion Sensors

5.7. Others


6. Wearable Sensors Market Analysis, by Application

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Body Wear

6.3. Head wear

6.4. Others


7. Wearable Sensors Market Analysis, by Vertical

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Healthcare

7.3. Consumer Electronics

7.4. Industrial


8. Wearable Sensors Market Analysis, by Geography

8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America 

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe 

8.4.1. UK

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa 

8.5.1. UAE

8.5.2. Saudi Arabia

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific 

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Others


9. Competitive Environment and Analysis

9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10. Company Profiles

10.1. Intel Corporation

10.2. Valencell. Inc

10.3. Profusa, Inc.

10.4. STMicroelectronics

10.5. Texas Instruments Incorporated

10.6. Infineon Technologies AG

10.7. Analog Devices, Inc.

10.8. TDK Corporation

10.9. Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation

10.10. Koninklijke Philips N.V.

Intel Corporation

Valencell. Inc

Profusa, Inc.


Texas Instruments Incorporated

Infineon Technologies AG

Analog Devices, Inc.

TDK Corporation

Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation

Koninklijke Philips N.V.