Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Wearable Devices, 2017

Published: 02 August 2017

ID: G00314526

Analyst(s): Angela McIntyre


Few wearable electronic devices have solutions that improve enterprise efficiency and lower net costs. IT leaders must differentiate among many types of wearables to determine the right opportunities for investment.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Contact Lenses
    • Perspiration Analysis Patch
    • Skin Bio Patch
    • 3D Printed Wearables
    • Epidermal Electronics
    • Galvanic Skin Response Devices
    • Exoskeleton
    • Smart Footwear
    • Head-Mounted EEG
    • Smart Badges
    • Smart Rings
    • Electromyography Wearables
    • Gait Analysis
    • Pet Monitors
    • Wearable Translator
    • Mobile ECG Devices
    • Noninvasive Glucose Monitors
    • Wearable Blood Pressure Monitors
  • At the Peak
    • Smart Garments
    • Consumer-Grade Wearables for Digital Care Delivery
    • Wearable UV Monitors
    • Gesture Control Devices
    • Impact Monitor
    • Wearable Speech-Based Controller
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Biometric Earbuds
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Smartwatches
    • mPERS
    • Wristbands
    • Connected Personal Hearing Devices
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Personal Tracker
    • Positive Patient Identification
    • Sports Watches
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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