Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Wearable Devices, 2018

Published: 18 July 2018

ID: G00340459

Analyst(s): Alan Antin


Wearable electronic devices provide opportunities to increase productivity, enhance customer experiences and enable new revenue streams. IT leaders must implement pilot programs to evaluate opportunities.

Table Of Contents


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

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