Wearable Camera Market: Information by Type (Head Mount, Body Mount, Ear Mount and Smart Glass), Application (Healthcare, Industrial, Sports and Adventure), and Region — Forecast Till 2026

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Global Statistics Representing Wearable Camera Market Scenario

Wearable cameras can be mounted on eyeglasses or worn on the chest area and are typically used for sports and adventure activities, public safety, and consumer applications. They also offer real-time information in law enforcement applications, such as in the case of patrolling. These cameras are not only convenient but also offer additional benefits compared to traditional cameras. 

Covert Video Surveillance

Wearable cameras are also useful in covering areas covertly, which is particularly important in localities or areas where there is an evident lack of truck and confidence in law enforcement authorities. In such cases, the video documentation of events can prove accounts articulated by officers and community residents.

Use of Wearable Cameras to Ensure Cooperation in General Interactions With the Public

A recorded conversation between an enforcement officer and a civilian is often more cooperative and easy compared to one that is not recorded. Thus, wearable cameras significantly make the jobs of law enforcement officers easier by ensuring cooperation. Additionally, the recorded videos can also help in uncovering facts and facilitating the quicker resolution of complex issues.

Healthcare, Mining, F&B, & Other Applications

Apart from law enforcement, wearable cameras find use in deep mines, narrow pathways, and extreme outdoor sports. They are also used in the healthcare and F&B sectors to monitor acute operations. The figure below represents growth in the number of wearable camera units sold globally from 2013 to 2020.

Wearble-Camera-Shipment

Developments & Innovations Expected to Fuel Growth of the Wearable Camera Market

While technological advancements have long since introduced cameras embedded in our smartphones, the introduction of wearable cameras has taken the technology to new heights. In the past few years, the U.S. has recorded significant growth in the wearable camera market. Companies such as Narrative, Sony, and Panasonic are designing camera-equipped glasses and smaller life-logging devices that clip on outfits and allow hands-free documentation of the lives of surfers, snowboarders, and rock climbers, among others.

Continuous innovations have led to the introduction of compact and easily attachable cameras that can be used in extreme situations where it is not possible to hold traditional cameras or recorders. Since these cameras are mounted on clothes, they also reduce extra weight from the user’s baggage. Although body-worn cameras are already offering much in every sector, the industry is yet to fully understand the value of the technology. The figure below illustrates the history of key developments in the wearable camera market.

Growth-of-the-Wearable-Camera-Market-1Increased Market Penetration with Enhanced Technology & Connectivity

Internet connectivity and high-speed data network have significantly extended the capabilities of wearable cameras, enhancing market penetration on a global scale and value share accumulation in an array of industry verticals. In the medical and security sectors, lack of trust, data breaches, and criticality drive the growth of the wearable camera market.

Different Types of Wearable Cameras & Their Application Across Sectors

Different types of wearable cameras are available in the market, namely head mount, body mount, ear mount, and smart glass. Industry requirements define the type of smart glass to be used. For instance, head mount wearable cameras are gaining traction in the sports and adventure and healthcare sectors. On the other hand, police departments, military forces, and firefighters adopt body mount wearable cameras. Ear mount and smart glass wearable cameras are gaining popularity among the general public as a means to record festivals, concerts, and street scenes.

Privacy Concerns & Stringent Regulations May Impede Market Growth to an Extent

Dilemmas related to the privacy and usability of lifelogging cameras are expected to restrain market growth. Negative perceptions of their ease of use and utility are the key areas of concern hampering the early acceptance of wearable cameras among the general public. However, increasing R&D investments by manufacturers and regulatory laws will lead to the development of new products that enhance user experience. Public-private partnerships will also help boost market growth in compliance with emerging policies.

Industrial Application Segment

The most prominent end-users in the global wearable camera market are industrial, sports healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, and government. 360 vision, virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, and computer vision will enable the expansion of wearable cameras in the industrial sector to monitor operational activates. These cameras allow the easy tracking and maintenance of complex industrial processes, which are otherwise difficult to record with hand-held cameras.

The industrial segment is anticipated to witness the highest adoption during the forecast period. Wearable cameras are used in industries for training, security, employee safety, stock management, customer experience, payment, and collaborations. In logistics, they can be used to monitor stock, security, and employee safety.

Healthcare & Sports & Adventure Application Segments

The use of action cameras in extreme sports and adventure is gaining traction with the increasing popularity of games around the globe. GoPro is a leading market player in the manufacturing of wearable cameras for various purposes.

Wearable cameras are expected to witness significant growth in the healthcare sector as well. They can be used in hospitals and clinics to monitor daily activities and record diet plans and other diagnostic treatments without patient intervention. The graph below represents the wearable camera market penetration in different sectors.

Wearable Camera used in Different Sector

North America Pegged to be an Early Adopter of the Technology & the Largest Value Shareholder

Healthcare: Among all regions, North America dominates the global wearable camera market. North America’s growing healthcare sector, coupled with an expanding geriatric population, is accelerating the demand for wearable cameras. Hospitals in the region have started adopting Assistive Technology Device (ATD), a lifelogging camera for use as a memory prosthesis. The device can be worn around the neck and records a patient’s daily life. The captured images are then uploaded on a computer and analyzed by a specialist for further diagnosis.

Law Enforcement: Wearable cameras are also gaining traction among the U.S. Police Department. A research conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice found that 63 agencies had equipped officers with body-worn cameras to improve evidence collection. For instance, the police department in California adopts body-worn cameras to improve officer performance. In New York, the use of body-worn cameras is required by law to provide an objective record of ‘stop-and-frisks’ and assess complaints of racial profiling.

Europe Market to Witness Varying Growth Rates Amid High Adoption & Stringent Regulations

The U.K., followed by Spain and Belgium, was one of the foremost adopters of wearable cameras. The technology is adopted by the police force in said countries to promote peaceful interactions between the police and citizens in sensitive situations. However, stringent regulations that protect citizens’ interests and prohibit video surveillance or recording in private dwellings may hinder the adoption of these cameras.

  • Adoption in the industrial and healthcare sectors is also limited by the regulatory framework. Wearable cameras are regulated by EU laws and require conformity assessment.
  • Sports and adventure applications are expected to flourish in light of the strong tourism sector, especially in France. Wearable cameras allow tourists to shoot and share real-time life experiences.
  • Russia conducts its own device clearance and does not recognize other national approvals, unlike the new networked medical device regulations.

Asia-Pacific Expected to Record Significant Growth, With Impetus From Japan & China

Japan is emerging as the second-largest medical device market. The country, along with South Korea, also has a strong foothold in semiconductors and manufacturing. Japan’s software connectivity and hardware devices are treated under the same regulations.

China represents a highly censored market. The country mostly prefers products from domestic manufacturers; hence, China offers high potential for foreign investors to invest in Chinese companies that both manufacture and supply wearable cameras.

Latin America, the Middle East, & Africa Market to Witness Significant Growth Opportunities in Years to Come

Cost-effective wearable cameras can revolutionize Latin America and Africa’s economy by opening new perspectives. Lack of observation, awareness, and improper conductance of regulations have slowed down economic growth. Wearable cameras can help detect frauds, simplify day-to-day business, and contribute to the growth of industrial and healthcare segments. Therefore, lifelogging cameras in LA and MEA will uncover massive opportunities for the region to grow during the forecast period.

Wearable Camera Market: Upcoming Products and Initiatives

Upcoming-Products-and-Initiatives

Wearable Camera Market: Key Players

  • GoPro Inc. (The U.S.)
  • Drift Innovation Ltd. (The U.K.)
  • Narrative AB (Sweden)
  • Garmin Ltd. (The U.S.)
  • Pinnacle Response Ltd. (The U.K.)
  • Axon Enterprise, Inc. (The U.S.)
  • Xiaomi (China)
  • Vievu LLC (The U.S.)
  • Sony Corporation (Japan)
  • Contour, LLC (The U.S.)

Wearable Camera Market Segmentation

By Type

  • Head Mount
  • Body Mount
  • Ear Mount & Smart Glass

By Application

  • Sports & Adventure
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial 
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • LAMEA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Industrial Application Segment is expected to be the leading segment in Wearable Camera Market during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific is expected to hold the highest market share in Wearable Camera Market.
GoPro Inc., Drift Innovation Ltd., Narrative AB, Garmin Ltd, Pinnacle Response Ltd., Axon Enterprise, Inc., Xiaomi are the top players in Wearable Camera Market.
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Global Statistics Representing Wearable Camera Market Scenario

Wearable cameras can be mounted on eyeglasses or worn on the chest area and are typically used for sports and adventure activities, public safety, and consumer applications. They also offer real-time information in law enforcement applications, such as in the case of patrolling. These cameras are not only convenient but also offer additional benefits compared to traditional cameras. 

Covert Video Surveillance

Wearable cameras are also useful in covering areas covertly, which is particularly important in localities or areas where there is an evident lack of truck and confidence in law enforcement authorities. In such cases, the video documentation of events can prove accounts articulated by officers and community residents.

Use of Wearable Cameras to Ensure Cooperation in General Interactions With the Public

A recorded conversation between an enforcement officer and a civilian is often more cooperative and easy compared to one that is not recorded. Thus, wearable cameras significantly make the jobs of law enforcement officers easier by ensuring cooperation. Additionally, the recorded videos can also help in uncovering facts and facilitating the quicker resolution of complex issues.

Healthcare, Mining, F&B, & Other Applications

Apart from law enforcement, wearable cameras find use in deep mines, narrow pathways, and extreme outdoor sports. They are also used in the healthcare and F&B sectors to monitor acute operations. The figure below represents growth in the number of wearable camera units sold globally from 2013 to 2020.

Wearble-Camera-Shipment

Developments & Innovations Expected to Fuel Growth of the Wearable Camera Market

While technological advancements have long since introduced cameras embedded in our smartphones, the introduction of wearable cameras has taken the technology to new heights. In the past few years, the U.S. has recorded significant growth in the wearable camera market. Companies such as Narrative, Sony, and Panasonic are designing camera-equipped glasses and smaller life-logging devices that clip on outfits and allow hands-free documentation of the lives of surfers, snowboarders, and rock climbers, among others.

Continuous innovations have led to the introduction of compact and easily attachable cameras that can be used in extreme situations where it is not possible to hold traditional cameras or recorders. Since these cameras are mounted on clothes, they also reduce extra weight from the user’s baggage. Although body-worn cameras are already offering much in every sector, the industry is yet to fully understand the value of the technology. The figure below illustrates the history of key developments in the wearable camera market.

Growth-of-the-Wearable-Camera-Market-1Increased Market Penetration with Enhanced Technology & Connectivity

Internet connectivity and high-speed data network have significantly extended the capabilities of wearable cameras, enhancing market penetration on a global scale and value share accumulation in an array of industry verticals. In the medical and security sectors, lack of trust, data breaches, and criticality drive the growth of the wearable camera market.

Different Types of Wearable Cameras & Their Application Across Sectors

Different types of wearable cameras are available in the market, namely head mount, body mount, ear mount, and smart glass. Industry requirements define the type of smart glass to be used. For instance, head mount wearable cameras are gaining traction in the sports and adventure and healthcare sectors. On the other hand, police departments, military forces, and firefighters adopt body mount wearable cameras. Ear mount and smart glass wearable cameras are gaining popularity among the general public as a means to record festivals, concerts, and street scenes.

Privacy Concerns & Stringent Regulations May Impede Market Growth to an Extent

Dilemmas related to the privacy and usability of lifelogging cameras are expected to restrain market growth. Negative perceptions of their ease of use and utility are the key areas of concern hampering the early acceptance of wearable cameras among the general public. However, increasing R&D investments by manufacturers and regulatory laws will lead to the development of new products that enhance user experience. Public-private partnerships will also help boost market growth in compliance with emerging policies.

Industrial Application Segment

The most prominent end-users in the global wearable camera market are industrial, sports healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, and government. 360 vision, virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, and computer vision will enable the expansion of wearable cameras in the industrial sector to monitor operational activates. These cameras allow the easy tracking and maintenance of complex industrial processes, which are otherwise difficult to record with hand-held cameras.

The industrial segment is anticipated to witness the highest adoption during the forecast period. Wearable cameras are used in industries for training, security, employee safety, stock management, customer experience, payment, and collaborations. In logistics, they can be used to monitor stock, security, and employee safety.

Healthcare & Sports & Adventure Application Segments

The use of action cameras in extreme sports and adventure is gaining traction with the increasing popularity of games around the globe. GoPro is a leading market player in the manufacturing of wearable cameras for various purposes.

Wearable cameras are expected to witness significant growth in the healthcare sector as well. They can be used in hospitals and clinics to monitor daily activities and record diet plans and other diagnostic treatments without patient intervention. The graph below represents the wearable camera market penetration in different sectors.

Wearable Camera used in Different Sector

North America Pegged to be an Early Adopter of the Technology & the Largest Value Shareholder

Healthcare: Among all regions, North America dominates the global wearable camera market. North America’s growing healthcare sector, coupled with an expanding geriatric population, is accelerating the demand for wearable cameras. Hospitals in the region have started adopting Assistive Technology Device (ATD), a lifelogging camera for use as a memory prosthesis. The device can be worn around the neck and records a patient’s daily life. The captured images are then uploaded on a computer and analyzed by a specialist for further diagnosis.

Law Enforcement: Wearable cameras are also gaining traction among the U.S. Police Department. A research conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice found that 63 agencies had equipped officers with body-worn cameras to improve evidence collection. For instance, the police department in California adopts body-worn cameras to improve officer performance. In New York, the use of body-worn cameras is required by law to provide an objective record of ‘stop-and-frisks’ and assess complaints of racial profiling.

Europe Market to Witness Varying Growth Rates Amid High Adoption & Stringent Regulations

The U.K., followed by Spain and Belgium, was one of the foremost adopters of wearable cameras. The technology is adopted by the police force in said countries to promote peaceful interactions between the police and citizens in sensitive situations. However, stringent regulations that protect citizens’ interests and prohibit video surveillance or recording in private dwellings may hinder the adoption of these cameras.

  • Adoption in the industrial and healthcare sectors is also limited by the regulatory framework. Wearable cameras are regulated by EU laws and require conformity assessment.
  • Sports and adventure applications are expected to flourish in light of the strong tourism sector, especially in France. Wearable cameras allow tourists to shoot and share real-time life experiences.
  • Russia conducts its own device clearance and does not recognize other national approvals, unlike the new networked medical device regulations.

Asia-Pacific Expected to Record Significant Growth, With Impetus From Japan & China

Japan is emerging as the second-largest medical device market. The country, along with South Korea, also has a strong foothold in semiconductors and manufacturing. Japan’s software connectivity and hardware devices are treated under the same regulations.

China represents a highly censored market. The country mostly prefers products from domestic manufacturers; hence, China offers high potential for foreign investors to invest in Chinese companies that both manufacture and supply wearable cameras.

Latin America, the Middle East, & Africa Market to Witness Significant Growth Opportunities in Years to Come

Cost-effective wearable cameras can revolutionize Latin America and Africa’s economy by opening new perspectives. Lack of observation, awareness, and improper conductance of regulations have slowed down economic growth. Wearable cameras can help detect frauds, simplify day-to-day business, and contribute to the growth of industrial and healthcare segments. Therefore, lifelogging cameras in LA and MEA will uncover massive opportunities for the region to grow during the forecast period.

Wearable Camera Market: Upcoming Products and Initiatives

Upcoming-Products-and-Initiatives

Wearable Camera Market: Key Players

  • GoPro Inc. (The U.S.)
  • Drift Innovation Ltd. (The U.K.)
  • Narrative AB (Sweden)
  • Garmin Ltd. (The U.S.)
  • Pinnacle Response Ltd. (The U.K.)
  • Axon Enterprise, Inc. (The U.S.)
  • Xiaomi (China)
  • Vievu LLC (The U.S.)
  • Sony Corporation (Japan)
  • Contour, LLC (The U.S.)

Wearable Camera Market Segmentation

By Type

  • Head Mount
  • Body Mount
  • Ear Mount & Smart Glass

By Application

  • Sports & Adventure
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial 
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • LAMEA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Industrial Application Segment is expected to be the leading segment in Wearable Camera Market during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific is expected to hold the highest market share in Wearable Camera Market.
GoPro Inc., Drift Innovation Ltd., Narrative AB, Garmin Ltd, Pinnacle Response Ltd., Axon Enterprise, Inc., Xiaomi are the top players in Wearable Camera Market.
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