Photoplethysmography to Pursue Higher Accuracy, Leading to Significant Growth in Demand for Infrared Optical Components, Says LEDinside

According to LEDinside’s 2018 Infrared Sensing Application Market Report, pulse oximeter heart rate sensors have been widely introduced into smartwatch and wristband markets, pushing the demand for infrared optical components. Apple is expected to increase the accuracy of pulse oximeter heart rate sensors in its new-generation Apple Watch, thus may double the amount of green LEDs and infrared LEDs used in the products. The amount of photodiode needed for the new products may be four to five times more than in previous models, and the photodiode will also be larger in size.

(Image: APPLE Inc.)

Photoplethysmography has many advantages, such as small size, low power consumption, rapid response, etc., thus has also been gradually introduced into applications like fitness trackers, home care equipment and automotive monitoring devices, says Joanne Wu, research manager of LEDinside. However, some consumers still question about the reliability of devices, so the manufacturers are committed to improving the accuracy of sensors in order to gain consumer confidence.

Photoplethysmography require high linearity, high sensitivity and good signal-to-noise ratio. The products incorporate emitter and receiver. The emitter needs to match the requirements of algorithm programs, so the wavelength of the LED products varies from brand to brand. The common design uses green LED paired with infrared LED to detect the amount of blood flowing through your wrist at any given moment, and to count the heartbeats. If pairing red LED with infrared LED, the sensor can detect the amount of deoxygenated hemoglobin (Hb) and oxygenated hemoglobin (HbO2) during any given time to calculate the oxygen saturation levels. The main suppliers of infrared LED include OSRAM OS and Epistar.

On the other hand, receivers mostly use photodiodes, especially large-area photodiode with low dark current, which has short response time and can receive LED energy completely. The next generation of Apple Watch is also expected to use larger-sized photodiodes, and the number of photodiodes used may be four to five times more than previous models. The current major supplier of photodiodes is Opto Tech.

LEDinside 2018 Infrared Sensing Application Market Report
Release: 01 January 2018
Language: Traditional Chinese / English
Format: PDF
Page: 230 pages

Infrared LED and Infrared Laser Market Overview

  • Infrared LED and Infrared Laser
  • Infrared Wavelength and Applications
  • Infrared Sensing Application Market
  • Infrared LED and Infrared Laser Market Scale

1. Infrared LED Market Scale

  • 2018-2021 Infrared LED Market Value- By Application
  • Market Driver
  • Product Power

2. Infrared Laser Market Scale

  • 2018-2020 Infrared Laser Market Value

IR Laser Market Technology

  • LED and Laser Product Performance Analysis
  • IR Laser Technology- VCSEL Manufacturing Process
  • VCSEL Products Analysis
  • VCSEL Product Specification
  • LED, EEL, VCSEL Product Performance Analysis
  • VCSEL in Mobile Market Applications

Market Opportunities- Surveillance Security

  • Surveillance Security Trend
  • Infrared LED and Infrared Laser
  • Infrared Wavelength
  • IR LED Product Trend in Surveillance System
  • 2017 IR LED Package Specifications in Security Surveillance
  • Surveillance Security Industry Chain Analysis
  • 2018-2021 Global Video Surveillance Market Scale
  • 2018- 2021 IR LED Market Scale in Surveillance Security
  • Main Video Surveillance Manufacturers
  • Main Video Surveillance Manufacturer Shipment and High Power IR LED Penetration Rate
  • Main Video Surveillance Manufacturer Shipment and High Power IR LED Penetration Rate
  • Video Surveillance Manufacturer Supply Chain

Market Opportunities- Biometric Systems

  • Biometric Systems and its Pros and Cons
  • Fingerprint Recognition
  • Iris Recognition
  • Facial Recognition
  • 2017- 2020 Biometric Systems Trend in Mobile Application

1. Market Opportunities- Iris Recognition

  • Iris Recognition Instructions and Design Concepts
  • Pros and Cons of Iris Recognition
  • List on Mobile Brand Using Iris Recognition
  • IR LED Specifications in Iris Recognition Market
  • Potential Iris Recognition Supply Chain

2. Market Opportunities- Facial Recognition 

  • Facial Recognition Instructions and Design Concepts
  • Intel RealSense 3D Camera Module for Facial Recognition
  • OSRAM OS Facial Recognition Product Series
  • IR LED Specification in Iris and Facial Recognition
  • Potential Supply Chain of Facial Recognition Used in Laptop
  • 2018-2021 IR LED Application in Iris and Facial Recognition

3. Market Opportunities- 3D Sensing Market

  • Extensive Application of 3D Sensing
  • 3D Sensing Technology Analysis
  • Structured Light Technology
  • Time of Flight Technology
  • Time of Flight Technology and Market Applications
  • 3D Sensing Technology- Strategic Alliance and Player Status

4. Market Opportunities- Mobile 3D Sensing Market

  • APPLE True Depth Camera to Boost 3D Sensing Technology
  • APPLE True Depth Camera Light Source Specifications Analysis
  • APPLE True Depth Camera Cost and Supply Chain Analysis
  • APPLE True Depth Camera Product Structure Analysis
  • APPLE True Depth Camera- IR Laser Projector Analysis
  • Qualcomm Works with Himax to Develop Mobile 3D Sensing
  • 2017-2020 Mobile 3D Sensing Will Expand at a CAGR of 209%
  • 2017-2020 IR Laser Projector Market Value For Mobile 3D Sensing
  • Mobile Brands Strategic Alliances in Mobile 3D Sensing
  • Mobile 3D Sensing Supply Chain and Strategic Alliance
  • Key Factor Analysis for Mobile 3D Sensing Market Development

Market Opportunities- Digital Healthcare 

  • 2017-2018 Wearable Device Shipment Forecast
  • 2017-2018 Digital Healthcare Market Trend
  • Wearable Devices Emerge From Health and Fitness, Moving Toward Home Care Service in the Future
  • Photoplethysmography (PPG)
  • Photoplethysmography (PPG) Measuring Process
  • HRM
  • Oximetry
  • Blood Glucose
  • Photoplethysmography (PPG) Product Design
  • Photoplethysmography (PPG) Product Specifications
  • Photoplethysmography (PPG) Business Model
  • LED Discrete and Total Solution Services Opportunity and Advantages
  • Main Pulse Oximetry Sensor Supply Chain and Client List
  • Pulse Oximetry Sensor Business Model and Supply Chain


Market Opportunities- Proximity Sensor

  • 2017-2018 Mobile Market Shipment Analysis
  • Infrared Sensor in Mobile Market Application Overview
  • Proximity Sensor Light Source Analysis
  • 2017-2018 Proximity Sensor Light Source Market Analysis
  • Proximity Sensor Supply Chain Analysis
  • AirPods Introduction
  • AirPods Shipment Forecast
  • AirPods Market Impact
  • Smart Home

Market Opportunities- Gaming Notebook Market

  • Gaming Notebook Market and Product Definition
  • 2017 Gaming Notebook Shipment Analysis
  • 2016-2017 Gaming Notebook Market Share
  • Gaming Notebook Specification
  • Gaming Notebook Manufacturers and Keyboard Specification
  • Gaming Notebook Market Supply Chain

Market Opportunities- Optical Touch Panel

  • Large Sized Screen Technology
  • Infrared Touch Panel Design Concepts
  • IR LED Product Specifications in Touch Panel Applications
  • Infrared Touch Panel Market Supply Chain

Market Opportunities- Food Inspection

  • Spectrometer Market Introduction
  • Near Infrared Spectrometer Testing Methods and Applications
  • Infrared LED Specification in Spectrometer Application
  • Infrared Spectrometer Supply Chain

Market Opportunities- Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Market

  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Product Definition

1. Market Opportunities- Virtual Reality

  • Stand-alone VR v.s. Mobile VR
  • 2018-2020 Virtual Reality Shipment Forecast
  • VR Manufacturers Movement
  • Infrared Has Positioning Tracking and Eye Tracking Functions
  • IR LED Product Specifications in VR and AR Applications
  • Positioning Tracking: Outside-in Tracking
  • Positioning Tracking: Inside-out Tracking
  • Position Tracking Trend and Camp Strategies
  • Eye Tracking To Bring Efficiency and Various Applications
  • Virtual Reality Specifications Analysis
  • Top Three VR Devices Specification Analysis
  • hTC Vive
  • Oculus Rift
  • Sony PlayStation VR
  • IR LED and IR Laser Suppliers in Virtual Reality Applications

2. Market Opportunities- Augmented Reality

  • Augmented Reality Ranges to Enterprise and Consumer Wise
  • 2017-2020 Augmented Reality Shipment Forecast
  • Augmented Reality Market Key Factors
  • IR LED and IR Laser Suppliers in Augmented Reality Applications

Market Opportunities- Personal and Commercial  Drone Industry

  • 2017-2018 Drone Market Scale Analysis
  • Drone Market Restriction Factors
  • Four Obstacle Avoidance Technologies in Drone Market
  • IR Laser Product Trend and Drone Supply Chain

Market Opportunities- Automotive 

  • Infrared Sensor in Automotive Market– Applications
  • Infrared Sensor in Automotive Market- Take OSRAM as Example

1. Market Opportunities- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

  • Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) – Levels Diagram
  • 2015-2021 Market Scale By Level
  • Car Maker ADAS Roadmap
  • Eight Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Sensor Analysis
  • Car Sensor- Executive Program and Process
  • Car Sensor- Millimeter Wave Radar Technology Analysis
  • Car Sensor- LiDAR Technology Analysis
  • Car Sensor- Application Analysis
  • Scanning LiDAR Execute Process
  • Scanning LiDAR Specification Analysis
  • Scanning LiDAR Manufacturer Analysis
  • Flash LiDAR Execute Process
  • Flash LiDAR Specification Analysis
  • Flash LiDAR Manufacturer Analysis
  • LiDAR Product Specification Overview
  • LiDAR Laser Product Requirement
  • Automotive LiDAR Market Restriction Factors
  • Automotive LiDAR Market Supply Chain Analysis
  • Low-Cost LiDAR Products will Enter Drone and Robot Markets
  • LiDAR Market Opportunity in Drone Application
  • LiDAR Market Opportunity in Sweeping Robot Application
  • 2017-2020 LiDAR Laser Market Value

2. Market Opportunities- Driver Monitoring and Warning

  • Car Sensor- Instant Driver Monitoring to Avoid Accident
  • Driver Monitoring and Warning System Becomes the Developing Focus of Major Car Makers
  • Taking Audi as Example
  • Automotive Sensing Market Supply Chain Analysis
  • 2017-2025 Infrared Share in Interior Automotive Market

IR LED / IR Laser Major Players and Target Market Analysis

  • Infrared LED Major Players in the World
  • Major IR LED Manufacturers Movement and Target Market
  • Infrared Laser Major Players in the World
  • Major IR Laser Manufacturers
  • Movement and Capacity Plan

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