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Connected Worker Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report By Component; By Technology (Smart Glasses / Eyewear, Smart Headgear, Hearing Protection Devices, Protective Textiles, Mobile devices, Others); By Deployment; By End-Use (Manufacturing, Construction, Mining, Oil & Gas, Others); By Region, Segment Forecast, 2022 - 2029

  • Published Date: Jan 2022
  • Pages: 132
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM1554
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Historical Data: 2017-2020

Report Summary

The global connected worker market was valued at USD 4.21 Billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.2% during the forecast period.

Increasing adoption of connecting workers to the digital world with the help of IoT wearable devices such as smartphones, watches, and tablets is expected to increase the market demand over the forecast period.

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The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has positively influenced market growth. The mixture of improved connection and increasing flexibility in work demands due to the virus restrictions has resulted mostly in the rise of novel technological solutions which supplement old ones and allow for higher, smooth, and virtually distant engagement with the real world. Limited on-site personnel availability due to the virus outbreak has prompted businesses to adopt linked connected worker solutions that enable employees to operate more independently while also easing data transfer among distant employees and control tower managers.

Location tracking is one of the key techniques that companies adopt via connected smart devices and industrial wearables to maintain social distancing in order to limit the spread of the virus among workers. In addition, vital signals through several smart bands and watches helped operators for continuous monitor workers body temperature, including body oxygen levels and pulse rate, can be reported to operation rooms which facilitates the diagnosis of COVID-19 signals and prevents occupational breakouts, which has increased the demand for such devices in end-use industries.

Furthermore, remote support using enhanced technology connected wearables enables employees to fix servicing faults with the help of remote specialists who are unable to access locations because of COVID-19 limitations, which in turn has increased the demand for connected technologies.

Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
Advancement in connected technologies along with increasing awareness regarding the use of these technologies to reduce workplace injuries has resulted in an increasing demand for these wearables that has benefited the industry's growth. Furthermore, increasing demand for remote work owing to the wake of ongoing and future pandemics is expected to drive the connected worker market growth.

Furthermore, increasing adoption of IoT in end-use industries such as oil & gas and manufacturing, along with the rising “ Smart Work” culture concept among them, is expected to boost the connected employee's market share over the forecast period. However, the high cost of these devices, along with the shortage of skilled labor, are some factors that are expected to restrain the market expansion.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented on the basis of component, technology, deployment, end-use, and region.

By Component

By Technology

By Deployment

By End-Use

By Region

  • Hardware
    • Smart Glasses/Eyewear
    • Smart Headgear
    • Hearing Protection Devices
    • Protective Textiles
    • Mobile Devices
    • Others
  • Software
    • Workforce Task Management
    • Workforce Analytics
    • Mobile Learning
  • Services
    • Consulting
  • Training & Implementation
  • RFID Location Triangulation
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular
  • Bluetooth
  • Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN)
  • Wireless Field Area Network (WFAN)
  • Zigbee
  • On-premise
  • Cloud
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Others
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Belgium)
  • Asia Pacific (India, Japan, China, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, South Korea)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, UAE, Isreal)

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Insight by Technology

RFID or Radio Frequency Identification segment is expected to dominate the technology segment over the forecast period. Because of the rising difficulty of big construction activities, there is an increasing requirement for highly effective methods such as RFID for gathering and managing job statistics.

Insight by End-Use

The oil & gas segment is expected to hold the largest market share over the projected period. Workers in oil & gas industries want instruments to assist them in monitoring production effectively so that employees can execute critical choices properly in real moments as well as on the job.

Geographic Overview

North America dominated the connected worker market in 2021 and is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period due to its rapid technologic adoption coupled with increasing spending in industry digitalization. Furthermore, increasing concerns regarding worker's safety in end-use industries such as oil & gas, construction, mining, and others are expected to create lucrative opportunities for the connected worker market to grow.

Competitive Insights

Some of the key players operating in the global connected worker market include 3M Company, Accenture, Avnet, Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Honeywell International Inc., Oracle Corp., Smart Track S.R.L, Tata Consultancy Services, TELUS, Vandrico Solutions Inc, Wearable Technology Limited, and Zebra Technologies.

These players are continuously investing in research & development and are entering in emerging economies to increase their market share and broaden their customer base. For instance, in September 2021, Caterpillar announced that it would unveil Connected Worker, GuardhatTM-developed security and performance solutions for ground mining activities at the MINExpo 2021 in Las Vegas. The Connected Worker solution incorporates intelligent wearable technologies and the capacity of analytics to provide an additional layer of security against a number of site safety issues.

Connected Worker Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2021

USD 4.21 Billion

Revenue forecast in 2029

USD 24.32 Billion


24.2% from 2022 - 2029

Base year


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2029

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2029

Segments covered

By Component, By Deployment, By Technology, By End-Use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Key Companies

3M Company, Accenture, Avnet, Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Honeywell International Inc., Oracle Corp., Smart Track S.R.L, Tata Consultancy Services, TELUS, Vandrico Solutions Inc, Wearable Technology Limited, and Zebra Technologies.


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