Research Outline

Market Research for the Commercial Use of Bluetooth Low-Energy Wakeup ReceiversI


To assess the commercial viability of Bluetooth Low-Energy Wakeup Receiver Technology as a basis for building a startup company.
  • Specifically to identify a potential market for the use of this technology
  • To estimate the size and trends within identified potential markets
  • Identify any potential risks related to the market and how to mitigate those risks
  • And to identify any potential competition or competitors in the form of other technologies or existing companies

Early Findings

Early Findings

  • The technology described in the attached document is a significantly better alternative to the ones currently used on the market. Wakeup Receivers (WRX) use much less power than the currently in vogue Bluetooth Low-Energy technology because the receivers are not constantly broadcasting to potential nearby devices. As such WRX reduces idle channel monitoring energy cost.
  • Instead, WRX technology primarily remains in sleep mode and its operational or wake state typically uses less energy. As such this technology would be ideal for the internet of things (IoT) and the internet of everything (IoE).
  • Commercial applications of this technology include Wireless Sensor Networks such as those used for environmental and infrastructure monitoring.
  • This technology is also useful for both business and personal use, as it can be used for personal devices, such as in smart homes, and for tracking purposes, such as in logistics.
  • However, there are currently no companies implementing this technology for commercial goods.

Data Availability

Currently, manufacturers of devices that would find this technology useful are currently relying on Bluetooth Low-Energy protocol. Although WRX technology would be more effective regarding power usage and longevity, we were unable to identify any devices on the market that are currently using this technology.