An Overview of the Global Wearable Medical Devices Market
The primary users of wearable medical devices are patients and athletes. As the technologies advanced and became more cost-effective, these devices began trickling towards fitness enthusiasts and also became commercially available to common consumers for basic fitness and sleep monitoring purposes. Current areas of focus for designers and developers lie largely in aesthetics, along with focus on weight, cost, ergonomics, and waterproofing.
Additionally, players are working to incorporate wireless telecommunications technology to make wearable medical devices ‘smarter’ in their communication with smartphones and other connected electronic devices. Advanced data analytic systems and storage are allowing users to store larger periods of data and apply long term analytics to chalk out their overall progress against chronic diseases, fitness, and physical gains.
The key driver for the growth of wearable medical devices sales for now is the reduction in prices of consumer electronics and wearable technologies. They are rapidly becoming affordable and commercially available to wider economic demographics or income groups. The global wearable medical devices market is progressing at a highly optimistic CAGR of 16.4% from 2013 to 2019.
APAC Wearable Devices Sales Increase with Growing Patient Base with Heart Disease and Diabetes
Asia Pacific is anticipated to be show the fastest growth in wearable medical devices revenue generation in the coming years. Two major factors responsible for this region’s growth rate are the high penetration of a large number of regional players and a growing demand from chronically ill patients. Asia Pacific holds the largest population in the world, along with the largest population of diabetics in the world. Studies have shown that Asians are prone to suffering from Type II diabetes, thereby creating a high need for wearable medical devices that can cater to their needs. Additionally, a growth in health and fitness concerns among individuals, a growth in disposable income, and the large number of regional players choosing to sell mid to low price devices have all contributed to make Asia Pacific the fastest growing region.
The largest share of wearable medical devices revenue – from the regional perspective – was held by North America in 2014. Players in this region enjoy an advanced healthcare system that allows them to focus more on innovations and future developments. North America is expected to remain the largest revenue holder for wearable medical devices till the end of 2023.
Vital Signs Monitors Continue Being Most Sold Wearable Medical Devices
Vital sign monitors are broadly categorized into electrocardiographs, sleep monitors, activity monitors, heart rate monitors, and others. Of these, heart rate monitors have been the most sought-after wearable medical devices, owing to a high rate of patients with heart disease, along with the growing concern over physical wellbeing. Other devices such as sleep monitors are currently showing a rapidly increasing demand owing to a growth in the number of people who experience sleep deprivation and lack of physical activity.
Measuring vital signs has rapidly become a common application of using wearable devices. Whether for fitness tracking or for monitoring the health of the ill, wearable medical devices players have consistently leaned towards manufacturing vital signs monitors. As a result, this market segment has enjoyed a high rate of innovative efforts to make the products lighter, smaller, cheaper, and more aesthetic. Although this segment is not the fastest-growing one, it is the largest in terms of revenue generated and will continue to be the largest till 2023. Key manufacturers of wearable medical devices include Cleveland Medical Devices, Inc., Fitbit, Inc., Intelesens Ltd., and OMRON Corporation.
Table of Content
Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Market Segmentation
1.3 Research Methodology
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Wearable Medical Devices: Market Snapshot
2.2 Global Wearable Medical Devices Market Share, by Diagnostic Wearable Medical Devices, 2014 & 2023 (Value %)
2.3 Global Wearable Medical Devices: Market Snapshot
Chapter 3 Global Wearable Medical Devices Market– Industry Analysis
3.2 Market Dynamics
3.2.1 Market Drivers
188.8.131.52 Large number of innovators and early adopters ensure a faster market penetration
184.108.40.206 Increasing incidence of chronic pain and high population of diabetic patients have created a strong customer base worldwide
220.127.116.11 Ease of use and interpretation of data has increased popularity among non-professional users
18.104.22.168 Emerging economies and expanding per capita income
3.2.2 Market Restraints
22.214.171.124 Cost of devices will be a restraint for market to flourish in emerging countries
126.96.36.199 Reimbursement of wearable devices poses a challenge to market development
3.2.3 Market Opportunities
188.8.131.52 Large diabetic population in Asia-Pacific
3.3 List of FDA Approved Wearable Medical Devices.
3.4 Porter’s Five Force Analysis of the Global Wearable Medical Devices Market
3.5 Value Chain Analysis: Wearable Medical Devices
3.6 Market Attractiveness Analysis – Wearable Medical Devices Market, by Types of Devices, 2014
3.7 Competitive Landscape - Global Wearable Medical Devices Market Share, by Key Players, 2014 (%)
Chapter 4 Global Wearable Medical Devices Market, by Diagnostic Device
4.2 Introduction - Global Wearable Vital Sign Monitors Market Revenue, by Type of Devices
4.2.1 Global Wearable Heart Rate Monitor Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
4.2.2 Global Wearable Activity Monitor Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
4.2.3 Global Wearable Sleep Monitor Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
4.2.4 Global Wearable Electrocardiographs Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
4.2.5 Global Others Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
4.3 Global Wearable Fetal Monitors and Obstetric Devices Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
4.4 Introduction - Global Wearable Neuromonitoring Devices Market Revenue, by Type of Devices 2013–2023, (US$ Mn)
4.4.1 Global Wearable Electroencephalograph Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
4.4.2 Global Wearable Electromyograph Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
Chapter 5 Global Wearable Medical Devices Market, by Therapeutic Device
5.1 Introduction - Global Wearable Vital Sign Monitors Market Revenue, by Type of Device
5.2 Global Wearable Pain Management Devices Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
5.3 Global Glucose Insulin Monitoring Devices Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
5.4 Global Wearable Respiratory Therapy Devices Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
Chapter 6 Global Wearable Medical Devices Market, by Application
6.1 Introduction - Global Wearable Medical Devices Market Revenue, by Application , 2013–2023, (US$ Mn)
6.2 Global Sports and Fitness Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
6.3 Global Remote Patient Monitoring Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
6.4 Global Wearable Home Health Care Devices Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis
Chapter 7 Global Wearable Medical Devices Market, by Geography
7.1 Introduction - Global Wearable Medical Devices Market Revenue, by Geography, 2013–2023 (US$ Mn)
7.2 North America Diagnostic and Therapeutic Wearable Medical Devices Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis.
7.3 Europe Diagnostic and Therapeutic Wearable Medical Devices Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis.
7.4 Asia Pacific Diagnostic and Therapeutic Wearable Medical Devices Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis.
7.5 Rest of the World Diagnostic and Therapeutic Wearable Medical Devices Market Revenue, 2013–2023, (US$ Mn) and Analysis.
Chapter 8 Recommendations
Chapter 9 Company Profiles
9.1 Cleveland Medical Devices, Inc.
9.1.1 Company Overview
9.1.2 Product Portfolio
9.1.3 Recent Developments
9.2 Corventis, Inc. (Medtronic plc.)
9.2.1 Company Overview
9.2.2 Product Portfolio
9.2.3 Financial Overview
9.2.4 Recent Developments
9.3 Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
9.3.1 Company Profile
9.3.2 Product Portfolio
9.3.3 Financial Overview
9.3.4 Recent Developments
9.4 Fitbit Inc.
9.4.1 Company Overview
9.4.2 Product Portfolio
9.4.3 Financial Overview
9.4.4 Recent Developments
9.5 Intelesens Ltd.
9.5.1 Company Overview
9.5.2 Product Portfolio
9.5.3 Recent Developments
9.6 Koninklijke Philips N.V.
9.6.1 Company Overview
9.6.2 Product Portfolio
9.6.3 Financial Overview
9.6.4 Recent Developments
9.7 LifeWatch AG
9.7.1 Company Overview
9.7.2 Product Portfolio
9.7.3 Financial Overview
9.7.4 Recent Developments
9.8.1 Company Overview
9.8.2 Product Portfolio
9.8.3 Recent Developments
9.9 OMRON Corporation
9.9.1 Company Overview
9.9.2 Product Portfolio
9.9.3 Financial Overview
9.9.4 Recent Developments
9.10 Zephyr Performance Systems (Medtronic plc.)
9.10.1 Company Overview
9.10.2 Product Portfolio
9.10.3 Financial Overview
9.10.4 Recent Developments
The last decade has witnessed growing interest in wearable medical devices. Currently technology is combined with medicine and frequently explains how patients are diagnosed and treated. The medical devices are leader of numerous success stories. Wearable medical devices that monitor, control, track, and treat patient conditions are increasingly replacing larger equipment. Wearable medical devices are connected to a patient’s body and measure clinically appropriate information. These devices resemble eyeglasses, watch, clothing, jewelry, contact lenses, etc. Data collected from wearable medical devices can be as simple as number of steps taken in a day to complex data such as ECG measurement. This report on the global wearable medical devices market studies the current and future prospects of the market. The report comprises an elaborate executive summary, including a market snapshot that provides overall information of various segments and sub-segments. This section also provides the overall information and data analysis of the global wearable medical devices market with respect to the leading market segments based on type of device, application, and geography.
The market overview section of the report includes qualitative analysis of the overall wearable medical devices market including the factors determining the market dynamics such as drivers, restraints and opportunities, along with Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, list of FDA-approved wearable medical devices and value chain analysis. In addition, various analyses such as market attractiveness analysis by type of device and competitive landscape by key players have been provided. The market attractiveness analysis explains the intensity of competition in the market in different types of devices. The competitive scenario between market players is evaluated through market share analysis. These factors would help market players to take strategic decisions in order to strengthen their positions and expand their share in the global market.
The global wearable medical devices market has been segmented based on type of device, application, and geography. Based on type of device, the wearable medical devices market has been categorized into two major segments: diagnostic and therapeutic. Diagnostic devices have been further classified into heart rate monitors, activity monitors, sleep monitor, electrocardiograph, fetal monitor and obstetric devices, and neuromonitoring devices. Therapeutic devices have been classified into vital sign monitors, pain management devices, glucose insulin monitoring devices, and respiratory therapy devices. Based on application, the global wearable medical devices market has been segmented into three types: sports and fitness, remote patient monitoring, and home health care. Market revenue in terms of US$ Mn for the period between 2013 and 2023 along with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) from 2015 to 2023 are provided for all the segments, considering 2014 as the base year.
Geographically, the wearable medical devices market has been categorized into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World (RoW). North America comprises the U.S. and Canada. Europe comprises Germany, the U.K., and Rest of Europe. Asia-Pacific comprises China, Japan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific. Rest of World comprises of Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. The recommendations section included in the report would assist existing players to expand their market share and new companies to establish their presence in the wearable medical devices market. The report also profiles major players in the wearable medical devices market based on various attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio, and recent developments. Major players profiled in this report include Cleveland Medical Devices, Inc., Corventis, Inc. (Medtronic plc.), Fitbit, Inc., Intelesens Ltd., Koninklijke Philips N.V., LifeWatch AG, Nuubo, OMRON Corporation, Polar Electro, and Zephyr Performance Systems (Medtronic plc.).
The global wearable medical devices market has been segmented as follows:
Global Wearable Medical Devices Market, by Diagnostic Device
- Wearable Vital Sign Monitors
- Wearable Heart Rate Monitor
- Wearable Activity Monitor
- Wearable Sleep Monitor
- Wearable Electrocardiographs
- Wearable Fetal Monitors and Obstetric Devices
- Wearable Neuromonitoring Devices
Global Wearable Medical Devices Market, by Therapeutic Device
- Wearable Pain Management Devices
- Wearable Glucose/Insulin Monitoring Devices
- Wearable Respiratory Therapy Devices
Global Wearable Medical Devices Market, by Application
- Sports and Fitness
- Remote Patient Monitoring
- Home Health Care
Global Wearable Medical Devices Market, by Geography
- North America
- Rest of the Europe
- Asia Pacific (APAC)
- Rest of the APAC
- Rest of World
- Middle East
- Latin America