The global body sensor market is projected to expand at a steady CAGR during the forecast period of 2017 to 2022, gaining traction from a number of factors such as increasing population of geriatrics who need constant monitoring, growing number of fitness enthusiasts, ubiquity of smartphones, and escalating usage of these sensors by professional sports leagues to enhance physical abilities of sportspersons. Body sensors are wireless computing devices, which can be surface-mounted on the body or installed inside the body implants. They can also be carried on clothes pockets, hand, or bags.
Increasing preference towards smarter, smaller, and cheaper sensors, growing benefits of wearable devices in the healthcare industry, and relentless research and development in the fields of the Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR), and Man-to-Machine (M2M) are some of the key factors paving a favorable future for the global body sensor market. On the other hand, the market for body sensor is hindered by the challenges in supply chain and distribution channel, privacy and security concerns, regulatory issues, and cost of these products. Nevertheless, the increasing number of connected devices and numerous application possibilities are opening new opportunities, provided the technical difficulties pertaining to hardware and software are met.
Temperature Sensors Leading Product Segment
Among the global body sensor market market's sensor type segments, temperature sensor remains lucrative, representing US$23.0 mn worth of the market, or 18.5% in 2017. Growing at a CAGR of 21.9%, the temperature sensor segment is estimated to be worth US$62.0 mn by 2022; it is projected to represent 21.2% of the overall demand share. It is projected to grow at US$7.8 mn annually over the course of the forecast period, and this absolute growth is larger than the any other segment. The other product types segments analyzed under the report are: EEG sensor, visual sensor, respiration sensor, ECG sensor, blood pressure sensor, and EMG sensor. Application-wise, the healthcare sector is expected to act as biggest driver in the long run, owing to wider variety of device type and use opportunities.
North America Body Sensor Market Expanding Rapidly
All regions are showing strong growth in the body sensor market, although North America is expected to maintain its position as the region that will account for the highest demand. Valued at US$37.2 mn in 2017, the North America body sensor market is projected for an above-average CAGR of 22.1% during the forecast period of 2017 to 2022, surpassing US$100.0 mn mark by 2022. Stronger buying ability among consumers in the U.S. and Canada, high adoptability rate of new technology, and escalating geriatric population are some of the factors aiding the North America body sensor market. Although Europe is the second-largest market for body sensors globally, its projected CAGR is lower than the market in Asia Pacific except Japan (APEJ).
Product Innovation to Determine Future Competitive Landscape
Some of the key companies in the global body sensor market are: Apple Inc., Fitbit, Inc., Koninklijke Philips N.V., Texas Instruments Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Broadcom Ltd., STMicroelectronics NV, NXP Semiconductors NV, Analog Devices, Inc., and Garmin Ltd. The market for body sensor has innovation at its backbone, with leading companies aggressively investing on R&D activities to formulate a niche within the market. In the near future, strategic acquisitions is also expected to allow the market leaders to gain ground over the competitors.
Global Body Sensor Market: Overview
This report on the global body sensor market studies the current as well as future prospects of this developing market. The stakeholders of this report include companies and intermediaries engaged in the manufacture and commercialization of body sensors as well as new entrants planning to enter this market. This report comprises an elaborate executive summary, along with a market snapshot providing overall information of various segments and sub-segments considered in the scope of the study. This section also provides the overall information and data analysis of the global body sensor market with respect to the leading market segments based on major products, application, placement, and geography.
Global Body Sensor Market: Trends and Opportunities
The market overview section of the report explores the market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities that currently have a strong impact on the global body sensor market and could influence the market in the near future. Market attractiveness analysis has been provided in the market overview section in order to explain the intensity of competition in the market across different geographies. The competitive scenario among different market players is evaluated through market share analysis in the competitive landscape section of the report. All these factors would help market players to take strategic decisions in order to strengthen their positions and expand their shares in the global body sensor market.
Some of the key factors driving the global body sensor market are: growing number of fitness enthusiast, especially among the urban population wherein awareness against ill-effects of sedentary lifestyle is rising, escalating percentage of geriatric population who need constant monitoring, increasing dependency on smartphones, and proven worth in professional sports to track physical abilities of athletes. On the other hand, cost of body sensors and the lack of a defined distribution channel is obstructing the market from attaining its true potential.
Global Body Sensor Market: Segmentations
On the basis of product type, the global body sensor market has been segmented into EEG sensor, ECG sensor, respiration sensor, visual sensor, temperature sensor, blood pressure sensor, and EMG sensor, whereas on the basis of placement type, the market has been bifurcated into wearable and implantable. In 2017, temperature sensor segment accounted for the maximum demand, and is expected to remain highly profitable throughout the forecast period. Application-wise, the market for body sensor has been categorized into healthcare, man-machine interface, defense, and sports body. Geographically, the report takes stock of the potential of body sensor market in the regions of North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific except Japan (APEJ), and The Middle East and Africa, as well as in the country of Japan. Currently, North America is most lucrative region, whereas APEJ has been projected to expand the demand at most robust rate during the forecast period of 2017 to 2022.
Global Body Sensor Market: Competitive Landscape
Highly dependent on innovation, the global body sensor market is currently dominated by some of the prominent technology and healthcare companies, such as Apple Inc., Fitbit, Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Koninklijke Philips N.V., NXP Semiconductors NV, STMicroelectronics NV, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Analog Devices, Inc., Garmin Ltd., and Broadcom Ltd.
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Global Body Sensor Market, by Type
- EEG Sensor
- Visual Sensor
- Respiration Sensor
- ECG Sensor
- Blood Pressure Sensor
- Temperature Sensor
- EMG Sensor
Global Body Sensor Market, by Application
- Man-Machine Interface
- Sports Body Sensor
Global Body Sensor Market, by Placement Type
Global Body Sensor Market, by Region
- North America
- Latin America