The global medical sensors market is fragmented with the top three companies collectively accounting for 23.3% of the market in 2014. These three companies are Honeywell International Inc., Danaher Corporation, and NXP Semiconductors. Some of the other players in the market are GE Measurement & Control, Analog Devices, Inc., Omni Vision Technologies, Inc., TE Connectivity Ltd., and Avago Technologies Limited. Players in the market are intent on providing novel and advanced technology based medical sensors, states a new report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). It is expected that many local manufacturers will capture significant market shares. The absence of external substitutes will ensure a low level threat of substitutes.
According to the report, the global medical sensors market is expected to rise from US$10,000.0 mn in 2014 to US$18,741.3 mn by 2023. On the basis of product, the biosensors segment led in the past and will continue to do so, and be worth US$9,202.5 mn. However, the squid sensors segment will expand at the maximum CAGR of 8.6% from 2015 to 2023. On the basis of application, the surgical segment will continue to remain dominant and be worth US$6,259.6. In addition to this, it is expected that the monitoring segment will expand at a healthy CAGR of 8% from 2015 to 2023.
Asia Pacific to Emerge as Lucrative Regional Market for Medical Sensors in Future
By end user, the hospitals segment will lead and be worth US$5,809.9 mn by 2023. The nursing home and home care segment is expected to expand at a 7.8% CAGR between 2015 and 2023. On the basis of geography, North America is leading in the medical sensors market and will continue to do so. The market in North America is expected to be worth US$6,371.9 mn by 2023. On the other hand, Asia Pacific medical sensors market will prove to be lucrative in the coming years and expand at an 8.2% CAGR between 2015 and 2023. “The growing interest of key companies to expand their presence in the developing nations of Asia Pacific is expected to drive the market in the region”, says a TMR analyst.
High Risk of Various Diseases among Growing Geriatric Population to Drive Demand for Medical Sensors
The increasing prevalence of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, kidney, respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases is driving the global medical sensors market. Thus, there is a high demand for reliable and accurate medical equipment for the growing patient population, which in turn is boosting the market for medical sensors. Sensors help in giving early warnings and lead to an accurate diagnosis of diseases and thus, their need will continue to remain in the coming years. The growing population of elderly people worldwide will be another driving factor for the medical sensors market. With age, the chances of having orthopedic diseases, neurological disorders, endocrine diseases, and oral diseases increases and this will create a heightened demand for medical devices and surgeries where real time sensors play a vital role. On the other hand, the high cost of medical sensors will act as a restraint.
Emergence of IT-based Medical Devices to Create New Opportunities
The application of IT in medical industry has revolutionized treatment methods for various diseases. The introduction of medical electronics with features such as wireless and multimedia will create a heightened demand for medical sensors. Various players in the market are investing extensively in research and development so as to develop IT-based medical sensor devices. Moreover, IT has increased the scope of medical sensors in newer medical applications such as a digital pill or ingestible sensor pill for tracking drug delivery.
This information is based on the findings of a report published by Transparency Market Research titled “Medical Sensors Market - Global Industry Analysis, Pipeline Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 – 2019.”
The global medical sensors market is segmented as follows:
- Global Medical Sensors Market, by Products
- Pressure Sensors
- Temperature Sensors
- Image Sensors
- Flow Sensors
- SQUID Sensors
- Global Medical Sensors Market, by Applications
- Global Medical Sensors Market, by End Users
- Physician offices
- Nursing Home and Home Healthcare
- Global Medical Sensors Market, by Geography
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Rest of the Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the APAC
- Latin America (LATAM)
- Rest of LATAM
- Rest of the World (RoW)
- South Africa
- Rest of the World
- North America
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