The Global Wearable Medical Device Market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 18% during the forecasted period 2017-2023. The market generated near around USD 2 billion during 2016 and is expected to reach approximately USD 6 billion by the end of the forecasted period.
Wearable medical devices have become a trend among youth today. People are now concerned about their health and fitness. These devices keep a track of number of activities performed by an individual, for instance, number of steps taken while walking. Extensive use of fitness trackers by adults and strict regulations governing standards for the manufacturing of medical devices also boost the demand for wearable medical devices. Prominent market players are now targeting the youth by product differentiation and selling the devices at affordable prices.
The wearable devices are generally used in hospitals, at home and by individual person for his or her personal fitness. The wearable devices are easy to use and provide individual real time information about the heart rate, blood pressure, weight, sleeping and other such information related to health and maintain life healthy in various ways. In August 2016, Philips launched a new line of wearable health devices listed with the FDA. Furthermore, innovation and advancements in wearable technology, especially miniaturization of sensor technology, wireless communication technology, and wearable computational technology trigger the development of small, durable, comfortable, safe and low cost wearable medical devices. The miniaturization of wearable devices has also enabled clinical monitoring beyond the hospital area, in the home or during outdoor activities. In May 2015, Bayer Material Science LLC launched a new polycarbonate blend for wearable medical devices. This device can perform a variety of important tasks, such as monitoring vital signs or delivering drugs.
Wearable medical devices market is flourishing and is expected to continue its speedy growth due to changing lifestyle of people, increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes and growing awareness about health. According to the International Diabetes Federation, about 420 million adult population worldwide was suffering from diabetes in 2016, which is increasing at the rate of 8.4% per year and is expected to reach 625 million by 2040. High cost of fitness trackers may restrain the market growth.
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Wearable Medical Device Market – Major Key Players
Some of the key players in the wearable Medical Device market are: Fitbit Inc., Garmin, Vital Connect, Omron Corp., Sotera Wireless, Jawbone, Pebble Technology Corp., Basis Science Inc., Withings, Intelesens Ltd., Covidien Plc, LifeWatch AG, Polar Electro, Philips Electronics, and Everist Genomics.
Wearable Medical Device Market – Competitive Analysis
Honeywell International Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, NIKE INC., Omron Corporation, Fitbit Inc., Philips, Apple Inc., Medtronic PLC, Qualcomm Inc., LG Electronics Inc., Motorola Solutions Inc., and Sony Corporation are some of the important players profiled in the report. The market does not strictly display monopoly or duopoly but is equally divided among the top fitness devices & wearable device manufacturing businesses. These companies have implemented the strategy of product introductions and acquisitions to capture the market. The strategies implemented by the players in this market comprise of constant innovation and expansion of new and better products to win over their opponents and survive in this big market.
Global Wearable Medical Device Market – Regional Analysis
Globally, Wearable Device Market comprises of four regions North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa.
North America is the largest market for Wearable Medical Device. This is due to increasing number in the technology adoption for the wearable medical devices and the homecare devices for the fitter health life.
Europe accounts for the largest market share owing to the demand for technological innovation in medical devices and availability of funds for research and development. Furthermore, increasing demand for fitness and health tracking devices also determine the market growth. Germany is the largest market followed by UK, which is expected to be the fastest growing market in Europe due to increasing chronic disease like diabetes and heart diseases.
Countries in Asia Pacific have a great potential for the growth of this market. Asia Pacific market for medical devices is driven by innovative technology for continuous monitoring of health status of a patient in hospitals as well as sportsmen and athletes. The demand for easy to use wearable medical devices is increasing in China and India. Furthermore, increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity drive the market growth. Growing trend in the use of wearable medical devices such as smart watches also influences the growth of the market.
The Middle East region also shows a growth in the wearable devices market owing to strengthening healthcare system, and demand for technology in healthcare. In the Middle, lack of physical exercise, lifestyle changes and rising prevalence of chronic diseases are factors driving the growth of this market.
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Wearable Medical Device Market – Segments
The Wearable Medical device market can be segmented on the basis of Application: Sports Fitness, Remote Patient Monitoring and Home Healthcare. On the basis of Product the market can be segmented as: Diagnostic, Therapeutic Device.
Major Table of Content
Chapter 1. Report Prologue
Chapter 2. Market Introduction
2.2 Scope of the Study
2.2.1 Research Objective
Chapter 3. Research Methodology
3.2 Primary Research
3.3 Secondary Research
3.4 Market Size Estimation
Chapter 4. Market Dynamics
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