Market Research Report
Wearable Medical Devices Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)
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|Wearable Medical Devices Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)|
|Published: February 1, 2019||Content info: 118 Pages||
The growth of the global wearable medical devices market is due to the increasing technological advancements and innovations, as it can improve the lifestyle of patients, as well as the general population. Currently, these devices are gaining immense popularity, due to improved technologies that are being introduced every day by key market players.
Additionally, ease-of-use and interpretation of medical devices and increasing per-capita income in developing countries are the other important factors responsible for the growth of the market.
Less attractive reimbursement for wearable devices and lack of awareness among people are hindering the growth of the market. Additionally, the cost of wearable devices is one of the major challenges for the growth prospects of the market.
Wearable medical devices are capable of diagnosing or monitoring medical conditions, combined with digital health information, typically worn over the body. The demand for wearable medical devices and remote patient monitoring are continuously increasing in the global market, where technological advancements, innovations, and rising disposable income, along with healthcare expenditure and better healthcare management using medical devices are among the major drivers. Some of the significant barriers of growth in this market include the high cost of wearable devices that varies as per the application, reimbursement issues, and lack of awareness in low- and middle-income countries.
Remote patient monitoring is expected to exhibit the fastest growth rate over the forecast period
The rise in the number of people with chronic medical conditions and increase in geriatric population are the major factors driving the growth of remote patient monitoring (RPM) services all over the world. The RPM also called homecare telehealth, is a process in which patients can use a mobile medical device to perform a routine test and send this data to healthcare professionals in real time.
Implementation of RPM can improve the management of chronic diseases by measuring critical risk indicators, such as glucose, blood pressure, etc. RPM has various benefits for end users and hospitals, such as low cost of healthcare, reduction in extended hospitalization, and fewer doctor appointments, among others. This can also help to reduce the cost associated with the treatment of chronic diseases.
North America captured the largest market share and is expected to retain its dominance
North America dominated the overall wearable medical devices market, with the United States emerging as the major contributor to the market. The United States holds the largest share in the global wearable medical devices market, primarily attributed to the early adoption of wearable medical technology and high prevalence of cardiovascular and lifestyle-related diseases, along with high per capita medical expenditure. Apart from these factors, the presence of a large pool of mid- and large-sized device manufacturers also supplements the large market share. Favorable laws for setting up a business and robust intellectual property rights environment acted as catalysts for the growth for many wearable medical device startups, many of which are now global players.
Rising number of market players is intensifying the competition. Players, such as Fitbit, Lifesense, Apple, Garmin, and Samsung, among others, are disrupting the market by launching several new products. The rate of technological advancements in this market is very high, and therefore, competitors are continuously investing heavily in R&D activities. Moreover, the competitor activity is very high across both the online and retail channels.