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Asia Pacific Biomedical Sensors Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

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  • 120 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Asia Pacific
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5552682
The Asia-Pacific biomedical sensor is expected to register a CAGR of 10.91% over the forecast period. The increased use of biomedical sensors to monitor glucose levels in diabetics is one of the major reasons likely to drive the growth of the biomedical sensors market during the forecast period. The increased demand for home-based point-of-care (POC) devices is expected to fuel the growth of the biomedical sensors market. Government initiatives in diagnostics and considerable technical advancements are expected to buffer the expansion of the biomedical sensors market.

Key Highlights

  • According to the International Diabetes Federation, in 2021, China was expected to have 1.08 billion individuals aged 20 to 79, by far the biggest population of any country. The country had over 336 million children and adolescents aged 5 to 19 with type 1 diabetes. According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, by 2024, the number of diabetic patients in Indonesia is estimated to reach approximately 9.5 million. Such a huge increase in diabetic individuals is expected to drive the studied market.
  • Various organizations and institutions are developing new products to enhance the application of biomedical sensors. For instance, a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Amity University in Asia-Pacific developed a reusable biosensing platform for the accurate, sensitive, and early detection of infectious diseases such as dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases prevalent in tropical climates. The researchers put the dengue virus's single-stranded DNA into a nanoparticle-coated, fluorine-doped electrode. If the blood sample contains dengue, the biosensors will bind to the complementary strand selectively and irreversibly. The electrode is linked to a gadget that can quantify process changes and alert diagnosticians to an infection. The sensor is regenerated and ready for the next test when the electrode is treated with sodium hydroxide.
  • Wearable biomedical sensors are becoming more popular for continuous health monitoring. Wireless sensors encased in bandages or patches or a body-worn form factor are used for sensing. The data collected by biomedical sensors is analyzed and used to predict the potential of a patient's deteriorating clinical condition and assess the impact of necessary clinical actions. Sweat, blood, and other biological substances are frequent analytes used in clinical testing.
  • The slower penetration rate of advanced medical systems in developing regions remains a key constraint for the market. The penetration of the most advanced products and technologies in developing and underdeveloped areas is always slower. Several regions in developing countries remain vulnerable because of a lack of proper healthcare. Most of these areas are located in Southern Asia. Most healthcare systems, whether private or public, or government, are clustered in urban areas, and health services are scarce in rural belts. As per World Bank, the major part of the treatment should be handled at primary healthcare centers, which are mostly not managed as per the standards.
  • During the pandemic, The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) developed three types of ventilators and offered to transfer the technology to industry for clinical use as the country faced the second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak. 'PRANA' (Programmable Respiratory Assistance for the Needy Aid) is a low-cost and portable critical care ventilator based on the automated compression of an AMBU (Artificial Manual Breathing unit) bag. The system comprises a complex control system that incorporates an airway pressure sensor, a flow sensor, an oxygen sensor, a servo actuator, and expiration and PEEP (Positive End Expiratory Pressure) control valves.

Asia Pacific Biomedical Sensors Market Trends

Growing Demand for Fitness Devices

  • A fitness tracker is an electronic device for tracking and monitoring fitness-related metrics such as distance walking or running, calories burned, heartbeats, and many others. It is a type of wearable computer, also known as an activity tracker, which is usually embedded with various sensors such as an accelerometer (to track movement), a gyroscope (to measure orientation and rotation), an altimeter (to sense changes in altitude), an electrocardiogram (to record electric impulse of the heart), pulse oximeter (to track oxygen in various parts), etc.
  • Further, the growing product innovations in wearables integrated with health sensors may boost the market's growth during the forecast period. For instance, recently, Apple announced the launch of the Apple Watch Series 7. The new Apple Watch includes an electrical heart sensor, an ECG app, and a Blood Oxygen sensor and app, which are essential tools for health and wellness. New workout types in watchOS eight help users stay healthy, active, and connected.
  • Fitbit Inc. launched the Fitbit Sense, an advanced health smartwatch embedded with an innovative sensor, software technology, and the first electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor to help manage stress, along with advanced heart rate tracking technology, a new ECG app, and an on-wrist skin temperature sensor, all powered by 6+ days of battery life. The company stated that the activity tracker would be loaded with a broader range of sensors to collect data that could save lives, diagnose illnesses, and keep doctors constantly updated about their patient's whereabouts.
  • In May last year, Huawei announced the Huawei Band 7, the newest wearable technology. The gadget is the thinnest fitness tracker. The wearable device is available in two versions: Standard and NFC. The NFC model costs CNY 309 (USD 45), while the standard model is priced at CNY 269 (USD 40). Wild Green, Flame Red, Obsidian Black, and Nebula Pink are the available color options.
  • According to Cisco Systems, 311 million connections in Asia-Pacific would be 156 million more than those made in 2017. Fitness bands communicate via Bluetooth with applications in a mobile device (smartphone) that configures the device and downloads the wearer's activity data. Most smartwatches support several physical activities via a health application. Sensors within fitness trackers have improved dramatically in recent years. They offer accurate heart rate monitors, accelerometers to detect minor changes in movement or positioning, and ECG sensors in devices like the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, Apple Watch, and Amazfit Verge 2, which increased awareness of any issues within the heart.

Temperature Sensor is Expected to Hold a Major Share

  • Medical applications of temperature sensors are vast. The most common use is a thermometer to measure the temperature of individuals quickly and accurately. However, they are also used for various medical products, including MRI equipment and portable ultrasound scanners. NTC (negative thermal coefficient) thermistors are standard temperature sensors that measure skin surface temperature. For medical applications, multiple variants are available with the right angle or straight connectors to simplify installation. Typical applications for this type of temperature sensor include adult rectal, pediatric rectal, and skin probes. Specific designs are capable of withstanding 134°C autoclavable cycles.
  • Infrared (IR) temperature sensors do accurate non-contact temperature measurements in several medical applications. The most common temperature sensor applications measure ear, forehead, or skin temperature. The sensing element comprises multiple thermocouples on a silicon chip to measure an object's infrared energy. Temperature sensors are being introduced with IoT connectivity to considerably speed up COVID-19 screening. Several companies are joining forces to develop a series of human body temperature monitoring wearable devices. The wearable devices' sensors provide real-time data to frontline healthcare workers and allow them to quickly screen individuals with a high temperature, one of the most prominent symptoms of COVID-19.
  • In healthcare institutions, the medication's temperature in refrigerators is often recorded manually. In practice, this means that an institution employee goes through all the refrigerators daily to check and register the temperature of the medication. This data is then manually entered into the system. It is a cumbersome, time-consuming, and expensive process for healthcare institutions with multiple locations and can be done more efficiently using temperature sensors.
  • According to the State Administration for Market Regulation (China), the overall revenue of the Chinese medical device manufacturing industry was CNY 873 billion (USD 125 billion) two years back, reflecting a 21% Y-o-Y increase. The country's total revenue from medical equipment manufacturers was expected to exceed CNY 1 trillion (USD 145 billion) by last year. Such an increase in medical devices is expected to drive the temperature sensors
  • In June last year, researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) created an ultra-sensitive sensor platform that can measure human body temperature in real-time using only the naked eye and without the assistance of electronic gadgets. The device monitors temperature by color change by electrospinning a temperature-sensitive color-changing dye onto a nanofiber membrane.

Asia Pacific Biomedical Sensors Industry Overview

The Asia-Pacific biomedical sensor market is moderately competitive due to the presence of multiple players. The players in the market are adopting strategies like product innovation, mergers, and acquisitions to expand their product portfolios and geographic reach and primarily to stay competitive in the market.
  • November 2022: OMRON Healthcare Co. Ltd collaborated with CardioSignal to advance early cardiovascular disease detection for doctors at the forefront of population health management. Using the firms' motion sensor and ECG technology, the two companies will collaborate to develop digital health solutions that optimize workflow procedures for chronic lifestyle diseases, including cardiovascular disease diagnosis in primary care.
  • November 2022: Omnivision developed the first square CMOS image sensor for use in disposable and reusable medical endoscopes. The OH02B image sensor has a 1500 x 1500 pixels resolution and measures 2.5 x 2.5 mm due to Omnivision's PureCel Plus-S stacked-die technology. The image sensor is intended for medical imaging in endoscopes, catheters, and guide wires used in gastrointestinal, ENT, orthopedic, surgical, dental, and veterinary applications.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Growing Demand for Fitness Devices
4.2.2 Increasing Spendings on Diagnostics
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 High Costs of the Systems
4.4 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis
4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 Type
5.1.1 Wired
5.1.2 Wireless
5.2 Sensor Type
5.2.1 Temperature
5.2.2 Pressure
5.2.3 Image Sensors
5.2.4 Biochemical
5.2.5 Inertial Sensors
5.2.6 Motion Sensors
5.2.7 Electrocardiogram (ECG)
5.2.8 Other Sensor Types
5.3 Industry
5.3.1 Pharmaceutical
5.3.2 Healthcare
5.3.3 Other Industry Types
5.4 Country
5.4.1 India
5.4.2 China
5.4.3 Japan
5.4.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 NXP Semiconductors
6.1.2 Medtronic
6.1.3 GE Healthcare
6.1.4 Honeywell International Inc.
6.1.5 STMicroelectronics NV
6.1.6 Smiths Medical
6.1.7 Analog Devices Inc.
6.1.8 TE Connectivity
6.1.9 Pinnacle Technology Inc.
6.1.10 Sensirion AG
7 Investment Analysis8 Future of the Market

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Medtronic
  • GE Healthcare
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • STMicroelectronics NV
  • Smiths Medical
  • Analog Devices Inc.
  • TE Connectivity
  • Pinnacle Technology Inc.
  • Sensirion AG