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Wearable Medical Devices Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020-2025)

  • ID: 4622654
  • Report
  • May 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 118 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence

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  • Apple Inc.
  • Fitbit
  • Garmin Ltd
  • Lifesense
  • LifeWatch AG
  • Philips Electronics
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 regularly by key market players, which shows the high competition in this market.

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.

However, the high cost of wearable devices and the lack of good awareness about the availability of some wearable devices in developing and underdeveloped countries are some of the major challenges for the growth prospects of the market.

Key Market Trends

Remote Patient Monitoring is Expected to Exhibit Fastest Growth Rate Over the Forecast Period

The remote patient monitoring (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.

The rise in the number of people with chronic medical conditions and an increase in the geriatric population are the major factors driving the growth of remote patient monitoring (RPM) services all over the world. For instance, deaths of neurological disorders have increased in the past three decades, i.e. from 6.5 million in 1990 to 9 million in 2016, as per Feigin V.L. published in Neuroepidemiology Journal 2019. This increasing prevalence is expected to further increase the demand for remote patient monitoring devices.

North America Captured the Largest Market Share and is Expected to Retain its Dominance in the Forecast Period

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 the high prevalence of cardiovascular and lifestyle-related diseases, along with high per capita medical expenditure. The adult wearable users penetration rate in the United States was 15.5% in 2016, which increased to 20.3% in 2018 and is expected to increase to 25.3% by 2022, as per a 2019 report by Yoram Wurmser. Combined with the increasing incidence of diseases in the region, the market for wearable medical devices market is expected to grow at a good rate, over the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The 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. Moreover, new competitors are also emerging in the form of startups that are also emerging in the market. Startups like Overlap, Royal Philips, Vivify Health, Validic, Doximity Dialer, etc are in the process of developing technology to enhance wearable health technology and enable EHR integration for health systems. This has made the market very competitive.

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  • Apple Inc.
  • Fitbit
  • Garmin Ltd
  • Lifesense
  • LifeWatch AG
  • Philips Electronics
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increasing Technological Advancements and Innovations
4.2.2 Increasing Per-capita Income in Developing Countries
4.2.3 Ease-of-use and Interpretation of Medical Devices
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 High Cost of Wearable Devices
4.3.2 Unfavorable Reimbursement Issues
4.3.3 Current Lack of Awareness in Some Regions
4.4 Industry Attractiveness- Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5.1 By Device Type
5.1.1 Monitoring Devices Heart Rate Monitor Activity Monitor Electrocardiograph Fetal and Obstetric Monitor Neuro-monitor Others
5.1.2 Therapeutic Devices Pain Management Devices Rehabilitation Devices Respiratory Therapy Devices Others
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Sports and Fitness
5.2.2 Remote Patient Monitoring
5.2.3 Home Healthcare
5.3 By Product Type
5.3.1 Watch
5.3.2 Wristband
5.3.3 Clothing
5.3.4 Ear Wear
5.3.5 Other Device Types
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.2 Europe United Kingdom Germany France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Middle-East & Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle-East & Africa
5.4.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Garmin Ltd
6.1.2 Apple Inc.
6.1.3 Fitbit
6.1.4 Lifesense
6.1.5 LifeWatch AG
6.1.6 Philips Electronics
6.1.7 Samsung
6.1.8 Sotera Wireless
6.1.9 Xiaomi Inc.

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  • Garmin Ltd
  • Apple Inc.
  • Fitbit
  • Lifesense
  • LifeWatch AG
  • Philips Electronics
  • Samsung
  • Sotera Wireless
  • Xiaomi Inc.
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