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The Market for Neurotechnology: 2022-2026

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  • 254 Pages
  • February 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Neurotech Reports
  • ID: 4636680

The Definitive Report on Neuromodulation, Neuroprosthetics, Neurodiagnostics, and Neurorehabilitation Devices

This newly updated market research report is the most comprehensive and up-to-date publication available covering the neurotechnology industry. The report takes an in-depth look at the technology, markets, competitors, and growth rates in four key segments of the neurotechnology industry in the years 2022 through 2026. It forecasts U.S. and worldwide revenue, compound annual growth rates, and competitor market shares for several key product categories making up the neuroprosthetics, neuromodulation, neurorehabilitation, and neurosensing segments of the industry.

The Market for Neurotechnology: 2022-2026 covers in detail the key public companies and the most significant emerging and more established non-public firms in the industry. The report also features in-depth profiles of major research institutions in the U.S. and abroad involved with neurotechnology developments, and traces the commercial activity that is emerging from each. It also assesses the impact of the pandemic on the industry.

The report not only looks at future financial projections, it covers likely technology trends and product developments that will impact the neurotechnology industry in the years ahead, such as:

  • Nanowire brain implants guided into position through the cerebral vasculature.
  • Optical stimulation devices that solve many of the problems associated with electrical charge buildup.
  • Microfluidic interfaces that combine electrical stimulation and drug delivery.

The Market for Neurotechnology: 2022-2026 examines each of the neurological diseases and disorders that represent a significant market potential for neurotechnology products, including established markets like Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, and urinary incontinence, as well as emerging markets such as bioelectronic medicine, obesity, migraine, sleep disorders, and psychiatric disorders. And it is the only report on the neurotechnology industry to forecast new product categories in neurorehabilitation and neurosensing such as brain analysis systems and neurorobotics systems.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Addressable Markets
  • The Neurotechnology Industry
  • Company Profiles
  • Research Institution Profiles
  • Funding Sources
  • Future Directions
  • Company Listings
List of Tables and Figures
  • U.S. and Worldwide Market for Neurotechnology
  • Device/Disorder Matrix
  • Market Share, SCS Systems, 2023
  • Market Share, SCS Systems, 2026
  • Market Share, DBS Systems, 2023
  • Market Share, DBS Systems, 2026
  • Recent Investment Activity
  • Several Others



Executive Summary

The field of neurotechnology, which we define as the application of electronics and engineering to the human nervous system, is one of the most dynamic and promising areas of technology to emerge in the 21st Century. Neurotechnology uses electrical stimulation and sensing as tools for understanding and controlling nervous system function, as opposed to biotechnology, which focuses on molecular and genetic engineering approaches.

The most noteworthy applications of neurotechnology to date have been neural prostheses such as cochlear implants, and neuromodulation systems, such as implanted stimulators for treatment of chronic pain.

Market Projections

The author projects that the overall worldwide market for neurotechnology products will be $8.4 billion in 2018 and will reach $13.3 billion in 2022. The neurotechnology market is divided into four segments: neuroprosthetics, neuromodulation, neurorehabilitation, and neurosensing.

The largest segment of the market for neurotechnology is currently neuromodulation, followed by neuroprosthetics and neurosensing.

Within the neuroprosthetics product category, cochlear implants represent the largest and most mature product category. Two factors that are helping to drive the market for cochlear implants are the rapid growth of implants in children, and the expansion of the market beyond profoundly deaf individuals to severely hearing impaired individuals. Many of the candidates for cochlear implants in this latter category are seniors with hearing loss that can no longer be improved with hearing aids.


Neurotechnology has grown and matured as an industry as a result of advances in several fields of science and technology, including neuroscience, electrical stimulation, biomaterials, and microelectronics. MEMS technology will have a positive impact on the development of neurotechnology devices.

Neurotechnology is currently in use or under study for the treatment of a number of different medical disorders and diseases. These include spinal cord injury, deafness, blindness, stroke, urinary incontinence, epilepsy, chronic pain, neurological disorders, and psychiatric disorders.

Neurotechnology products and services will experience considerable growth in the worldwide healthcare market in large part because of the continued growth and identification of neurological disorders and conditions. Many of these disorders and conditions will become more pronounced as demographic shifts in the aging of the population, as well as increased life expectancy and demand for a higher quality of life by senior citizens, exert their effects.

As society has become more aware of the prevalence of specific neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders such as chronic pain, depression, dyslexia, and autism, business and government leaders have become more aware of the costs of these conditions to society in terms of lost productivity, treatment, and diminished quality of life. These factors will all contribute to the growth of neurotechnological treatments and therapies for neurological disorders.

Also, successful neuroprosthetics have been shown to be cost-effective because of the reduction in ongoing costs for healthcare and assistive services. Some studies have shown that these devices pay for themselves with five to seven years.

The neurotechnology industry depends heavily on the readiness of private and public health insurance organizations to reimburse patients for the cost of the devices and the procedures associated with implanting, maintaining, and training the device.

The growth of neurotechnology devices also depends heavily on the degree to which clinicians and their patients are aware of their capabilities. Because it is new, neurotechnology has not yet achieved the degree of penetration in awareness of both physicians and patients who would be strong candidates.


One of the greatest opportunities for growth in the market for neuromodulation device is treatment of obesity. Other new and emerging applications for neurotechnology devices are migrain pain, depression, and cardiovascular disorders such as hypertension and angina pain.

The author believes that the increasing understanding of central neural mechanisms in disorders such as depression, Parkinson's disease, and stroke will lead to dramatic growth for new neurotechnology products.


The market for neurotechnology includes both established competitors and start-up firms. Among the main competitors in the neurotechnology industry are:

  • Neuroprosthetics: Cochlear Ltd., Advanced Bionics, Bioness, Second Sight, Otto Bock, and Med-El
  • Neuromodulation: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Nuvectra, LivaNova, and Nevro
  • Neurosensing: Natus Medical, Nihon-Kohden, and Philips.

Future Trends

Carbon nanotubes and other advances in nanotechnology will confer new capabilities on neuromodulation products. New polymeric biomaterials are promising to enhance the functionality of existing neural interfaces, which are largely based on metals.

Neural/silicon hybrid chips have the potential for dramatically expanding the rate and the quality of information exchange between a computer and human. These devices initially will have application as improved forms of electrodes built with intelligent microelectronic hardware rather than passive devices. Ultimately they offer the potential for greatly enhanced neural prostheses and brain-computer interfaces.

Companies Mentioned

  • Abbott
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cochlear Ltd.
  • LivaNova
  • Medtronic
  • Natus Medical
  • Nevro
  • Philips
  • Stimwave