Smart BP Monitor Cuffs Market | Industry Analysis 2019-24
This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s demands, maps opportunities and hurdles in the smart BP monitor cuff market realities and future possibilities for the forecast period of 2019 to 2025. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed and comprehensive manner to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for market participant as well as investors in the identification of low-hanging fruits available as well as formulate growth strategies.
The global smart blood pressure (BP) monitor cuff market is very niche and growing. Smart BP monitor cuffs will replace the conventional cuffs in days to come. As the users of smart BP cuff increase, all it will take to read blood pressure would be single button i.e. to take a reading, all the user need do is attach the cuff to their upper arm and hit the big, central button attached to the smart machine. The device will not only measure the blood pressure but the machine will display stats on patient’s pulse and even identify whether they have an irregular heartbeat.
Accurate real-time continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitors (cNIBP) can bridge the gap between invasive arterial pressure monitoring and intermittent non-invasive sphygmomanometry. Blood pressure cuff plays a major role in monitoring the same (non-invasive way).
The smart cuff has been popular in some markets since 2014. The QardioArm, which received FDA clearance in 2014, was an early integrator with Apple Health, as well as with the Apple Watch. The device was available at $99 and works well with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. In 2019, the demand for smart cuff and devices have grown manifolds in consumption markets such as China, India, Australia, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Western Europe and growing in African markets.
Until the likes of Apple, Fitbit, Microsoft and Samsung find a way to accurately pack the tech to track blood pressure into a smartwatch or another wearable form, there are the smart monitors and cuffs which are the next big thing to replace the conventional BP monitor cuffs.
Devices such as QardioArm and iHealth model are comprised of a large but easily portable measuring unit that inflates a strap around the arm. All results are sent directly to the accompanying free app on your smartphone (both Android and iOS).
Basically there are two types of smart cuffs available these days. Standard upper arm BP monitor and a smaller wrist-mounted device. The wrist-mounted BP monitors are much more sensitive to body position - to get an accurate reading, the user must position their arm and wrist at heart level. While the upper arm cuff is more user friendly and expected to find more takers in the market.
Currently users in the US have complained that the readings from wrist BP monitors are usually higher and less accurate than those taken at the arm, due to the arteries being narrower and not so deep at the wrist. This technology is still under market watch and may have a demand in the coming years. So who will use the wrist cuffs? Some people may have problems taking a blood pressure measurement from their upper arm. For instance, they may have a very large arm or find the BP measurements painful.
In the US market, the wrist monitor is currently for sale at just over $60, and you can pick up the upper arm monitor for just under $90. In other markets the price and availability varies. Finger cuff is totally niche segment in 2019 and has a huge potential to expand in next 5 years. It is still under testing in major markets and the adaptability has been found to be low compared to other form of cuff.
Wrist-based blood pressure monitor have recently received FDA clearance. Companies such as Omron are leading the market. These nex gen devices cleverly hide a blood pressure cuff in the smartwatch, and they won't just keep track of the user’s blood pressure all day whenever needed, but the user can also track his fitness and get smartphone notifications at the same time.
The most popular and common cuff on the market today are the reusable cuffs. They are usually made of a nylon material, which is a great material for durability, longevity, and easy cleaning. These cuffs are used on multiple patients every day, and can be found in almost any doctor’s office or hospital where there is a low risk for spreading infectious diseases. Typically, the sizes for the reusable cuffs range from Infant to Thigh (8 cm to 50 cm circumference).
Disposable cuffs are the 2nd most common cuffs in the market and are quickly becoming popular as there is a growing concern for hospital acquired infections (like MRSA and C-diff). Hospitals are turning towards disposable cuffs as a first line of defense to reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections (HAI). Disposable cuffs are typically made out of polyester or vinyl. These cuffs are single-use or limited-use cuffs and common throughout emergency rooms, operating rooms, intensive care units, and neonatal units where infection control is a concern. Typically, the sizes for disposable cuffs range from Neonate #1 to Thigh (3 cm to 50 cm circumference).
D-ring cuffs were designed to be self-applied and make it easier to take your own blood pressure without assistance. D-Ring cuffs are typically used for the home-monitoring and self-application environments. Finally the specialty cuffs have a small market but were designed specifically for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and exercise stress testing environments.
All the end-user types are likely to offer healthy growth opportunities over the next five years especially the small adults and/or pediatrics segment. Cuff market is segmented as per the age group and color coded accordingly (refer the image below).
Hospitals are currently implementing more stringent Infection Control Policies to reduce the spread of HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infection). Disposable cuffs have huge market in such hospitals and this segment is expected to grow. While most of the cuffs (disposable) and vinyl are used in hospitals and clinics, the reusable or durable cuffs are more commonly seen in home care setups. With the rise in demand for home care, it is estimated that home healthcare segment will have high demand for durable cuffs in markets such as Australia, India, China, USA, UK, Germany and France.
North America is expected to remain the largest market for smart BP monitor cuffs over the next five years, driven by the presence of large number of medical device OEMs. Among all the regions, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth over the next five years.
China and India are the key source of growth in Asia-Pacific and are likely to generate a greater demand for smart cuffs, driven by high investment in the healthcare sector including FDI spending in the countries.
Spacelabs, SunTech Medical, Welch Allyn, Schiller, AandD, Bosch + Sohn, Contec, Riester, Daray Medical, Vasomedical, Cardioline, Medset, ERKA, Mortara, HealthSTATS are present in conventional cuffs, while Apple (Qardio), Omron, and others have taken the lead in the smart cuff category. The report analyses the existing and futuristic competition in this segment.
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Smart BP monitor Cuff Market – Segmentation by Application Type
Smart BP monitor Cuff Market – Segmentation by Product Type
Smart BP monitor Cuff Market – Segmentation by End User Type
Smart BP monitor Cuff Market – Segmentation by Location and Usage
Smart BP monitor Cuff Market – Segmentation by Region
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