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Global Wearable Medical Devices Market Will Grow To USD 7.80 Billion by 2020

Zion Research has published a new report titled “Wearable Medical Devices Market (Monitoring and Diagnostic Wearable Device, Wearable Vital Sign Monitors, Therapeutic Wearable Device, Wearable Rehabilitation Devices and Health & Fitness Devices) For Sports and Fitness, Remote Patient Monitoring, Home Healthcare Applications - Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2014 – 2020.”

According to the report, the global wearable medical devices market was valued at USD 3.50 billion in 2014 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD 7.80 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of over 15% between 2015 and 2020.

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A device used to monitor physiological data via remote or wireless communication, as part of any wearable device that attaches to the human body is called as wearable medical device. Wearable medical devices have been developed with focus on the exercise and activities like walking, jogging, muscle activity and calories burned, heart rate, etc. Major physiological measurements such as blood pressure, brain activity, continuous glucose, temperature, infant care, skin conductance, sleep, etc. are exercised using wearable medical devices.

With mounting health consciousness among people across the world, increasing chronic diseases such as diabetes, and inclining healthcare expenditure, the demand for wearable medical device is expected to witness robust growth in the years to come. Additionally, increasing per capita income, accuracy of monitoring devices coupled with portability is driving wearable medical device market. However, wearable medical device market is expected to witness major challenges such as high cost of wearable medical devices, unfavorable reimbursement policies, data security issues and most importantly adverse government regulations.

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On the basis of product segment wearable medical devices market can be segmented as monitoring and diagnostic wearable device, wearable vital sign monitors, therapeutic wearable device, wearable rehabilitation devices and health & fitness devices. Wearable medical devices market is dominated by monitoring and diagnostic wearable device in 2014. Heart rate monitors is important monitoring and diagnostic device. Activity monitors is one of the fastest growing segments in the market. Therapeutic wearable medical device is another growing segment of this market. Sports and fitness, remote patient monitoring and home healthcare are the key application of wearable medical device. Home healthcare is the leading market in wearable medical device. This can be attributed to the ease of use and the accuracy of these wearable devices.

The wearable medical devices market was dominated by North America, leading the overall market in 2014 with over 40% share in 2014. North America was followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. Asia Pacific is also expected to grow at a rapid pace in the years to come. Increasing health awareness among end-users in emerging economies such as India and China is fuelling growth of wearable medical devices market in the region.

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Global wearable medical devices market is highly competitive, with the presence of well-established global market participants such as Basis Science, Inc., Corventis, Inc., Draeger, Everist Genomics, Inc., Fitbit, Inc., Intelesens Ltd., Garmin, Nuubo, Omron Corporation, Philips Electronics, Polar Electro, Recent Developments, Sotera Wireless, etc.

Global Wearable Medical Devices Market: Product Types Segment Analysis

  • Monitoring and Diagnostic Wearable Device
  • Wearable Vital Sign Monitors
  • Therapeutic Wearable Device
  • Wearable Rehabilitation Devices
  • Health & Fitness Devices

Global Wearable Medical Devices Market: Application Segment Analysis


  • Sports and Fitness
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Home Healthcare

Global Wearable Medical Devices Market: Regional Segment Analysis


  • North America
    • U.S.
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East And Africa

Table of content:

  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Report description and scope
    • 1.2. Research scope
    • 1.3. Research methodology
      • 1.3.1. Market research process
      • 1.3.2. Market research methodology
  • Chapter 2. Executive Summary
    • 2.1. Global market volume and revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
    • 2.2. Global wearable medical devices market: Snapshot
  • Chapter 3. Wearable Medical Devices Market – Industry Analysis
    • 3.1. Wearable medical devices: Market dynamics
    • 3.2. Market drivers
      • 3.2.1. Drivers for global wearable medical devices market: Impact analysis
      • 3.2.2. Developments in flexible electronics to benefit innovation in wearable devices
      • 3.2.3. Ease of use and data security
      • 3.2.4. Growing demand from emerging countries
    • 3.3. Market restraints
      • 3.3.1. Restraints for global wearable medical devices market: Impact analysis
      • 3.3.2. High-cost of devices
      • 3.3.3. Unfavorable governmental policies
    • 3.4. Opportunities
      • 3.4.1. Research and development
      • 3.4.2. Huge population of diabetic patients in APAC
    • 3.5. Porter’s five forces analysis
    • 3.6. Market Attractiveness Analysis
      • 3.6.1. Market attractiveness analysis by product segment
      • 3.6.2. Market attractiveness analysis by application segment
      • 3.6.3. Market attractiveness analysis by regional segment

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