Connected Medical Device Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Connected Medical Device Market is segmented by Application ( Consumer (Patient) Monitoring, Wearable Device, Internally Embedded Device, Stationary Device), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Connected Medical Device Market Overview
Study Period: 2019- 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 18.92 %
Connected Medical Device Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The connected medical devices market was valued at USD 28.24 billion in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 94.32 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 18.92% over the forecast period from 2021 to 2026. The healthcare industry has witnessed a significant transformation throughout the last few years, aided by the transformative nature of IoT technologies and advances in computer power, wireless technologies, and data analytics techniques, such as Big Data, which currently is deployed in medical facilities and the medical research sector for the analysis of a large amount of complex heterogeneous medical data involving genomics, proteomics, and pharmacogenomics, worldwide.

  • In the past, medical devices and software were generally deployed to control medical equipment and display reading. However, the growing potential of current software and its offerings dominates the need for advanced sensory and connected medical hardware equipment. Hence, there is a rise in the number of connected medical devices and advancements in software that are capable of capturing and transmitting medical data, along with data analytics services that help medical practitioners drive insights into and promote the delivery of predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory medicines.
  • According to a report published by Telegraph, Apple Watch, equipped with a heart rate sensor fed with a history of medical data, was able to save a man's life by always alerting when the heart rate dropped below 40 bpm and recommending to visit the nearest ER hospital. Additionally, Phillips introduced the Philips IntelliVue Guardian wearable patch, which can be used to monitor patients at homes and in hospitals. Similarly, the deployment of these devices has enabled Mt. Sinai Medical Center, a hospital in New York, to cut down the waiting time of patients in the emergency ward by up to 50%
  • This factor further broadens the scope for remote monitoring devices offered in the connected medical devices market. It is estimated that remote monitoring for healthcare could be worth USD 1.1 trillion by 2025. As part of their strategies related to customer engagement, the attempts to deploy these devices by healthcare vendors have gained traction. It was estimated that pharmacy and medical technology companies, on average, spend around 5-12% of their revenues on R&D (including clinical trials) to bring efficient and safe products to the market. It is known that using connected devices in clinical settings can reduce the total cost of the trials, thereby reducing the overall product cost.
  • However, COVID-19 has positively impacted the market growth. This is due to the drastic increase in the number of patients, pressure on doctors to provide advanced healthcare services, and governments developing apps based on connectivity technologies. The pandemic has brought out new ways in which patients can interact with doctors. There is a rising trend of telemedicine services as governments across the world have advised citizens to avoid any movement outside their homes. As the entire concentration of hospitals is on treating COVID-19 patients, people are discovering new ways to monitor their health themselves and only approach doctors in case of emergencies. Thus, the sales of smart wearables, especially smartwatches, have increased in the last few months.

Scope of the Report

The Internet of Medical Things allows medical devices to be connected to the cloud and applications. Connected medical devices can also provide portable diagnostic tools that can be utilized for in-home collection and diagnosis. Connectivity could imply the benefit directly for both patients and healthcare service companies.

Consumer (Patient) Monitoring
Wearable Device
Internally Embedded Device
Stationary Device
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Rest of Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Wearable Device is Expected to Hold Major Share

  • Wearable technologies in the healthcare industry offer convenient means to monitor physiological features. A multitude of medical solutions are not restricted to consumers but provide current data for doctors to analyze patients at remote locations. Wearable medical technologies have a vast range of applications in the healthcare segment, from Apple Watch's glucose monitoring systems to its EKG capabilities.
  • Apart from being convenient, wearable devices were proven to be cost-effective, as the data generated by these devices may help doctors make decisions remotely, thus reducing the patients' repeated visits to hospitals for regular checkups.
  • Healthcare wearable devices comprise more than fitness bands. Smartwatches, smart glasses, smart footwear, smart apparel, posture monitors, movement sensors, wrist devices, heart straps, headbands, wearable patches, pain management devices, and medicine delivery pods are some of the devices that make up the vast and growing healthcare wearables market.
  • The adoption of wearable devices in the healthcare segment has been gaining traction over recent years. This, in turn, is one of the significant factors influencing the connected medical devices market.
  • The number of shipments from the modular segment was slightly more than 2.5 million, which was almost sixteen times the number of shipments from the wrist wearable segment, thus indicating the immense opportunities that the sector offers. Moreover, the devices related to cardiac-related diseases are expected to be worth USD 800 billion by 2030, which shows a significant opportunity in the cardiac segment for various healthcare wearables.
  • With the growing health awareness among people, it is evident that apps that support fitness and health are increasing. Studies show that more than 30% of mobile owners use fitness apps, and their usage has risen by 60% since 2014. Currently, over 97,000 health and fitness apps are available for download. With this growth in global smart wearable device unit shipments, healthcare and fitness applications dominate the growth of the market studied.
Connected Medical Device Market Key Trends

North America Holds Highest Market Share

  • The United States connected established medical device manufacturers define medical devices market, and advanced healthcare ecosystem, and significant healthcare expenditure. According to Synopsys, US hospitals have an average of 10–15 connected medical devices per bed. The sale of blood pressure monitoring equipment in the region is expected to cross USD 1.92 billion in 2018, which would be a 370% increase from that in 2013. This makes blood pressure monitoring the most lucrative segment in the US connected medical devices market, which is the major contributor in the region.
  • The region has witnessed a considerable rise in the use of connected medical devices. The size of the US medical devices industry is expected to cross USD 175 billion by 2020, which clearly indicates the immense potential offered by the region for connected medical devices.
  • The country’s healthcare industry has shown keen focus on the protection of patient health information through the HIPAA Act of 1996 and the subsequent HITECH Act of 2009, while also favoring the IoT aligned to federal standards for the manufacturing, deployment, and support of the connected devices for patient care.
  • According to Synopsys, a computer integrated systems design company, US hospitals have an average of 10-15 connected medical devices per bed. A critical factor for companies looking to bring connected devices to the market is the wireless device certification process. In North America, this is separate from the FDA testing and is required for all wireless devices.
  • Like other computer systems, medical devices can be vulnerable to security breaches, potentially impacting the safety and effectiveness of the device. The FDA allows devices to be marketed when there is a reasonable assurance that the benefits to patients outweigh the risks.
Connected Medical Device Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The connected medical devices market primarily comprises multiple domestic and international players in quite a fragmented and highly competitive environment. Technological advancements in the market are also bringing sustainable competitive advantage to the companies, and the market is also witnessing multiple partnerships and mergers.

  • April 2021 – Medtronic announced the launch of its research and development center in India, which is going to be the largest R&D center outside the United States. Due to faster-changing healthcare in India company decided to build this massive facility, which will serve as a key hub for engineering and innovation across the company’s global R&D effort.
  • November 2020 - Garmin International, Inc. announced pregnancy tracking; this feature is integrated into various Garmin smartwatches and Garmin Connect app; using this feature, users can track baby movements, log pregnancy-related symptoms, receive exercise, customize reminders and receive nutrition tips.

Recent Developments

  • August 2021 – Royal Philips announced Philips HealthSuite solutions, the Philips Acute Care Telehealth, and Philips Patient Flow Capacity Suite. These two new solutions are designed mainly for reducing barriers across patient care into a cost-effective and scalable model. These solutions are cloud-based, secure, and allow health systems to integrate required informative applications, which can scale up or down according to the required need.
  • May 2021 – GE Healthcare announced a new virtual precision health care solution called Xeleris V; this processing and review solution provides secure access to medical data from various locations eliminating the need for standalone nuclear medicine workstations. Equipped with AI applications, the solution simplifies and enhances workflow by providing advanced data whenever and wherever for personalized care and treatment decisions.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increase in the Adoption of Data Analytics in the Healthcare Sector

      2. 5.1.2 Reduction of the Total Cost of Sensing Devices

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 Legacy Infrastructure Challenging the Digital Growth


    1. 6.1 Wi-Fi

    2. 6.2 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

    3. 6.3 Near-field Communication (NFC)

    4. 6.4 Zigbee

    5. 6.5 Cellular


    1. 7.1 Application

      1. 7.1.1 Consumer (Patient) Monitoring

      2. 7.1.2 Wearable Device

      3. 7.1.3 Internally Embedded Device

      4. 7.1.4 Stationary Device

    2. 7.2 Geography

      1. 7.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 7.2.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 7.2.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. South Korea

        4. Rest of Asia Pacific

      4. 7.2.4 Latin America

      5. 7.2.5 Middle East and Africa


    1. 8.1 Company Profiles

      1. 8.1.1 Medtronic Inc.

      2. 8.1.2 Koninklijke Philips NV

      3. 8.1.3 Boston Scientific Corporation

      4. 8.1.4 Abbott Laboratories

      5. 8.1.5 Garmin Ltd.

      6. 8.1.6 Qualcomm Incorporation

      7. 8.1.7 Honeywell International Inc.

      8. 8.1.8 Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (Stanley Healthcare)

      9. 8.1.9 NXP Semiconductors NV

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Connected Medical Device Market market is studied from 2019 - 2026.

The Connected Medical Device Market is growing at a CAGR of 18.92% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

GE Healthcare, Honeywell International Inc., Medtronic Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Koninklijke Philips NV are the major companies operating in Connected Medical Device Market.

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