Indirect Calorimeter Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The indirect calorimeter market is segmented by Type (Standalone, Portable), End-user (Hospital, Diagnostic Centers, Other Types), and Geography

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.1 %

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Market Overview

The indirect calorimeter market is anticipated to register a CAGR of about 4.1%, over the forecast period. Certain factors driving the market's growth include technological advancements in the indirect calorimeter and the rising burden of obesity. Obesity has significantly increased worldwide, especially over the past few decades. According to 2018 statistics by the World Health Organization (WHO), the global obesity rate has nearly tripled since 1975. As per WHO 2018 report on “Obesity and Overweight”, in 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults (18 years and older) were overweight, of which, over 650 million were obese. This accounts for nearly 39% of adults who were overweight and 13% who were obese, worldwide. Obesity has been linked to causing many other dreadful diseases and disorders, like cardiovascular diseases, mainly heart disease and stroke; diabetes; musculoskeletal disorders, especially osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease of the joints; and cancer, including endometrial, breast, ovarian, prostate, liver, gallbladder, kidney, and colon.

Medical devices, such as indirect calorimeters, are becoming more important in the healthcare sector. The major issue faced by companies in developing and producing such medical devices is to be updated on the regulatory requirements and implement them in the process. Currently, different countries follow different regulatory requirements for approval of medical devices. This factor is expected to hinder the market's growth to a certain extent.

Scope of the Report

Indirect Calorimeters refer to the devices that use the reference standard and clinically recommended means to measure energy expenditure. Indirect calorimetry is nothing but a type of whole-body calorimetry where all gas consumption and gas exhalation are continuously monitored, and it can be used to determine energy expenditure through the use of equations relating to total O2 consumption, CO2 expiration, and urinary nitrogen excretion to energy utilization.

By Type
By End User
Diagnostic Centers
Other End Users
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of World

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Key Market Trends

Hospital Holds Significant Share in the Global Indirect Calorimeter Market

In hospitals, indirect calorimetry measures the gases in the air one exhales as a way to determine how many calories one’s body burns at rest. Indirect calorimetry (IC) is the gold standard for evaluating calorie needs. Mostly, IC is used in all the patients of a tertiary care hospital, with more emphasis on the patient with the obesity-related records. Use of IC can be used to target nutritional goals, as both protein and AC/REE (administered calories to resting energy expenditure ratio) show trend toward better survival, at the cost of increased length of stay. Parenteral nutrition showed a protective trend, contrary to current conceptions. As a significant player in this field with products in calorimetry and artificial environment control rooms, Fuji Medical Science is intensifying R&D collaboration in East Asia to lead the way in the treatment of aging and lifestyle diseases. With the presence of major medical devices companies targeting hospitals as a primary end-user, it's expected to show more share in the market, over the forecast period.    

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North America Dominates the Global Indirect Calorimeter Market

Overall, North America is expected to dominate the market, due to the increasing number of obese populations across the region. Another driving factor is the availability of better healthcare infrastructure in the region and the rising awareness about facilities available for obese people. In the North American region, the United States holds the largest market share. The number of people suffering from obesity in America has been increasing. In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that around 39.8% of American adults are obese. This obesity is often the primary factor for many diseases and patients approaching hospitals for treatment with that record. This leads to the growing usage of indirect calorimeters for treatments associated with these patients.

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Competitive Landscape

The indirect calorimeter market is competitive and consists of a few major players. Recently, a forerunner in the field of calorimetry with world-leading products in calorimetry and artificial environment control rooms, Fuji Medical Science has intensified R&D collaboration in East Asia to break new ground in the treatment of aging and lifestyle diseases. Companies, like Cosmed srl, KORR Medical Technologies, Maastricht Instruments BV, MGC Diagnostics, Microlife USA, Pacific Medico Co.Ltd, Parvo Medics, and Vyaire Medical, among others, hold a substantial share in the market.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Technological Advancements in Indirect Calorimeter

      2. 4.2.2 Rising Prevalence of Obesity

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Stringent Regulatory Guidelines

      2. 4.3.2 High Cost of Devices

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Standalone

      2. 5.1.2 Portable

    2. 5.2 By End User

      1. 5.2.1 Hospital

      2. 5.2.2 Diagnostic Centers

      3. 5.2.3 Other End Users

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of World


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Cosmed srl

      2. 6.1.2 KORR Medical Technologies

      3. 6.1.3 Maastricht Instruments BV

      4. 6.1.4 MGC Diagnostics

      5. 6.1.5 Microlife USA

      6. 6.1.6 Pacific Medico Co. Ltd

      7. 6.1.7 Parvo Medics

      8. 6.1.8 Vyaire Medical

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Indirect Calorimeter Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Indirect Calorimeter Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.1% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Microlife USA , KORR Medical Technologies , Parvo Medics , Cosmed srl , Pacific Medico Co.Ltd. are the major companies operating in Indirect Calorimeter Market.

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