Medical Sensor Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The medical sensor market is segmented by Type (Flow Sensor, Optical Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Pressure Sensor), Application (Diagnostics, Imaging, Monitoring, Drug-Delivery), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Medical Sensors Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 10.07 %

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Market Overview

The medical sensors market was valued at USD 5.69 billion in 2020 and expected to reach USD 10.11 billion by 2026 and grow at a CAGR of 10.07% over the forecast period (2021-2026).

  • The healthcare industry is faced with the constant challenge of providing quality healthcare to patients, while complying with the stringent regulations and privacy concerns, which have been the major factors increasing research and development to augment the conventional diagnosis and treatment methods in place, globally.
  • Advances in low power electronics, MEMS technology, power harvesting, and smart materials have increased the applications of these technologies in the healthcare and medical industries. From simple medical devices to intelligent distributed healthcare systems, accurate detection, and early warning of the healthcare conditions of patients, sensors have played a major role in this industry. Furthermore, the development of unobtrusive sensing solutions has paved the path for more enhanced patient health.
  • Miniaturization of sensors leading to ease in integration acts as a driver to the medical sensor market. This can help in diagnosing diseases which requires very detailed sensing techniques.
  • Using machines or different kinds of sensors in medical practices needs the trust of the patient. While in the developing countries getting sensors into the practices, patients need knowledge of the sensors before it can come to practice. Therefore market penetration is very low in the developing regions.
  • With the patient care moving from hospitals to homes, the sensors employed in wearable products is expected to slowly witness a shift toward a more integrated medical approach. For instance, in the recent past, major players, like Google, Apple, and Amazon, have highlighted challenging projects, i.e., measuring blood glucose via smartwatches or smart lenses. Such products are anticipated to create ample opportunities for medical sensors market, over the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The medical sensors are a sophisticated set of sensors that create a monitoring system and have a higher significance value. They decrease human errors, respond to physical stimulus, and also find application in various forms, like checking/monitoring alcohol level in blood, biomechanics, blood analysis, breath analysis, eye parameters, and many others. The use of sensors is not limited to patient care, it is also used in tracking the movement of pharmaceutical and other test materials related to patients.

By Type
Flow Sensor
Optical Sensor
Temperature Sensor
Pressure Sensor
Other Types
By Application
Drug Delivery
Other Applications
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest if Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Pressure Sensors Play a Significant Role in Medical Sensor Market

  • Pressure sensors play a vital role for efficient performance in respiratory breathing circuits (nebulizers, spirometers, patient monitoring), flow/pressure control (therapeutic hospital beds), gas collection (hospital gas supply, oxygen concentrators), and sampling/gas flow (blood analysis, gas chromatography, analytical instrument sampling systems).
  • Due to high sensitivity and accuracy, pressure sensors are well suited for use in CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) respiratory therapy equipment. For instance, Honeywell manufactures TruStability RSC Series, a pressure sensor that offers a digital output for reading pressure, over the specified full scale pressure span and temperature range. It is widely used in sleep apnea machines.
  • Moreover, many people suffer from asthma attacks and use inhalers as a solution. Poor inhaler techniques prevent patients from receiving their full therapeutic benefits. In order to counter this situation, leading medical equipment manufacturers are employing pressure sensors in inhalers and individuals are starting to receive proper asthma care measures.
Medical Sensors Market Key Trends

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Asia-Pacific to Record a Significant Growth Rate Over the Forecast Period

  • Asia-Pacific medical sensor market is estimated to expand at a healthy rate during the forecast period. Major factors supporting the growth are increasing investments in research and innovation centers and government programs and policies favoring the IT healthcare equipment and devices markets.
  • Increasing government programs promoting research and innovation is also helping advancements in the pressure sensor market to develop in the region. 
  • For instance, the University of South Australia (UniSA) recently in 2018 established a joint laboratory in advanced lasers and sensors with Shandong Academy of Sciences (SDAS) supported by the South Australian Government.
  • The collaboration consists of two major facilities, one in China’s Jinan City and the other in Adelaide.
Medical Sensors Market Growth Rate

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Competitive Landscape

The major players in the market are GE Healthcare Inc., STMicroelectronics, Honeywell Inc., Omron Corporation, Siemens Corporation, and others. The market is dominated by these players, hence the market is consolidated. Therefore, the market concentration will be high.

  • June 2018 - Honeywell showcased its latest sensor evaluation kit, accelerating evaluation and testing of sensors, including pressure sensors. This is expected to boost the sensing technologies segment of the company.
  • February 2018 - Sensirion launched its latest liquid flow sensor, which can track the lowest liquid flow rate with highly optimized mechanical design. The sensor provides maximum safety, stability, and long-term reliability for a wide range of applications, including the fields of diagnostics, analytical instruments, and life sciences.

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 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Miniaturization of Sensors Leading to Ease in Integration

      2. 4.3.2 Increasing Integration of Sensors in Medical Devices and Accessories

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Slower Rate of Penetration of Advanced Medical Systems in Developing Regions

    5. 4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Flow Sensor

      2. 5.1.2 Optical Sensor

      3. 5.1.3 Temperature Sensor

      4. 5.1.4 Pressure Sensor

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Diagnostics

      2. 5.2.2 Monitoring

      3. 5.2.3 Drug Delivery

      4. 5.2.4 Imaging

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Spain

        4. Rest if Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 GE Healthcare Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 STMicroelectronics

      3. 6.1.3 First Sensors AG

      4. 6.1.4 Honeywell Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 TE Connectivity Ltd

      6. 6.1.6 Omron Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 Servoflo Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 Sensirion Holding AG

      9. 6.1.9 Siemens Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 Danaher Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Medical Sensor Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Medical Sensor Market is growing at a CAGR of 10.07% 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 Inc., STMicroelectronics, Honeywell International Inc., Omron Corporation, Siemens Corporation are the major companies operating in Medical Sensor Market.

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