Wireless Sensors Network Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Wireless Sensors Network Market is segmented by End-User (Military & Security, Medical, Transportation & Logistics, Oil & Gas, Waste & Wastewater, Consumer Packaged Goods) and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Wireless sensors network market Overview
Study Period: 2020-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 17.64 %

Need a report that reflects how COVID-19 has impacted this market and its growth?

Market Overview

The Wireless Sensors Network Market is expected to register a CAGR of 17.64% over the forecast period 2022 - 2027. There are many applications of wireless sensors network in robotics, such as advanced robotic sensing, multiple robot coordination, robot planning and navigation, and robot localization. Using wireless sensors network helps emergency response robots to be conscious of conditions, such as electromagnetic field monitoring, forest fire detection, etc.

  • The growing automation and robotics industry, increasing demand for a wireless sensor network in asset monitoring, security, and transportation, and improved reliability with the communication technology advancements are the significant factors driving the market for wireless sensors network (WSN).
  • Owing to the increased government regulation for the increased use of the sensor for safety, the demand for wireless sensors is growing, for instance, the areas with challenging environmental conditions, such as extreme high pressure, high temperature, etc. With the help of wireless sensors, it becomes easy to control and monitor the facility from a safe distance continually. They help to acquire the data from locations that are difficult to access.
  • Further, in June 2021, Salunda launched a wireless sensor network that secures the connectivity of critical production, operational, and safety systems in the oil and gas industry, such as Red Zone management and real-time location applications.
  • The rising adoption of IoT (Internet-of-Things) is another major factor driving the market's growth. This growth in IoT-connected devices is projected to fuel the demand for wireless sensor networks.
  • Sensor manufacturers heavily invest in technology to cater to emerging verticals, such as smart cities and autonomous vehicles, which are substantially dependent on wireless technologies. Innovation in sensor technologies, such as intelligent sensors, is expected to support the rapid adoption of wireless technologies in the market. All these factors may contribute to the growth of the wireless sensor network market.
  • Wireless sensor network has witnessed immense growth as technology companies worldwide accelerated innovation due to COVID-19. The need for small devices is behind advances in electronics, thus, ranging from thermal imaging and faster point-of-care testing to microfluidics-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tools and techniques to detect SARS-CoV-2.
  • Wireless temperature sensors in the market employ IoT connectivity to speed up COVID-19 screening. Multiple companies are collaborating to develop a series of human body temperature monitoring wearable devices. The sensors of the wearable devices offer real-time data to frontline healthcare workers and let them quickly screen individuals with a high temperature, one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Moreover, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center (SPHCC) used a California-based connected health startup VivaLNK's continuous wireless temperature sensor network, to monitor COVID-19 patients. This technique reduces the risks of caregivers being exposed to the virus.

Scope of the Report

Wireless sensor networks are small-sized, low-cost wireless communication enabled sensors that are used to build various monitoring and control networks, which are used in diverse fields, like industrial automation, process control, agriculture, hospital monitoring systems, asset tracking, climate sensing, etc.

The Wireless Sensors Network Market is segmented by End-User (Military & Security, Medical, Transportation & Logistics, Oil & Gas, Waste & Wastewater, Consumer Packaged Goods) and Geography.

By End-user
Military and Security
Transportation and Logistics
Oil and Gas
Water and Wastewater
Consumer Packaged Goods (Food and Beverage)
Other End-users
By Geography
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

Report scope can be customized per your requirements. Click here.

Key Market Trends

The Medical Segment is Expected to Witness Significant Growth

  • Continuous health monitoring using wireless body area networks of implantable and wearable medical devices is envisioned as a transformative approach to healthcare. Rapid advances in biomedical sensors, low-power electronics, and wireless communications have brought this vision to the verge of reality.
  • The aim of these applications is to ensure continuous monitoring of the patient's vital parameters while giving them the freedom to move. In doing so, WBANs result in an enhanced quality of healthcare.
  • Moreover, with an increase in connected healthcare IoT devices, the WSN is expected to gain significant growth.
  • For instance, in the European Union, IoT solutions are growing rapidly, and there are a lot of opportunities for the health sector in this market. The number of IoT healthcare active connections is expected to increase in the forecast period, thereby driving the WSN market.
  • Under the European Commission's Digitising European Industry (DEI) emphasis area, almost €1 billion in EU funding was made available for initiatives in research and innovation through the Horizon 2020 program, with a huge proportion of that invested in healthcare. ACTIVAGE, GATEKEEPER, and SHAPES are three large-scale pilots that have received close to €60 million in funding for research and innovation into the application of digital technology in European healthcare.
Global Wireless Sensors Network Market

North America is Expected to Account for the Largest Market Share

  • North America has emerged as the priority choice for the market vendors in the market studied, as the region is highly benefitted by the presence of the critical infrastructure necessary for the solution.
  • The adoption of smart factories, intelligent manufacturing, and the presence of many industrial wireless sensor network manufacturers are expected to drive the growth of the North American market in the near future.
  • The presence of a number of key players, such as ABB Ltd, Emerson Electric Co., and Honeywell International Inc., is also expected to prompt the growth of the market in this region.
  • The total revenue generated by Honeywell International Inc. in Europe accounted for USD 6,800 million in 2021. This estimate was 6.9% higher than the previous year, which generated USD 6,356 million.
  • Wireless sensor networks were used in health applications to provide impaired interfaces, integrated patient monitoring, diagnostics, and drug administration in hospitals, telemonitoring of human physiological data, and tracking and monitoring of doctors or patients within a hospital.
  • In North America, Wireless sensor networks were used in health applications to provide impaired interfaces, integrated patient monitoring, diagnostics, and drug administration in hospitals, telemonitoring of human physiological data, and tracking and monitoring doctors or patients within a hospital. Digital health revenue is estimated to rise at 5.89 % (CAGR 2022-2026), resulting in a market volume of USD 42,316.21 million by 2026.
  • Moreover, the North American freight railroad industry is also trying to leverage WSN onboard railcars for advanced monitoring and alerting. In railroad environments, freight train WSNs exhibit a linear chain-like topology of significant length.
  • Furthermore, with the increasing penetration of wearable devices in the commercial market, wearable devices are also becoming increasingly popular for industrial usage due to their numerous benefits. For instance, Airbus implemented wearable devices in the aerospace and defense industries in collaboration with Accenture.
Wireless Sensors Network Market

Competitive Landscape

The Wireless Sensors Network Market is a fragmented market. It is a highly competitive market without many dominant players present in the market.

  • December 2021 - Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) has initiated a research study with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Space Exploration Innovation Hub Center on optical fiber sensing technologies ("Exploration Hub").
  • October 2021 - Honeywell Anthem became the first aircraft on the market to be equipped with an Always-on cloud-connected cockpit system. It operates at a high-efficiency level and paves the way for autonomous flight. It's a game-changing linked avionics product that can be utilized on a wide range of aircraft, including UAM/UAS, air transport, commercial aviation, and even military aircraft.

Recent Developments

  • March 2022 - Honeywell stated that, for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, it contributed USD 1,333 million in R&D to develop breakthrough solutions and establish a competitive advantage. It also intends to expand its consumer base and geographic reach, particularly in fast-growing areas.
  • January 2022 - NXP Advances IoT Connectivity with Industry's First Secure Tri-Radio Device, which supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth® 5.2, and 802.15.4 for greater performance in smart solutions.

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 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Technology Snapshot

      1. 4.3.1 Topology

        1. Star

        2. Mesh

        3. Hybrid

        4. Tree

      2. 4.3.2 Sensors

        1. MEMS

        2. CMOS-based Sensors

        3. LED Sensors

      3. 4.3.3 Network Technology (Connectivity)

        1. Wireless HART

        2. ZigBee

        3. Wi-Fi

        4. IPv6

        5. Bluetooth

        6. Dash 7

        7. Z-Wave

    4. 4.4 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increasing Adoption of Wireless Technologies

      2. 5.1.2 Reducing Cost of Wireless Sensors

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 Higher Security Needs and Installation Costs


    1. 6.1 By End-user

      1. 6.1.1 Military and Security

      2. 6.1.2 Medical

      3. 6.1.3 Transportation and Logistics

      4. 6.1.4 Oil and Gas

      5. 6.1.5 Water and Wastewater

      6. 6.1.6 Consumer Packaged Goods (Food and Beverage)

      7. 6.1.7 Other End-users

    2. 6.2 By Geography

      1. 6.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 6.2.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 6.2.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia Pacific

      4. 6.2.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Argentina

        4. Rest of Latin America

      5. 6.2.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 ABB Ltd

      2. 7.1.2 Atmel Corporation

      3. 7.1.3 Siemens AG

      4. 7.1.4 ST Microelectronics

      5. 7.1.5 NXP Semiconductors

      6. 7.1.6 General Electric Company

      7. 7.1.7 Emerson Electric Co.

      8. 7.1.8 Analog Devices

      9. 7.1.9 Radiocrafts AS

      10. 7.1.10 Honeywell International Inc.

      11. 7.1.11 Silicon Laboratories

      12. 7.1.12 Yokogawa Electric Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


**Subject to Availability

You can also purchase parts of this report. Do you want to check out a section wise price list?

Frequently Asked Questions

The Wireless Sensors Network Market market is studied from 2020 - 2027.

The Wireless Sensors Network Market is growing at a CAGR of 17.64% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Siemens AG, ST Microelectronics, Emerson Electric Co., NXP Semiconductors, ABB Ltd are the major companies operating in Wireless Sensors Network Market.

80% of our clients seek made-to-order reports. How do you want us to tailor yours?

Please enter a valid email id!

Please enter a valid message!