Haptics technology is simulated touch interaction between humans, robots, and real or simulated environments that could be used in the healthcare sector. Haptic technology in the robotic environment provides a tactile sense in the form of force, motion, or vibration via a feedback mechanism integrated with computers. When haptic feedback is used in surgical robots & medical simulators, it provides tactile feedback to medical practitioners. It also allows the surgeon to experience a variety of sensations when using a remote mechanism, allowing him to feel as if his hands are operating and contacting a patient.
Furthermore, the adoption of haptic technology by surgeons to enhance their surgery experience along with attaining maximum accuracy has been escalating the market of haptic feedback technology in a surgical environment. The training institutes have also been adopting haptic-enabled surgical instruments to provide a time-effective training experience to the medical trainees, hence encouraging the market’s growth.
The Global Haptic Feedback Surgical Environment market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 14.6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-27. The market expansion of the haptic feedback surgical environment is driven by the demand for advancements in robotic systems for surgeries. Additionally, the demand for haptic feedback systems for medical training purposes further fuels the market demand as it offers the user a feel of sensation (tactile), along with audio & visual experiences. The haptic feedback surgical environment can enhance the user’s training experience and provides better surgical performance & accuracy. Therefore, haptic-enabled devices help medical trainees to develop the skillsets required for clinical purposes.
|Study Period||Historical Data: 2017-20|
|Base Year: 2021|
|Forecast Period: 2022-27|
|Regions Covered||North America: The US, Canada, Mexico|
|South America: Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America,|
|Europe: The UK, Germany, France, Italy, Rest of Europe|
|Asia-Pacific: China, Japan, South Korea, India, Rest of Asia Pacific|
|Middle East & Africa:The UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of Middle East & Africa|
|Key Companies Profiled||
3D Systems Corporation, Force Dimension, Haption S.A., OrbSurgical Limited, Moog Inc., Others
|Unit Denominations||USD Million/Billion|
The development of augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality in the healthcare sector is increasing the application of haptic-enabled devices. The haptic devices in the medical sector mainly respond through force-dependent feedback mechanisms that provide sensations by constrictions & vibrations. Along with this, ongoing research to develop haptic-enabled medical wearables such as gloves creates an opportunity for the Global Haptic Feedback Surgical Environment market to grow.
Furthermore, the current implementation of haptic feedback technology in the healthcare sector is at its budding stage & is expected to grow further due to the rise in demand for Minimal Invasive Surgeries (MIS). However, the lower skillsets & expertise to handle this technology, along with the complexity of technical implementation of this technology restrains the growth of the haptic feedback market. Consequently, to overcome these challenges, ongoing innovations and advancements in haptic technologies to improve the performance of the instruments have been catering to the growth of the haptic feed surgical environment market.
Moreover, Haptic technology is relatively new in the healthcare domain, having previously only been used in medical simulators for training purposes. This technology is now being used extensively in the medical field, including pre-natal imaging, radiology, surgical robotics, allied health professions, dentistry, anesthesiology, and surgical interventions. Therefore, the expanding landscape of technological developments in the medical sector, including Virtual Reality (VR), augmented reality, and telepresence surgeries, are further estimated to amplify the growth of the Global Haptic Feedback Surgical Environment market in the coming years.