With the burgeoning inclination of consumers toward keeping a health track on them, including the number of steps taken, heart rate, blood pressure levels, etc., the need for innovations in wearable technology is increasing worldwide. To address these demands, several wearable medical device manufacturers are working on producing healthcare devices that are smaller, lighter, and less invasive, which is when adhesives come into the picture with two prominent roles:
The paramount of adhesives in wearable medical devices to foster innovation is playing a crucial role. Hence, the burgeoning production & sales of wearable medical devices would directly impact the demand for adhesives required for them.
The Global Wearable Medical Device Adhesives Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 12.5% during 2022-27, says MarkNtel Advisors. The market is driven most prominently by the increasing cases of chronic diseases due to lifestyle changes, thereby soaring the need for wearable medical devices for real-time health monitoring.
In addition, the booming consumer demand for personalized medical devices like glucose monitoring, drug delivery, diabetes, insulin, diagnostics, etc., shall also surge the sales of adhesives. Numerous healthcare professionals are encouraging the adoption of these devices for remotely & efficiently monitoring the patient biometrics and providing instant diagnosis with suitable treatments, further states the research report, “Global Wearable Medical Device Adhesives Market Analysis, 2022.”
|Study Period||Historical Data: 2017-20|
|Base Year: 2021|
|Forecast Period: 2022-27|
|Regions Covered||North America: USA, Canada, Mexico|
|Europe: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain|
|Asia-Pacific: China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Others|
|South America: Brazil|
|Middle East & Africa: UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa|
|Key Companies Profiled||3M, DuPont, Scapa Group Plc, H.B. Fuller Company, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Avery Dennison Medical, Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG, Polymer Science, Inc., Adhezion Biomedical, LLC, MBK Tape Solutions, Tapecon, Chemence, Parafix, Elkem Silicones, Dow Corning|
|Unit Denominations||USD Million/Billion|
Covid-19 Positively Impacted the Global Wearable Medical Device Adhesives Market
With the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, most industries worldwide underwent a decelerating effect and faced severe unprecedented challenges. Yet, the Global Wearable Medical Device Adhesives Market observed a positive impact.
The pandemic has positively reflected the increased requirement for wearable medical device adhesives in recent years principally due to the growing concerns about health monitoring & observing any Covid-19 symptoms.
Besides, most hospitals worldwide have prioritized treating critical patients only, due to which people hesitate in spending time at hospitals owing to the booming Covid-19 cases. Hence, it has surged the need for remote health monitoring and directly impacted the market.
A negligible decline in the market growth was due to the hampered transportation & logistics and shutdown of manufacturing units amidst the crisis, which delayed product deliveries and restricted the production of new devices.
However, with the swift improvement in the pandemic conditions, several companies worldwide have increased their production and introduced new features. As a result, the demand for wearable medical devices & their adhesives shall well-bolster in the coming years.
Based on the Material Type, the Global Wearable Medical Device Adhesives market segments into:
Of them all, the demand for Silicon-based adhesives for wearable medical devices observed considerable growth. Silicon is biocompatible and has extensive applications across the healthcare sector. Its advantages like adaptability to the body, comfortable patient experience, and easier to clean than other materials are the crucial aspects behind the growing consumer preference for silicon-based wearable medical devices. Hence, several leading players are introducing a new variety of wearables with silicone adhesives by actively investing in the market.
Moreover, the bolstering need for silicone-based adhesives owes to their hydrophobic nature, flexibility & durability for a longer duration, and many others, coupled with their availability in solid content & solvent types across several applications.
In 2020, 3M announced 2480 3M Single Coated Medical Nonwoven Tape with Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive on Liner with stronger adhesion, lengthier wear duration, and high tack & sheer performance in several medical devices like glucose monitoring systems, wearable monitors, and sleep & incontinence devices.
On the other hand, based on the Device Type, the Global Wearable Medical Device Adhesives Market segments into:
Of them all, Monitoring Devices hold the largest market share in terms of revenue and expect the same trend during 2022-27. It owes principally to the growing popularity of wearable monitoring devices, such as a skin patch with electronic components like sensors & actuators to collect patients' health data and display them on applications for them & physicians.
A prominent example of such a device is a mobile ECG monitor that records the electrocardiogram data of the patient using wireless monitoring delivery that can be attached to the chest or fingers. Hence, due to the growing adoption of these devices, the need for adhesives used in them is also rising and driving the market, reveals MarkNtel Advisors in their research report, "Global Wearable Medical Device Adhesives Market Analysis, 2022."
Based on the Geography, the Global Wearable Medical Device Adhesives Market expand across:
Of them all, North America has displayed significant market expansion in recent years. It owes to the swiftly rising incidence of cardiovascular diseases among people due to their changing lifestyles, which drives them toward using wearable medical devices for the constant monitoring of their health status.
Besides, the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 also displayed an increasing adoption of wearable medical devices across North America, as it became a necessity among people to track their health continuously. Hence, the growing need for these devices positively influenced the regional market.
In 2020, scientists in Washington developed a stamp-sized wearable medical device to measure blood oxygen levels & body temperature for the early diagnosis of Covid-19.
In the same year, Fitbit launched a device, 'Fitbit Sense,' which inherits advanced heart rate tracking & exercise tracking modes. It also helps in measuring the ECG (Electrocardiogram) to detect any atrial fibrillation.
The US holds a considerable regional market share due to the participation of prominent market leaders in enhancing their production capabilities, especially amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, to suffice the mounting need for wearable medical devices and promote the overall market expansion.
Besides, in 2019, US Census Bureau stated that around 16.6% US population is aged 65 and above, and this stat shall reach up to 22% by 2050.
Hence, the need for healthcare monitoring devices among the elderly population is projected to rise substantially, which, in turn, would create remunerative growth opportunities for leading market players across North America in the coming years.
Key Questions Answered in the Market Research Report:
Frequently Asked Questions
A. The Global Wearable Medical Device Adhesives Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 12.5% during 2022-27.
A. The demand for Silicon-based adhesives used in wearable medical devices is anticipated to emerge as an area of lucrative opportunities for the leading players in the Global Wearable Medical Device Adhesives Market during 2022-27.
A. The swiftly raising awareness about the benefits of wearable medical devices due to growing health consciousness among people shall drive the Global Wearable Medical Device Adhesives Market through 2027.
A. Due to the increasing production of new medical wearables, coupled with new features in them, especially amidst the Covid-19 crisis, the overall market growth is projected to soar significantly in the coming years.