GVR Report cover Electrodes For Medical Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Electrodes For Medical Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type {Diagnostics (ECG, EEG, EMG, ERG, Fetal Scalp), Therapeutics (Pacemaker, TENS, Defibrillator, Electrosurgical)}, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-913-5
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2014 - 2016
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global Electrodes for medical devices market size was valued at USD 775.8 million in 2016 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.3% during the forecast period. Increasing prevalence of diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Alzheimer’s, Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN or TGN), sinusitis, tinnitus, Raynaud's disease, fibromyalgia, heart disorders, brain disorders, circulatory disturbances, gout, body ache and surge in minimally invasive surgeries are expected to drive the market growth. Also, technological advancements in medical electrodes and growing demand for portable medical devices to curb the rising hospital & healthcare-associated costs are key drivers that are likely to govern market growth worldwide.

U.S. Electrodes for the medical devices market, by diagnostics, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)

U.S. Electrodes for medical devices market size

According to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, more than 10.0 million individuals are currently suffering from Parkinson’s disease across the world. Besides, about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's every year. This disease is also highly prevalent in Europe (nearly 1.6 million) and China (about 1.7 million). The increasing prevalence of this disease is anticipated to propel the market growth over the forecast period.

Besides, the advent of advanced products such as dry and wet electrodes are gaining acceptance from users due to their property of adhering to the skin. Furthermore, the use of textile electrodes by attaching them to shirts or other forms of clothes for continuous cardiac monitoring by athletes and soldiers to monitor their heart activities is expected to contribute to the electrodes for medical devices market growth over the forecast period.

Portable medical devices are gaining traction globally as they offer benefits such as extended care and remote monitoring from the doctor’s clinic at the patient’s home in case of management of chronic diseases. Conditions such as heart diseases and diabetes are managed at economic rates, as it reduces the number of visits to the doctor or hospitals, thereby propelling the market growth during the forecast period.

On the contrary, stringent regulatory framework and the guidelines offered by regulatory bodies associated with medical electrodes are expected to restrain the market growth over the forecast period.

Type Insights

The key types analyzed in this study are diagnostics and therapeutics. The diagnostics segment dominated the industry in 2016 and is expected to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period. The increasing prevalence of cardiac disorders, neurological diseases, and fetal distress syndrome globally result in the rising need of diagnostic electrodes and is anticipated to support growth.

The diagnostic segment is further classified into Electrocardiogram (ECG), Electroencephalogram (EEG), Electromyogram (EMG), Electroretinogram (ERG), fetal scalp, and others. The ECG electrodes are portable, conductive, and adhesive. Hence, they find extensive applications in capturing and storing patients’ heartbeats. Increasing the use of these electrodes is expected to contribute towards significant growth for the next nine years.

The therapeutics segment is further classified into pacemaker, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS), defibrillator, electrosurgical, and others. The statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are one of the leading causes of death across the world. In 2012, CVDs resulted in nearly 17.5 million deaths, accounting for about 31.0% of the total deaths. This increasing prevalence is propelling the demand for pacemaker electrodes and is anticipated to register significant CAGR during the forecast period.

Global Electrodes for the medical devices market, by type, 2016 (%)

Global Electrodes for medical devices market share

Regional Insights

North America held over 40.0% share in the medical electrodes market in 2016 owing to the increasing prevalence of CVDs, changing lifestyles of individuals, and the presence of the target population in the U.S. and Canada. North America and Europe are expected to collectively contribute towards the growth of this vertical owing to the presence of technologically advanced electrodes such as hydrogel and dry electrodes that provide improved adhesion capability and better conduction features as compared to gel-based electrodes.

The Asia Pacific region is anticipated to exhibit a higher CAGR over the forecast period as compared to other regions. This can be attributed to initiatives undertaken by various governments to create a free and open economy. For instance, the Indian government implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST) to avoid the cascading effect or double taxation, thereby making it easier to start & expand businesses and comply with the tax regulations. The recently introduced economic reforms in China promotes a well-balanced & open economy and witnessed a significant impact in shaping the global economy in 2016, thus creating investment opportunities for market players in the country.

Electrodes For Medical Devices Market Share Insights

Some of the major players competing in this space include 3M Healthcare; Boston Scientific Corporation; GE Healthcare; C.R Bard, Inc.; CONMED Corporation; Medtronic; Natus Medical Incorporated; Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.; Asahi Kasei Corporation; and Philips Healthcare. These players focus on growth strategies such as new product launches, acquisition & merger, and portfolio expansion.

For instance, in July 2014, Asahi Kasei ZOLL Medical (AZM), a Japanese Asahi Kasei Group company was engaged in acute critical care devices and launched an R Series defibrillator including OneStep Complete electrode that is used in hospital operating rooms and intensive care units in Japan. The defibrillator provides external pacing and monitoring of electrocardiograph (ECG), pulse oximetry (SpO2), noninvasive blood pressure, and end-tidal carbon dioxide concentration (EtCO2).

Electrodes For Medical Devices Market Report Scope 

Report Attribute


The market size value in 2020

USD 1.18 billion

The revenue forecast in 2025

USD 2.02 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 11.3% from 2017 to 2025

The base year for estimation


Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Segments covered

Type, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; Japan; China; Brazil; Mexico; South Africa

Key companies profiled

3M; Boston Scientific Corporation; GE Healthcare; CONMED; Medtronic; Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.; Asahi Kasei Corporation; Philips Healthcare

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For this study, Grand View Research, Inc. has segmented the global electrodes for medical devices market based on type and region:

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Diagnostics

      • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

      • Electroencephalogram (EEG)

      • Electromyogram (EMG)

      • Electroretinogram (ERG)

      • Fetal Scalp

      • Other

    • Therapeutics

      • Pacemaker

      • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS)

      • Defibrillator

      • Electrosurgical

      • Other

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • The Middle East and Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

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