GVR Report cover Foot Ulcer Sensors Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Foot Ulcer Sensors Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Temperature Sensors, Pressure Sensors, Humidity Sensors), By Product, By Application (Sports & Athletics), By Sales-Channel, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-051-3
  • Number of Pages: 130
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global foot ulcer sensors market size was valued at USD 158.0 million in 2022 and is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7% from 2023 to 2030. The market is an emerging industry by gaining traction due to the increasing prevalence of diabetes and peripheral artery disease (PAD). Foot ulcers occur commonly arising due to the complication of diabetes and PAD, which can lead to serious conditions such as amputations if left untreated. Diabetic neuropathy is a condition where diabetes, over time, damages the nerves. This can cause decreased temperature, vibration, and touch sensations in the feet that have been impacted. The patients cannot detect any bruises or cuts on their feet due to lack of sensation. These untreated wounds and bruises can end up infected, resulting in foot ulcers. Additionally, the necessity for advanced solutions integrated with the latest technology for early and precise diagnosis of foot ulcers is expected to propel the growth of the market.

U.S. Foot Ulcer Sensors market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

Foot ulcers sensors are devices that are used to monitor and track the healing process of foot ulcers, thereby reducing the risk of amputations. There are several types of foot ulcers sensors, including temperature sensors, pressure sensors, and moisture sensors. These sensors can be used to detect changes in the skin temperature, pressure, and moisture levels, which can indicate the presence of foot ulcers. Newer foot ulcers sensors are being developed that are more accurate and provide real-time data, allowing for more timely intervention. Furthermore, foot ulcers sensors technology is the integration of sensors with other advanced technologies, such as wearables and mobile devices. Wearable devices, such as smart socks are being developed that incorporate foot ulcer sensors to monitor foot health in real-time. Mobile apps are also being developed that can receive data from foot ulcers sensors and provide alerts and recommendations to patients and healthcare providers.

According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released in June 2022, approximately 37.3 million individuals of the global population have diabetes, with the U.S. accounting for 11.3% of all diagnosed cases. Generally, 5% of diabetes mellitus patients suffer from foot ulcers, and 1% require an amputation. Similarly, the number of diabetics in U.K. is expected to reach 5 million from the current 3.3 million by the end of 2025. The National Health Service (NHS) invests nearly USD 1.38 billion annually in treating diabetic foot ulcers. In England, over 60,000 people suffer from diabetic foot ulcers, 160-foot ulcer-related amputations occur every week, and more than 60% of these people pass away within five years of amputation.

The technological innovations such as intelligent insole technology monitoring and reporting pressure information to the patients regularly, has been proved to reduce the chances of diabetic foot ulcers in high-risk diabetes patients. It also provides frequent and timely pressure “alerts” supporting offloading adherence. In addition, machine learning-based computer vision techniques can generate models that are capable of automatic detection of diabetic foot ulcers from the foot images. Furthermore, automatic detection of foot ulcers enhances screening and early detection and is further improved through advancements in cloud computing, or artificial intelligence technology that can be employed in every location and not restricted by mobile device capabilities. These innovative technologies represent opportunities for changing the potential outlook of foot ulcer sensors market and diabetic foot care.

Type Insights

The pressure sensors segment dominated the market in 2022 with the revenue share of 49.6%. As these sensors are non-invasive and do not require any invasive procedures or incisions, making them a safe and convenient option for patients. Pressure sensors are one of the most used types of sensors in the management of foot ulcers. These sensors are used to measure the pressure distribution across the foot, providing valuable information about areas of high pressure that could cause or exacerbate foot ulcers. Pressure sensors can detect changes in pressure distribution across the foot, allowing for early detection of high-pressure areas that could cause foot ulcers. Early detection allows for prompt intervention and can reduce the risk of complications. It can be customized to the individual patient's foot, providing personalized data that is tailored to their specific needs. This allows for more targeted interventions and better outcomes. These sensors provide real-time data on pressure distribution, allowing healthcare providers to monitor changes over time and adjust interventions as needed.

Temperature sensors segment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 4.0% in the forecast period. Temperature sensors are becoming increasingly popular among diabetic patients for the management of foot ulcers as they can help in detecting the early signs of inflammation, infection, and other complications that can lead to more serious foot problems. Temperature sensors can help detect the early signs of inflammation and infection by monitoring changes in skin temperature. Inflamed or infected areas tend to be warmer than the surrounding skin, so a temperature sensor can detect these changes and alert the patient to seek medical attention. Furthermore, these sensors are non-invasive, easy to use, and can be worn continuously, making them an ideal solution specially for diabetic patients as they require regular monitoring of their feet. Additionally, by using temperature sensors, patients can catch potential problems early and seek treatment before they become more serious, ultimately improving their chances of avoiding more severe complications.

Product Insights

The in-sole sensors segment has dominated the market with the largest revenue share of 70.4% in 2022. Insole sensors are thin and flexible sensors that are placed inside the shoe, between the foot and the sole. Foot ulcers often develop due to pressure points caused by ill-fitting shoes, deformities in the foot, or poor circulation. Insole sensors can detect areas of high pressure and provide feedback to the patient or healthcare provider, allowing them to adjust the footwear or take other measures to prevent ulcers from developing. Moreover, insole sensors are more accurate and reliable than other types of sensors for foot ulcer management, such as handheld thermometers or pressure mats. They provide continuous monitoring and can alert the patient or healthcare provider to potential problems in real-time, which can help prevent serious complications from developing.

The in-shoe sensors segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate in the market with a CAGR of 3.9% in the forecast period. In-shoe sensors are small and thin sensors that are placed directly inside the shoe, which can measure various parameters such as pressure, temperature, and shear force. These sensors can provide a more accurate and detailed picture of the foot's pressure distribution and movement patterns. This is essential for the diabetic patients, as they are at high risk of developing foot ulcers due to changes in foot shape, decreased sensation, and reduced blood flow. This can help healthcare providers develop more personalized treatment plans for patients and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

Application Insights

The diabetes management segment has dominated the market and accounted the largest revenue share of 60.4% in 2022. This is owing to the increase in the prevalence of diabetes worldwide. Diabetic patients are at a higher risk of developing foot ulcers, and they require regular monitoring to detect ulcers early and prevent further complications. Diabetes-related foot ulcers are highly complicated conditions, and infections and harm to nearby nerves or arteries may have major adverse effects on the progression of the disease. As per the study by the National Library of Medicine, a foot ulcer caused by diabetes has a lifelong risk of between 19% and 34% and recurrence is common following initial recovery. According to the research, nearly 40% of patients experience a recurrence within a year following their ulcer healing, nearly 60% within three years, and approximately 65% within five years. Furthermore, the increasing awareness among the global diabetic population for the management foot ulcers and other conditions associated with diabetes is expected to drive the market growth.

The sports and athletics segment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 4.2% over the forecast period. High-impact activities such as running and jumping can cause micro-trauma to the feet, which can lead to the development of foot ulcers if left untreated. Foot ulcer sensors can be important for sports and athletics persons, especially those who engage in activities that put pressure on their feet. These sensors can be used to monitor the healing progress of foot ulcers in sports and athletics persons and can also be used to identify areas of the foot that are at risk of developing ulcers due to high-impact activities. This information can help athletes and their healthcare professionals adjust training plans as needed to ensure that the ulcer heals properly without causing further damage, potentially preventing serious complications and improving their performance.

Sales Channel Insights

The offline sales channel segment dominated and accounted the largest revenue share of 61.0% in 2022. Offline sales channels are more preferred for purchasing the foot ulcer sensors as they are often used in the context of diabetic foot care, which requires a physical examination by a healthcare professional. In an offline sales channel, healthcare professionals can guide patients in selecting the right type of foot ulcer sensor and can also examine their feet to ensure that the sensor is placed correctly. Moreover, some these sensors can be complex and require proper training to use. In an offline sales channel, healthcare professionals can provide guidance and support to ensure that patients understand how to use the sensor correctly. In addition, for medical devices, trust and reliability are important considerations. Patients may prefer to purchase foot ulcer sensors from a reputable physical store with a physical presence where they can see the product and consult with a knowledgeable sales representative or healthcare professional. Some countries may have strict regulations for medical devices sold online, which can make it difficult for manufacturers to sell their products online in certain regions.

Global Foot Ulcer Scanners market share and size, 2022

The online sales channel segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR of 3.9% in the forecast period. Online sales channels offer the convenience of shopping from anywhere and at any time. Customers can browse through multiple options, compare prices, and make a purchase with just a few clicks. This is especially beneficial for people with limited mobility who may find it difficult to visit physical stores. These channels offer a wider range of foot ulcer sensors than physical stores as the online retailers are not limited by physical space and can offer a more variety of products. Furthermore, Foot ulcer sensors may not be available in all physical stores, especially in remote areas. Online sales channels provide access to these products, regardless of the customer's location.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 34.2% in 2022. This is owing to the rapidly increasing number of diabetic patients in the region. The 2022 National Diabetes Statistics Report was recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to this study, over 130 million people in the U.S. are diabetic or pre-diabetic. The report was based on data from 2019 and includes statistics on the prevalence and incidence of diabetes and prediabetes and initiatives aimed at managing and preventing type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, rapid technological developments in the diabetes management sector and the advanced healthcare infrastructure of the region are expected to boost the foot ulcer sensors market.

Foot Ulcer Sensors Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR of 4.1% in the forecast period. This owing to the increasing prevalence of diabetes in the region. Approximately 77 million people in India have diabetes, according to an NCBI study. The lifelong risk of a diabetic person developing a foot ulcer has been reported to be as high as 25%. India witnessed almost 1 lakh registered amputations currently due to complications from insufficiently managed diabetic foot ulcers. In addition, improving healthcare infrastructure and increasing medical device companies providing advanced healthcare solutions in highly populous Asian countries are providing potential market opportunities and attracting stakeholders to expand their portfolios in the Asia Pacific diabetes management and foot ulcer sensors market. For instance, in January 2022, Alkem Laboratories launched a unique patented technology in India for the management of Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU). The solution is based on 4D Bioprinting technology, which can be used to treat non-healing and deep chronic wounds.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key companies operating in the foot ulcer sensors market are trying to improve their product portfolio by renewing their products and seeking government authorizations to increase their client base and acquire a larger market share. Furthermore, the key companies in the foot ulcer sensors market are executing strategies such as new product and service launches, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, expansion & collaboration to improve their position in the marketplace. Several commercially available systems, including Pedar and F-Scan systems, are available for monitoring plantar pressure in the foot. The only people who can afford these systems, though, are professional athletes.

The force exerted against the bottom of the foot is measured by small inserts called in-shoe sensors. To stop DFUs, smart insoles and socks have been developed. Through behavior modification or the early diagnosis of injuries, diabetics can take a more active role in the care of their feet with the help of these devices. The SurroSense Rx shoe insert by Orpyx includes a textile pressure sensor. Wearers can alter their gait to prevent injury to their feet through real-time monitoring of pressure levels. Furthermore, In February 2022, Moticon, global manufacturer and provider of wireless biomechanical in-shoe measurement solutions and analysis software launched “ReGo” its new product line. ReGo comprises of the sensor insoles and an application that and can be used at remote locations with minimum effort. Some of the major players in the foot ulcer sensors market include:

  • Moticon ReGo AG

  • Sensor Products Inc.

  • Voxelcare 

  • Digitsole 

  • Linepro Controls Pvt Ltd. 

  • PI Bioelectronics Co., Ltd.

Foot Ulcer Sensors Market Report scope

          Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 163.0 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 210.7 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 3.7% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Type, product, application, sales channel, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; Japan; China India; Australia; Thailand; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait

Key companies profiled

Moticon ReGo AG; Sensor Products Inc.; Voxelcare; Digitsole ;Linepro Controls Pvt Ltd.; PI Bioelectronics Co., Ltd.

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Global Foot Ulcer Sensors Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and analyzes the latest industry trends in each sub-segment from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the foot ulcer sensors market report based on type, product, application, sales channel, and region:

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Temperature Sensors

    • Pressure Sensors

    • Humidity Sensors

    • Others

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • In-shoe Sensors

    • In-sole Sensors

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Diabetes Management

    • Sports & Athletics

    • Others

  • Sales Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Offline

    • Online

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Denmark

      • Sweden

      • Norway

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

      • Thailand

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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