Muscle Stimulator Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Muscle Stimulator Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (NMES, FES, TENS, IF, BMAC, MENS), By Modality (Portable Devices, Table Top Devices), By Application, By End Use, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Jun, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2016
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-510-6
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2015
  • Number of Pages: 93

Industry Outlook

The global muscle stimulator market size was valued at USD 589.09 million in 2016. It is expected to rise at a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period. Increasing prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, growing popularity of muscle stimulation devices among physiotherapists, and technological advancements are the key trends estimated to stoke market growth.

U.S. muscle stimulator market

Poor body posture, lack of fitness activities, and unhealthy diet are common factors causing musculoskeletal disorders.According to data published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), in 2016, about 41.0% of the population of Great Britain were affected by musculoskeletal disorders.

Introduction of technologically advanced products such as wearable muscle stimulation devices is projected to drive the market over the forecast period. Increasing research activities that are resulting in breakthrough technologies are also poised to open new avenues for the growth of the market. SmartMio is the first wearable muscle stimulator that was launched in 2014 by Smartmissimo. This device can connect with a smartphone through Bluetooth and delivers electrical stimulation in small doses that can enhance workout. This device is mainly used by sportspersons.

Similarly, PowerDot - a compact and wearable muscle stimulation device launched in 2017, is used to prevent muscle soreness and tightening. Increasing demand for wireless and portable muscle stimulation devices along with their compatibility with smartphones is creating growth opportunities for market players.

Product Insights

Based on products, the market is divided into neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), functional electrical stimulation (FES), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), interferential (IF), burst mode alternating current (BMAC), microcurrent EMS (MENS), and others. The TENS segment held the largest market share in 2016 and is projected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period.

Increasing cases of arthritis and sports injuries are some of the prominent factors augmenting the market. As per the Arthritis Foundation, in the U.S., arthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults. Infants and children also get affected by this disability. TENS is one of the most effective procedures for such cases.

Modality Insights

On the basis of modality, the market is segmented into handheld, portable, and tabletop devices. Portable devices dominated the market in 2016 and are estimated to witness the highest CAGR of about 4.6% during the forecast period. Portable muscle stimulators are used extensively for preventing muscle atrophy, relaxation of muscle spasms, muscle re-education, managing chronic pain due to arthritis, and increasing blood circulation. Some of the key players in the market offer various innovative products in this segment. For instance, NeuroMetrix, Inc. offers wearable pain relief kit. It is a TENS unit that fits like a brace on patients and provides stimulation for pain relief.

Application Insights

Pain management, neurological disorder, musculoskeletal disorder, and others are the key application areas in the muscle stimulation market. In 2016, pain management dominated the market and held around 54.0% of the global market. Pain management is expected to register tremendous growth during the forecast period due to increasing cases of arthritis and cancer.

Global muscle stimulator market

As per the Arthritis Foundation, in the U.S., arthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults. It is also reported that, in 2017, approximately 300,000 babies and children had rheumatic condition. Rising geriatric population is also triggering the demand for muscle stimulation devices for pain management.

End-use Insights

Hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), physiotherapy clinics, sports clinics, and home care are the primary end-use segments reviewed in the report. Physiotherapy clinics represented the largest share in the market in 2016. The segment is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period. Muscle stimulation devices are extensively used in physiotherapy clinics for pain management and musculoskeletal disorders.

According to CDC, physiotherapy clinics have approximately 70.0 million patients with musculoskeletal disorder visiting annually. High number of patient visits is likely to stimulate the growth of the segment. However, a physiotherapy session can cost around USD 50 to USD 350 or more, rendering it unaffordable for patients who are not covered by medical insurance. This may act as a factor limiting the growth of the market.

Regional Insights

In terms of region, North America was the leading regional market in 2016. The region is likely to maintain its position over the forecast period. Domicile of a large number of key players and early introduction of novel products are supplementing the growth of the regional market.

The region is expected to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period. Increasing adoption of advanced technologies and innovative medical devices is estimated to bolster the growth of the market. Favorable economic conditions, rising healthcare expenditure, improving standard of living, and growing focus on delivering quality medical services are some of the factors that are propel.

In the U.S., healthcare spending was about 16.4% of the GDP in 2013, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Large investments by governments for innovation and development of medical devices are playing a pivotal role in the development of the market in North America.

Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing region during the forecast period. Increasing health & fitness awareness and adoption of smart devices for maintaining health among the key growth stimulants of the region. Some of the regulatory agencies operating in this region are Singapore Health Sciences Authority (Singapore), Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australia), Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (South Korea), and Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (Japan). In addition, mounting cases of sports injuries in this region are poised to stir up the demand for muscle stimulation devices.

Muscle Stimulator Market Share Insights

Some of the key companies present in the market are DJO Global, Inc.; Zynex, Inc.; NeuroMetrix, Inc.; RS Medical, Inc.; OMRON Corporation; Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH; BioMedical Life Systems, Inc.; EMS Physio Ltd.; Beurer GmbH; and OG Wellness Technologies Co., Ltd.

In March 2017, DJO Global, Inc. launched OA Reaction TriFit Knee brace that provides pain relief to people with incurable, degenerative joint disease. The product has three unique technologies, Web Tech, Boa Tech, and Exos Tech. Introduction of this new product is anticipated to positively impact the market.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, MEA

Report coverage  

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

Country Scope

U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, Japan, China, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Saudi Arabia

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global muscle stimulator market report on the basis of product, modality, application, end-use, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

    • Functional Electrical Stimulation

    • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

    • Interferential

    • Burst Mode Alternating Current

    • Micro Current EMS

    • Others

  • Modality Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Handheld

    • Portable

    • Table top

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Pain management

    • Neurological disorder

    • Musculoskeletal disorder

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Hospitals

    • Ambulatory surgical centers

    • Physiotherapy clinics

    • Sports clinics

    • Home care

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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