An infrared sensor capable of monitoring the heart rate is essentially what a heartbeat sensor is. This sensor measures the cardiovascular pulse wave that radiates in a human body. The heart rate is one of the most important vital signs that needs to be measured for patients and this will undoubtedly drive the heartbeat sensor market. Rising cardiovascular problems across the globe is stemming from the kind of lifestyles people are leading. Earlies, heart attacks were associated mainly with the geriatric population, however, that trend has changed significantly. People in their 30s are also susceptible to heart problems owing to the highly stressful lives they lead. Hopsitals, Clinics and other healthcare institutions are one of the main application segments for heart rate monitors and hence, heartbeat sensors as well.
Another application area that is picking up pace rapidly is sports and fitness. There are a number of companies that are embedding heartbeat sensors into running watches, fitness bands and trackers that have the ability to measure and detect the blood flowing through the veins. Heartbeat sensors embedded in fitness bands are typically used in cardiovascular exercises such as running, swimming, hiking, trekking, and walking, among others. The market for such devices is on the rise owing to increasing awareness levels and the desire to lead a healthy and fit life. Sports and fitness enthusiasts are one such end user segment that is driving the heartbeat sensor market.
High prices of the devices are one hurdle for this market. However, with rapid technological advances, the impact of this inhibitor is likely to reduce by the end of the forecast period.
The Heartbeat Sensor Market can be segmented on the basis of device as:
In terms of applications, the Heartbeat Sensor Market has been segmented across the following:
- Sports and Fitness
- Patient Monitoring
- Home healthcare
The Asia Pacific market is expected to grow at the highest growth rate during the forecast period owing to increasing awareness levels in the region coupled with increasing levels of disposable income. North America currenlty accounts for the largest share of the market, followed closely by Europe.
The market has been segmented based on the following geographies:
- North America
- South America
- Middle East and Africa
Sample Companies profiled in this Report are:
- Omron Corporation
- Koninklijke Philips N.V
- Analog Devices Inc