Healthcare robotics aid in the improvement of patient care and results in boosting operational efficiency. Medical robots assists with streamline hospital logistics, surgery, and allow healthcare providers to pay more attention to the patients. Robots are now utilized in clinical settings to assist health personnel and improve patient care, in addition to operating rooms. Healthcare industry uses certain types of robots such as surgical robots, care robots, hospital robots, and exoskeletons in order to raise the current standard of care and to do things rapidly with minimum errors. Medical robots are most commonly used for surgical purpose. Other areas of healthcare which are starting robot application includes medical transportation, prescription dispensing, telepresence, rehabilitation, and sanitation. Robots will become more autonomous as technology advances, eventually executing certain activities fully on their own. As a result doctors, nurses, and other healthcare personnel may focus on treating patients with more empathy.
The global healthcare robotics market is estimated to be valued at US$ 9,520 million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 14.8% over the forecast period (2021-2028).
Figure 1. Global Healthcare Robotics Market Share (%), By Product Type, 2021
The increasing product launches and approvals are expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
For instance, in July 2018, Restoration Robotics, Inc., a privately held medical device company, launched ARTAS iX Robotic Hair Restoration System. This system is unique robotic intelligence solution that provides minimally invasive, repeatable harvesting, precise, and implantation features in one platform.
|Base Year:||2020||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 9,520 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2020||Forecast Period:||2021 to 2028|
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:||14.8%||2028 Value Projection:||US$ 25,205 Mn|
Accuray Incorporated., Capsa Healthcare, LLC., Hocoma, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Agilent Technologies, Inc., Titan Medical, Inc., Aurora Biomed Inc., Abbott, Omnicell, Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Stryker Corporation, Medtronic Plc., Parata Systems LLC, avateramedical GmbH, Toyota Motor Corporation, Siemens Healthineers AG, BIONIK Laboratories Corp., THINK Surgical, Inc., Intuitive Surgical Inc., Globus Medical Inc., and Restoration Robotics, Inc.
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Figure 2. Global Healthcare Robotics Market Share (%), By End User, 2021
The increasing adoption of inorganic growth strategies such as mergers, collaborations, partnerships, and acquisitions by key players in order to strengthen their position in the global market is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
For instance, in September 2019, Globus Medical Inc., a publicly traded medical device company, acquired most of the assets of StelKast Inc., a privately held orthopedics manufacturer company. This acquisition is expected to expand the product portfolio of Globus into total joint and arthroplasty markets.
Global Healthcare Robotics Market– Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
COVID-19 has significantly impacted almost all the industries including healthcare industry. Various countries have implemented lockdown to battle COVID-19 pandemic. This has made notable impact on manufacturing sector, as the facilities across the globe were temporarily shut down. COVID-19 pandemic has escalate the demand for medical robots in the healthcare industry. Pandemic has highlighted the importance of robotic application to avoid physical contact and to make sure sterilization, cleaning, and other support in hospitals. This will lessen life threat to the doctors and medical staff engaged in COVID-19 management. Robots are suitable to take care of patients in the current COVID-19 situation by replacing or minimizing workload of the healthcare professionals in hospitals.
Global Healthcare Robotics Market Restraint
Unforeseen mechanical failure is expected to hinder growth of the global healthcare robotics market over the forecast period. Robotic-assisted surgery poses problems same as that of open surgery, which include potential of infection, bleeding, and cardiopulmonary risks of anaesthesia. Furthermore, robotic surgery also exhibits additional and potentially fatal issues such as high surgery cost, more time required to train medical staff about robotic surgery, lack of training, and risk of mechanical failure. Robotic surgical systems have large sizes and multitude of mechanical accessories and components, which can malfunction. The system is connected to the energy source and it is prone to electric discharge, which can cause unintended internal burn injuries from the cautery device and associated accessories.
Major players operating in the global healthcare robotics market include Accuray Incorporated., Capsa Healthcare, LLC., Hocoma, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Agilent Technologies, Inc., Titan Medical, Inc., Aurora Biomed Inc., Abbott, Omnicell, Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Stryker Corporation, Medtronic Plc., Parata Systems LLC, avateramedical GmbH, Toyota Motor Corporation, Siemens Healthineers AG, BIONIK Laboratories Corp., THINK Surgical, Inc., Intuitive Surgical Inc., Globus Medical Inc., and Restoration Robotics, Inc.
Robotics technology is transforming the healthcare sector and having a big impact on the medical industry. This relieves the burden of medical workers and allow them to focus on more pressing issues, while also making medical treatments safer and less expensive for patients. As artificial intelligence (AI) gets increasingly sophisticated and capable of performing activities previously performed by humans, the technology’s potential in healthcare is enormous, especially as the globe continues to grapple with the current pandemic. As a result, AI and robotics are becoming a legitimate component of our healthcare environment. Robotics usage in healthcare has risen dramatically in recent years, including surgical operations. Due to the amount of precision that can be obtained by directing robotic arms, surgical robots offer a lot of potential. Robotics, in particular, can lessen the risk of human tremor and augment ‘surgical eyes’ through improved stereoscopic displays.
Increasing demand for minimally invasive surgeries, technological advancement in the medical robotic systems, potential of rehabilitation, hospital, and pharmacy robots, and increasing adoption of inorganic growth strategies such as mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and collaborations by key players operating in the market are the major factors that are expected to drive growth of the global healthcare robotics market over the forecast period.
For instance, in July 2019, Intuitive Surgical Inc., an American Corporation, acquired robotic endoscope manufacturing business of Schölly Fiber optic Gmbh, a medical technology manufacturer in Germany. This acquisition will combine Scholly’s robotic endoscope manufacturing line, and two Scholly sites with Intuitive operations.
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“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.