Portable Brain Injury Scanners Market Analysis
Portable Brain Injury Scanners Market - Global Industry Insights, Trends, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2018-2026
Brain injury is any form of damage caused to the brain either through external force or after birth. A brain injury is generally classified in two types – traumatic and acquired. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as an alteration in the functioning of brain caused by an external force. Whereas an acquired brain injury is an injury caused to the brain after birth. An acquired brain injury is not hereditary, degenerative, congenital or induced by birth trauma. Examples of acquired brain injury include stroke, tumor, electric shock, hypoxic or anoxic brain injury or lightning strike.
According to the Centers for Disease and Control Injury Prevention Center, the leading causes of traumatic brain injury are falls (40.5%), motor vehicle (14.3%), struck by/against (15%) and assault (10.7%). About 19% of the causes are unknown. Traumatic brain injury results in an estimated 2685 deaths and 37,000 hospitalizations.
In general, there are different types of brain injury – Concussion (TBI), Diffuse Axonal Injury (TBI), Contusion (TBI), Second Impact Syndrome (TBI), Coup-contre coup injury (TBI), Penetrating Injury (TBI), Hypoxic brain injury (ABI), Anoxic brain injury (ABI), Locked in Syndrome (TBI), Open and Closed Head Injuries, and Shaken Baby Syndrome (TBI). These types of brain injuries are usually determined by undergoing the expensive MRI or CT scan at hospitals. A portable device that can help determine the need for undergoing the MRI or CT scan can be of great use during emergency situations, military purpose and ambulance services. A portable brain injury scanner is not the replacement of a computed tomography (CT) scan. It is just a screening tool that helps in identifying high risk patients, requiring prioritization of a CT scan and a neurosurgical treatment. The first such device, Infrascanner Model 1000, was being approved by the U.S. FDA in 2011.
The portable brain injury scanner can be used in emergency rooms, intensive care units, field hospitals, military, ambulance services, remote locations and in sports medicine. The Infrascanner which uses the near infrared (NIR) technology to screen patients has been deployed for use by the U.S. Marine Corps. Infrascanner is a portable, FDA approved and CE marked device that empowers physicians to understand the current functioning of the brain and identify any symptoms of damage. Besides, emergency care departments can be one of the major users of this device to determine the brain injury.
Yet to Establish in the Developed Regions
The portable brain injury scanners are still to capitalize on the opportunities in the U.S., Canada, and European markets. A head injury usually requires a trip to the hospital and a potentially expensive MRI or CT scan. This device helps to identify the need for a MRI and CT scan before incurring that high cost of scanning. Recently, the Neural Analytics received a USD 3 million funding from the National Institutes of Health to aid in the development of portable brain monitoring platform.
Moreover, this new technology is also desired by the emerging nations like India, China, Brazil, and Russia to help them avoid the risk of complications while transporting a patient with traumatic brain injury to the nearby hospital for a CT scan. With increasing research, the technology will further improve with increase accuracy and integration with information technology for anytime and anywhere accessibility of the reports.
Some of the major players in this market include BrainScope Company, Inc., Neural Analytics, and InfraScan, Inc.
Major healthcare providers are focused on using portable brain injury scanners for brain surgeries. For instance, in July 2019, the ROSA Brain robot, a minimally invasive scanner for brain surgery developed by Zimmer Biomet, was used by Overlook Medical Center of Atlantic Health System. Overlook Medical Center was the first in New Jersey to evaluate epilepsy patients using magnetoencephalography (MEG).
Increasing launch of neuro-critical care units by hospitals is expected to increase adoption of portable brain injury scanners. For instance, in August 2019, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Missouri, U.S. started new neuro-critical care unit.
Increasing launch of startups is also expected to boost the market growth. For instance, in September 2017, the Center for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship of IIM Ahmedabad, India supported to launch a new startup Bioscan Research, which developed portable brain injury scanners.
Coherent Market Insights followsa comprehensive research methodology focused on providing the most precise market analysis. The company leverages a data triangulation model which helps company to gauge the market dynamics and provide accurate estimates. Key components of the research methodologies followed for all our market reports include:
In addition to this, Coherent Market Insights has access to a wide range of the regional and global reputed paid data bases, which helps the company to figure out the regional and global market trends and dynamics. The company analyses the industry from the 360 Degree Perspective i.e. from the Supply Side and Demand Side which enables us to provide granular details of the entire ecosystem for each study. Finally, a Top-Down approach and Bottom-Up approach is followed to arrive at ultimate research findings.
Coherent Market Insights desk research is based on a principle set of research techniques:
Coherent Market Insights has a large amount of in-house repository of industry database. This is leveraged as a burner for initiating a new research study. Key secondary sources include:
Preliminary Data Mining
The raw data is obtained through the secondary findings, in house repositories, and trade surveys. It is then filtered to ensure that the relevant information including industry dynamics, trends, and outlook is retained for further research process.
Holistic approach is used to ensure that the granular and uncommon parameters are taken into consideration to ensure accurate results. The information from the paid databases are further combined to the raw data in order to standardize it.
Coherent Statistical model
We arrive at our final research findings through simulation models. Coherent Data Analytics Model is a statistical tool that helps company to forecast market estimates. Few of the parameters considered as a part of the statistical model include:
Once the findings are derived from the statistical model, large volume of data is process to confirm accurate research results. Data analytics and processing tools are adopted to process large chunk of collected informative data. In case, a client customizes the study during the process, the research finding till then are benchmarked, and the process for new research requirement is initiated again.
This is the most crucial stage of the research process. Primary Interviews are conducted to validate the data and analysis. This helps in achieving the following purposes:
The primary research is conducted with the ecosystem players including, but not limited to: