Digital wound measurement devices convert line tracing into true area measurement and are used to calculate change in area of wounds over the course of healing. These devices are used to assess burns, traumatic wounds, incisional wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, and chronic wounds.
The global digital wound measurement devices market is estimated to account for US$ 2,720.9 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2027.
Global Digital Wound Measurement Devices Market: Drivers
High incidence of chronic wounds is expected to boost growth of the global digital wound measurement devices market over the forecast period. For instance, according to the study, ‘Prevalence of chronic wounds in the general population: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies’, published in the journal Annals of Epidemiology in November 2018, the pooled prevalence of chronic wounds of mixed etiologies was 2.21 per 1000 population and for chronic leg ulcers, the prevalence was estimated at 1.51 per 1000 population.
Global Digital Wound Measurement Devices Market: Restraints
Lack of skilled professionals in emerging economies is expected to hamper growth of the global digital wound measurement devices market. Moreover, healthcare professionals in these countries prefer conventional devices such as rulers or tapes for measuring wounds, owing to their lower cost compared to digital wound measurement devices.
The Diabetic Ulcer segment in the global digital wound measurement devices market was valued at US$ 810.8 Mn in 2019 and is expected to reach US$ 1,203.0 Mn by 2027 at a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period. Increasing incidence and prevalence of diabetes is expected to assist the growth of the segment during the forecast period.
The Hospitals segment held dominant position in the global digital wound measurement devices market in 2019, accounting for 67.5% share in terms of value. Increasing healthcare infrastructure in developed and developing economies is anticipated to assist the growth of the segment during the forecasted period.
The emergence of digital cameras and smartphones has resulted in faster and more accurate measurements. However, there are several issues in adopting digital cameras and smartphones in digital wound measurement such as transparency, accountability and privacy.
Data analytics and predictive modelling has also emerged as an effective tool in digital wound measurement. Outcomes in real world clinical settings may differ from those described in published studies. Data analytics and predictive modelling can offer retrospective observational analysis of wound outcomes as well as demographic and descriptive data.
Global Digital Wound Measurement Devices Market: Competitive Landscape
Major players operating in the global digital wound measurement devices market include, Wound Zoom Inc., ARANZ Medical, Woundworks BV, and eKare Inc.
Global Digital Wound Measurement Devices Market: Key Developments
Key players in the market are focused on releasing new versions for their solutions. For instance, in December 2019, ARANZ Medical released latest vision of ARANZ Medical Silhouette software. The version includes a sophisticated automatic boundary detection tool to reduce the time required to trace wounds.
Key players in the market are also focused on conducting campaigns for prevention of chronic wounds. For instance, in June 2019, WoundZoom Inc. celebrated the Wound Care Awareness week to spread the important message of education in the prevention of chronic wounds.
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