Medical electrodes are mass products and in most of the cases represent a sub segment or portfolio of medical device manufacturers with very little scope for product differentiation. This makes the overall market highly competitive and price sensitive in nature. The scope for development and growth for electrodes manufacturers is to enhance its performance and accuracy in monitoring and detection. Technological sophistications in medical device electrodes are primarily focused on enhancing patient comfort and improving electrodes tissue interface for improved recording and stimulation. Efforts are also aimed at development of economically priced electrodes with superior electrical performance. Furthermore, the current research areas are focused on developing various polymers, nanotextured coatings and advancing the integrated circuitry designs for rendering compact and compatible devices in future. All these aforementioned factors further boost the growth and uptake of medical electrodes.
Some of the prominent factors that drive the growth of global electrodes for medical devices are rising disease prevalence in conjunction with miniaturization and portability of the devices. This has resulted in increased device utilization not only in the hospitals and alternate care centers, but also towards the individual patient purchase as they can be easily installed and used at homes. Demand for dry and hydrogel electrodes have seen a tremendous rise in the past few years due to their better adhesion and performance. Continuous reforms in the healthcare sector are also expected to fuel growth in the medical devices market, as there is enhanced emphasis on adopting preventive and proactive healthcare measures to lower manufacturing costs. Disposable electrodes have an edge over reusable electrodes as they reduce initial costs. Disposable electrodes also eliminate cross contamination between patients and reduce the length
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