San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 04, 2013
Follow us on LinkedIn – Fetal monitoring is an important tool for ensuring the well-being of the fetus and for maternal assessment during labor and delivery. Fetal monitors are primarily used in monitoring vital signs of fetus and mother including fetal heart rate, fetal movements and uterine contraction of the mother. Advanced models also help in monitoring maternal parameters including blood pressure, maternal heart rate, and maternal SpO2. Monitoring of fetus health helps in detecting events where timely intervention can prevent acute conditions such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy or even fetal death.
With delayed pregnancies and advanced maternal age becoming increasingly common in recent times, the need for continuous fetal monitoring is gaining prominence in Obstetrics. Also, rising incidences of cardio pulmonary diseases and increasing multiple and preterm births as a result of the growing success rate of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments is driving the demand for fetal monitoring. Another factor propelling growth is the anticipated increase in comprehensive, case-managed perinatal services. Further, the development of wireless handheld fetal monitors designed for remote monitoring of real time data is expected to augur well for market growth.
Fetal monitors have managed to gain immense attention among obstetricians owing to the device ability to precisely analyze fetal health. However technical limitations such as loss of fetal heart rate signals due to maternal and fetal movements and failure to accurately assess conditions such as fetal ischemia and hypoxia among the existing technologies has led to renewed focus on development of fetal monitors that are not only reliable in recording fetal heart rate (FHR), but are also capable of accurately indicating hypoxic conditions in fetus. Further, increasing demand for ‘real-time’ monitoring applications has prompted manufacturers to develop mobile solutions. Research is also underway for development of non-voltage technologies, such as those based on radiofrequency, fetal magnetocardiography and fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Another area garnering interest is the development of uterine contraction monitors built on electromyography (EMG) of the uterine muscle that eliminate ambient noise, hence providing precise data. These noteworthy advances in monitoring technologies are expected to spur demand for safer fetal monitors in the coming years.
As stated by the new market research report on Fetal Monitors, the United States represents the single largest market worldwide. However, the already mature market profile and declining birth rates has brought down the pace of growth in the market. Asia-Pacific is forecast to exhibit the fastest CAGR of about 5.6% over the analysis period, closely trailed by Latin America. Increasing demand for fetal monitors in these regions can be attributed to improvement in standards of care in obstetrics and gynecology and rising health awareness levels. Moreover, large population base and high birth rates in most developing nations provide lucrative opportunities for fetal monitor manufacturers.
Major players covered in the report include ArjoHuntleigh, EDAN Instruments Inc., GE HealthCare, Mediana Co. Ltd., Natus Medical Inc., Neoventa Medical AB, Philips Healthcare, SpaceLabs Healthcare Inc., and Wallach Surgical Devices Inc.
The research report titled “Fetal Monitors: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for major geographic markets such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World.
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