Handheld wound imaging device is a one of a kind product that is used as an imaging device that instantly measures wound surface area, it generally works on the principle of fluorescent light scattering. Wounds are generally treated on a much observed manner in response to its state. The state of a wound defines the actual treatment it requires and mostly done through the naked eye of a doctor which lacks accuracy required. Handheld wound imaging device is a trending device that in response to such character provides information about the state of the wound in general. Advancements in technology and technique is another determinant of the handheld wound imaging market as exemplified by the development of high sensitivity solid state detectors, complex algorithms and techniques such as parallel scanning, hardware fusion and others. The device allows clinicians to choose the right therapy at required time for the patient living in any standard. Not only it maps the wound but also depicts the bacteria spreading in response to higher level of oxygen emission enhancing the ability to choose right treatment. Handheld wound imaging device helps in guide wound sampling and debridement. It helps in monitoring wound progression with time that makes it a more prominent device and with improved patient engagement through the use of such device it will move more than just a trend.
Wound care presents a huge burden to healthcare systems and is a major clinical challenge worldwide. Care for an average chronic wound and an average acute wound cost Canadians $10,376 and $11,840, respectively (University of Toronto). Which is quite certain giving the diverse standard of living present around the globe. The first line of treatment involves the correct diagnosis of the wound and is normally done through traditional route but with rise in handheld wound imaging techniques it is a more upfront market that would experience growth in near future. The rise of handheld wound imaging market is also because of the socio-economic differences across the globe and reach of healthcare offerings.
Factors such as alternative approaches to carry the procedures could hamper the growth of the handheld wound imaging market in the near future. The Handheld wound imaging market would face hard reality in many undeveloped and low economy countries who are still using traditional approaches in recognizing a state of wound. Due to its strong presence with accurate results the substance still covers a large user base for wound imaging devices. With only one prominent product of handheld wound imaging ‘’MolecuLight i:X’’ with FDA and European approvals show a strong demand for the handheld wound imaging product in research phase. It is a market with a lot of potential to flourish with coming time.
The global market for Handheld wound imaging is segmented on basis of Application type, end user and geography:
Segment by Application Type
Segment by End User
The global handheld wound imaging market is segmented by Application type, end user and geography. Based on the application type, the global handheld wound imaging market is segmented into chronic wound and acute wound. Acute wound is more likely to provide less harm and can be treated on its indication therefore limiting the share for acute wound, chronic wound is highly likely to be treated with such technology as it helps in discovering the spreading of bacteria. Based on the end user, the handheld wound imaging market is segmented into hospital, ASCs, clinic and home-care settings.
On the basis of regional presence, global handheld wound imaging market is segmented into six key regions viz. North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific exc, and Middle East & Africa. North America leads the handheld wound imaging market and reasons being leading manufacturer’s presence in the region, where manufacturers are targeting developed markets due methods that involves Handheld wound imaging in the region. Western Europe is the second leading market for handheld wound imaging due to their healthcare infrastructure supporting the need of such technique and developed countries exist in there. Supporting factors are likely to drive the market growth of handheld wound imaging market during the forecast period globally.
There are very limited players in handheld wound imaging market, the only approved product company of handheld wound imaging is smith and nephew.
Adoption of such method and technology plays a vital role in the growth of handheld wound imaging market.
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