The global epilepsy monitoring devices market is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost seven percent, according to the Technavio market research report.
One major trend that has influenced global epilepsy monitoring devices is wearables. Wearable devices have the capability to detect and illustrate seizures in epileptic patients. Examples of these wearable EEG devices include MINDSET’s headphones and Emotiv Insight.
Critically ill epileptic patients often need continuous monitoring to detect non-convulsive seizures (NCS), which assesses the cerebral cortical function. The outcome of NCS in adults can continuously change, which may worsen their overall health condition. This increases the need for continuous monitoring and drives the demand for EEG systems.
“Video EEG systems help to determine the type of seizures and identify the region of the brain where the seizures originate,” said senior analyst at Technavio for research on orthopedics and general medical devices. “The need for a video EEG procedure can last from one day to a week depending on the criticality of the patient’s health. Compumedics offers real-time video EEG products that can be used in home-care settings.”
The global epilepsy monitoring devices market research report offers information on market segmentation by product for both conventional EEG devices and wearable EEG device, and by region. It also provides an in-depth description of the factors currently influencing the market, such as opportunities, trends and industry-specific challenges.
In 2017, the conventional EEG devices segment held the largest market share, which contributed to over 85 percent of the market. The growth of this segment has also been influenced by the adoption of conventional EEG devices in hospitals and clinics, the demand for epilepsy monitoring in clinical trials, and the reimbursement for EEG procedures in developed countries.