Global Medical Robotics Market to Reach US$1.53 Billion by 2018, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Friday, July 20th 2012

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on the Medical Robotics markets. The global market for Medical Robotics is forecast to reach US$1.53 billion by the year 2018. Major factors driving growth in the market include increasing acceptance of Medical Robotic technologies, increasing drive towards surgical room automation, rising aging population, increasing adoption of minimally invasive surgeries, and continuing technological innovations.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 20, 2012

Follow us on LinkedIn – Over the recent years, robotics technology has evolved from providing limited medical care to offering a broad range of functions including patient rehabilitation and surgical procedures with more efficacy and competence. The services offered by medical robots range from training future medical professionals to providing care and comfort to elderly patients diagnosed. The introduction of robotics in medical arena facilitated smaller incisions, reduced hospital stay, and high precision. Moreover academic institutions are involving robots to mimic patient's feelings, giving future-doctors a real-life experience. While robotics holds promise in the field of medical science, the prohibitive cost of setting up systems turns out to be a dampener for many small sized medical organizations. Moreover regulatory approvals take up more time and cost, before a technology is certified for commercial use thereby increasing product cost and launch periods. Despite all the hurdles, the medical benefits related to robotic assisted surgery is fuelling the use of robotic technology and robots in medical field.

Though the emergence of robotics in the medical sector is a relatively more recent event when compared to other industries, they form an integral component of modern medicine. Robotic technology plays a vital role in delivering neuro-rehabilitation therapy to patients suffering from stroke, performing health related tasks, assisting people with disabilities and even carrying out delicate surgical procedures. In the recent years robots were used purely to assist surgeons during surgeries, but the increasing desire of surgeons as well as patients to maximize effectiveness and efficacy led to the debut of additional telemedicine and assistive technologies based automation tools. The industry is characterized by ongoing technological advancements and varied adoption levels across different nations. National differences exist with respect to adoption of robotic technologies although the robotics has been widely accepted in principle. With rising level of acceptance for medical robotic technologies, developers are further integrating devices with artificial intelligence to improve the quality of healthcare provided.

Currently, aging population in the US and other international markets is emerging as one of the most important factors driving the demand for medical robots. Demographic trends indicate that the demand for medical services and medical products is rising throughout the Western World and in the Far East. Rising demand, mainly coming from aging baby boomers and tremendous technological advancement in robotics are set to propel the medical robotics markets in the coming years. Robotic technology is witnessing tremendous development, thus ensuring high precision, better efficacy and improved healthcare. Nursing care is expected to emerge as potential market for robotics. Though the medical robotics market is poised to grow over the coming years, high costs prevailing in the market are expected to hinder market growth. In addition to the cost factor, stringent regulations deter medical robotic system trials, and subsequently prolong the approval process for marketing.