Healthcare costs in the U.S. are approaching $4 trillion annually. At the same time, robotic medical technology is beginning to enter hospital surgical suites,in-patient rooms, and in-home patient care.
According to a recent report from Markets & Markets, the global medical robots market was valued at $1,781m in 2013 and is expected to reach $3,764m by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 16.1% from 2013 to 2018. We expect to see growth in the medical robotics sector, but it won’t be evenly distributed. Some segments, such as exoskeletons are likely to see a dramatic rise over the coming years, while others –surgical robots, for example– are likely to see moderate growth, due in part to a lack of competition in that segment.
This report examines direct patient care robots, indirect patient care robots, and home healthcare robots.
It profiles the leading companies in each sector, and analyzes current trends, challenges and future opportunities in the medical robots industry.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: Medical robots
I. Direct Patient Care Robots
II. Indirect Patient Care Robots
III. Home Healthcare Robots