Global Breath Analyzers Market 2016-2020
About Breath Analyzers
Breath analyzers are usually handheld devices that can accurately detect the BAC of a person with the help of his or her breath sample. The device uses one of these three technologies to detect the BAC of a person –– infrared, semiconductor, and fuel cell technology. Breath analyzers are commonly used by law enforcement agencies to ensure that people do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They are also used in the healthcare industry to detect several medical conditions.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global breath analyzers market to grow at a CAGR of 25.91% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global breath analyzers market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of breath analyzers at their retail prices.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Breath Analyzers Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global breath analyzers market: Drägerwerk, Intoximeters, Lifeloc Technologies, and MPD.
Other prominent vendors in the market are: Alcohol Countermeasure Systems, Advanced Safety Devices, Akers Biosciences, Alcolizer Technology, AlcoPro, BACtrack, Guth Laboratories, Meretek Diagnostics Group of Otsuka, America pharmaceutical, PAS Systems International, Quest Products, Toshiba Medical Systems, and TruTouch Technologies.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend gaining traction in this market is the introduction of smaller, more compact, and more portable breath analyzers. This trend of smaller devices is expected to continue over the forecast period. With advances in nanotechnology and the increasing level of miniaturization of integrated circuits and sensors, the size of breath analyzers is expected to reduce even further in the near future. Given the applications of these devices, the portability factor plays a vital role in this market, allowing the device to be used outdoors as well.”
According to the report, product innovation will drive the growth in the global breath analyzer market. The technology that goes into a breath analyzer has been around for decades, whether it is infrared, semiconductor, or fuel cell sensors. The challenge to reduce the size and processing time of these devices to a minimum, without compromising on the accuracy of the sensor, was met by the evolution of integrated circuits and the miniaturization of electronics, thereby reducing the overall dimensions of the device. The smallest breath analyzers available today are no larger than a keychain.
Further, the report states that portable breath analyzers may provide inaccurate results in certain instances due to their inability to distinguish alcohol from other chemical compounds that contain a methyl group structure. This is particularly witnessed in those devices that employ semiconductor sensor technology. The problem usually arises from reducing the size of the sensors in an attempt to make the device more portable.
Drägerwerk, Intoximeters, Lifeloc Technologies, MPD, Alcohol Countermeasure Systems, Advanced Safety Devices, Akers Biosciences, Alcolizer Technology, AlcoPro, BACtrack, Guth Laboratories, Meretek Diagnostics Group of Otsuka, America pharmaceutical, PAS Systems International, Quest Products, Toshiba Medical Systems, TruTouch Technologies.