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Markets for Electrostimulation Devices (Neurostimulation, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Fracture Healing and Others)


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Electrical and magnetic stimulation is the primary focus of this Kalorama Information market research report. Rather than attempting to define and classify all of the varying electrostimulatory methods, this report groups technologies into basic categories based on application and complexity. Two general segments are discussed with various sub-segments included:

External ElectricalStimulation Devices:

  • Bone Growth Simulation
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Ultrasound-AcceleratedFracture Healing
Implanted Electrical Simulation Devices
  • Bone Growth Stimulation
  • Cardiac ResynchronizationTherapy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Gastric Electrical Stimulation
  • Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers
  • ImplantableCardioverter-Defibrillators
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Demand for both electrical and magnetic neurostimulation technologies is expected to grow moderately during the next few years.  There are several types of devices using electric and magnetic stimulation. Demand for these products is expected to grow moderately during the next few years.

TENS is commonly used for pain management. Despite controversy over the degree to which TENS is more effective than placebo in reducing pain, the market for TENS equipment continues to remain steady.  

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a proven treatment for selected patients with heart failure-induced conduction disturbances and ventricular dysynchrony. When used in combination with stable, optimal medical therapy, CRT is designed to reduce symptoms and improve cardiac function by restoring the mechanical sequence of ventricular activation and contraction.   Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers are implanted electrodes and receivers with a pocket, or tabletop-sized, external transmitter. The phrenic nerve originates in the upper half of the spinal cord and extends to the diaphragm muscle.  The pacemaker device electrically stimulates the phrenic nerves to contract the diaphragm rhythmically, which helps with respiration.

Electromuscular stimulation (EMS) of muscle tissue can aid in the recuperation of overworked muscles. Technological progress continues in EMS, especially with microprocessors that allow protection against the risk of burning and elimination of electrical pain.   Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive technique that uses an electromagnet placed on the patient’s scalp to alter brain activity. Repetitive TMS (rTMS), which uses varying frequencies and intensities of magnetic fields, seems to have therapeutic value. During the previous years, rTMS has received a growing attention in the popular and scientific media. The market forecasts reflect growing professional medical acceptance.

Companies involved in the market are profiled to provide an understanding of today’s competitive environment and marketing strategies.

  • Amrex Electrotherapy Equipment (Division of Amrex-Zetron)
  • Biomet, Inc.
  • Bioness, Inc.
  • Boston Scientific, Inc
  • Cyberonics, INC
  • Delsys, INC
  • DJO International
  • Dynatronics Corporation
  • Electromedical Products International (EPI)
  • Magstim Company, Ltd.
  • MedFaxx., INC
  • Medtronic, INC
  • Multi radiance Medical, Inc
  • Neuronetics, Inc
  • Noraxon USA, Inc
  • Orthofix International NV
  • Prizm Medical, Inc.
  • Rich-Mar Corporation
  • RS Medical
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Somatics, LLC
  • St Jude Medical, Inc.
  • Thought Technology Ltd.
The audience for this report includes technical directors, business development managers, investors, and analysts who want a panoramic view, at a quantitative level, of the technology and medical applications of electrical and magnetic stimulation. This is a far-reaching field, and this report thus serves as a survey aimed at providing insight aboutthe realm of market possibilities. 


  • Executive Summary
    • ELECTROSTIMULATION AND NEUROPROSTHETIC TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCTION
    • SCOPE OF THIS REPORT
    • ASTRONG MARKET FOUNDATION
    • FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    • MARKET SIZE AND PROJECTIONS
      • Table Electrical and Neurostimulation Equipment/Device Market by Application Method, 2010-2017
  • Introduction to Electrostimulation and Related Technologies
    • STIMULATION THERAPEUTICS FOR MUSCLES AND NERVES
      • Table Energy/Radiation Stimulation Medical Electronics Products
    • MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF EXTERNAL ELECTRODE MODALITIES
      • Electrical Stimulation
      • Measurement and Diagnosis
      • Stimulation by Magnetic Field Pulses
      • Ultrasonic and Short Wavelength Diathermy
    • MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF IMPLANTED ELECTRODE MODALITIES
      • Table Implanted Electrode Stimulation Technologies
      • Bladder Stimulators
      • Carotid Sinus Nerve Stimulation
      • Cochlear Implant
      • Deep Brain Stimulation
      • Electrical Continence
      • Electrical Nerve Stimulation
      • Pelvic Floor Stimulation
      • Phrenic Nerve Stimulation
      • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
    • CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ELECTROSTIMULATION MARKET
      • Market Segmentation of Neurostimulation Modalities
    • MARKET TRENDS AND ASSUMPTIONS
      • Table Market Drivers Impacting Electrostimulation Equipment Sales
      • Table Market Restraints Limiting Electrostimulation Equipment Sales
    • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE AND ISSUES
      • Applicable Industrial and Regulatory Codes
        • Table Standard Industrial Codes (SIC) for Electrical/Magnetic Stimulation Equipment
        • Table North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes for Electrical/Magnetic Stimulation Equipment
      • Companies in the Electrostimulation Market
        • Table Major Players by Segment, 2012
    • END-USER SEGMENTS
      • Table US Healthcare Practitioners by Occupation Title, 2010
  • External Electrical Stimulation Devices
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table Electrode Stimulation Modalities with External Electrodes Type and Description
    • EXTERNAL ELECTROSTIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES
    • BONE GROWTH STIMULATION
      • Market Analysis
        • Table The World Market for External Bone Growth Stimulation Devices 2010-2017
    • EMS, NMS, TENS
      • Table TENS and EMS Stimulation Modes Stimulation Mode
      • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
      • Physiological Model Theories
      • Interferential Current
      • Galvanic Stimulation
      • Electrodes
      • Market Analysis
        • Table The World Market for TENS and EMS Devices 2010-2017
    • ULTRASOUND-ACCELERATED FRACTURE HEALING
      • Market Analysis
        • Table The World Market for Ultrasound-Accelerated Fracture Healing Systems 2010-2017
    • OTHER TREATMENTS
      • ECT
      • TMS and rTMS
        • Table The World Market for Other External Electrostimulation Devices 2010-2017
    • MARKET FORECASTS FOR ELECTROSTIMULATION WITH EXTERNAL ELECTRODES
      • Table External Electrostimulation Device Market by Product Type 2010-2017
  • Implanted Electrical and Neurological Stimulation Devices
    • INTRODUCTION
    • TYPES OF IMPLANTED ELECTRODE SYSTEMS
    • IMPLANTED BONE GROWTH STIMULATORS
      • Market Analysis
        • Table The World Market for Implantable Bone Growth Stimulation Devices 2010-2017
    • CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT
      • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
      • Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers
      • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators
      • Market Analysis
        • Table The World Market for Implantable Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices 2010-2017
    • SPINAL CORD STIMULATION (SCS)
      • Basic Implementation
      • SCS vs TENS in Pain Relief
      • Cost-Benefit Analysis of SCS
      • Market Analysis
        • Table The World Market for Spinal Cord Stimulation Devices 2010-2017
    • SACRAL NERVE STIMULATION (SNS)
      • Control of Urinary Incontinence
      • Control of Fecal Incontinence
      • Market Analysis
        • Table The World Market for Sacral Nerve Stimulation Devices 2010-2017
    • VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION (VNS)
      • Seizure Control in Epilepsy
      • Treatment of Depression
      • Market Analysis
        • Table The World Market for Vagus Nerve Stimulation Devices 2010-2017
    • DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION (DBS)
      • Treatment of Neurological Movement Disorders
      • Market Analysis
        • Table The World Market for Deep Brain Stimulation Devices 2010-2017
    • GASTRIC ELECTRICAL STIMULATION (GES)
      • Market Analysis
        • Table The World Market for Gastric Electrical Stimulation Devices 2010-2017
    • MARKET ANALYSIS FOR IMPLANTED ELECTRICAL AND NEUROLOGICAL STIMULATION DEVICES
      • Table Implantable Electrical and Neurological Stimulation Market by Product Segment 2010-2017
  • Industry Trends and Issues
    • NEW INNOVATIONS
      • Brain Stimulation
      • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
      • Neurostim and Obesity
      • Implantable Therapy for Resistant Hypertension
      • Pain Therapy
      • Epilepsy
    • NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Magnetic Stimulation
      • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
      • Neuroprosthetics
      • Cochlear Implants
      • Retinal Implants
    • NEUROSTIMULATION FOR DEPRESSION
    • THE NEURON-SILICON INTERFACE
    • PHYSIOLOGY OF EMSAPPLICATIONS
      • Endurance Training by Increased Oxygen Supply
      • Muscle Recovery via Increased Blood Flow
    • MUSCLE DIAGNOSTICS WITH ELECTROMYOGRAPHY
    • UNCERTAINTIES IN ELECTROSTIMULATION BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
    • FUTURE ADVANCEMENTS
    • NEW TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES
  • Market Summary
    • TOTAL MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Table Electrical and Neurostimulation Equipment/Device Market by Application Method, 2010-2017
    • GEOGRAPHICAL MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Electrical and Neurostimulation Equipment/Device Market Estimated Sales by Geographic Region 2010-2017
  • Company Profiles, Products, and Strategies
    • Table Major Electrostimulation Equipment Companies 2012
    • AMERICAN IMEX
    • BIOMET, INC.
    • BIONESS, INC.
    • BOSTON SCIENTIFIC, INC
    • CYBERONICS, INC
    • DELSYS, INC
    • DJO INTERNATIONAL
    • DYNATRONICS CORPORATION
    • ELECTROMEDICAL PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL (EPI)
    • MAGSTIM COMPANY, LTD.
    • MEDFAXX, INC
    • MEDTRONIC, INC
    • MULTI RADIANCE MEDICAL, INC
    • NEURONETICS, INC
    • NORAXON USA, INC
    • ORTHOFIX INTERNATIONAL NV
    • PRIZM MEDICAL, INC.
    • RICH-MAR CORPORATION
    • RSMEDICAL
    • SMITH&NEPHEW
    • SOMATICS, LLC
    • ST JUDEMEDICAL, INC.
    • THOUGHT TECHNOLOGY LTD.
  • Company Directory

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