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:
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.
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