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Digital Stethoscope Market - By Product Type (Amplifying, Digitalization), Technology (Integrated Chest-Piece System, Wireless Transmission System), Application (General Medicine, Cardiology, Respiratory, Pediatric), End-Use & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI8581
  • Published Date: Mar 2024
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Digital Stethoscope Market Size

Digital Stethoscope Market was valued at around USD 248.3 million in 2023 and is expected to register a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period. The rising prevalence of chronic diseases is anticipated to be among the primary factors driving the demand for digital stethoscopes. With conditions like heart related disorders, lung disease, and diabetes on the rise, there is an increasing need for enhanced diagnostics and early detection methods for any type of disease.
 

Digital Stethoscope Market

For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a significant portion of the American population, approximately 129 million individuals are affected by major chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. This surge in chronic conditions is expected to propel the market growth over the forecast timeline.
 

A digital stethoscope is a modern medical device that incorporates electronic technology to enhance the functionality of a traditional acoustic stethoscope. It utilizes electronic amplification and processing to improve the quality and analysis of auscultated sounds. These devices also offer features such as amplification, noise reduction, recording, playback, frequency filtering, and connectivity to other devices such as smartphones or tablets.
 

Digital Stethoscope Market Trends

Manufacturing companies are taking significant efforts to develop technologically advanced digital stethoscopes that enhances the diagnostic capabilities, improving patient care outcomes, and transforming medical auscultation practices.
 

  • The efforts taken by several manufacturing companies are anticipated as a primary trend to propel the market growth. For instance, Eko Health introduced its next-generation digital stethoscope, the CORE 500, which combines a three-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), a full-color display, high-fidelity audio experience, and AI software. These type of stethoscope offers precise patient auscultation data on a full-color display, including ECG tracing and heart rate. It can detect abnormalities like tachycardia, bradycardia, and atrial fibrillation within seconds when supported by AI products. Due to such advantages provided by these stethoscopes, their demand is expected to rise during the forecast period.
     
  • Additionally, recent advancements in digital stethoscopes allow for improved diagnostic accuracy in virtual exams. Providers can broaden the diagnostic accuracy of virtual medicine by listening to the lungs, aiding in the diagnosis of conditions like pneumonia, COPD, and heart failure. Noise-cancellation features and built-in amplification settings enable the isolation of subtle sounds for more precise diagnoses, hence, anticipated in fueling the market growth.

 

Digital Stethoscope Market Analysis

Digital Stethoscope Market, By Product Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

Based on product type, the market is segmented into amplifying stethoscope and digitalization stethoscope. The digitalization stethoscope segment held leading revenue share in 2023 and is anticipated to reach USD 225.3 million by 2032.
 

  • The expansion of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring practices necessitates the use of digital stethoscopes. These devices enable healthcare providers to perform auscultation remotely, facilitating real-time assessment and diagnosis of patients, hence expected to propel the product demand.
     
  • Moreover, there is a growing emphasis on preventive healthcare, with healthcare systems focusing on early detection and management of diseases. Digital stethoscopes support preventive healthcare initiatives by enabling early detection of abnormalities in heart and lung sounds, thus, facilitating timely intervention and treatment.
     

Based on technology, the digital stethoscope market is segmented into integrated chest-piece system, wireless transmission system, and integrated receiver head-piece system. The wireless transmission system segment held the leading revenue share of USD 107.1 million in 2023 and is expected to record healthy CAGR till 2032.
 

  • The wireless transition system stethoscopes often come equipped with advanced features such as noise reduction, amplification, and frequency filtering, which enhances the clarity and accuracy of auscultated sounds. These features enable healthcare professionals to detect subtle abnormalities and make more accurate diagnostic assessments, thereby leading to improved patient outcomes and increased product demand. 
     
  • Moreover, wireless transition system stethoscopes offer healthcare professionals greater mobility and flexibility during patient examinations. They eliminate the need for cumbersome cords and allow practitioners to move freely around the patient while auscultating, enhancing workflow efficiency and patient comfort.  
     

Based on application, the digital stethoscope industry is segmented into general medicine, cardiology, respiratory, pediatric, and other applications. The cardiology segment dominated the revenue share and was valued at around USD 70.3 million in 2023.
 

  • Cardiovascular diseases including heart disease and hypertension, are leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Consequently, there is a strong demand for advanced diagnostic tools in cardiology, including digital stethoscopes, to aid in the early detection, monitoring, and management of these condition.
     
  • Moreover, digital stethoscopes designed specifically for cardiology applications often come equipped with advanced features tailored to the needs of cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists, results in their increasing demand among health professionals.

 

Digital Stethoscope Market, By End-use (2023)

The digital stethoscope market by end-use is categorized into hospitals and clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, home care settings, and other end-users. The hospital segment dominates the market with the revenue of around USD 135 million in 2023.
 

  • Hospitals require versatile medical equipment that can cater to a wide range of patient needs and conditions. Digital stethoscopes with advanced features enable healthcare professionals to conduct comprehensive assessments and make accurate diagnostic decisions across various clinical settings within the hospital.
     
  • Moreover, hospitals, with their large pools of well-trained healthcare professional’s adept at utilizing complex medical devices such as stethoscopes, coupled with the high volume of patients they serve, emerge as the primary end users of digital stethoscopes.

 

North America Digital Stethoscope Market, 2020 – 2032 (USD Million)

North America digital stethoscope market accounted for USD 82.7 million revenue in 2023 and is predicted to witness substantial market growth over the analysis timeline.
 

  • North America boasts robust healthcare infrastructure and investment in healthcare technologies. Hospitals, clinics, and healthcare facilities across the region prioritize the adoption of advanced medical devices to improve patient care and clinical outcomes. Digital stethoscopes align with this trend, offering enhanced diagnostic capabilities and seamless integration with electronic health record (EHR) systems.
     
  • Furthermore, the regional countries allocate a significant portion of its healthcare expenditure to medical equipment and technology procurement. Healthcare providers prioritize investments in innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes and operational efficiency. Digital stethoscopes, with their advanced features and potential for telemedicine applications, attract investment and adoption in the region's healthcare industry.
     

Digital Stethoscope Market Share

The digital stethoscope industry is competitive in nature, with several large multinationals and small and mid-sized companies competing in the industry. The development and launch of novel advanced products based on different technologies is among a key market strategy.
 

Digital Stethoscope Market Companies

Some of the eminent market participants operating in the digital stethoscope industry include:

  • 3M Company
  • Ayu Devices Pvt. Ltd.
  • Contec Medical Systems Co., Ltd.
  • Eko Health, Inc.
  • Ekuore
  • Farmasino Co., Ltd
  • GS Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Medline Industries, LP
  • Rudolf Riester GmbH
  • Thinklabs Medical LLC
     

Digital Stethoscope Industry News:

  • In January 2024, Rudolf Riester GmbH announced the global launch of its telemedicine solution, showcasing the ri-sonic E-Stethoscope + eMurmur AI integration for heart murmur detection at Arab Health 2024. This initiative may help the company in improving its customer base and reputation in the market.
     

Digital stethoscope market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2018 – 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Product Type

  • Amplifying stethoscope
  • Digitalization stethoscope

Market, By Technology

  • Integrated chest-piece system
  • Wireless transmission system
  • Integrated receiver head-piece system

Market, By Application

  • General medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory
  • Pediatric
  • Other applications

Market, By End-use

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Home care settings
  • Other end-users

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

 

Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy, Gauri Wani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for digital stethoscope reached USD 248.3 million in 2023 and is set to expand at 5.9% CAGR from 2024-2032 owing to the rising prevalence of conditions like heart-related disorders, lung disease, and diabetes.

Digital stethoscope market from the digitalization stethoscope segment is projected to amass USD 225.3 million in revenue by 2032 owing to the expansion of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring practices.

North America market generated USD 82.7 million in revenue in 2023 and is set to exhibit robust growth through 2032 due to the presence of a robust healthcare infrastructure and growing investments in healthcare technologies in the region

Some of the prominent digital stethoscope companies are 3M Company, Ayu Devices, Contec Medical Systems, Eko Health Inc., Ekuore, FarmaSino Pharmaceuticals, GS Technology Co., Ltd, Medline Industries Inc., Rudolf Riester Gmb, and Think Labs Medical LLC

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Tables & Figures: 248
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 130
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