EEG Processor MonitorMarket Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2003 to 2008

Report # SH29821310 | 142 Pages | 61 Tables and Figures | 2003

EEG Processor Monitor Market Assessment

EEG Processor Market Shares and Forecasts
EEG Description and Procedure
FDA and Foreign Regulatory Approval
Research and Development Efforts Focus
ICU Monitoring
Clinical Developments
Brain Response During Anesthesia
Human Brain
Administration of Sedation
Anesthesia Reimbursements
Bi-spectral Index (BIS Index)
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)
Applications For EEG Monitoring
In The Operating Theater
In The Intesnsive Care Unit

EEG Processor Monitor
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2003 to 2008

There are 40 million surgical interventions performed annually in the U.S. under general anesthesia. The number of surgical and anesthesia-based interventions both therapeutic and diagnostic is expected to increase as the population ages. There is more than double that number worldwide.

EEG processors are poised to be useful in every one of those interventions. Units are positioned to save lives by providing one more way to monitor patient condition.

EEG monitoring is of value to the anesthesiologist because it provides direct measurement of brain activity and provides input that cannot be achieved from heart or oxygen saturation level monitoring.

A simple automated EEG implemented as a processor monitor permits use and brain wave interpretation in the operating room. Resolution of presentation of information is an essential aspect of systems. Monitoring a patient brain activity during surgery improves patient safety and lowers costs per surgical procedure. Controlling the amount of anesthesia administered during surgeries is a measurable benefit. It reduces the amount of postoperative recovery time required.

The electrophysiology of the brain is a center of research. Changes in brain electrophysiologic activity occur during general anesthesia. The EEG seems to provide a direct indication of the patient depth of consciousness as invoked by anesthetic agents. The EEG is the most reliable indicator of excessive administration of anesthesia.

The EEG processor medical device industry competition is limited to two major companies. Aspect Medical Systems and Physiometrix are the two companies with working technology for anesthesia. Devices are based on signal processing of the EEG brain waves. Additional competition may come from patient monitoring companies; currently marketing conventional EEG monitors utilizing standard signal-processing techniques such as spectral edge frequency analyses and median frequency analyses.

Total worldwide markets for EEG processor and sensors for both surgical and intensive care markets at $51.4 million in 2002 are expected to reach $734.9 by 2008.

Companies Profiled
Aspect Medical Anesthesia

Report Methodology

This is the eighty-sixth report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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