The market for defibrillators is poised for massive growth, new figures released today suggest. Buoyed by an increased number of basic life support programs and the increasing need for public defibrillators, Research and Markets suggest the market will grow by $12.9 billion by 2019.
While there will be significant growth in the developed world, the report indicates the vast majority of the increase in demand will come from the developing world as their healthcare systems look to invest in basic life support training and the equipment needed to save lives.
A recent article in MedGadget has suggested the Middle East and Africa market will grow at around 6.7% per year, reaching $347m by 2020. The analysis by Transparency Market Research says local language barriers still need to be overcome in order for further growth in this region:
“The main restraint on the Middle East and Africa defibrillators market is the language barrier presented by the entry of Western defibrillator devices, which are accompanied by English manuals and other on-device instructions. While this may seem like a petty issue, the language barrier in the stronghold of the Arabian language is quite strong and has caused indigenous end users to reject these devices.”
This should also be complemented by basic life support training as well, in order to save the maximum number of lives possible. A great training provider can help organisations achieve this, working to provide life saving skills that could, one day, help in an emergency.