Respiratory air conditioning devices artificially modifies air for its humidity content and temperature before it is inhaled by the patient. Respiratory humidifier serves the essential functions of respiratory gas conditioning required for the sensitive lungs. This device plays an important role in patients whose natural respiratory humidification and warming fails. This may lead to worsening of pulmonary infections and damage of lung tissues. Therefore, respiratory humidifier artificially warms and humidifies the air to be inhaled by the patients. Click To Read More On Respiratory Air Conditioning Devices Market
Increasing prevalence of respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and bronchitis, and sometimes death of patients due to respiratory diseases are expected to drive growth of the respiratory air conditioning devices market. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) factsheet published in May 2018, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lower respiratory tract infection are amongst the top five chronic diseases that causes highest number of global death. There were around 3 million deaths due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2016. Lower respiratory tract infection also causes around 3 million deaths worldwide. Worsening of this disease leads to acute respiratory failure. Managing these diseases require the support of respiratory humidifiers and heaters, in order to avoid further complications and infections due to unconditioned air.
Some of the key players operating in the global respiratory air conditioning devices market include Becton and Dickinson Corporation, Teleflex, Inc., WILAmed GmbH, ARMSTRONG MEDICAL, Respicare DME, Inc., GREAT GROUP MEDICAL CO., LTD., and Medline Industries, Inc.
On the basis of region, the global respiratory air conditioning devices market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. North America is projected to account for highest market share in the respiratory air conditioning devices market. This is due to the high prevalence of respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD in the region. According to a statistics given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in April 2018, 1 in 13 people in the U.S. suffer from asthma, which accounts for around 25 million people suffering from asthma out of which 7.6% are adults and 8.4% are children. Asia Pacific is expected to provide lucrative opportunities for the respiratory air conditioning devices market, owing to rising incidences of respiratory disorders due to polluted air and unhygienic living conditions.