Global Baropodometry Platforms Market: Introduction

Baropodometry platform, or baropodometer, is a device used to measure the load distribution on feet while walking and resting. The foot acts as main support for walking and load transfer during walking. Baropodometry platform is an important tool used to study the distribution of the plantar pressure. The tool uses a software to produce images, such as a podoscope, and provide information such as load distribution, plantar pressure, and abnormalities of pelvis, spine, and foot.

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Key Drivers of Global Baropodometry Platforms Market

Rise in Overweight and Obesity Rates

According to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the prevalence of obesity in the U.S. was 42.4% in 2017 – 2018. According to World Obesity Federation, it is estimated that 2.7 billion adults would be overweight, over 1 billion affected by obesity, and 177 million adults severely affected by obesity by 2025. In 2016, over 1.9 billion adults 18 years and older were overweight. Of these, more than 650 million were obese. Around 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese. Most of the world's population lives in countries where overweight and obesity account for more deaths than underweight. Nearly 38 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2019. Over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5 to 19 were overweight or obese in 2016.

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Rise in Prevalence of Lifestyle Diseases

According to the American Diabetes Association, cardiovascular disease (including stroke), cancer, and diabetes account for approximately two-thirds of the total deaths in the U.S. and US$ 700 billion in direct and indirect economic costs each year. These diseases undermine the health, shorten life expectancy, cause enormous suffering and disability, and incur high economic cost. The doctor may recommend a daily low-dose aspirin (81 milligrams) beginning after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The patients also might benefit from calcium supplements to prevent preeclampsia.

North America to Account for Major Share of Global Baropodometry Platforms Market

North America is expected to hold a dominant share of the global baropodometry platforms market. Increase in prevalence of obesity and rise in biomechanical dysfunction due to technologically advanced infrastructure are some factors propelling the baropodometry platforms market in North America. Furthermore, rise in awareness among people toward the benefits of baropodometry, rise in per capita health care expenditure, and early adoption of advanced technology are some factors driving the baropodometry platforms market in North America. The market in Europe is also anticipated to hold a considerable share of the global baropodometry platforms market due to an increase in geriatric population. The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a considerable pace during the forecast period. Asia Pacific is a highly lucrative baropodometry platforms market due to factors such as rise in geriatric population, increase in the number of accidents, surge in biomechanical dysfunction caused due to technology, and sedentary lifestyle. Furthermore, increase in awareness regarding new technology, rise in recreational activities are some factors driving the baropodometry platforms market in Asia Pacific.

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Key Players Operating in Global Baropodometry Platforms Market

The global baropodometry platforms market is highly consolidated owing to the presence of several key players. Leading players operating in the global baropodometry platforms market include:

  • Biodex
  • HUR
  • Zebris Medical
  • Medicapteurs
  • Bauerfeind
  • DIERS International
  • Noraxon
  • Synapsys
  • Algeos
  • AlFOOTs
  • Sensor Medica
  • Diasu Health Technologies
  • RSscan International
  • Chinesport
  • Novel