Non-contact thermometers enable a person to take a temperature without contact. These thermometers are kept at a distance of 3-15 cm from the patient and typically measure the temperature on the forehead. There are various types of non-contact thermometers, such as tympanic thermometers, non-contact infrared thermometers, and thermal scanners. The demand for the non-contact thermometer is increasing rapidly owing to the rising number of infectious disease and life-threatening outbreaks. The increase in certain medical conditions, such as malaria, dengue, swine flu, which require precise measurements of body temperature to determine the treatment line, is projected to boost the market growth. Moreover, the current outbreak of COVID-19 is one of the major factors driving the demand for non-contact thermometers. The application of non-contact thermometers has increased rapidly since 2019 due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Additionally, the growing adoption of contactless devices to avoid the risk of spreading infection through contact thermometers is likely to propel non-contact thermometers across the globe. The growing penetration of medical devices is estimated to push the market. However, the high cost of these products is likely to hamper the market.
The Non-Contact Thermometer Market is a segment based on application type, end-user, and geography. In terms of application type, the global market is segregated into ear, forehead, and multifunction. In 2019, the forehead thermometer segment accounted for the significant share of the global non-contact thermometers market. The forehead thermometer is usually used to measure the temperature of children, as they feel restless while measuring temperature, leading to inaccurate readings. However, non-contact forehead thermometers offer convenient measurements of body temperature. They are considered as comfortable, reliable, and accurate option to measure body temperatures, especially for pediatrics. Moreover, the ear thermometer segment is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. High protection against cross-contamination and increased hygiene consciousness has further propelled the adoption of ear thermometers.
Based on the end-user, the market is segmented into hospital pharmacy, retail pharmacy, and online stores. The hospital's pharmacy and retail pharmacy are the largest end-users of the non-contact thermometer as they non-contact they fulfill the immediate requirement of hospitals conveniently. The rising number of infectious diseases has propelled the application of non-contact thermometers in hospitals. Moreover, the online stores category is projected to grow at the fastest pace in the upcoming years owing to the availability of all brands, products at cheaper rates, ease of buying, cheaper rates products, and return policies.
Geographically, the global non-contact thermometer market has been segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the global non-contact thermometer market with the rising prevalence of infectious diseases and the adoption of healthcare products for home use. The growing private and public investments in healthcare facilities are likely to propel the regional market growth. Moreover, rising preventive expenditure for healthcare in the U.S. is also estimated to increase the adoption of the non-contact thermometer. Additionally, the presence of well-established manufacturers and quality healthcare facilities are expected to upsurge the demand for the non-contact thermometer in North America. Europe is expected to be the second-largest market for non-contact thermometers due to the developed healthcare sectors. Furthermore, the Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing region with a surging elderly population and improved healthcare facilities.
Some of the market players leading the global non-contact thermometer market include Welch Allyn – A Hill-Rom Inc. Company, Cardinal Health (Medtronic), A&D Medical Manufacturers, Exergen Corporation, PAUL HARTMANN AG, BPL Medical Technologies, Microlife Corporation, Contec Medical Systems Co., Ltd., Geratherm Medical AG, OMRON Corporation, Braun GmbH, AccuMed, American Diagnostic Corporation, Briggs Healthcare, Eco4US, Equinox, Koogeek, Metene, Guangzhou Berrcom Medical Device Co. Ltd., Microlife, Occobaby, Preve Precision, TempIR, Puruizt, Relief care, Tecnimed, and Thermomedics Inc. among others.