Functional Electrical Stimulation Market Size & Share, by Device Type (Wireless Devices, Wired Devices); Application (Stroke Patients, Paralyzed Patients); End-Use (Treating Stroke Patients, Paralyzed Patients) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Mar 05, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Functional Electrical Stimulation Market size is projected to cross USD 1.7 Billion by 2036 growing at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of functional electrical stimulation was USD 605 Million. A survey by the US Department of Health stated that in 2019, Neurological conditions accounted for 47.39% of deaths per 100,000 population due to congenital abnormalities, infections, genetic disorders, malnutrition, lifestyle, and injuries to the central nervous system. Currently, people are becoming more aware of the healing potential, and medical technology advances that functional electrical stimulation (FES) has emerged with, as such a powerful tool for regaining mobility those patients dealing with neurological and motor conditions

According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) report on Motor Disorders, 2019, since 2017, there has been a 3.1% increase in motor conditions in the US, reaching 2.5 million cases in 2 years which is mainly due to a traumatic injury, loss or damage of limb(s), or any kind of spinal cord injury. This has led to a positive growth for the functional electrical stimulation industry, which is driven by several factors such as an aging population, a rise in neurological disorders like stroke and spinal cord injuries, and a desire for non-invasive, medication-free treatments.

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Functional Electrical Stimulation Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rise in musculoskeletal disorders- According to the data from WHO in February of 2021, it was estimated that approximately 1.71 billion individuals are currently dealing with musculoskeletal conditions on a global level. One of the major concerns that cause the burden is low back pain, affecting a staggering 568 million individuals worldwide. This rise in musculoskeletal disorders can also lead to a surge in the need for functional electrical stimulation treatment.
  • The integration of an imbalanced diet along with a sedentary lifestyle- Due to this, there has been a great increase in the surge for functional electrical stimulation. Moreover, the lack of physical activity and exercise has also led to a global surge in musculoskeletal disorders, integrated with obesity resulting from these unhealthy habits.
  • Advancements in the medical and technological fields- Due to the increasing demand for physiotherapists for treating the disorders of muscle stimulators, there is also an increasing prevalence of pain management therapies in several areas of medicine such as medical science.


  • Availability of cheaper options- Customers always have an option to choose between functional stimulation which are costly and many cheap therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, and aromatherapy. This can be counted as a major obstacle to the functional electrical stimulation market growth for functional electrical stimulation. Also, safety issues, the lack of usage guidelines, and the regulatory concerns can also hinder the market growth for functional electrical stimulation.
  • High purchasing and maintenance cost- The market's growth is significantly impacted by the high costs associated with implementing various treatment methods. With expensive medications and driving up expenses, the market's development is hindered. The considerable financial strain of these treatments continues to pose a major obstacle, severely restricting the functional electrical stimulation market potential for growth.
  • Discomfort during treatment, this process can cause skin irritation at the site of electrodes that can strain muscle movements and can worsen the spasticity.

Functional Electrical Stimulation Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 605 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 1.7 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Functional Electrical Stimulation Segmentation

Device Type (Wireless Devices, Wired Devices)

The wireless devices segment in the functional electrical stimulation market is estimated to gain a robust revenue share of 60% in the coming years owing to the several risks that are associated with wired functional electrical stimulation devices. Moreover, the healthcare and medicine industry is moving towards wireless devices, mainly to enhance the treatment experience. Currently, the global market is mainly dominated by the wired segment especially due to the relatively lesser cost of treatment. The market is growing, while keeping pace with the rapidly expanding wireless functional electrical stimulation industry.

Application (Stroke Patients, Paralyzed Patients)

The stroke segment in the functional electrical stimulation market is set to hold the largest revenue share by the end of 2036. There is a noticeable growth in demand and expansion of the global market for functional electrical stimulation treatments mainly because of the increase in stroke conditions. According to the World Stroke Organization-Lancet Neurology Commission Stroke Collaboration Group. The number of people dying because of stroke will increase from 6.6 million in 2020 to 9.7 million in 2050. This rapid growth in this segment is often seen in elderly people and any other person who is either partially paralyzed, has faced or is facing a stroke, and is unable to control their neuromuscular movements. It is expected, this market to continue its massive growth in the years ahead.

End-Use (Treating stroke patients, Paralyzed patients)

Over the coming years, we can expect to see remarkable growth in the functional electrical stimulation market due to the demand for the treatment for stroke patients. This growing industry includes various applications that provide targeted treatments for different neurological conditions for palatalized patients as well. According the report by the World Health Organization (WHO), there is more than 1 billion of the world’s population shows the sign of neurological disorders which need extensive medical care.

Our in-depth analysis of the global functional electrical stimulation market includes the following segments:

     Device Type

  • Wired Devices
  • Wireless Devices


  • Hospitals
  • Homecare
  • Specialty Centre


  • Treating stroke patients
  • Paralyzed patients

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Functional Electrical Stimulation Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

The North America region was at the top spot for this functional electrical stimulation market in 2023, comprising about 4O% of total sales. This significant portion can be attributed to the growth in demand for products across the variety of industries in U.S., and Canada - all of which hold a great potential for growth and profitability. Pressure ulcers (PU) are a common complication that can cause psychological distress, as they have a detrimental impact on the quality of life this place a significant burden on healthcare systems with costs recently estimated at USD 6 to USD 15 billion per year in the US. The North America market also has an immense potential for extraordinary growth, driven by a dynamic mix of factors. These factors include a strong desire for the revolutionary treatments for several diseases, a rising use of the state-of-the-art technologies, high investments in healthcare breakthroughs, an expanding awareness amongst all the patients. Undoubtedly, the future looks incredibly promising for this market in the region.

APAC Market Statistics

The increase in the Asia-Pacific healthcare industry is expected to have a great beneficial influence on this market. As the region sees a rise in hospitals, homecare, and specialty centers the functional electrical stimulation market is expected to grow and drive the demand for the treatment of several neuromuscular conditions. This is projected to have a favorable effect on the market in the foreseeable future.

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Companies Dominating the Functional Electrical Stimulation Market

    • HASOMED GmbH
      • Company Overview
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      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Bioness Inc.
    • Trulife
    • Otto Bock
    • Odstock Medical Limited
    • Hobbs Rehabilitation
    • MotoMed
    • Restorative Therapies
    • Medline Industries
    • G.tec Medical Engineering GmbH
    • Minato Medical Science Co. Ltd.


In The News

  • G.tec Medical Engineering GmbH- The Food and Drug Administration had introduced a latest development, G. Estim functional electrical stimulation, as of October 2020. This neuromuscular electrical stimulator offers a highly effective treatment option for a diverse range of medical conditions, under careful supervision.
  • Innovative Neurological Devices, an Indiana-based company, which announced the Food and Drug Administration approval for its Cervelli Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator in March 2019. And in the year 2023, this product was awarded with a nondrug treatment for diseases title. Which could increase the market demand for the same.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 3949
  • Published Date: Mar 05, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The increase in the demand for treatment for paralyzed patients and individuals worldwide are major growth drivers for this market.

The market size of the functional electrical stimulation Markets is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 4.6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Bioness Inc., Trulife, Otto Bock, Odstock Medical Limited, Hobbs Rehabilitation, MotoMed, Restorative Therapies, Medline Industries, and G.tec Medical Engineering GmbH.

The wired functional electrical stimulation device segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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