Smart Inhalers Market (By Product: Inhalers, Nebulizers; By Device Type: Built In Smart Inhaler, Attach Type Smart Inhaler; By Application: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Others; By End-User: Hospitals and Clinics, Respiratory Care Centers) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022-2030


The global smart inhalers market size was exhibited at USD 1.5 billion in 2021 and is expected to hit around USD 4.8 billion by 2030, poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.8% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

Smart Inhalers Market Size 2022 To 2030

Key Takeaways:

  • The North America market has held 38.7% of the revenue share in 2021.
  • By product, the inhalers segment accounted for 83% of the market share in 2021.
  • By application, the COPD segment has captured 59% of the total market share in the year 2021.
  • The hospital pharmacies segment is growing at a 7.4% CAGR from 2022 to 2030.

As the number of cases of patients suffering from asthma and having increased in recent years the demand for smart inhalers is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period. As the cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have increased in most nations across the globe the demand for smart inhalers will also increase. Pollution in the air has increased across developed as well as developing nations which is one of the major reasons that cause various diseases. There are two air pollutants that trigger asthma which is found in smog and particulate matter. It is also found in dust and smoke. As the ozone as well as the particulate matter in the air increases the cases of asthma. An increase in the amount of air pollution across the world is a leading factor that triggers the growth of the smart inhalers market to a great extent.

Smart inhalers are used as devices that help in the delivery of various drugs through the way of inhalation. Insulin, glucocorticoids, and beta-agonists are all the drugs that make use of inhalers in order to prevent and treat various kinds of respiratory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. Sensors are attached in the form of a clip to the inhalers which these inhalers are called smart inhalers. These inhalers help in monitoring the exact amount of dosage taken by the patients. It's all the data that is acquired through the sensors are shed with health care professionals as well as the patients in order to track the usage of the inhaler.

Report Scope of the Smart Inhalers Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022 USD 1.71 Billion
Market Size by 2030 USD 4.8 Billion
Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030 CAGR of 13.8%
Largest Market North America 
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific 
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered
  • By Product
  • By Device Type
  • By Application
  • By End-User
Regions Covered
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa


Growth Factors

As the air pollutants indoors in developing countries, as well as underdeveloped countries, have increased the need for smart inhalers is expected to grow in the coming years. Poor housing is another factor that affects the health of the people, especially of the population living in such conditions. Poor conditions in the neighborhood will also lead to an increase in the number of respiratory disorders due to which the demand for smart inhalers is expected to grow during the forecast period.

Particulate matter is inhaled due to the use of portable stoves and kerosene lights in poor households. Particulate matter is extremely bad for the lungs. As the amount of tobacco consumed by women as well as men across the world be it developed countries or developed countries has grown extensively the cases of asthma have increased. The number of respiratory diseases has increased drastically in recent years as there is a high amount of pollution indoors.

Poor ventilation is another factor that will help in boosting the market growth. Biomass fuel is used for cooking and heating which leads to various diseases. Smoking is another reason that will lead to an increased number of respiratory disorders. Wireless connectivity is provided to the smart inhalers and these smart inhalers have a sensor that helps in keeping a record of a particular patient.

  • Poor housing in various countries across the globe increases vulnerability to respiratory disorders.
  • Consumption of tobacco by men and women in various forms also leads to an increased number of respiratory diseases.
  • Countries that have low income also have poor ventilation facilities and this also leads to an increased number of cases of respiratory disorders.
  • Growing air pollution is a major concern as it will trigger cases of respiratory disorders and asthma to a great extent and the need for smart inhalers will increase during the forecast period.

Key Market Drivers

  • Respiratory disorders -There has been an increase in the prevalence of respiratory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. These two reasons are estimated to be the most important factors that will lead to the growth of the market in the coming years. Smart inhalers are used for extensive purposes as they help in delivering drugs directly to the respiratory tract. this is another benefit that is offered by the use of smart inhalers and it will lead to an increase in the demand for smart inhalers in the due course.
  • Increasing pollution - As the pollution in various countries across the globe has increased to a great extent the number of patients suffering from COPD and asthma I also increased by a great extent.
  • Research and development activities - Constant research and development in the field of smart inhalers will lead to an increased number of innovations made in the existing products and many new features will be added to these inhalers for better analysis and monitoring of the patient.
  • Increase in the number of investments made - As the number of funds received by the companies is expected to increase in the coming year technical advancements will be seen in the field of smart inhalers due to which the functioning of the smart inhalers will be enhanced to a great extent. It will also lead to increased adoption of smart inhalers in developing nations across the world.

Key Market Challenges

  • Smart inhalers are expensive - As the cost of the smart inhalers is high the market growth will be hampered to a great extent as many patients in underdeveloped and developing nations may not be able to afford this equipment.
  • Less awareness about the diseases - In many nations, the understanding of the symptoms of COPD and asthma is less due to which the need for such devices will also be less. Less awareness will also lead to or decrease in the revenue generated through the sales of these devices.

The Market Opportunities

  • The partnership between the software companies and the manufacturers has increased significantly - The manufacturers of the smart inhalers are well established, and they are constantly focusing on forming collaborations with the software companies and digital companies in order to meet the growing demands of patients across the world. such collaborations and partnerships will also help in increasing the demand for smart inhalers in the coming years. These companies will be able to expand their business to various locations through the way of partnership and it will provide major opportunities for the growth of the market during the forecast period.
  • Growing digitalization - Increase in digitalization across underdeveloped and developing nations across the globe will lead to increased dreams of smart inhalers and it will also help in capturing new markets in the long run.

Segments Insight

Product Insights

Depending on the product, the inhaler segment will have the largest market share in the coming years. The benefits offered by smart inhalers and their increased use in developing nations will lead to the growth of this segment.

Smart Inhalers Market Share, By Product, 2021 (%)

These smart inhalers are portable and technologically advanced. As different types of respiratory elements have increased and patients are switching to smart inhalers which help in the management of disease by the patients the market is expected to grow well.

Application Insights

On the basis of application, the segment of asthma is expected to have the largest market share in the coming years due to the increased use of smart inhalers for this particular disease. The growing prevalence of asthma in various nations due to an increase in pollution has led to a greater share of the market.

Smart Inhalers Market Share, By Application, 2021 (%)

The segment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will also have a good amount of market share in the coming years. With constant exposure to risk factors like particles, harmful gases, smoke, and occupational pollution the market is expected to grow significantly.

End-User Insights

The hospitals and clinics segment will have the largest market share in the coming years in terms of revenue. This segment has dominated in the past due to a large number of patients visiting the hospitals and clinics on a regular basis. The availability of various devices and trained professionals in hospitals and clinics will prove to be the two major factors that will lead to the growth of the market through this segment.

Smart Inhalers Market Share, By End User, 2021 (%)

As the accessibility for the patients in the hospitals is extremely easy maximum revenue will be generated through the hospitals. Easy availability of the products required for a particular treatment is also accessible in hospitals. the infrastructure of the hospitals will also help in the proliferation of the segment.

Smart Inhalers Market Share, By Region, 2021 (%)

Regions Revenue Share in 2021 (%)
North America 38.7%
Asia Pacific 24%
Europe 28.4%
Latin America 5.5%
MEA 3.4%


Regional Insights 

Smart inhalers have great demand in the North American region. In the coming years, this market is expected to grow significantly as it had a larger market share which was about 500 million U.S. dollars in the past. As technological advancements have increased in the North American region the market is expected to show significant growth. The management of respiratory diseases has become easier as the smart inhalers offered in the market are offered with various features. as Martin hailers are increasingly becoming affordable due to the advancements in technology the market is expected to grow well in the North American region. The contribution of the United States to the smart inhaler market will be significant.

The second largest position in the market will be occupied by the European regions. The use of smart inhalers has increased in these regions due to a growing demand for smart inhalers by patients as well as hospitals. the fastest growth will be recorded by the Asia Pacific region in the forecast period. 

Healthcare infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region is developing rapidly and the technological developments taking place in this region will strengthen the market. Industrialization and economic expansion will be the two main factors that will drive market growth for smart inhalers in the coming years. China and India will have a significant contribution as the number of investments made in these regions are increasing.

Key Market Developments

  • Propeller and Novartis entered into a partnership in the year 2020. This partnership will help in treating asthma patients with the help of the tracking platform offered by a propeller which is based on a digital sensor. Growth opportunities will be offered to the company and the product portfolio of the company will also be strengthened in the coming years.

Key Market Players

  • Cohero health
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • AstraZeneca
  • Propeller Health
  • Inspiro medical

Segments covered in the report

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By Product

  • Inhalers
    • Dry powder inhaler
    • Metered dose inhaler
  • Nebulizers

By Device Type

  • Built In Smart Inhaler
  • Attach Type Smart Inhaler

By Application

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Asthma 
  • Others

By End-User

  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Respiratory Care Centers

By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the smart inhalers market size?
The global smart inhalers market size was accounted at USD 1.5 billion in 2021 and it is expected to reach around USD 4.8 billion by 2030.
What will be the CAGR of global smart inhalers market?
The global smart inhalers market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 13.8% from 2022 to 2030.
Who are the prominent players operating in the smart inhalers market?
The major players operating in the smart inhalers market are Cohero health, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Propeller health, Inspiro medical
Which are the driving factors of the smart inhalers market?
Increasing in the prevalence of the respiratory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, consumption of tobacco by men and women in various forms, rising air pollutants in the indoors of the developing countries these are driving the growth of the smart inhalers market.
Which region will lead the global smart inhalers market?
North America region will lead the global smart inhalers market during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.
  • Report Code:2328
  • Category:Healthcare
  • No. of Pages:150+
  • Format:PDF/PPT/Excel
  • Published:October 2022

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