Research and Markets: North America Pressure Sensor Market by Type, by Application, by Geography - Analysis and Forecast to 2019

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (

has announced the addition of the "North

America Pressure Sensor Market by Type (Piezoresistive, Capacitive,

Electromagnetic, Others), by Application (Automotive, Petrochemical and

Oil Gas, Consumer Electronics, Medical, Others), by Geography -

Analysis and Forecast to 2019" report to their offering.

A pressure sensor is a device used to measure the pressure of liquids or

gasses in a container. The pressure is important to measure to stop the

overflow of liquids and gasses in a container and to avoid the explosion

or for proper functionality of machine. It works as a transducer, which

converts pressure into measureable form.

The North America pressure sensor market is segmented by type, which

includes piezoresistive, capacitive, electromagnetic, optical, resonant

solid state, and others. Pizoresistive pressure sensor segment holds the

largest market share, followed by capacitive pressure sensor segment

with 29.8% in 2014. Capacitive pressure sensor is suitable for the

medical industry as it is small in size and consumes low power, which is

driving its market. It is used for pressure measurement of small blood

vessels. Small size help capacitive pressure sensor to be inserted into

the vessels through string for pressure measurement.

Diseases such as congestive heart failure and abdominal aortas aneurysm

are the major cardiovascular diseases affecting people. Different

systems are developed for treatment of such diseases, in which pressure

sensor is used. Capacitive pressure sensor is used in an implantable

pressure monitoring system for blood pressure monitoring. In such

applications, power consumption becomes an additional issue and these

capacitive devices offer a clear advantage over piezoresistive ones.

Other potential applications of capacitive pressure sensor include

intraocular pressure monitoring for the treatment of glaucoma (a serious

disease characterized by an increased pressure in the eye that may

result in blindness), intracranial pressure monitoring for the treatment

of patients with head trauma, and monitoring of neurological patients.

Piezoresistive pressure sensor is used household appliances and

automotive for various applications, such as washing machines,

dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, oil pressure, air pressure detection, and

so on.

Scope of the Report

By Type

- Piezoresistive

- Capacitive

- Electromagnetic

- Optical

- Resonant Solid State

- Other

By Application

- Automotive

- Manufacturing

- Consumer Electronics

- Medical

- Utility

- Process Industries

- Other

Companies Mentioned

- Ashcroft, Inc.

- Honeywell International, Inc.

- Siemens AG

- The Emerson Electric Company

- Yokogawa Electric Corporation

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