A breathalyzer is a device for estimating blood alcohol content (BAC) in samples of breath. Designed and developed by R.F. Borkenstein in 1954 breath analyzers are commonly used by law enforcement agencies to ensure that people do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A mouthpiece is connected to the breathalyzer which functions as a vessel that allows the suspect to blow into the device. They are also used in the healthcare industry to detect severe medical conditions.
The rise in the number of road accidents due to drink driving showcases how standard alcohol detectors have now become increasingly important. Thus stringent law enforcement to curb drunken driving enables the growth of the breathalyzer market. Further, the growth in the incidences of diseases like tuberculosis, asthma among others has led to an increase in the usage of breath analyzers in medical applications. However, high prices of analyzers and accuracy issue of devices restrain the growth of the market.
The Breath analyzers market is classified on the basis of technology, application, and end users. Based on technology the market is further segmented into semiconductor sensor devices and alcohol fuel cell devices. In semiconductor devices, a sensor is created from an inexpensive and small bead of metal oxide which is heated to a high temperature. They are often used in consumer-level breathalyzers. In alcohol fuel cell sensor breathalyzers, the breath is directed into a fuel cell with dual platinum electrodes where alcohol is oxidized and generates electrical current. The various advantages of fuel cell breathalyzers like high accuracy, reliability make it often useful for police roadside testing, and at substance abuse centers, clinics, hospitals, and businesses. On the basis of application, the market is categorized into alcohol detection, drug abuse detection and detection of several diseases. The end users of the global breath analyzers market include law enforcement agencies, enterprises, and individuals.
Geographically, the global breath analyzer market is segmented into seven key regions: North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, and Middle East & Africa. North America is the dominating region in global breath analyzers market due to an increase in the number of road accidents and government initiatives to minimize the roadside collisions. Europe is the second largest region in North America and the Asia Pacific is the fastest growing market over the forecasted period. This is due to the rise in the vehicle-based in the region along with raising awareness of breath analyzers and existence of a large number of manufacturers offering low-cost breath analyzers.
The Global Breath Analyzer Market is mainly controlled by firms such as Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, EnviteC-Wismar GmbH, Lifeloc Technologies, BACtrack, Inc., Quest Products, Inc., Akers Biosciences, Inc., Intoximeter, Inc., AK GlobalTech Corporation, MPD, and Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corporation among others.
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- North America
- US and Canada
- Latin America
- Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Rest of Latin America
- Western Europe
- EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, U.K.)
- Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden)
- Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
- Rest of Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Rest of Eastern Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Australia and New Zealand
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East and Africa
- GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE and Kuwait)
- South Africa
- North Africa
- Rest of Middle East and Africa
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