Speech Generating Devices Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking: Global Market insights 2017 to 2022

Published on : Jul-2017 | List of Tables : 282 | List of Figures : 84 | No. of Pages : 170 | Report Code : FACT53MR |

Speech Generating Devices (SGDs), an assistive technology, are electronic augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) systems enabling individuals with severe speech impairments to verbally communicate. Organization, content, and updating vocabulary of SGDs are influenced by numerous factors such as patient’s requirements, and contexts in which the devices will be utilized. Several input and display methods of SGDs are available, including fixed display, dynamic display, and talking keyboards, for users with varying speech disabilities.

According to Fact.MR’s recent report, the global market for speech generating devices is expected to register a staggering expansion at a CAGR of 12.2% during the forecast period 2017 to 2022. The report projects the revenues from global speech generating devices market to account for US$ 168.6 Mn in 2017; by 2022 this number is expected to reach nearly US$ 300 Mn.

Market Taxonomy

Product Type


Distribution Channel


Synthesized Speech Devices

Static Display


Manual Devices

Text-to-speech Devices

Dynamic Display

Specialty Clinics

Head Tracking Technology

Picture Communicators



Eye Tracking Technology

(Additional information, including cross-sectional data and country-wise analysis & forecast is available in the report)

Market Players Concentrating on Enhancing Touch-Screen Devices for Easy Navigation of Speech Generating Devices

A number of developments in the electronic technology over the past decade have enabled the speech generating devices to be portable and comparatively more user interactive. Several variants of speech generating devices are available on the basis of text, symbol system, cognitive abilities, physical abilities, tongue switches, and eye tracking system. Expansion of the global market for speech generating devices is mainly attributed to advancements in technology and rising availability of user-friendly devices. The National Institute of Deafness & Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) has anticipated that approximately 7.5 Mn population in the U.S. is affected with speech-related disorders.

Market players in the global speech generating devices market are concentrating on enhancing touch-screen devices to offer users with easy navigation. These manufacturers are enabling speech generating devices to connect with smart phones. Owing to speech generating devices’ portable nature, adoption of these devices is witnessing an upsurge among patients affected with speech-related disorders. This is further expected to pave tremendous opportunities for players in the global speech generating devices market. However, factors such as high cost and low penetration of speech generating devices are expected to curb growth of the market.

North America to Remain the Most Lucrative Market for Speech Generating Devices

North America is estimated to remain the most lucrative region in the global market for speech generating devices, followed by Europe. In North America, sales of speech generating devices is expected to account for revenues worth US$ 126.7 Mn by 2022-end. Speech generating devices market in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) is expected to register the fastest expansion through 2022.

By product type, synthesized speech devices are expected to remain preferred in the global market for speech generating devices, followed by picture communicators. Text-to-speech devices’ sales are expected to exhibit the highest CAGR through 2022.

Static Display for Speech Generating Devices to Remain Sought-After in the Market

On the basis of display, even though speech generating devices with static display will remain sought-after, sales of speech generating devices with dynamic display will continue to exhibit a comparatively higher CAGR through 2022.

Specialty clinics will remain dominant among distribution channels in the global speech generating devices market, witnessing expansion at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Hospitals will remain the second most lucrative distribution channel for speech generating devices in the market, estimated to account for over US$ 100 Mn by 2022-end. Based on technology, manual segment will witness the largest adoption in the market, followed by eye tracking and head tracking technology-based speech generating devices.

Competition Tracking

Fact.MR’ report profiles key players in the global speech generating devices market, which include Abilia Toby Churchill Limited, AMDi, Saltillo Corporation, Zyteq Pty Ltd., Tobii Dynavox, Prentke Romich Company, Inc., Lingraphica, Textspeak, and Zygo USA.

Note: The insights mentioned here are of the respective analysts, and do not reflect the position of Fact.MR

Speech-generating devices (SGDs), referred to voice output communication aids, imply electronic augmentative & alternative communication system (AAC system) used to replace speech/writing for individuals suffering from severe speech impairments. The global SGDs market has been witnessing key trends such as the advent of AAC appson mobile devices and superior automation. These are providing convenience to people associated with sophisticated communication requirements, and their caregivers. Independent decisions are made by patients, consumers, and caregivers while purchasing suitable SGDs. Our report provides an in-depth analysis about the global speech generating devices market during the forecast period.

Advancements in Touch-Screen Mobile Devices to Reshape the Global SGDs Market

The global speech generating devices market is projected to register an exponential expansion during the forecast period. Over the past few years, technological advancements have enabled SGDs to emerge as a refined tool, addressing numerous requirements for speech-impaired individuals. A wide number of speech generating devices available in the market are based on a variety of cognitive and physical abilities, including symbol systems, text-based communication devices, eye tracking systems, and tongue switches. Advancements in touch-screen mobile devices coupled with communication-based applications are expected to reshape the global speech generating devices market. Convenience offered by small-size, lightweight, and touchscreen interface have made the big and heavy versions of SGDs obsolete. The aforementioned factors are estimated to propel growth of the market during the forecast period. Increasing popularity of speech-related disorders is also expected to influence growth of the market.

Although speech generating devices offer various advantages to people with speech impairments, challenges such as lack of prescriptions affect the growth of the market. In addition, increasing investments in research and development activities have made SGDs very expensive, which in turn has been impeding the penetration of these devices into the market. As major portion of funding for speech generating devices is conducted through public schools, third party sources, and the government, the global SGDs market is expected to face challenges incurred from the budgetary slashes.

The report on the global speech generating devices market offers actionable insights about key regional market status at a global level. The potential of the market has been meticulously investigated in conjunction with major market challenges, along with examination of current condition as well as future prospects of the market. In addition, market strategies such as product developments, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships, adopted by leading market players are discussed in the report. The report also provides demand analysis for upstream and downstream raw materials, and equipment of the SGDs.

A comprehensive assessment of the global speech generating devices market, along with thoughtful insights, historical data, facts, and industry validated as well as statistically supported market data is included in the report. It also offers thorough knowledge with complete information associated with the SGDs industry including classifications, applications, definitions, cost structures, manufacturing processes, product specifications, industry policies, and value chain.

Highlights from the Report Include

  • Patent analysis of the global speech generating devices market
  • Detailed overview of the parent market
  • Identification and Understanding of the global SGDs market
  • Recent industry developments and trends
  • Information imperative for market players for sustaining and enhancing their market footprint
  • Projected, current and historical market size, in terms of value and volume
  • Changing market dynamics

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