The formulation and implementation of various health and safety regulations across the globe, the increased adoption of gas sensors in HVAC systems and air quality monitors, and the rise in demand for gas sensors from critical industries are the major factors driving the growth of the gas sensors market. Networking of gas sensors through the IoT, cloud computing, and big data; rising adoption of gas sensors in consumer electronic devices, growing involvement of several private and public organizations to create awareness among the masses about air quality monitoring, and increasing demand for miniaturized wireless gas sensors across the globe present growth opportunities for the gas sensors market.
VOC sensors are used in the automotive, HVAC, and smart cities & building automation sectors. The market for VOC sensors is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, due to their rising adoption in consumer electronics. Increasing awareness regarding the consequences of pollution on human health is expected to fuel the demand for portable air quality monitors. This, in turn, is anticipated to drive the growth of the VOC sensors market.
By connectivity, the wireless segment of the gas sensors market is projected to register a higher CAGR than the wired segment during the forecast period due to the increasing use of wireless gas sensors in various industries, to detect the presence of toxic gases and to ensure the safety of their workforce. Wireless gas sensors are used for continuous monitoring of remote locations reliably and cost-effectively.
Consumer electronics include smart bands, smartwatches, tablets, and smartphones, among others. With technologies used in consumer electronics evolving, the manufacturing of smart consumer electronics devices has also increased. Sensors create effective human-machine interfaces and play an important role in improving the performance of a range of consumer electronic devices. Gas sensors are, therefore, expected to witness increased adoption in consumer electronic devices in the coming years.
Consumer electronics are an important application for gas sensors. According to the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) Intelligence, APAC has the highest number of smartphone users in the world. With advancements in gas sensing technologies, the integration of gas sensors is expected to increase in smartphones, smart bands, and tablets. This, in turn, will fuel the market for gas sensors in the Asia Pacific region.