Published on : Jan 11, 2016
Nanotechnology is the study of microscopic things. Nanotechnology involves science, technology, and engineering to manufacture nanomaterials and nanomachines which are as small as cells. Certain nanomachines can even be smaller than a virus. Nanosensors are created using nanotechnology and are small surgical, chemical, or biological points deployed to share information about nanoparticles to the macroscopic world. They are used to manufacture other nanoproducts such as nanoscale and nanorobots.
Nanosensors are used in various sectors such as homeland defense and military, aerospace, automotive, healthcare, energy monitoring, biomedical, robotics, and industrial control. There are many benefits of nanosensors that are adding to their demand worldwide. Presently, the North America is the largest market for nanosensors, in terms of revenue.
The nanosensors market benefits from the growing demand of these minuscule sensors in homeland security and military. This is the key driver of the global nanosensors market. In addition to this, the global nanosensors market is also driven by the huge amount of investments that are being made in research and development of these sensors. The global nanosensors market will also be propelled by the rising advent of advanced new generation nanosensors equipment. This equipment helps to detect toxic gases including anthrax. This feature of nanosensors equipment is further adding to their popularity.
In the military and homeland security segment, these sensors are deployed for detection of various radiations and biotoxins. In this way, nanosensor technology has allowed manufacturers to come up with innovative war field gear including self-repairing tents and vehicles that are light in weight. Nanosensors also allow cost-effective manufacturing because of the compactness of their size and are enjoying a positive impact on the global nanosensors market. Furthermore, nanosensors are gaining significant popularity in the healthcare sector, as nanosensors can help to detect cancer and reduce the deaths of cancer. With nanosensors, the diagnosis of cancer can be faster, resulting in a more effective and easier treatment of cancer.
Nevertheless, there are several factors that continue to challenge the global nanosensors market. One such issue is the difficulty in mass production associated with nanosensors. Furthermore, nanotechnology has many applications and a great potential; however, in the wrong hands it can be used as a weapon to harm the human body.