A medical emesis bag, also called as a sickness bag, vomit bag, or disposal bag is provided to passengers on board long haul transport such as airplanes, boats and buses to collect and retain vomit in the event of motion sickness. The first airsickness bag was invented by Gilmore Schjeldahl in 1949 for the Northwest Orient Airlines.

Medical specimen bag Market: Drivers and Restraints
The increasing long haul travel such as air travel, railways, and buses coupled with the development of infrastructure is the prime driver of the market. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization, Civil Aviation Statistics of the World and ICAO staff estimates, the number of air passengers, was 3.9 billion in 2017. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), passenger load factor grew at its highest value of all times of 80.4% in the year 2017. The number of city connections grew more than 18,200 in 2016, which is about 500 more than in 2015. The growing tourism sector is an indirect driver of the market. For example, in 2017, foreign tourist arrivals in India was 10.2 million which expanded to 2.1 million in 2018 an increase of 10.1 %.

However, the development of advanced designed and larger aircraft with greater passenger comfort have reduced the events of motion sickness. However, the growing alternative and secondary uses of emesis bags as a general purpose containers for waste collection is driving a faster market growth of the global emesis bags market. Innovative uses of medical biohazard bags as photographic mailing envelopes, urinals or fecal collection and retaining devices, as a advertising space by airlines, is contributing to the growth of the emesis bags market.

Product development especially the inclusion of super absorbable material and seals to avoid leakage of contents is expected to drive a larger market adoption of the global emesis bags market.