Robotic Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis, Regional Insights and Forecast 2021-2028

Published Date : Nov 2020 | No. of Pages : 200 Pages | Category : Healthcare

The global robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market is expected to grow a CAGR of 12.8% across the forecast period of 2021-2028.

The global robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market size is estimated to reach US$ 1.5 Bn in 2020, and is expected to reach at US$ 3.5 billion by 2028.

Technology has revolutionized all the activities across almost all sectors. The healthcare sector has also benefitted greatly through numerous technologies. What seemed nearly impossible a few years ago is now possible through the use of technology. Individuals with disabilities had lower chances of coming out of their problem but with the advent of novel technologies, movement impairments are history for many specially-abled individuals. The robotic rehabilitation and assistive technology are one of the greatest blessings bestowed on people with disabilities.

Rehabilitation and assistive technologies make use of robotic devices for assisting patients suffering from mobility issues. This aspect may bring great growth opportunities for the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market across the forecast period of 2021-2028.

A Key Driver

  • Assistive robots provide mobility, support, and safety to users in outdoor as well as indoor environments. These solutions help improve the quality of life of physically-disabled and geriatric populations.
  • Increase in population aged above 65 years asserts the need for assistive robots for independent living. Hence, a rise in this population is a major driver of the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market.
  • Aging is associated with declining support for long-term caregiving from families and highly expensive formal long-term caregiving services. Hence, these structural changes in society are likely to lead to a rise in the demand for robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies such as exoskeletons.

Post-surgery Application Dominates Market

  • The post-surgery segment dominated the global robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market in 2018, and is expected to account for a major market share during the forecast period, owing to patient preference for robotic rehabilitation in hospital settings, as it is safe and effective as compared to home-based rehabilitation. However, this trend is changing rapidly, as it costs more for patients during the hospital stay.
  • The cognitive & motor skill segment is projected to expand at a high CAGR in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market during the forecast period. Rise in the prevalence of chronic disease-associated disability is expected to propel the segment in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market during the forecast period.
  • According to the American Heart Association, approximately 60% of individuals suffered from stroke-developed lower limb disability, which requires gait training and motor skill therapy.

Overwhelming Demand for Rehabilitation Services Led to the Inception of Mobile Self-help Robots

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University developed and evaluated the effectiveness of a robotic arm that functions as a self-help mobile rehabilitation of the upper limb in stroke patients. Since rehabilitation robots account for 43% of the global market share for robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies, stakeholders are developing lightweight devices that facilitate patients in intensive self-help rehabilitation exercises after they are discharged from the hospital.

Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability in individuals, worldwide. Stakeholders in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies landscape have observed a rise in the demand for mobile rehabilitation robots, as patients have to queue up for long hours to get an appointment for rehabilitation training, due to the overwhelming response for rehabilitation services. As such, the development of the robotic arm is the first-of-its-kind innovation in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies landscape, which consolidated an exoskeleton with soft robot and exo-nerve stimulation technologies.

Social Science Approach and Medical Engineering Aid in Overcoming Technological Limitations

Stakeholders are coming up with new technological innovations in personal mobility and robot suits for elderly patients with disabilities. However, the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies landscape is subject to certain limitations.

One of the major challenges in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies landscape is decreased cognitive functionality in elderly patients to assess the appropriate use of robot suits. Also, the risk of collisions due to uncertainty while driving vehicles and disorderly variations in low-base floors and other structural mechanisms pose challenges for stakeholders. Another challenge is to support monoaxial joint movement in the knees and hips to prevent a sudden fall.

Thus, in order to achieve sustainable product development in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies landscape, stakeholders need to develop compact robot suits with lightweight motor and sensory modalities that minimize movement restrictions, reduce cognitive load on patients, and generate information processing to enable prediction of intention. Stakeholders also need to focus on developing robot suits by integrating the social science approach with medical engineering techniques.

Surging Geriatric Population to Serve as Significant Growth Accelerator

The robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market will bank mostly on the back of the growing rate of the geriatric population across the globe. Assistive technologies are a must for most of the geriatric population as they are more vulnerable to disabilities. Therefore, this aspect may bring good growth for the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market.

Exoskeleton Robotics to Unlock New Opportunities of Growth

The use of exoskeleton robotics involving wearable frameworks covering the surface of limbs and hands to support the impairment may shine on the horizon of growth across the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market. Exoskeletons nowadays are equipped with advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide more efficiency in the functioning of the disabled parts.

A company named Tendo AB has created soft and efficient exoskeletons using space technology to meet the needs of the individuals with decreased hand function. GenElek Technologies, a startup in India has also developed an AI-powered exoskeleton that can help the specially-abled to walk again. These developments are examples of the penetrating technological advancements in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market.

Eye Deficiency-Related Technologies may Support Growth of Robotic Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Market

The number of individuals with visual deficiencies is on the rise. Age-related vision problems are also a grave concern. These factors may serve as growth generators for the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market.

Manufacturers in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market are concentrating on research and development activities related to hearing and visual impairments. It may serve as a new dimension of growth for the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market. Omron has recently developed a robotic suitcase with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and features such as haptic interface, conversational AI, mobility service recognition, etc for assisting visually impaired people.

North America and Europe to Serve as Growth Contributors for Robotic Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Market

Geographically, the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market can be classified into Latin America, North America, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and Europe. North America may serve as a prominent growth generating region for the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market across the forecast period. Favorable healthcare reimbursement policies and rapidly growing geriatric population may serve as pillars of growth in the region.

Europe may also constitute a prominent share in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market. The growing adoption of robots in the healthcare sector and the escalating cases of orthopedic disorders may bring great growth opportunities. Asia Pacific may also bring good growth for the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market due to the heightened focus on healthcare development and infrastructure. Swift urbanization also provides room for the key players in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market to expand its footprint in the region.

Market Segmentation

By type

  • Assistive Robots
  • Rehabilitation Robots

By Portability

  • Standalone
  • Mobile

By Application

  • Post-surgery
  • Cognitive and Motor Skill Therapy
  • Others (Prosthetics, Exoskeletons, and FNS)

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Report Scope

Scope of the Report

VRR initiated a new study on the global robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market, providing estimations for the period of 2021-2028. The report elucidates valuable insights to enable readers in making successful business decisions for the future growth of their businesses. The report highlights significant factors that are constantly driving the growth of the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market, potential opportunities for stakeholders, trends, developments, and other key insights across various segments.

Key Questions Answered

  • What will be the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market size in 2028?
  • What will be the revenue share of assistive robots in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies landscape by the end of the forecast period?
  • Which portability type is most preferred for robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies, and what will its market size be in 2019?
  • Which region will remain the most lucrative for the growth of the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market?
  • What is the market share comparison between different applications in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market?

Key indicators associated with the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market have been evaluated thoroughly in the report. The study sheds light on vital market dynamics such as the drivers, indicators, challenges, and trends, along with potential opportunities in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market. An in-depth study on the supply chain of the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market has also been encompassed in the report.

Other key aspects laid down in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market report include cost breakdown, Porter’s five forces analysis, and pricing strategy of leading market players. Furthermore, forecast factors and forecast scenario of the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market have also been highlighted in the report to understand the potential prospects of the market.

A comprehensive evaluation on the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market has been provided on the basis of type, portability, application, and region. The report also renders crucial numbers such as historical and forecast size of various segments of the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market. The robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market has been analyzed at both, regional and country levels.

The robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market report provides an exhaustive assessment on the structure of the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market, with the help of a dashboard view of all the leading market players profiled in the report. A company share analysis on robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market players has also been presented in the report, apart from the footprint matrix on the profiled market players. The report depicts the presence of manufacturers of robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies by leveraging an intensity map.

Research Methodology

A realistic methodology along with a holistic approach make the base for the incisive insights provided in the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market report for the study evaluation period.

Extensive primary and secondary research has been employed to garner incisive insights into the forecast study of the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market. The report on the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market has further gone through cross-verification by in-house professionals to make the robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies market report unique with the highest credibility and reliability.


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