According to Vision Research Reports, the wheelchair market size was valued at US$ 2.7 billion in 2021 and is expected to be worth around US$ 4.5 billion by 2030, poised to grow at a CAGR of 10% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.
The rising demand for mobility assistance and the geriatric population is expected to drive market growth. As per the Americans with Disabilities Act, a wheelchair is designed mainly for use by an individual with a physical disability. Wheelchairs can be used for both indoor and outdoor purposes. An increase in life span and the number of elderly persons at a global level is one of the key reasons expected to contribute to the growth of the market.
The market is disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic which affected the market due to the restrictions and lockdown imposed by the government as a result, the demand and sale of the product decreases. The demand for a wheelchair is expected to increase due to the rising geriatric population and mobility issues that occurred to the people during the pandemic. Although the number of hospital visits by regular patients had reduced during the lockdown, the number of patients affected with COVID-19 witnessed a spike. With the ease of lockdowns, the manufacturing operation of the mobility device is expected to come back to normal.
The rise in the number of disorders requiring an assistive device is also one of the key factors expected to contribute to market growth. The most common disabilities that need a mobility device is spinal cord injuries. As per the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, around 294,000 people currently living with spinal cord injuries, in the U.S. with 17,7300 new cases each year. Thus, the U.S. is expected to be a major potential market for the supplier and manufacturers of mobility devices over the forecast period.
The electric wheelchair segment led the global market in 2021 with a revenue share of more than 56% and is estimated to expand at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. These wheelchairs are ideal for users having no upper body strength. Electric wheelchairs are more popular in developed countries, such as the U.S., owing to the availability of advanced healthcare facilities. In July 2020, Scewo launched Scewo Bro, an electric wheelchair that can also operate on stairs independently and effortlessly. It is available in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.
The manual product segment is also estimated to have a significant growth over the forecast years due to the high demand for manual wheelchairs on account of their low cost and weight and non-dependability on charging. Also, they are available in a variety of configurations and weights, from standard to ultra-lightweight, which require little space as a lot of the product models are foldable. In 2019, Permobil, a leading player in advanced medical technology, launched SmartDrive PushTracker E2, an advanced power assist system for manual wheelchairs.
The adults segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 69% in 2021. The segment is projected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. This is mainly due to the increasing elderly population globally, which forms part of the definition for adults. Adults comprise of individuals from the age group of 18 onwards. Disability in older people due to arthritis pain, or stiffness in a knee, hip, ankle, or foot increases the demand for wheelchairs.
The pediatric segment is also expected to grow significantly owing to the growing number of childhood disorders such as cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is one of the most common movement disorders that require wheelchairs. According to the Cerebral Palsy Guidance, over 10, 000 babies in the U.S. are born with this disorder each year. It is the most commonly diagnosed movement disability of childhood in the U.S. Thus, pediatric segment is expected to be a key revenue generator for wheelchair manufacturers in the coming years.
The rehabilitation centers segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 35% in 2021. However, the segment will witness sluggish growth over the forecast period. On the basis of application, the global market has been divided into homecare, hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs), and rehabilitation centers. The hospitals segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030.
This growth is credited to the increasing cases of medical emergencies that require wheelchairs. The post-surgical procedures boost the demand for wheelchairs. In hospitals, these chairs are mainly used for transporting patients, and to a visit to a doctor’s office in a large-scale medical facility.
North America dominated the global market in 2021 and accounted for the largest revenue share of 36%. This growth is owing to the high target population and increased adoption of advanced wheelchairs. Moreover, the presence of a large number of market players in the region will; further boost the market growth during the forecast period. According to our analysis, a lot of small enterprises are coming up with specialized wheelchairs to cater to niche audiences. For instance, in January 2020, a U.S.-based startup, Segway, Inc., launched an egg-shaped pod that allows people to sit while they effortlessly cruise around campuses, theme parks, airports, and even cities. This pod can also be used by individuals with wheelchair needs and particularly caters for transportation with a high speed of 24 mph.
In Asia Pacific, the market is projected to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. The region is backed by large population base in countries, such as India and China, owing to the improvements in healthcare facilities and growing government initiatives for offering quality mobility devices. Moreover, high geriatric population in countries, such as Japan, also supports market growth.
Carex Health Brands, Inc.
Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing
Graham-Field Health Products, Inc.
Sunrise Medical LLC
Quantum Rehab, Numotion
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
Application Type Outlook
Ambulatory Surgical Centers
The Wheelchair market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.
The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Wheelchair market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2028. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.
This report focuses on the global Wheelchair market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Wheelchair market development in United States, Europe and China.
It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Wheelchair market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.
In terms of production side, this report researches the Wheelchair capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.
In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Wheelchair by regions (countries) and application.
Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Wheelchair market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2028. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.
With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Wheelchair market companies.
Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Wheelchair market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.
The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.
Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Wheelchair industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.
The Wheelchair market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Wheelchair market.
Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Wheelchair market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.
Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Wheelchair market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Wheelchair. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.
New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Wheelchair. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Wheelchair are as follows:
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