The global wheelchair market size is expected to surpass around at USD 7 billion by 2028 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8% from 2021 to 2028.
Globally increasing geriatric population and rising number of disorders requiring wheelchair support are some factors driving growth. In addition, improvement in healthcare facilities is expected to positively impact growth.
Moreover, increasing handicapped population that require wheelchair support is expected to fuel the market. According to WHO, approximately 15% of the world’s population is suffering from different forms of disability. Rise in aging population and high prevalence of chronic disorders compared to other diseases are factors responsible for increase in disability among large population, which in turn is boosting market growth.
Advancements in wheelchair technology, such as launch of electric wheelchairs & wheelchairs capable of storing medical history with the ability to make distress calls in emergency cases as well as monitor a patient’s health, are among factors driving the market. According to Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 65 million people worldwide demand advanced wheelchairs. Growing popularity of wheelchairs with advanced features due to increasing number of patients is driving the market.
In addition, increasing number of product launches by players is expected to support growth. For instance, in March 2019, Mountain Trike launched eTrike at Naidex, the U.K.s largest disability & home care event. Etrike is an electric terrain wheelchair that enables users to enjoy outdoors. Besides, the company also launched others wheelchairs, such as PT Push & MT Push.
Furthermore, well-established reimbursement scenario supports growth. Medicare Part B covers power-operated vehicles as DME, where the user is required to pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount and the rest 80% is paid by Medicare, provided that a written order from the doctor stating the medical need for a wheelchair at home is submitted.
Institutionalized Users of Wheeled Mobility Devices Rise in Developed Regions
Rise in disabled population in various parts of the world, notably in developed countries, is a key factor propelling the evolution of the wheelchair market. Also, nations such as the U.S. have seen the rise of non-institutionalized users of wheeled mobility devices over the past ten years. However, institutional use of wheelchairs has also grown considerably and the segment served the maximum share of demands for patients in the wheelchairs market.
Growing numbers of people who suffer from injuries and diseases need wheelchairs for mobility, such as those with osteoporosis, spine injury, and rheumatoid arthritis. This has spurred the uptake of wheelchairs in instructional settings around the world.
Of the various regions, North America accounts for the majority of shares in the global wheelchairs market. The vast uptake can be attributed to prevalence of autoimmune diseases and autoimmune diseases.
Changing Demographics Puts New Mobility Tech to Test
The changing demographics in developing countries has created vast lucrative avenue for players in the wheelchairs market. Rapidly aging populations is a key trend boosting the market. Especially Asia Pacific is expected to rise at a rapid pace on the back of demand for power mobility devices to boost the quality of people with disabilities.
The advent of new mobility technologies will undoubtedly expand the prospective utility of wheelchairs in users. For instance, makers are focusing on unveiling smart wheelchairs that are functional in crowded places, increasing the mobility scope for patients. Growing affordability of personal mobility aids is also boosting the wheelchairs market.
Growing array of multidisciplinary studies that aims at assessing the potential of the use of smart powered wheelchairs has expanded the scope for innovations in the wheelchairs market. Several of such studies highlight the importance of users’ input and their caregivers’ feedback. These studies, among other aspects, take care of physical impairments that can hinder the optimal use of these intelligent wheelchairs. Manufacturers have also put recurrent focus on the safety aspect and integrating technologies to that end. A case in point is pneumatically-powered waterproof powered system in the wheelchairs market.
Based on product, the market is segmented into manual and electric wheelchairs. There is increasing demand for manual wheelchairs worldwide due to affordability, lightweight, and non-dependability on charging. In addition, they come in a variety of configurations, from standard to ultra-lightweight, requiring less space for storage with various customization options such as foldable or fully collapsible wheelchairs.
Electric wheelchairs are also gaining popularity owing to self-reliance, luxurious feel, and comfortability. These are ideal for users who do not have upper body strength or have limited strength. In addition, social independence is one of the major reasons for growing preference of electric wheelchairs among users. Moreover, electric wheelchairs are known to have a superior quality braking system, especially to prevent wheelchairs from accidentally rolling and are convenient to use, allowing mobility through a simple movement of the joystick. Thus, growing awareness about such features is expected to drive segment growth over the forecast period.
Based on category, the market is divided into adults and pediatric. Adults segment held the largest share in 2020 and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period. This can be attributed to increasing geriatric population globally and associated disorders, requiring mobility devices. Disability in older population due to arthritis pain and/or stiffness in knees, hip, ankle, or foot are also some factors responsible for increase in demand for wheelchairs. Furthermore, increase in the number of types of wheelchairs used by adults-such as Bariatric manual wheelchairs, ultra-light wheelchairs, sport wheelchairs, and transport wheelchairs-is also expected to drive segment growth over the forecast period.
The pediatric segment is also expected to grow significantly owing to growing number of head injuries, cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy, and amputees. In addition, various other disorders such as spina bifida support market growth. As per the Spina Bifida Association, it is one of the most common disabilities for children in the U.S., as eight babies each day are born with split spine disability, requiring kids to use wheelchairs to move around.
Based on application, the global market is segmented into homecare, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and rehabilitation centers. Homecare segment is projected to grow significantly over the forecast period. Use of wheelchairs at home offers patients’ complete freedom of movement and is convenient for all the family members. These are some of the factors anticipated to boost segment growth.
Hospitals segment is also anticipated to grow rapidly owing to increasing medical emergencies that require wheelchairs. For instance, post-surgical procedures aid in increasing demand for wheelchairs. In hospitals, they are mainly used for transportation of patients-from a trip to the hospital, to taking a patient for an MRI, or for a visit to a doctor’s office.
Based on geography, North America dominated the market in 2020 owing to growing geriatric population, increasing adoption of advanced wheelchairs, and rising disabled population. Moreover, presence of large number of market players is also expected to boost the wheelchair market in the region.
Asia Pacific is projected to grow substantially over the forecast period due to improving healthcare infrastructure & facilities and growing government initiatives offering quality mobility devices. In addition, increase in disposable income, rise in awareness about powered & new variants of wheelchairs, and high investments by companies for developing personal mobility aids are some factors expected to propel growth in Asia Pacific. Moreover, increasing government initiatives to provide assistive devices to disabled population are anticipated to boost the market during the forecast period.
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
The Wheelchairs 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 Wheelchairs 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 Wheelchairs market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Wheelchairs market development in United States, Europe and China.
It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Wheelchairs 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 Wheelchairs 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 Wheelchairs 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 Wheelchairs 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 Wheelchairs market companies.
Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Wheelchairs 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 Wheelchairs 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.
Wheelchairs 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 Wheelchairs 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 Wheelchairs 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 Wheelchairs market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Wheelchairs. 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 Wheelchairs. 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 Wheelchairs are as follows:
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