North America Wheelchair Market Research Report, 2028

North America Wheelchair Market Research Report, 2028

Actual Market Research 31-03-2023 100 Pages Figures : 12 Tables : 21 Region : North America Category : Consumer Goods & Services Household Goods

1. Medline Industries, Inc.

2. Invacare Corporation

3. Karma Healthcare Limited

4. 21st Century Scientifics

5. ridedesigns


Aging is regarded as the most significant risk factor for the development of chronic conditions. As a result of the growing geriatric population, the prevalence of chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, arthritis, and other lifestyle disorders is expected to rise, thereby boosting market growth. The elderly continue to be the primary target population for personal mobility devices such as wheelchairs in North America. When walking is impossible due to injury, illness, or disability, patients use wheelchairs. Depending on the patient's needs, different types of wheelchairs are available on the market. There are numerous wheelchairs available, each with its own set of control mechanisms, propulsion method, and technology. Over the last decade, there has been a significant effort in the North American region to develop a wheelchair. The increased use of highly advanced techniques and systems in wheelchair manufacturing, as well as technological advancements in the wheelchair segment, are expected to drive market growth in the North American region in the coming years. Permobil, a leading advanced medical technology company, introduced the SmartDrive PushTracker E2, an advanced power assist system for manual wheelchairs, in December 2019. The system improves users' ability to move on uneven surfaces, reducing the risk of shoulder strain injuries. Furthermore, Invacare Corporation launched the Invacare AVIVA FX Power Wheelchair in March 2020, with best-in-class design, technology, and performance. Such technological advancements are likely to usher in new trends in the wheelchair market in the coming years. According to the research report, "North America Wheelchair Market Research Report, 2028," published by Actual Market Research, the market was valued at USD 2 billion in 2022. In North America, where accessibility and mobility are important factors in everyday life, a wheelchair can allow someone to participate in various activities and engage with their community, such as going to work, attending school, shopping, and socializing. Additionally, accessibility laws in North America require buildings, public transportation, and other facilities to be wheelchair accessible, making it important for individuals with mobility limitations to have access to a wheelchair to fully participate in society. The market growth in North America is largely attributed to a large target population and increased adoption of advanced wheelchairs. Furthermore, the presence of many market participants in the region will boost market growth during the forecast period. Improvements in government-implemented funding mechanisms to assist patients in need of long-term care are also expected to support market growth. As per the research, in 2021, around 61 million adults in the United States would be living with some disability. These disabilities are more common among older individuals, with almost half of those aged 75 and older living with a disability, which is expected to increase the demand for wheelchairs across North America. Based on the report, the market is segmented into two product types, including electric and powered wheel chairs and manual wheel chairs. Among them, electric and powered wheelchairs will lead the market in 2022. In North America, electric or powered wheelchairs are becoming increasingly popular due to advances in technology and the growing aging population. Electric or powered wheelchairs offer greater independence and ease of mobility compared to manual wheelchairs. They come in a variety of types and designs to suit the specific needs of individuals with mobility challenges in North America. There are currently over 2.5 Million wheelchair users in the United States. The powered and manual mobility markets globally (with the US being the largest regional market) are projected to grow exponentially due to aging baby boomers and increasing longevity. In North America, there is a growing awareness of the importance of accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Many public places, such as airports, shopping malls, and public transportation, now have wheelchair-accessible facilities, making it easier for individuals to use electric or powered wheelchairs in public spaces. While they are becoming increasingly popular in North America, manual wheelchairs are still in high demand. The growth of manual wheelchairs in North America is due to several factors, including affordability, portability, durability, independence, and flexibility. Manual wheelchairs are designed to be lightweight and easy to transport, making them a popular choice for individuals who are always on the go or who travel frequently. According to the research report, the market is segmented into three major countries, including the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Among them, the United States is leading the market with over 80% market share in 2022. According to the World Bank data, the number of people over the age of 65 was over USD 56 Million in the United States in 2021. In 2022, this number was expected to exceed USD 59 Million. The wheelchair market in the USA is a growing and competitive industry, driven by advances in technology, the growing aging population, and the increasing prevalence of disabilities. The market is expected to continue to grow in the coming years as more individuals seek greater independence and accessibility. In addition to manual and powered wheelchairs, the US wheelchair market also includes other mobility aids such as mobility scooters, walkers, and crutches. These products are designed to provide greater independence and ease of mobility for individuals with disabilities or limited mobility. The government of the United States has launched numerous programs to help individuals living with disabilities, which will propel market growth. Rapidly evolving technological improvements in wheelchairs and the development of other products, such as powered wheelchairs, by several companies are expected to boost wheelchair sales in the future. In addition, the government's increased measures to improve the accessibility of modern wheelchairs in low-resource countries are likely to drive market growth. The rapid progression of the elderly population in the region and their dependence on assistive mobility technology are expected to advance the expansion of the market in the North American region. Government initiatives such as the US National Institute of Health's 'Home and Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions to Improve the Health of Wheelchair Users,' the CDC's Disability and Health Promotion Branch's 'Improving the Health of People with Mobility Limitations and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities through State-based Public Health Programs,' and similar programs focus on the fitness, function, and quality of life of wheelchair users. Thus, rising awareness of the importance of wheelchairs as well as increased investment in the healthcare sector are expected to drive market growth in this region. The rapid increase in spinal cord injuries among the elderly is expected to significantly fuel market sales during the forecast period. Every year in the United States, approximately 17,930 new spinal cord injuries occur, with automobile accidents being the leading cause of injury. Furthermore, demand for wheelchairs is expected to rise during the forecast period due to an increase in the prevalence of walking difficulties across all age groups and an increase in the frequency of lower extremity injuries. The introduction of battery-powered electric wheelchairs is expected to provide users with more significant assistance. Along with design enhancements, there has been significant progress in storing and connecting the device to the patient's medical history. Based on the application, the North American market is segmented into homecare, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and rehabilitation centers. Among them, rehabilitation centers will lead the market in 2022 with over 30% market share. Wheelchairs are an essential component of rehabilitation centers in North America. Rehabilitation centers typically provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other forms of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities or injuries. Wheelchairs are often used to facilitate mobility and improve physical function for these individuals. However, ASCs are outpatient medical facilities that provide same-day surgical care, and patients may require wheelchairs for a variety of reasons, such as recovering from surgery, mobility impairments, or temporary injuries. In ASCs, wheelchairs are used to transport patients from the waiting room to the surgical area and then to the recovery area after the surgery is complee. They are also used to move patients to and from the restroom and to help patients move around the facility. Wheelchairs are used to transport patients within the hospital or clinic and provide mobility to patients who are recovering from surgeries or other medical procedures in North America. Also, many individuals with disabilities or limited mobility rely on wheelchairs to move around their homes and perform daily tasks. The presence of a large number of market players in the North America region is projected to boost the market's growth during the forecast period. A lot of small enterprises are coming up with specialized wheelchairs to cater to niche audiences. For example, in January 2020, Segway, Inc., a U.S.-based startup, launched an egg-shaped pod that allows people to sit while effortlessly cruising around campuses, theme parks, airports, and even cities. This pod is also suitable for people who require wheelchair assistance and has a top speed of 24 miles per hour. Further, Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has recently announced the release of the C+walk S, a pedestrian mobility-assistance model that is the second in the new C+walk mobility series. The C-Walk S will go on sale at Toyota automobile dealers and be offered at rental and leasing stores from March 20, 2023. Toyota has continued to offer customers a variety of options in order to bring "Mobility for All." It provides mobility options for every stage of life, from the C+pod, which can be used as local transportation, to the C+walk series, which can be used on sidewalks. The creation of a more mobile society centered on people is at the heart of this approach. The North American wheelchair market is evolving rapidly, with new trends emerging to meet the changing needs and preferences of wheelchair users. Increasingly, individuals with mobility challenges are looking for wheelchairs that are tailored to their specific needs. Manufacturers are responding by offering more customizable options, such as adjustable seating, leg rests, and backrests. Further, the demand for lightweight and portable wheelchairs is increasing, particularly among younger wheelchair users who are active and want to be able to travel easily with their mobility aids. Manufacturers are developing new materials and designs to make wheelchairs more lightweight and portable without sacrificing durability or comfort. On the other hand, smart wheelchairs are emerging as a new trend in the North American wheelchair market. These wheelchairs are equipped with sensors and technology that can provide real-time feedback on the user's posture, pressure points, and movements. This data can be used to help prevent pressure sores, improve posture, and reduce fatigue. Wheelchair manufacturers are increasingly integrating technology into their products, such as Bluetooth connectivity, GPS tracking, and voice controls. This makes it easier for users to stay connected and control their wheelchair using their smartphones or other devices. There is a growing awareness of the importance of sustainability in the North American wheelchair market. Manufacturers are developing more eco-friendly materials and production processes, and some are even offering recycling programs for old or damaged wheelchairs. Recent Developments: • In 2021, Sunrise Medical, a global manufacturer of mobility products, announced the acquisition of Oracing, a Spanish company specializing in custom-made sports wheelchairs. The acquisition expands Sunrise Medical's product portfolio and strengthens its position in the sports and recreation wheelchair market. • In 2021, Quantum Rehab, a leading manufacturer of power wheelchairs, announced the launch of its Quantum iLevel Power Chairs with Safe-Tilt technology. The new technology provides additional stability and safety for users, especially when navigating uneven terrain or slopes. • In 2020, Top End, a division of Invacare Corporation, announced the launch of its Top End Force CC Handcycle, a high-performance handcycle designed for athletes and individuals with disabilities. The Force CC Handcycle is made with lightweight materials and is highly customizable to meet the specific needs of each user. • In 2020, Invacare Corporation announced the launch of its Invacare Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator. The Platinum Mobile is a portable oxygen concentrator that is designed to be used by people with respiratory issues, including those who use wheelchairs. Companies Mentioned in this Report: Karma Medical Products Co., Ltd., Aquila Corporation, Ride Designs, Hoveround Corporation, Invacare Corporation, Levo AG, Matia Mobility, Medline, Permobil AB, Pride Mobility Products Corporation, Sunrise Medical LLC, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Etac AB, DEKA Research & Development Corp, Eagle Sportschairs LLC., Eurovema AB Considered in this report • Geography: North America • Historic year: 2017 • Base year: 2022 • Estimated year: 2023 • Forecast year: 2028 Aspects covered in this report • North America wheelchair market with its value and forecast along with its segments • Country-wise wheelchair market analysis • Various drivers and challenges • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation Countries covered in the report: • United States • Canada • Mexico By Product type: • Electric & Powered Wheelchair • Manual Wheelchair By Category Type: • Adult • Paediatric By Application Type: • Homecare • Hospitals • Ambulatory Surgical Centers • Rehabilitation Centers The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to Wheelchair industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

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