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South Africa Wheelchair Market Research Report, 2028

South Africa Wheelchair Market Research Report, 2028

Actual Market Research 31-03-2023 58 Pages Figures : 4 Tables : 11 Region : MEA Country : United Arab Emirates Category : Consumer Goods & Services Household Goods

The unique thing about the South African wheelchair is that it was originally invented as a low-cost solution to provide mobility to disabled individuals living in rural areas of South Africa. The first prototype was created in 1990 by a group of volunteers at the University of Stellenbosch in response to the needs of a local farmer who had become paralyzed. The design of the South African wheelchair also includes several unique features that make it well-suited for use in rural areas. For example, the wide wheels are able to navigate rough terrain, and the large push rims allow for easy propulsion, even when the user is wearing gloves or has limited hand mobility. The South African wheelchair has been embraced by communities around the country as a low-cost alternative to expensive, high-tech wheelchairs. Many organizations and individuals have replicated the design, and there are now a number of variations of the original South African wheelchair being used in other countries. According to the research report "The South Africa Wheelchair Market Research Report, 2028," published by Actual Market Research, the South Africa wheelchair market was valued at more than USD 61 million in 2022. The South African wheelchair market is segmented into two types; Electric wheelchairs and the manual wheelchair; a manual wheelchair is a mobility aid that is moved by hand, either by the user or by a sitter. It is intended to help those who struggle to walk or move around independently due to a physical impairment, injury, or illness. A manual wheelchair is controlled by the user sitting in the chair and pushing the wheels and turning the chair in any direction with the strength of their upper bodies. The brakes on the chair can be used by the user to slow or halt the chair's motion in South Africa. A mobility assistance that is driven by an electric motor is an electric wheelchair, commonly referred to as a wheel chair. It is intended to help those who are not capable of walking or moving around independently due to many physical problems. Sitting in the chair and controlling the wheelchair's motions using a joystick or control panel constitutes operating an electric wheelchair. The electric wheelchair is more costly than the manual wheelchair. The South African people use manual wheelchairs more because they are generally more affordable than powered or electric wheelchairs, which make them a more practical option for many people in South Africa who may not have access to adequate healthcare or financial resources. The terrain and infrastructure in many parts of South Africa can be challenging for powered or electric wheelchairs. Many rural areas have unpaved roads and uneven terrain, which can make it difficult for electric wheelchairs to navigate safely. Manual wheelchairs, on the other hand, are designed to be more rugged and durable and are better suited for these types of conditions. There are certain recent developments in the wheelchair market in South Africa, like the Smart Wheelchair Technology. A South African start-up called Smart Blade has developed a "smart" wheelchair attachment that uses artificial intelligence to help users navigate through crowded areas and avoid obstacles. The attachment is designed to be compatible with most manual wheelchairs and uses sensors and algorithms to provide real-time feedback to the user. Adjustable seating has Many wheelchair manufacturers in South Africa are now incorporating adjustable seating into their designs, which allows users to customize the fit and comfort of their chairs. This can help to prevent pressure sores and other discomforts associated with prolonged sitting. The South African government has taken certain initiatives regarding the wheelchair market. The NHI is a government-led initiative aimed at providing universal healthcare coverage for all South Africans, including disabled individuals. As part of this initiative, the government provides financial support for the provision of assistive devices, including wheelchairs, to those who cannot afford them. Each year in November, the South African government observes National Disability Rights Awareness Month, which is aimed at promoting awareness of the rights and needs of disabled individuals. As part of this initiative, the government promotes access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities for disabled individuals, including those who require assistive devices such as wheelchairs. The South African government has implemented several programs aimed at providing assistive devices, including wheelchairs, to disabled individuals. For example, the Department of Social Development provides financial assistance to disabled individuals who require assistive devices, while the National Council for Persons with Disabilities works to ensure that wheelchairs and other assistive devices are available and accessible to all disabled individuals. Considered in this report • Geography: South Africa • Historic year: 2017 • Base year: 2022 • Estimated year: 2023 • Forecast year: 2028 Aspects covered in this report • South Africa Wheelchair Market with its value and forecast along with its segments • Various drivers and challenges • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation By Product Type: • Electric & Powered Wheelchair • Manual Wheelchair By Electric & Powered wheelchair: • Central Wheel Drive • Front Wheel Drive • Rear Wheel Drive • Others (Standing Power Wheelchair, Pediatric Power Wheelchair, Portable Power Wheelchairs, Elevating-Seat Capable Power Wheelchairs, Heavy Duty Power Wheelchairs, etc.) By Categories: • Adult • Pediatric By Application: • Homecare • Hospitals • Ambulatory Surgical Center • Rehabilitation Centres By Function: • Basic Wheelchair • Sport Wheelchair • Bariatric Wheelchair • Others(Standing Wheelchair, Reclining Wheelchair, Foldable Wheelchair, Beach Wheelchairs, Three-wheeled Wheelchairs, Dog Wheelchairs, etc.) 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 list out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, and annual reports of companies, analyzing 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 conducting trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers into regional aspects, tier aspects, age groups, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience: This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to the Office Chair 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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