Power Wheelchairs and Personal Mobility: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016 to 2022

$4100 - Single Copy or $8200 - Web Posting | Report # SH267776999 | 627 Pages | 350 Tables and Figures | 2016


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  • Key Topics
  • Power Wheelchair
  • Indoor Maneuverability
  • Outdoor Mobility Performance
  • Center-Wheel Drive
  • Personal Mobility
  • Dynamic Suspension
  • Torque Power Wheelchair
  • Rehab Seat
  • Rehab Power Wheelchair
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Folding Power Wheelchair
  • Low End Standard Power Wheelchair
  • High End Standard Power Wheelchair
  • Low End Custom Power Wheelchair
  • High End Custom Power Wheelchair
  • Clinical Criteria
  • Marketing Globally

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LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (May 22, 2016) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Power Wheelchairs and Personal Mobility: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016 to 2022.  The 2016 study has 627 pages, 350 tables and figures.  Worldwide Power Wheelchairs and Personal Mobility markets are poised to achieve significant growth because the devices provide mobility and significant health benefits for users.  

The power wheelchair mobile platform is modular, integrating various components.  Modular systems are developed in the context of consideration of probable specifications for the interaction of system components.  Power wheelchairs are used to make people who have difficulty walking independently mobile.

The power wheelchair systems are characterized by front wheel drive, center wheel drive, and rear wheel drive, accommodating demand for different driving handling characteristics under different conditions.   Vendors provide power wheelchairs that are used in indoor and outdoor environments.  Designs take into consideration users with mild, moderate, and severe mobility restrictions.  Users come from both the disabled and older age groups.  

The core of a mobile platform is an integration system that supports adapting to numerous requirements.  Modules implement payload, safety, and automatic docking.  A power wheelchair platform is a combination of existing technology and autonomous robotic software.  Mid IR sensor systems provide new monitoring capability.  Movement sensor systems depend on microprocessor technology and specialized operating systems.  Real time software is providing increased functionality for power wheelchairs.  

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the study, “Reimbursement drives power wheelchair markets.”  As people and governments pay for medical insurance more money is available for medical treatment and equipment.  

Reimbursement pressures persist in the U.S. market.   Some customers are beginning to directly source select lifestyle products to secure a low-cost advantage.  Increasing market share has been achieved by providing value to the customers.  Suspension systems, skin protection, quality, performance, durability, and clinical benefits are issues for patients.  

The technical expertise of the sales force, the effectiveness of the distribution system, the strength of the dealers, and the availability of prompt and reliable service for products are issues that need to be addressed to achieve competitive advantage.

Invacare leads the market

The government provides people over age 65 with medical insurance in the US.  In many parts of the developed world, there is complete medical coverage provided by the government, though working people tend to supplement government coverage with medical insurance.  Power wheelchair users may be eligible to receive a power chair at little to no cost.   Vendors research the qualifications and negotiate the payments for many potential power wheelchair users.  

As the population ages, people are more frail and need assistance for mobility.  Hospital and homecare wheelchair technology is evolving to give people with disabilities more mobility. Mobility depends on a wheelchair that is fit to purpose.  Are people going to move themselves?  Are they going to be inside or outside?  Is the wheelchair used for traveling by car?  Many issues impact the choice of a wheelchair, including cost and reimbursement availability.

Power wheelchair markets are poised to create the ability for people to get more exercise and impact the healthcare delivery industry.  By encouraging mobility of people who were previously bed ridden, the quality of life rises significantly.  Wheelchairs impact care delivery, permitting the patient to control mobility for the rehabilitation efforts.  Power wheel chairs give patients the ability to control movement.  

Transport power wheelchairs are used for permitting patients to go from home by auto to another place.  Patients and family gain more control over care delivery with the availability of rehabilitation and travel with power transport wheelchairs.  Care can be delivered in familiar settings.  

Power wheelchair markets at $1.5 billion in 2015 are anticipated to reach $2.4 billion in 2022.  Market growth comes in large part from demand for mobility from people who might otherwise be bedridden.  The aging of the population is creating a growing pool of people that need power wheelchairs.  

The technical expertise of the sales force, the effectiveness of the distribution system, the strength of the dealers, and the availability of prompt and reliable service for products are issues that need to be addressed to achieve competitive advantage.  Invacare leads the market

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WinterGreen Research is an independent research organization funded by the sale of market research studies all over the world and by the implementation of ROI models that are used to calculate the total cost of ownership of equipment, services, and software.  The company has 35 distributors worldwide, including Global Information Info Shop, Market Research.com, Research and Markets, and Thompson Financial.  WinterGreen Research is positioned to help customers facing challenges that define the modern enterprises. The increasingly global nature of science, technology and engineering is a reflection of the implementation of the globally integrated enterprise.  Customers trust wintergreen research to work alongside them to ensure the success of the participation in a particular market segment.

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Companies Profiled
Market Leaders
  • Invacare
  • Pride
  • Permobil
  • Meyra
  • Sunrise / Handicare
  • Drive
Market Participants
  • 21ST Century Scientific
  • ADI
  • Aquila Corporation
  • Aspen Seating, Llc / Ride Designs
  • C.T.M. Homecare Product, Inc.
  • Dane Technologies / Levo AG
  • Drive Medical
  • Eagle
  • EASE Seating System
  • Graham Field
  • Graham-Field / Everest & Jennings
  • GeckoSystems International
  • Golden Technologies
  • HeartWay
  • Hoveround
  • Innovation In Motion
  • Karma Wheelchairs
  • Karman
  • Linix
  • Medline
  • Merits
  • Medort Group / Meyra
  • Levo
  • Nissin / Colours
  • Permobil / Roho
  • Otto Bock
  • Revolution Mobility
  • Shoprider
  • TiLite
  • Whill
  • Whirlwind Wheelchair International

Report Methodology

This is the 677th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary databases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

$4100 - Single Copy or $8200 - Web Posting | Report # SH267776999 | 627 Pages | 350 Tables and Figures | 2016


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