Power Wheelchair, Scooter, and All Terrain VehicleMarket Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2006 to 2012

Report # SH29821482 | 476 Pages | 115 Tables and Figures | 2007

Power Wheelchair, Scooter, and All Terrain Vehicle Market Assessment

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Power Wheelchair, Scooter, and All Terrain Market Shares, Forecasts, and Driving Forces
Healthcare Cost Containment Trends
Reimbursement Drives Healthcare Equipment Industry
Hospital And Home Care Billing Issues
Number Of People In Wheelchairs
Wheelchair Prices
Ultralife Batteries
Medical Equipment Government Regulations
Science And Medical Technology
Thin Film Battery Technological Trends
Wheelchair Technological Trends
Wheelchair Distribution Channels
Market Drivers For Healthcare Cost Containment
Healthcare Equipment Industry

Power Wheelchair, Scooter, and All Terrain Vehicle
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2006 to 2012

Worldwide power wheelchair and scooter all terrain and regular personal vehicle markets have shifted dramatically in the last year. Vehicles are useful as personal vehicles in controlled settings, going beyond medical necessity to personal transport. Most vehicles are paid for by Medicare or private insurance as users are usually not as mobile as they wished.

There is a small proportion of the market that is not paid for by public or private insurance. Scooter and power wheelchair vehicles are used in shopping settings, airports, in gated communities, and for local transport. Scooters and power wheelchairs are evolving a market presence that goes beyond handicapped transport to personal transport.

Forecasts for 2006-2012 indicate the start of fuel cell personal vehicles and electric vehicles with longer lasting travel capability. There is a measurable sub segment of the market that addresses all terrain vehicles.

Power wheelchair and scooter markets are expected to grow as the baby boomers age. The aging of the population is expected to change markets. Older people need more support for continued mobility through disability. Rehabilitation becomes more prevalent.

Power wheelchair, scooter, and all terrain market forecasts indicate strong growth based on new technology and demand from people wanting a vehicle in between a heavy expensive to drive car and a manual wheelchair.

Wheelchair and scooter markets at $1.7 billion in 2005 are expected to grow to $5.3 billion by 2012. Power wheelchairs and scooters provide mobility and move the healthcare delivery system toward the lower cost homecare.

Companies Profiled
Amigo Mobility
Convaid
Convaquip
Drive Medical
Eagle Sportschair
Gendron Inc.
Glide Rehabilitation Products
Graham-Field
Gunnell
Hoveround
Invacare
Magic Mobility
Vestil Manufacturing/Innovation In Motion
Melrose Kiwi Concept Chairs
Merits
Product Design Group
Permobil
Piaggio
Pride Mobility
RGK
Shoprider Mobility Products
Soleus Mobility
Sunrise Medical
Yamaha Motor
Wheelcare Power Mobilizers


Report Methodology

This is the 288th 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 data bases. 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 Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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