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Electric Wheelchair Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2021-2027)

SKU ID : UMI-19274203 | Publishing Date : 07-Oct-2021 | No. of pages : 186

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Global Electric Wheelchair Market was valued at more than US$ 6 million in 2020 and is anticipated to reach ~US$ 12.5 million by 2027 displaying an elevated CAGR of 10.6% over the forecast period (2021-2027). Electric wheelchair or electric-powered wheelchair (EPW), is a wheelchair powered by an electric motor. It is a wheelchair that reduces manual activity or does not require any human assistance to move a wheelchair. This wheelchair comes in various types like center wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and standing electric wheelchair. The wheelchair type is used according to the type of surface and space on which the wheelchair is to be used.
Electric wheelchair is an effective way to alleviate the impact of mobility limitations for aged people, permitting more efficient ambulation over long & short distance along with increased independence. It also comprises headrests, backrests and cushions made of gels, contoured foam and air-filled bladders. An electric wheelchair is generally operated using joysticks or switches that allow users to control the movement and acceleration.
The growth of this market is driven owing to increasing geriatric population, rising healthcare investments focused on geriatric population and unmet needs and increasing product launches and approvals. For instance, Market players are focusing on expanding their product portfolio by launching new products in the market, which is expected to augment the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in May 2021, Quantum Rehab, a global innovator of consumer-inspired complex rehab mobility technologies, launched J4 HD Power Chair offering a 400-pound weight capacity and optional Q4 HD Power Tilt. The J4 HD is engineered for tight-quarter maneuverability and has a narrow base width of 24.25 inches.
One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, and disability prevalence is higher for developing countries. One-fifth of the estimated global total, or between 110 million and 190 million people, experience significant disabilities.
This global estimate for disability is on the rise due to population ageing and the rapid spread of chronic diseases, as well as improvements in the methodologies used to measure disability.
61 million adults in the United States live with a disability out of which 13.7 percent of people with a disability have a mobility disability with serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs. 26 percent (one in 4) of adults in the United States have some type of disability. Besides, the percentage of people living with disabilities is highest in the South.
Invacare Corporation, Sunrise Medical (US) LLC, Permobil Inc., Pride Mobility Products Corporation, Drive Devilbiss Healthcare, Hoveround Corporation, Ottobock Healthcare, 21st Century Scientific, Inc., Meyra GmbH and LEVO AG are some of the prominent players operating in the global electric wheelchair market. Several M&A’s along with partnerships have been undertaken by these players to develop new and advanced products.
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“Amongst product type, center wheel drive segment holds the major share”

On the basis of product

type, the global electric wheelchair market is segregated into center wheel drive, front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, standing electric wheelchair, and others. The center wheel drive segment leads in terms of market share, owing to small turning radius, light front tires, easy maneuvering through narrow spaces, and better stability of center wheel drive.
“Amongst age group, the adult segment holds the major share”
Based on age group, the Electric Wheelchair market is segmented into adult and pediatric. Out of which, the adults segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share in 2020. This dominance is mainly due to the increasing elderly population globally, which forms part of the definition for adults. Adults comprise of individuals from the age group of 18 onwards. Disability in older people due to arthritis pain, or stiffness in a knee, hip, ankle, or foot increases the demand for wheelchairs.
“North America signifies one of the largest markets of Electric Wheelchair market”
For a better understanding of the market dynamics of the Electric Wheelchair market, a detailed analysis was conducted for different regions across the globe including North America (United States, Canada, and the Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Rest of APAC), Rest of World has been conducted. North America is expected to dominate the Electric Wheelchair market due to high investment capacity, better technological assistance, and relaxed government regulations. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to experience the highest growth rate during the forecast period. China and India are the two most populated countries in the Asia-Pacific. With over 241 million Chinese individuals over the age of 60, China is considered an aging economy. Moreover, China produces roughly 75% of the world's electric wheelchairs, owing to the alResearchernum production hubs and major players operating in the country.
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