Electric Wheelchair Market, By Product Type (Rear Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive, Center Wheel Drive, and Standing Electric Wheelchair), By End Users (Home Care Settings, Hospitals/Clinics, and Others), By Region - Size, Share, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2018-2026

  • Published On : May 2019 |
  • Pages : 228 Pages |
  • Format : CMI Insight PPT Format CMI Insight PDF Format

Electric Wheelchair Market Insights

Increasing prevalence of physical disability is expected to increase demand for mobility solutions such as wheelchairs, which in turn would contribute to growth of the electric wheelchair market. For instance, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017, there were around 38.2 million adults with physical functioning difficulty and accounted for 15.5% of total global disability. Moreover, increasing number of road accidents resulting in permanent disability, are expected to drive the electrical wheelchair market growth. According to Association for Safe International Road Travel, around 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year globally, of which 20 to 50 million are injured or disabled.

The Global Electric Wheelchair Market was valued at US$ 2,911.5 Mn in 2018, and is expected to witness a CAGR of 17.1% during the forecast period (2018 – 2026).

Figure 1. Global Electric Wheelchair Market value Analysis (US$ Mn) and Forecast & Y-o-Y Growth (%)

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)

Increasing number of product launches is expected to drive growth of the Electric Wheelchair Market

Increasing initiatives by key players in development of pediatric powered wheelchairs are expected to show significant growth in the pediatric segment of the electric wheelchair market.

For instance, in January 2015, Sunrise Medical (U.S.) LLC introduced new Zippie ZM-310 pediatric power wheelchair featuring the smallest mid-wheel-drive base. The product was revised and updated as per the ANSI/RESNA standards.

Moreover, in 2014, Invacare Corporation launched a new Invacare Fox electric wheelchair. It is designed to enable adult users to maximize independence in everyday life. Fox electric wheelchair provides considerable maneuverability indoors, and traction outdoors.

However, high cost of electrical wheelchairs and lack of awareness about such products among the lower middle income population may negatively impact the market size. For instance, the price of Heartway P13 Vision power wheelchair developed by EV RIDER LLC is US$ 3,699.00, which is unaffordable for people with average income.

Electric Wheelchair Market- Regional Analysis

Regional segmentation of the global electric wheelchair market comprises North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

North America is anticipated to witness significant electric wheelchair market share, owing to initiatives by market players to establish their product portfolio in North American countries. For instance, in August 2018, Sunrise Medical LLC acquired Magic Mobility, a manufacturer of powered wheelchairs. With this acquisition, Sunrise Medical LLC aims to include powered wheelchairs in their product portfolio.

Asia Pacific is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to increasing investments by manufacturers in order to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in September 2018, Whill Inc., a Tokyo-based company, raised around US$ 44.5 million from 13 companies. Moreover, the company sold its first product, Model A, in 2014 and second product Model Ci in April 2017 in the U.S.

Europe is also expected to have meteoric growth in the electric wheelchair market, owing to increasing number of physically-challenged people in the region. For instance, according to the Family Resources Survey, 2016-17, there were 13.9 million physically-challenged people in the U.K., out of which children accounted for 8% and working age adults and pension age adults accounted for 19% and 45%, respectively.

Figure 2: Global Electric Wheelchair Market Value (US$ Mn), By Region

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)

Electric Wheelchair Market - Competitive Landscape

Key players operating in the electric wheelchair market include Invacare Corporation Sunrise Medical, Permobil, Pride Mobility Products Corporation, Drive Devilbiss Healthcare, Hoveround Corporation, Ottobock Healthcare, 21st Century Scientific, Inc., Meyra GmbH, LEVO AG, and Merits Co. Ltd.

Technological advancements in electric wheelchairs to improve medical conditions such as physical disability caused due to lower limbs dysfunction by providing easy mobility, is expected to boost growth of the electric wheelchair market. Manual wheelchairs are designed to overcome mobility issue in physically disabled people. However, a manual wheelchair has proven to be a difficult task as it may cause fatigue. Thus, people are shifting towards electric wheelchairs as they offer easy mobility and are associated with multiple functions, including wireless programming and remote monitoring. Rising number of disability cases caused by factors such as increasing number of spinal cord injuries, meningitis, and workplace injuries among others, are expected to increase demand for electric wheelchairs.

Market Dynamics

Increasing product launches of high-technology electric wheelchairs is expected to drive growth of the electric wheelchair market. For instance, in December 2017, Quantum Rehab’s front wheel drive electric wheelchair, 4Front Power Base, was launched in the U.K. and Ireland. The 4Front is equipped with independent, automotive-grade Smooth Ride Suspension (SRS) that provides comfort and ride quality. Moreover, in May 2017, Numotion, a provider of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT), developed Tek RMD (Robotic Mobilization Device), a motorized standing wheelchair and made available in the U.S.

Collaborations by the key players in order to enhance their wheelchair product portfolio is contributing to growth of the electric wheelchair market. For instance, in September 2014, Ottobock collaborated with MND Association and launched the new B400 Neuro Power Wheelchair, a new power wheelchair designed for people with motor neurone disease (MND). The B400 Neuro Power Wheelchair was developed as part of a MND Association initiative funded by the Department of Health, England.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the electric wheelchair market size (US$ Mn), and cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR (%)) for the forecast period: 2018 – 2026, considering 2018, as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global electric wheelchair market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments, and strategies
  • Key players covered as a part of this study include Invacare Corporation Sunrise Medical, Permobil, Pride Mobility Products Corporation, Drive Devilbiss Healthcare, Hoveround Corporation, Ottobock Healthcare, 21st Century Scientific, Inc., Meyra GmbH, LEVO AG, and Merits Co. Ltd.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decisions with respect to future product launches, governmental initiatives, technological up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global electric wheelchair market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry, including investors, product manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of the electric wheelchair market, research and consulting firms, new entrants, and financial analysts

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global  Electric Wheelchair Market, By Modality
    • Center Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
    • Front Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
    • Standing Electric Wheelchair
    • Rear Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
  • Global  Electric Wheelchair Market, By Age Group
    • Pediatric
    • Adult
  • Global  Electric Wheelchair Market, By End User:
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
    • Home Care Settings
    • Others
  • Global  Electric Wheelchair Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
      • By Modality
        • Center Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
        • Front Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
        • Standing Electric Wheelchair
        • Rear Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
      • By Age Group:
        • Pediatric
        • Adult
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Home Care Settings
        • Others
    • Europe
      • By Country:
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
      • By Modality
        • Center Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
        • Front Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
        • Standing Electric Wheelchair
        • Rear Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
      • By Age Group:
        • Pediatric
        • Adult
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Home Care Settings
        • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country:
        • Australia
        • India
        • China
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
      • By Modality
        • Center Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
        • Front Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
        • Standing Electric Wheelchair
        • Rear Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
      • By Age Group:
        • Pediatric
        • Adult
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Home Care Settings
        • Others
    • Latin America
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
      • By Modality
        • Center Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
        • Front Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
        • Standing Electric Wheelchair
        • Rear Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
      • By Age Group:
        • Pediatric
        • Adult
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Home Care Settings
        • Others
    • Middle East
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
      • By Modality
        • Center Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
        • Front Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
        • Standing Electric Wheelchair
        • Rear Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
      • By Age Group:
        • Pediatric
        • Adult
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Home Care Settings
        • Others
    • Africa
      • By Country:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
      • By Modality
        • Center Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
        • Front Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
        • Standing Electric Wheelchair
        • Rear Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
      • By Age Group:
        • Pediatric
        • Adult
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Home Care Settings
        • Others
  • Company Profiles
      • Invacare Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Sunrise Medical
      • Permobil
      • Pride Mobility Products Corporation
      • Drive Devilbiss Healthcare
      • Hoveround Corporation
      • Ottobock Healthcare
      • 21st Century Scientific, Inc.
      • Meyra GmbH
      • LEVO AG
      • Merits Co. Ltd.

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Overview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Modality
      • Market Snippet, By Age Group
      • Market Snippet, By End User
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • Market Trends
    • Key Developments
    • Technology Advancements
    • Historical Overview
    • Merger and Acquisition
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • PORTER’S Five Forces
    • PEST Analysis
  4. Global Electric Wheelchair Market, By Modality, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Center Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Front Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Standing Electric Wheelchairs
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Rear Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Electric Wheelchair Market, By Age Group, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Pediatric
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Adult
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Electric Wheelchair Market, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Hospitals
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Ambulatory Surgical Center
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Home Care Settings
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
  7. Global Electric Wheelchair Market, By Regions, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2017 – 2026
      • Regional Trends
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By  Modality, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By  Age Group, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By  Modality, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By  Age Group, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By  Modality, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By  Age Group, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By  Modality, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By  Age Group, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By  Modality, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By  Age Group, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Northern Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By  Modality, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By  Age Group, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • GCC Countries
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • Invacare Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Sunrise Medical
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Permobil
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Pride Mobility Products Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Drive Devilbiss Healthcare
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Hoveround Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Ottobock Healthcare
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • 21st Century Scientific, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Meyra GmbH
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • LEVO AG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Merits Co. Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
    • Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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