Impact Analysis of Covid-19

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A lateral transfer is shifting a patient from surface to surface, such as bed to hospital cart, bed to bed, and others. This shifting of patients was carried out by staff members which creates a risk of injury to the healthcare workers’ shoulders and lower back. Hence, use of patient lateral transfer devices such as roller boards, repositioning sheets with use of a ceiling lift, friction-reducing sheets, and air transfer devices decreases the force to complete a lateral transfer which results is less number of musculoskeletal injuries in caregivers.

The demand for patient lateral transfer devices has increased in the recent years due to increasing musculoskeletal injuries in healthcare workers which is expected to drive growth of the patient lateral transfer devices market over the forecast period.

The global patient lateral transfer devices market is estimated to be valued at US$ 266.18 million in 2020 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.4% over the forecast period (2020-2027).

Figure 1. Global Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market Share (%) in terms of Value, By Region, 2019

Patient Lateral Transfer Devices  | Coherent Market Insights

Increasing incidence of musculoskeletal disorders in healthcare workers is expected to propel the market growth over the forecast period

Increasing incidence of musculoskeletal disorders such as tendonitis, low back pain (LBP), and others, is expected to propel growth of the patient lateral transfer devices market over the forecast period. According to the article published in the International Journal of Caring Sciences, in 2017, low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common occupational health problem which leads to serious physical, sensory, and emotional problems for healthcare works, especially nurses. According to the same source, the frequency of lower back pain (LBP) ranges between 40% and 97.9% in nurses.

Figure 2. Global Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market Value Share (%), by Product Type, 2020

Patient Lateral Transfer Devices  | Coherent Market Insights

Increasing launch of new and advanced patient lateral transfer devices is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period

Market players are focusing on enhancing their product portfolio by launching new and advanced patient lateral transfer devices, which is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in February 2017, Sage Products LLC launched Prevalon Mobile Air Transfer System (MATS), developed to provide a safe and easy way for laterally transfer of patients.

COVID-19 Impact on Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market

Increased number of hospitalizations due the COVID-19 outbreak is anticipated to propel the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, April 24, 2020, the rate of hospitalization due to COVID-19, for people of age 65 and above is 95.5 per 100,000. Such high rate of hospitalization has increased the demand of demand of patient lateral transfer devices in the hospitals.  

Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market Restraint

Lack of knowledge of using advanced devices and unavailability of trained personnel to perform lateral transfers limits the use of these devices and can lead to injuries which is likely to hinder the market growth over the forecast period.

Key Players

Major players operating in the global patient lateral transfer devices market include Stryker Corporation, Getinge AB, Airpal, Inc., Hovertech International, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Sizewise, Patient Positioning System LLC, Medline Industries, Inc., EZ Way, Inc., McAuley Medical, Inc, Air-Matt, Inc., Blue Chip Medical Products, Inc., Scan Medical, and Samarit Medical AG.

Healthcare workers and caregivers are susceptible to back injuries and suffer from pain while moving, lifting, and transferring patients from one surface to another. Hence, lateral transfer devices are recommended to reduce friction and avoid musculoskeletal injuries while transferring patients. Transfer assist devices can lower the force exerted by caregivers and improve their posture while transferring partially or totally dependent patients. The demand for lateral transfer devices has increased in the recent years due to rising incidence of musculoskeletal disorders such as lower back pain (LBP) in healthcare workers. According to an article published in the Medicine Science International Medical Journal in 2018, approximately 79.5% of nurses suffer from musculoskeletal disorders in Turkey.  Hence, such high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in healthcare workers is expected to propel growth of the patient lateral transfer devices market.

Market Dynamics

Increasing incidence of musculoskeletal disorders such as lower back pain (LBP) in healthcare workers is anticipated to propel the market growth over the forecast period. According to an article published in the Medicine Science International Medical Journal in 2018, the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in nurse may vary from between 33.0% to 88.0% globally. The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in nurses is approximately 84.0% in Estonia.

Moreover, Market players are focusing on various inorganic growth strategies such as agreements and partnerships in order strengthen their market presence which is expected to drive growth of the global patient lateral transfer devices market over the forecast period. For instance, in March 2017, Sizewise—a manufacturer of bariatric and non-bariatric medical equipment including bed frames, therapeutic mattresses, and mobility items—entered in a distribution partnership with HoverTech International—a company focused on air-assisted patient handling technologies. Through this agreement, Sizewise obtained the rights to distribute Long Term Care (LTC) products of HoverTech. The Long Term Care (LTC) of HoverTech reduces the risk of musculoskeletal injuries to caregivers while transferring and repositioning of patients.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global patient lateral transfer devices market, and provides market size (US$ Mn) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2020–2027), considering 2019 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices 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 key players
  • It profiles key players in the global patient lateral transfer devices market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, market presence, distribution strategies, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Stryker Corporation, Getinge AB, Airpal Inc., Hovertech International, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Sizewise, Patient Positioning System LLC, Medline Industries Inc., EZ Way Inc., McAuley Medical Inc., Air-Matt Inc., Blue Chip Medical Products, Inc., Scan Medical, and Samarit Medical AG
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global patient lateral transfer devices market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global patient lateral transfer devices market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market, By Product Type:
    • Air Assisted Transfer Device
      • Regular Mattresses
      • Split-leg Mattresses
      • Half Mattresses
    • Slide Sheets
    • Transfer Accessories
  • Global Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market, By Material Type:
    • Single Patient Use
    • Reusable
  • Global Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market, By End User:
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
    • Others
  • Global Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Product Type:
        • Air Assisted Transfer Device
          • Regular Mattresses
          • Split-leg Mattresses
          • Half Mattresses
        • Slide Sheets
        • Transfer Accessories
      • By Material Type
        • Single Patient Use
        • Reusable  
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • By Product Type:
        • Air Assisted Transfer Device
          • Regular Mattresses
          • Split-leg Mattresses
          • Half Mattresses
        • Slide Sheets
        • Transfer Accessories
      • By Material Type
        • Single Patient Use
        • Reusable 
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • By Product Type:
        • Air Assisted Transfer Device
          • Regular Mattresses
          • Split-leg Mattresses
          • Half Mattresses
        • Slide Sheets
        • Transfer Accessories
      • By Material Type
        • Single Patient Use
        • Reusable 
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Product Type:
        • Air Assisted Transfer Device
          • Regular Mattresses
          • Split-leg Mattresses
          • Half Mattresses
        • Slide Sheets
        • Transfer Accessories
      • By Material Type
        • Single Patient Use
        • Reusable 
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • By Product Type:
        • Air Assisted Transfer Device
          • Regular Mattresses
          • Split-leg Mattresses
          • Half Mattresses
        • Slide Sheets
        • Transfer Accessories
      • By Material Type
        • Single Patient Use
        • Reusable 
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Product Type:
        • Air Assisted Transfer Device
          • Regular Mattresses
          • Split-leg Mattresses
          • Half Mattresses
        • Slide Sheets
        • Transfer Accessories
      • By Material Type
        • Single Patient Use
        • Reusable 
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Others
      • By Country/Region:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Stryker Corporation *
      • Company Overview
      • Material Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Highlights
      • Market Strategies
    • Getinge AB
    • Airpal, Inc.
    • Hovertech International
    • Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.
    • Sizewise
    • Patient Positioning System LLC
    • Medline Industries, Inc.
    • EZ Way, Inc.
    • Mcauley Medical, Inc.
    • Air-Matt, Inc.
    • Blue Chip Medical Products, Inc.
    • Scan Medical
    • Samarit Medical AG

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

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Product Type
      • Market Snippet, By Material Type
      • 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
    • Key Developments
    • PEST Analysis
    • COVID 19 Impact on the Market
    • COVID 19 Impact on Medical Devices Industry
  4. Global Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2020 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Air Assisted Transfer Device
      •  Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • Regular Mattresses
        • Split-leg Mattresses
        • Half Mattresses
    • Slide Sheets
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Transfer Accessories
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
  5. Global Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market, By Material Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2020 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Single Patient Use
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Reusable  
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
  6. Global Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2020 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Hospitals
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
  7. Global Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market, By Region, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2020 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, For Regions, 2017–2027
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country/Region, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Stryker Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Getinge AB
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Airpal, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Hovertech International
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Sizewise
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Patient Positioning System LLC
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Medline Industries, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • EZ Way, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • McAuley Medical, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Air-Matt, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Blue Chip Medical Products, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Scan Medical
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Samarit Medical AG
        • Company Overview
        • Device Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
    • Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global patient lateral transfer devices market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 266.18 million in 2020 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.4% between 2020 and 2027.
The increasing incidence of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, rising number of product launches and acquisitions and agreements are driving the patient lateral transfer devices market growth.
Air assisted transfer device segment held major market share in 2019, owing to increasing technological advancements in patient lateral transfer devices during the forecast period.
North America patient lateral transfer devices market is expected to generate highest revenue share during the forecast period
Major factors hampering growth of the market include lack of knowledge of using advanced devices and unavailability of trained personnel to perform lateral transfers.
Major players operating in the global patient lateral transfer devices market include Stryker Corporation, Getinge AB, Airpal, Inc., Hovertech International, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Sizewise, Patient Positioning System LLC, and others.
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