Pressure Relief Devices Market, by Device Type (Low-tech Devices (Foam-based Devices, Air-based Devices, Gel-based Devices, and Other Devices), High-tech Devices (Air Therapy Devices and Kinetic Bed)), and by Region - Global Forecast to 2026

  • Published On : May 2018 |
  • Pages : 180 Pages |
  • Format : CMI Insight PPT Format CMI Insight PDF Format

Market Insights – Pressure Relief Devices Market

Pressure relief devices are utilized to prevent occurrence of pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers, also known as pressure sores, decubitus ulcers or bed sore, cause localized damage to skin and underlying tissues due to prolonged pressure on skin, thereby causing pain and irritation. Pressure ulcers develop at various bony sites on the body such as back, hip, shoulder blades, lower back tailbone, heels, ankles, and skin behind the knees. Constant pressure on one part of the body leads to lack of oxygen and other essential supplies (Sodium, Potassium), which results in swelling and eventual death of tissue in the affected part. Most vulnerable people for pressure ulcers are bedridden patients or those with limited mobility in certain parts of body. These patients mostly include the geriatric population who require palliative care and patients suffering from terminal illness, severe traumas (brain injury), or those in coma, that require prolonged hospital stay. Pressure relief devices help these patients by redistributing the pressure from one part to another, thereby promoting the balanced supply of oxygen. This in turn, helps cure and also prevent pressure ulcers.

The global pressure relief devices market was valued at US$ 2.95 billion in 2017 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period (2018–2026).

Figure 1. Global Pressure Relief Devices Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2017

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Source: Coherent Market Insights (2018)

Rising prevalence of pressure ulcers and growing geriatric population worldwide to drive pressure relief devices market growth

Major driver for growth of the pressure relief devices market is rising prevalence of pressure ulcers, especially amongst the geriatric population suffering from terminal illnesses and suffering from limited mobility. According to a review study published in the journal Clinical Nursing Review in 2017, prevalence of pressure ulcer has high variation from 7.8% to 54% across the globe. According to statistics given by National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel in 2017, 2.5 million patients develop pressure ulcers each year in the U.S., with an annual prevalence of 2.5% for hospital acquired pressure ulcers. Although, the overall prevalence rate is decreasing annually, the burden caused by pressure ulcers on health care settings is high. Pressure ulcer treatment costs US$ 9-11 billion each year to the overall health cost in the U.S. According to World Population Prospects (WPP) published by United Nations in 2017, 962 million people aged 60 years and above, which accounted for 13 percent of the global population. This number is projected to reach 1.4 billion, growing at annual rate of 3 percent, by 2030, globally.

However, advancements in other treatment options such as negative pressure wound therapy devices, which help in wound healing are expected to inhibit growth of the pressure relief devices market.

Growing demand for palliative care and launch of new products by companies to drive growth of the pressure relief devices market

Increased demand for palliative care worldwide is expected to increase growth in hospital admissions, eventually creating demand for pressure relief devices. According to World Health Organization (WHO), 2017, around 40 million people need palliative care worldwide, from which around 78% live in low- and middle-income economies and only 14% of them in need of palliative care actually receive it. Diseases requiring high palliative care include cardiovascular diseases (38.5%), cancer (34%), chronic respiratory diseases (10.3%), AIDS (5.7%), and diabetes (4.6%), kidney failure, and chronic liver disease. Palliative care is associated with limited mobility among patients, in turn increasing hospital admissions, thus increasing vulnerability of patients of developing pressure ulcers. Companies are also launching new products in order to increase market presence, thereby increasing revenue. For instance, Hill Rom Holdings, Inc., in 2017, launched Envella Air Fluidized Therapy Bed to provide high quality wound care for patients with advanced wounds from pressure ulcer. Smith and Nephew is continuously establishing clinical evidence for its pressure relief products, in 2018, the company presented study of randomized controlled trial (RCT), which demonstrated that addition of  ALLEVYN LIFE, a multi-layer silicone adhesive foam dressing, reduces the onset of pressure ulcers by 71% in elderly patients admitted to hospital for hip fracture. Key players operating in the pressure relief devices market include Gentinge Group AB, Invacare Corporation, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Talley Group Limited, Paramount Bed Holdings Co. Ltd., Stryker Corporation, Acelity L.P., and Medtronic plc

Pressure relief devices are used to prevent pressure ulcers as well as to support the treatment for pressure ulcers for bedridden patients. Pressure relief devices are supporting surfaces in the form of mattresses, which avoid development of pressure ulcers to bedridden patients. Importantly, these devices improve the quality of patient care and patients’ experience at hospitals. Various pressure relieving devices such as static air devices, also called low-tech devices, are widely used. These devices include foam-based devices, gel-based devices, and air-based devices. High-tech devices, also called dynamic support devices make use of technology to create a dynamic surface. These devices includes air therapy devices and kinetic beds. Both of this devices are utilized depending upon the severity of pressure ulcer.

Market Dynamics

Major factors driving growth of the pressure relief devices market is increasing geriatric population worldwide. Ageing population requires prolonged hospital stay due to terminal disease, fracture surgery, and other palliative care, thereby increasing their risk of developing pressure ulcers and other complications due to limited or no movement of body parts. Regions such as Europe, record the maximum number of people aged 60 years and above, accounting for 25% of the entire population (2017 Population Prospect Report of U.N.).  This in turn, generates considerable demand for pressure relief devices. According to statistics given by National Health Service in 2017, over 700,000 people are affected by pressure ulcer each year in the U.K. In addition to this, government initiatives to reduce prevalence of pressure ulcers are also creating more awareness amongst all stake holders in the healthcare ecosystem. For instance, the U.K. government initiated the ‘Stop Ulcer’ campaign in 2012, which resulted in progressive reduction of pressure ulcers by using preventive methods. Healthcare insurer are averse to provide coverage for hospital acquired conditions such as pressure relief and sepsis. This in turn, is expected to propel growth of the pressure relief devices market.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of pressure relief devices market and provides market size (US$ Million) and Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2018 – 2026), considering 2017 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 launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global pressure relief devices  market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, market presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Getinge AB, Invacare Corporation, Hill-Rom holdings, Inc., Talley Group Limited Paramount Bed Holdings Co. Ltd., Stryker Corporation, Acelity L.P., and Medtronic plc
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decision regarding their future fixator launch, technology up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global pressure relief 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 the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the pressure relief devices market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Pressure Relief Devices Market, By Device Type
    • By Low-tech devices:
      • Foam-based Devices  
      • Air-based Devices  
      • Gel-based  Devices
      • Other Devices
    • By High-tech Devices:
      • Air Therapy Devices
      • Kinetic Bed
  • Global Pressure Relief Devices Market, By End User:
    • Hospitals
    • Geriatric Care Centers
    • Home-based  Care
  • Global Pressure Relief Devices Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Device Type
        • By Low-tech devices:
          • Foam-based Devices  
          • Air-based Devices  
          • Gel-based  Devices
          • Other Devices
        • By High-tech Devices:
          • Air Therapy Devices
          • Kinetic Bed
        • By End User:
          • Hospitals
          • Geriatric Care Centers
          • Home-based Care
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • By Device Type
        • By Low-tech devices:
          • Foam-based Devices  
          • Air-based Devices  
          • Gel-based  Devices
          • Other Devices
        • By High-tech Devices:
          • Air Therapy Devices
          • Kinetic Bed
        • By End User:
          • Hospitals
          • Geriatric Care Centers
          • Home-based Care
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • By Device Type
        • By Low-tech devices:
          • Foam-based Devices  
          • Air-based Devices  
          • Gel-based  Devices
          • Other Devices
        • By High-tech Devices:
          • Air Therapy Devices
          • Kinetic Bed
        • By End User:
          • Hospitals
          • Geriatric Care Centers
          • Home-based Care
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Device Type
        • By Low-tech devices:
          • Foam-based Devices  
          • Air-based Devices  
          • Gel-based  Devices
          • Other Devices
        • By High-tech Devices:
          • Air Therapy Devices
          • Kinetic Bed
        • By End User:
          • Hospitals
          • Geriatric Care Centers
          • Home-based Care
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • By Device Type
        • By Low-tech devices:
          • Foam-based Devices  
          • Air-based Devices  
          • Gel-based  Devices
          • Other Devices
        • By High-tech Devices:
          • Air Therapy Devices
          • Kinetic Bed
        • By End User:
          • Hospitals
          • Geriatric Care Centers
          • Home-based Care
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Device Type
        • By Low-tech devices:
          • Foam-based Devices  
          • Air-based Devices  
          • Gel-based  Devices
          • Other Devices
        • By High-tech Devices:
          • Air Therapy Devices
          • Kinetic Bed
        • By End User:
          • Hospitals
          • Geriatric Care Centers
          • Home-based Care
      • By Country:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Getinge AB*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Highlights
      • Financial Overview
      • Market Strategies
    • Stryker Corporation
    • Invacre Corporation
    • Medtronic plc
    • Smith and Nephew, plc
    • Paramount Bed Holdings Co. Ltd
    • Hill-Rom holdings, Inc
    • Talley Group Limited

“*” 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 Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Device Type
      • Market Devices, 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
    • New Product Launches
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • PEST Analysis
    • Porters Five Forces model
  4. Global Pressure Relief Devices Market, By Device Type, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Low-tech Devices
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Foam-based Devices
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Air-based Devices
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Gel-based Devices
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Other Devices
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • High-tech Devices
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Air Therapy Devices
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Kinetic Bed
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Pressure Relief Devices Market, By End User, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 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)
    • Geriatric Care Centers
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Home-based Care
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Pressure Relief Devices Market, By Region, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, For Regions, 2017 – 2026
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Device Type, 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
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Device Type, 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
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Device Type, 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)
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Device Type, 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
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of APAC
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Device Type, 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
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Device Type, 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)
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  7. Competitive Landscape
    • Market Share Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • Getinge, AB*
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Invacre Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Hill-Rom holdings, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Talley Group Limited
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Stryker Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Medtronic plc
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Paramount Bed Holdings Co. Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Smith and Nephew, plc
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
    • Analyst Views
  8. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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