LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global patient handling equipment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 11% during the forecast period.
This research report titled ‘Global Patient Handling Equipment Market 2017-2021’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.
Healthcare centers are emphasizing on adopting safe patient handling guidelines in developed markets like Europe, the US, and Japan. Meanwhile, the rising number of disabilities due to falls and obesity in emerging markets and improving healthcare infrastructure in developing countries are also adding to the demand for this equipment.
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Technavio’s analysts categorize the global patient handling equipment market into six major segments by products. They are:
- Medical beds
- Mechanical and non-mechanical equipment
- Wheelchairs and mobility scooters
- Bathroom safety supplies
- Ambulatory aids
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The top three segments based on products for the global patient handling equipment market are discussed below:
Medical beds segment has the largest market share in the global patient handling equipment market, as they are considered as necessary capital investment equipment in various hospitals and clinical settings. The product segment is expected to witness consistent demand from the end-users.
According to Neha Noopur, a lead orthopedics and medical devices research analyst from Technavio, “Hospital beds are very expensive to purchase or rent; however, most of the patients are getting medical beds at home by the provision of various health plans. The price of medical beds with advanced technology is very high. Moreover, the technologically advanced products such as smart beds help in a safe patient stay by analyzing patient's information.”
Mechanical and non-mechanical equipment
Mechanical and non-mechanical equipment is used to protect medical caregivers and disabled patients who are unable to support their weight, from injuries due to manual handling of patients and improve the quality of care delivered to patients. Statutory bodies like National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) encourage caregivers to use mechanical equipment like mechanical lifts.
“Non-mechanical equipment such as portable passive lifts enable the caregivers to pick, turn, and reposition patients from the floor easily, and to take them from the ambulance. For instance, MaxiMove, a product by Getinge, is a battery powered passive sling lift, which enables ergonomic work environment for caregivers,” says Neha.
Wheelchairs and mobility scooters
The wheelchair is commonly used as an assistive device for people with disability to enhance their mobility. It comprises a seat supported on two large wheels attached to the back seat and two small wheels (castors) in front, near the feet. Also, the equipment has a good braking system, cushion, and foot rest.
The mobility scooters are three or four-wheeled powered electric mobility devices with a rechargeable battery, generally used by the older people who have difficulty in mobilizing and walking long distances and do not wish to be dependent on friends and family.
The top vendors highlighted by Technavio’s research analysts in this report are:
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