Reportlinker Adds Global Wheelchairs (Powered and Manual) Industry

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NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Wheelchairs (Powered and Manual) Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wheelchairs (Powered and Manual) in Thousands of Units and US$ Million by the following three types including: Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs, and Powered Scooters. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 124 companies including many key and niche players such as 21st Century Scientific Inc., Graham-Field Health Products, Inc., Invacare Corporation, LEVO AG, Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, Permobil, Inc., Pihsiang Machinery Manufacturing Company Limited, Pride Mobility Product Corp., and Sunrise Medical, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

2. MARKET OVERVIEW & OUTLOOK 4

A Healthy Wheelchairs Market 4

Healthcare Equipment Market Surges Amid Recession, Wheelchairs

Support Growth 4

Growth Drivers Abound for Wheelchair Makers 4

The United States - Largest Market for Wheelchairs 5

Table 1: World Market for Wheelchairs - Geographic Regions

Ranked by CAGR for 2007-2015 - Japan, Asia-Pacific, Latin

America, Rest of World, US, Canada and Europe for Value Sales

(In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 5

Table 2: World Market for Wheelchairs - Geographic Regions

Ranked by CAGR for 2007-2015 - Japan, Asia-Pacific, Rest of

World, Latin America, Europe, US and Canada for Unit Sales

(In '000 Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 5

Reimbursement - Uncertain Environment 6

North American Powered Wheelchair Market - Impact of

Reimbursement Levels 6

3. TRENDS & ISSUES 7

Aging Population - Major Factor Impacting Current and Future

Demand 7

Table 3: Percentage of Population Aged 65+ of Total

Population for 2000, 2005, and 2010 North America, Europe,

Asia and Oceania (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 7

Innovation - A Source of Competitive Advantage 8

Lightweight Wheelchairs Flood the Market 8

Manual Wheelchairs - Still in Demand 8

Ultra-light & Powered Versions Witnessing Maximum Change 8

Smart Wheelchairs - An Emerging Market 9

Major Competitors in the Wheelchairs Market 9

Table 4: Leading Players in the World Market for Wheel Chairs

(2002 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by

Company for Pride Mobility, Invacare, Pihsiang, Sunrise

Medical, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 10

Product Differentiation Through Innovation & Technological

Superiority 10

Technological Advancements Equip Disabled Persons with Greater

Mobility 10

Emerging Niches in Wheelchairs Market 11

Technological Change Driven by the Younger Generation of the

Disabled 11

Demand & Technology Set to Drive the Market 11

Repair & Maintenance Costs - A Major Cause of Concern 12

The New Role of Power Wheelchairs and Scooters 12

Electric Scooter - Is it a Medical Necessity or Life-

Enhancement Product? 12

Sports Utility Wheelchairs - Boon for Athletes with Disabilities 13

Standing Wheelchairs - What the Future Holds? 13

4. WHEELCHAIRS - A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE 14

A Chronology of Wheelchair Development 14

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 16

Mobility Aids - Helping to Move the Immobile 16

Wheeled Mobility - Moving on Wheels 16

Basic Wheelchair - The No Frills Chair for All 16

Prescription Wheelchairs - Comfortable Aid for Chronic Users 17

Essential principles, While Selecting a Wheelchair 17

Changes in the Designs and Components Over the Years 18

Sports Utility Wheelchairs 18

Power-Drive Wheelchairs - A Boon to Severely Crippled 18

The Other Side of the Boon 18

A Glance at Materials Used for Wheelchairs 18

Steel Alloys 18

Aircraft Grade Aluminum 19

High Performance Alloy 19

Titanium 19

Table 5: Relative Weight of Wheelchairs by Material Type for

Iron, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, and Titanium Alloy

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 19

Manual Wheelchairs 20

Institutional/Nursing Home/Depot Chairs 20

Specialty Chairs 20

Standard/Everyday Chairs 20

Child/Junior Chairs 21

Lightweight/Sports Chairs 21

Components of a Wheelchair 21

Frame 21

Upholstery 21

Seating System 21

Wheels/Tires 21

Powered Wheelchair 21

Additional Components of Power Wheelchair 22

Controls 22

Drive System 22

Special Features 22

A Review of Power Wheelchair Batteries 22

Battery - Critical in Power Wheelchair Performance 22

Shortcomings of Wet-Cell Batteries 23

Gel-Cell Batteries Have their Disadvantages too 23

A Probable Solution 23

Gel-Cell & Wet-Cell Lead-Acid Batteries: A Comparison 23

Limitations in Healthcare Market Hamper Technology Growth 23

Powered (Electric) Scooter 23

Components of an Electric Scooter 24

Types of Scooters 24

6. HOME HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY 25

Home Healthcare: Foremost Driver of Wheelchair Sales 25

Home Care - An Inevitable Part of Federal Heath Care Reform 25

Diagnostic Related Groups Trigger Homecare Growth 25

Consolidation in the Home Medical Equipment Industry 25

Invacare Vs. Sunrise Medical 25

Shift Towards Homecare - A Worldwide Trend 26

Factors Fundamental to the Growth of Homecare Industry 26

An Overview of Some of the Important Factors 27

The Aging Population 27

Economic Benefits of Homecare 27

Advances in Technology 27

More Active Lifestyles for the Disabled 27

Patient Preference for Homecare 28

Factors Impacting Purchase Decision 28

Price: Gaining in Importance 28

Pricing Pressures - A Constant Feature of the Market 29

7. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/DEVELOPMENTS 30

Infinite Rehab Solutions Design Folding Wheelchairs 30

Scooter Direct Launches Pride Go Chair 30

Karman Healthcare Launches Ergonomic S-305 Wheelchair 30

Brain-Wave Activity Moves Toyota Wheelchair 31

Sunrise Medical Launches New Models of Quickie® Rhythm™ 31

Graham-Field Launches Lumex® HybridLX Transport Chair 31

Permobil Unveils K450 MX 32

Sunrise Medical Unveils Quickie® 2 Lite 32

Permobil Introduces Rehab Seating System 33

Siriraj Hospital Rolls Out Stand up Wheelchair 33

Ostrich Mobility Instrument to Introduce Electric Wheelchair 33

8. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/DEVELOPMENTS IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE

BUILDER 34

Lasher Sport Introduces Two New Wheelchairs 34

Colours N Motion Introduces 3 New Wheelchairs 34

Remploy Introduces Stackable Wheelchair 35

Earplug Provides Steer-by-tongue Control 35

TGA Introduces Latest Scooter 35

Permobil Launches Latest Pediatric Wheelchair 35

Sunrise Medical Launches Kid Rock™ 36

Sunrise Medical Launches Ultra Light Wheelchairs 36

Quantum Expands Q6 Series with Quantum 600 Power Chair with XL

Package 36

Honda Introduces Monpal ML200 4-Wheel Scooter 36

Remploy to Introduce Flexible Optimo Wheelchair 37

Graham-Field Launches E&J Paramount Manual Folding Wheelchair 37

Dane Technologies Launches Wheelchair Mover® 38

Pride Adds Go-Go Elite Traveller to Go-Go Travel Mobility Line 38

Quantum Rehab Expands Options of TRU-Balance Pediatric Tilt 38

Invacare Launches Crossfire™ T6 Ultralightweight Wheelchair 38

Graham-Field Introduces E&J Everest Lite Power Wheelchair 39

Trekinetic Introduces K-2 All Terrain Wheelchair 39

Quantum Rehab Launches Litestream XF Manual Wheelchair 39

Graham-Field Unveils New E&J Bariatric Transport Chair 39

Pride Mobility Products Introduces Jazzy Select Power Chair 40

AIST Develops Electronic Wheelchair with 360 Degree Sensors 40

Graham-Field Introduces E&J Metro® IC4 40

Pride Lift Chairs Launches Three New Lines of Lift Chairs 40

Suzuki Introduces New Motorized Wheelchair Powered by Fuel Cell 41

Graham-Field Rolls Out New E&J Metro IC3 with Nylon Upholstery 41

Pride Mobility Introduces Celebrity XL Scooter 41

Quantum Rehab Launches TRU-Balance 2 Power Positioning System 41

Pride Mobility Launches Go-Go Ultra X 41

Silver Star Lifts Launches New Lift, SilverBoom 300 41

Sunrise Unveils New Quickie ® GTX Line 42

Graham-Field Introduces New E&J Manual and Power Wheelchair Model 42

Pride Mobility Products Introduces Jazzy Select 14 Power Chair 42

Quantum Rehab Launches New Q-Logic Drive Control System 42

All-terrain Wheelchair Enters Global Market 43

Pride's Quantum® Rehab Division Launches Quantum 6000 Power Chair 43

Suzuki Motor Launches Electrically Operated Wheelchair 43

Stair Climber Wheelchair Enters Market 43

Posture Mobility Services Products Enters Market 44

Pride Mobility Introduces Pride Gear 44

Pride Mobility Develops the Jazzy 600 44

Lasher Sport Develops Ultra-Lightweight Wheelchairs 44

Graham-Field Health Products Launches a New Industry

Compatible Wheelchair 44

Invacare Introduces TDX5 Power Wheelchair 45

Sunrise Medical Unveils the Quickie Ti Titanium LE Manual

Wheelchair 45

Sunrise Medical Launches the Quickie Freestyle Power Chair 45

Supracor Develops Stimulite Wheel Chair Cushion 45

Sunrise Launches New Quickie Chameleon 45

FDA Approves Advanced Battery-Powered Wheelchair 46

Wheelchairs of Kansas Adds New Option to Overlander/PEV 2000 46

New Manual Assist Wheelchair from Independence Technology 46

New Wheelchair Range from DMA 46

Sinclair Launches New Wheelchair Drive Unit (WDU) 46

Medline Adds a New Wheelchair to Excel Series 46

Universal Mobility Line of Products from Universal Group 47

Curtis Instruments' Wheelchair Controller Provides Power with

Smoothness 47

Flotech Adjuster Chair from Medical Support Systems 47

Sinclair and Daka Introduce Electrically Assisted Wheelchair

Drive Unit 47

J&J Unveils iGlide Power Assist Wheelchair 48

Johnson & Johnson Unveils Independence 3000 iBOT Transporter 48

For-A and Kokusai Team-up to Develop Wheelchairs with

Navigation System 48

Adorno Rogers Technology Bags Patent for Folding Wheelchair

Design 48

British Columbia Institute Technology Student Designs All-

terrain Wheelchair 48

Independence Technology LLC of Japan Develops Electronic

Wheelchair that can Climb Stairs 49

India's IRIS and CAIR Begins Work on Creating Intelligent

Battery-Operated Wheelchair 49

PML Flightline Unveils new wheelchair controller 49

TJ Frazier Introduces Rural Pursuits Vehicle 49

New Wheelchair Design from Osaka University Researchers 49

Powered Wheelchair with Computer Controlled Motor 50

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 51

Medex to Take Over BEE Mobile 51

Philippine Ports Authority and DSWD Jointly Start "Wheelchair

in a Port" Project 51

ATG Rehab Acquires Wheelchair Northwest 51

Nordic Capital Fund V to Acquire Permobil 52

Permobil Acquires LIFESTAND 52

Savaria and Merits Health Products Enter into Agreement 52

10. INDUSTRY ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 53

Wabtec Corporation Acquires Ricon 53

Dane Technologies Completes the Acquisition of LEVO AG 53

Creative Technology Acquires PlainSense Wheelchairs 53

Sunrise Medical Associates with Dyna Vox, Introduces Hi-tech

Wheelchair 53

Invacare Closes Manual Wheelchair Line 54

Southern Home Medical Acquires Wheelchairs Plus 54

Remploy Inaugurates New Production Facility for Aurora

Wheelchairs 54

The Scooter Store Inaugurates a New McAllen Retail Outlet 54

Pride Mobility Acquires Silver Star Mobility 55

Nordic Acquires Majority Stake in Permobil International 55

Graham-Field Selects Valence Technology 55

Sunrise Medical Acquires Three Companies 55

Invacare Acquires WP Domus GmbH 56

Invacare's Agreement with VYATEK SPORTS to Minimize

Wheelchairs Weight 56

Invacare Acquires Motion Concepts Inc. 56

Graham-Field Health Products Closes Bay Shore, NY Plant 56

Invacare Acquires Minority Stake in Assistive Technology 56

Kawamura Cycle Establishes Joint Venture Wheelchair

Manufacturing Plant in China 56

Bombardier Inc Bags Contract from GO Transit 57

11. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 58

21st Century Scientific Inc. (USA) 58

Graham-Field Health Products, Inc. (USA) 58

Invacare Corporation (USA) 58

LEVO AG (Switzerland) 59

Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH (Germany) 59

Permobil Inc. (USA) 59

Pihsiang Machinery Manufacturing Company Limited (Taiwan) 59

Pride Mobility Product Corp. (USA) 59

Sunrise Medical, Inc. (USA) 60

12. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 61

Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in '000 Units for

the Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 61

Table 7: World Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed

by Annual Sales in '000 Units for the Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 62

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million

for the Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 63

Table 9: World Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed

by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 64

Table 10: World 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

Table 11: World 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World for the Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Manual Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in '000 Units

for the Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 67

Table 13: World Historic Review for Manual Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in '000 Units for the

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 68

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Manual Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million

for the Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 69

Table 15: World Historic Review for Manual Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

Table 16: World 11-Year Perspective for Manual Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 71

Table 17: World 11-Year Perspective for Manual Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World for the Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 72

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Powered Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in '000 Units

for the Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 73

Table 19: World Historic Review for Powered Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in '000 Units for the

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 74

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Powered Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million

for the Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 75

Table 21: World Historic Review for Powered Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

Table 22: World 11-Year Perspective for Powered Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 77

Table 23: World 11-Year Perspective for Powered Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World for the Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 78

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Powered Scooters by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in '000 Units

for the Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 79

Table 25: World Historic Review for Powered Scooters by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in '000 Units for the

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 80

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Powered Scooters by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million

for the Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 81

Table 27: World Historic Review for Powered Scooters by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 82

Table 28: World 11-Year Perspective for Powered Scooters by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

Table 29: World 11-Year Perspective for Powered Scooters by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World for the Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84

13. THE UNITED STATES 85

A.Market Analysis 85

Demand to Come from Aging Baby Boomer Generation 85

Declining Prices 85

Sunrise and Invacare: Leading Players 85

Trends in the Market 86

Funding Obstacles Hamper the Growth of Powered Wheelchairs

& Scooters 86

K0011 Powered Wheelchairs - Different from the Lot 86

High-End Power Wheelchairs Market - Still Growing 86

New Entrants Find the Going Tough 87

R&D and Marketing - Two Important Aspects of the Market 87

NY Market Shuns New & High-End Products 87

Adverse Effect of Third-Party Reimbursement 88

Market Structure 88

Standard Products 88

Power-Operated Vehicles 88

Rehab Technology Products 88

EXIM Stats 89

Table 30: US Exports of Wheelchairs by Country of

Destination (2008 & 2009): Value Exports In US$ Thousands

for Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands,

Germany, Israel and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 89

Table 31: US Imports of Wheelchairs by Country of Origin

(2008 & 2009): Value Imports in US$ Thousands for China,

Taiwan, Mexico, Sweden, Canada and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 89

Table 32: US Exports of Mechanically Propelled Wheelchairs

by Country of Destination (2008 & 2009): Breakdown of Value

Exports In US$ Thousands for Canada, UK, Australia, New

Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Taiwan, Hong

Kong and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 90

Table 33: US Imports of Mechanically Propelled Wheelchairs

by Country of Source (2008 & 2009): Breakdown of Value

Imports In US$ Thousands for China, Taiwan, Sweden, Canada,

Germany, Australia, Israel, France, India, Norway and

Others 90

Table 34: US Exports of Non-Mechanically Propelled

Wheelchairs by Country of Destination (2008 & 2009):

Breakdown of Value Exports in US$ Thousands for Canada, UK,

Australia, Israel, Mexico, France, Italy, Netherlands,

Colombia, Costa Rica and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 91

Table 35: US Imports of Non-Mechanically Propelled

Wheelchairs by Country of Origin (2008 & 2009): Breakdown

of Value Imports in US$ Thousands for China, Mexico,

Canada, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, UK, Denmark,

Vietnam and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 91

Competitive Scenario - A Recent Past Review 92

Invacare - Leader in Standard & Powered Wheelchairs Market 92

Table 36: Leading Players in the US Market for Lightweight

Wheelchairs (2002 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown of Unit

Sales by Company for Invacare, Sunrise Medical,

Graham-Field Health Products, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

Table 37: Leading Players in the US Market for Ultra-Light

Wheelchairs (2002 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown of Unit

Sales by Company for Invacare, Sunrise Medical, TiSport,

Permobil, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 93

Table 38: Leading Players in the US Market for Pediatric

Wheelchairs (2002 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown of Unit

Sales by Company for Sunrise Medical, Invacare, Convaid,

and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 93

Table 39: Leading Players in the US Market for Powered

Wheelchairs (2001, 2003 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales by Company for Invacare, Sunrise Medical,

Pride Mobility, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 94

Table 40: Leading Players in the US Market for Electric

Scooters (2001, 2003 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales by Company for Pride Mobility, Invacare,

Shoprider, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Wheelchairs of Kansas - Specialist in Bariatric Wheelchairs 95

Table 41: Leading Players in the US Market for Bariatric

Wheelchairs (2001, 2003 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales by Company for Wheelchairs of Kansas,

Invacare, Sunrise Medical and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 96

B.Market Analytics 97

Table 42: The US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered

Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by

Annual Sales in '000 Units for the Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

Table 43: The US Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product

Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and

Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in

'000 Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

Table 44: The US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered

Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by

Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 98

Table 45: The US Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product

Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and

Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in

US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 98

Table 46: The US 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 99

Table 47: The US 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 99

14. CANADA 100

A.Market Analysis 100

Canadians Prefer Taiwanese Wheelchairs and Scooters 100

Toronto - A Major Market for Wheelchairs 100

Export and Import Statistics 101

Table 48: Canadian Exports of Wheelchairs by Country of

Destination (2008 & 2009): Breakdown of Value Exports In

US$ Thousands for US, Denmark, Australia and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

Table 49: Canadian Imports of Wheelchairs by Country of

Origin (2008 & 2009): Breakdown of Value Imports in US$

Thousands for US, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Netherlands and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

Table 50: Canadian Exports of Mechanically Propelled

Wheelchairs by Country of Destination (2008 & 2009):

Breakdown of Value Exports In US$ Thousands for US, Spain,

Austria, Nigeria, Belarus, China, Netherlands, Japan, New

Zealand, Italy and Others 102

Table 51: Canadian Imports of Mechanically Propelled

Wheelchairs by Country of Source (2008 & 2009): Breakdown

of Value Imports In US$ Thousands for US, Taiwan, China,

Netherlands, Australia, Sweden, Israel, Poland, Norway,

Italy and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

Table 52: Canadian Exports of Non-Mechanically Propelled

Wheelchairs by Country of Destination (2008 & 2009):

Breakdown of Value Exports in US$ Thousands for US,

Denmark, Australia, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Spain, UK,

Portugal, New Zealand and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 103

Table 53: Canadian Imports of Non-Mechanically Propelled

Wheelchairs by Country of Origin (2008 & 2009): Breakdown

of Value Imports in US$ Thousands for US, China, Taiwan,

Malaysia, Mexico, UK, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Australia

and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 103

B.Market Analytics 104

Table 54: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,

Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently

Analyzed by Annual Sales in '000 Units for the Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 104

Table 55: Canadian Historic Review for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs

and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales

in '000 Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 104

Table 56: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,

Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently

Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 105

Table 57: Canadian Historic Review for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs

and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales

in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 105

Table 58: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 106

Table 59: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 106

15. JAPAN 107

A.Market Analysis 107

The Wheelchairs Market 107

Table 60: Japanese Market for Wheelchairs (2000 & 2005):

Percentage Breakdown of Sales of Wheelchairs for Under

Local/National Government Supply Programs, Hospitals and

Other Institutions and Individual Persons (Full Payment by

Individuals) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 107

Competitive Factors in Japanese Wheelchairs Market 108

Focus on Health and Comfort 108

New Buildings and Facilities to Support Wheelchairs 108

Long-Term Insurance Program - An Overview 108

New Program Gives Boost to Rental Market 109

Import Scenario in the Recent Past 109

Growing Imports 109

Table 61: Percentage of Population Aged above 65 for

1990-2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 110

Table 62: Japanese Market for Wheelchairs: Volume Imports

for 1997-2001 for Manual Wheelchairs and Powered

Wheelchairs in '000 Units (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 110

Table 63: Japanese Market for Wheelchairs: Volume Imports

for 1997-2001 for Manual Wheelchairs and Powered

Wheelchairs (In ¥ Billion) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 111

China - Major Exporter of Manual Wheelchairs to Japan (In

Volume) 111

Table 64: Japanese Market for Manual Wheelchairs:

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Imports by Country for

1997-2001 for China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, US,

and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

Taiwan Leads In Powered Wheelchairs Imports (In Volume) 112

Table 65: Japanese Market for Powered Wheelchairs:

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Imports by Country for

1997-2001 for Taiwan, China, Sweden, South Korea, US and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 112

Value Imports (Manual Wheelchairs & Powered Wheelchairs) 113

Table 66: Japanese Market for Wheelchairs: Percentage

Breakdown of Value Imports by Country for 2001 for Manual

Wheelchairs and Powered Wheelchairs for China, Taiwan,

South Korea, Thailand, US, Sweden, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

An Overview of Distribution Channels 114

Japanese Home Healthcare Industry - A Review 114

Increased Hospitalization Expenses 115

Hospitals Operating at Losses 115

B.Market Analytics 115

Table 67: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,

Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently

Analyzed by Annual Sales in '000 Units for the Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

Table 68: Japanese Historic Review for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs

and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales

in '000 Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Table 69: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,

Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Table 70: Japanese Historic Review for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs

and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales

in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 117

Table 71: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 117

Table 72: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 118

16. EUROPE 119

A.Market Analysis 119

Market Overview 119

UK & Germany - Major Markets in Europe 119

B.Market Analytics 120

Table 73: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK,

Italy and Rest of Europe Independently Analyzed by Annual

Sales in '000 Units for the Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 120

Table 74: European Historic Review for Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, Italy and Rest of

Europe Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in '000 Units

for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 121

Table 75: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,

Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently

Analyzed by Annual Sales in '000 Units for the Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Table 76: European Historic Review for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs

and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales

in '000 Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Table 77: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK,

Italy and Rest of Europe Independently Analyzed by Annual

Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 123

Table 78: European Historic Review for Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, Italy and Rest of

Europe Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million

for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 124

Table 79: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,

Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently

Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 80: European Historic Review for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs

and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales

in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 81: European 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

France, Germany, UK, Italy and Rest of Europe for the Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 126

Table 82: European 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 126

Table 83: European 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

France, Germany, UK, Italy and Rest of Europe for the Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 127

Table 84: European 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 127

16a. FRANCE 128

Market Analysis 128

Table 85: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered

Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by

Annual Sales in '000 Units for the Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

Table 86: French Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product

Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and

Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in

'000 Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 129

Table 87: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered

Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by

Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 129

Table 88: French Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product

Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and

Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in

US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 130

Table 89: French 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 130

Table 90: French 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 131

16b. GERMANY 132

Market Analysis 132

Table 91: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered

Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by

Annual Sales in '000 Units for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 132

Table 92: German Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product

Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and

Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in

'000 Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 133

Table 93: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered

Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by

Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 133

Table 94: German Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product

Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and

Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in

US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

Table 95: German 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 134

Table 96: German 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 135

16c. THE UNITED KINGDOM 136

Market Analysis 136

Table 97: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered

Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by

nnual Sales in '000 Units for the Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Table 98: UK Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product

Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and

Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in

'000 Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

Table 99: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered

Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by

Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

Table 100: UK Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product

Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and

Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in

US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 138

Table 101: UK 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by Product

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Manual

Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters for

the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 138

Table 102: UK 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by Product

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Manual

Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters for

the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 139

16d. ITALY 140

Market Analysis 140

Table 103: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,

Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently

Analyzed by Annual Sales in '000 Units for the Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

Table 104: Italian Historic Review for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs

and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales

in '000 Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 141

Table 105: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,

Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters Independently

Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 141

Table 106: Italian Historic Review for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs

and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales

in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 142

Table 107: Italian 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 142

Table 108: Italian 11-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 143

16e.REST OF EUROPE 144

A.Market Analysis 144

An Overview of Select Markets 144

Belgium 144

Home Healthcare in Belgium 144

Distribution Channels and Practices 144

Table 109: Belgian Market for Home Healthcare Equipment:

Percentage Breakdown by Distribution Channel for 2002 and

2005 for Bandagists, Medical Distributors and Pharmacies

& Pharmacy Wholesalers (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 145

Finland 145

Healthcare and Rehabilitation Market 145

Market Affected Due to Reduced Spending 145

Production 145

Imports in the Recent Past 146

Table 110: Wheelchairs Market in Finland: Import

Breakdown by Country of Origin for 2002 for Sweden,

Germany, Others and the United States (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

Portugal 146

End-Users 146

Distribution 146

B.Market Analytics 147

Table 111: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual

Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in '000 Units for

Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

Table 112: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs

and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales

in '000 Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

Table 113: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual

Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters

Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million for

the Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 148

Table 114: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Wheelchairs by

Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs

and Powered Scooters Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales

in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

Table 115: Rest of Europe 11-Year Perspective for

Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Unit Sales for Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and

Powered Scooters for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 149

Table 116: Rest of Europe 11-Year Perspective for

Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and

Powered Scooters for the Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

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