Wheelchairs (Powered and Manual) - A World Market Review

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Wheelchairs (Powered and Manual) - A World Market Review

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Wheelchair frames made of lightweight materials represent one of the revolutionary technologies in the global wheelchair industry. Historically, stainless steel dominated the wheelchair market. Following the intensive efforts of manufacturers to innovate and to manufacture discerning products, lightweight and ultra-light wheelchairs flooded the market. Presently, wheelchairs made of a wide range of materials including steel tubing, stainless steel, aluminum, chrome, and alloys of chrome and other lightweight materials such as titanium are available in the market.

Despite technology advancements and emergence of powered wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs are still witnessing a growth in demand. Aging population, and legislation that requires improvements in workplace remain as prime drivers of the market. Further, increasing number of baby boomers taking care of aging parents and themselves using such products promises a strong demand for mobility aid products. Advances in medical technology saving the lives of many a premature infants and adults present another growth factor for wheelchairs market.

These and other market data and trends are presented in "Wheelchairs (Powered and Manual): World Market Review" by BizAcumen, Inc. Our reports are designed to be most comprehensive in geographic coverage and vertical market analyses

WHEELCHAIRS (POWERED AND MANUAL) BMR-1144

CONTENTS

1. METHODOLOGY 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Quantitative Techniques & Reporting Level 3

2. MARKET OVERVIEW & OUTLOOK 4

The United States - Largest Market for Wheelchairs 4

Reimbursement - Uncertain Environment 4

North American Powered Wheelchair Market - Impact of-

Reimbursement Levels 4

3. TRENDS & ISSUES 5

Innovation - A Source of Competitive Advantage 5

Lightweight Wheelchairs Flood the Market 6

Manual Wheelchairs - Still in Demand 6

Ultra-light & Powered Versions Witnessing Maximum Change 6

Smart Wheelchairs - An Emerging Market 7

Home Health Care: Foremost Driver of Wheelchair Sales 7

Aging Population - Major Factor Impacting Current and Future

Demand 7

Sunrise and Invacare: Two Major Competitors in the Wheelchairs

Market 8

Product Differentiation Through Innovation & Technological

Superiority 8

Technological Advancements Equip Disabled Persons with Greater

Mobility 9

Emerging Niches in Wheelchairs Market 9

Technological Change Driven by the Younger Generation of the

Disabled 9

Demand & Technology Set to Drive the Market 10

Repair & Maintenance Costs - A Major Cause of Concern 10

The New Role of Power Wheelchairs and Scooters 10

Electric Scooter - Is it a Medical Necessity or Life-

Enhancement Product? 11

Sports Utility Wheelchairs - Boon for Athletes with Disabilities 11

Standing Wheelchairs - What the Future Holds? 12

4. PRODUCT FACTS 13

Manual Wheelchairs 13

Powered Wheelchairs 13

Powered Scooters 13

5. CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 13

Wabtec Corporation Acquires Ricon 13

Dane Technologies Completes the Acquisition of LEVO AG 13

Creative Technology Acquires PlainSense Wheelchairs 14

Sunrise Medical Associates with Dyna Vox, Introduces Hi-tech

Wheelchair 14

Invacare Closes Manual Wheelchair Line 14

Lasher Sport Introduces Two New Wheelchairs 14

Colours N Motion Introduces 3 New Wheelchairs 15

Remploy Introduces Stackable Wheelchair 15

Earplug Provides Steer-by-tongue Control 16

TGA Introduces Latest Scooter 16

Permobil Launches Latest Pediatric Wheelchair 16

Sunrise Medical Launches Kid Rock™ 16

6. MAJOR PLAYERS 17

21st Century Scientific Inc. (USA) 17

Graham-Field Health Products, Inc. (USA) 17

Invacare Corporation (USA) 17

LEVO AG (Switzerland) 17

Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH (Germany) 18

Permobil Inc. (USA) 18

Pihsiang Machinery Manufacturing Company Limited (Taiwan) 18

Pride Mobility Product Corp. (USA) 18

Sunrise Medical, Inc. (USA) 18

7. GLOBAL MARKET ANALYTICS 19

8. THE UNITED STATES 27

Demand to Come from Aging Baby Boomer Generation 27

Declining Prices 27

Sunrise and Invacare: Leading Players 27

Trends in the Market 28

Funding Obstacles Hamper the Growth of Powered Wheelchairs & -

Scooters 28

K0011 Powered Wheelchairs - Different from the Lot 28

High-End Power Wheelchairs Market - Still Growing 29

New Entrants Find the Going Tough 29

R & D and Marketing - Two Important Aspects of the Market 29

NY Market Shuns New & High-End Products 30

Adverse Affect of Third-Party Reimbursement 30

Market Structure 30

Standard Products 30

Power-Operated Vehicles 31

Rehab Technology Products 31

EXIM Stats 31

Competitive Scenario 33

Invacare - Leader in Standard & Powered Wheelchairs Market 33

Wheelchairs of Kansas - Specialist in Bariatric Wheelchairs 35

9. CANADA 37

EXIM Stats 37

10. JAPAN 40

Competitive Factors in Japanese Wheelchairs Market 41

Focus on Health and Comfort 41

New Buildings and Facilities to Support Wheelchairs 41

Long-Term Insurance Program - An Overview 41

Products Covered Under Long-Term Insurance Program 42

New Program Gives Boost to Rental Market 42

Import Scenario in the Recent Past 42

Growing Imports 42

Taiwan Leads Powered Wheel Chairs Imports (In Volume) 43

An Overview of Distribution Channels 43

Japanese Home Health Care Industry - A Review 43

Increased Hospitalization Expenses 44

Hospitals Operating at Losses 44

11. EUROPE 45

a. France 48

b. Germany 50

c. The United Kingdom 52

d. Italy 53

e. Rest of Europe 55

12. ASIA-PACIFIC 59

13. LATIN AMERICA 60

Major Markets 61

Argentina 61

Medical Equipment Distribution 61

Rehabilitation Equipment Market Imports 61

Distribution Practices 61

Domestic Orthopedic Equipment Market in Argentina 61

Competition 62

End-Users 62

Mexico 62

Market for Rehabilitation Equipment 62

Production 62

Competition 63

14. REST OF WORLD 65

EXHIBITS

Table 1: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Players in the World

Market for Wheel Chairs - 2005

Table 2: Global Wheelchairs Market by Region for the Period

2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 3: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Global

Wheelchairs Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 4: Global Wheelchairs Market by Region for the Period

2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 5: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Global

Wheelchairs Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 6: Global Manual Wheelchairs Market by Region for the

Period 2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 7: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Global Manual

Wheelchairs Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 8: Global Manual Wheelchairs Market by Region for the

Period 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 9: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Global Manual

Wheelchairs Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 10: Global Powered Wheelchairs Market by Region for the

Period 2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 11: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Global

Powered Wheelchairs Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 12: Global Powered Wheelchairs Market by Region for the

Period 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 13: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Global Powered

Wheelchairs Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 14: Global Powered Scooters Market by Region for the

Period 2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 15: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Global

Powered Scooters Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 16: Global Powered Scooters Market by Region for the

Period 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 17: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Global Powered

Scooters Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 18: Percentage Breakdown of US Wheelchairs Exports by

Country - 2006 (in terms of dollar sales)

Table 19: Percentage Breakdown of US Wheelchairs Imports by

Country - 2006 (in terms of dollar sales)

Table 20: Percentage Breakdown of US Mechanically Propelled

Wheelchairs Exports by Country - 2006 (in terms of dollar

sales)

Table 21: Percentage Breakdown of US Mechanically Propelled

Imports Wheelchairs - 2006 (in terms of dollar sales)

Table 22: Percentage Breakdown of US Non-Mechanically

Propelled Wheelchairs Exports by Country - 2006 (in terms of

dollar sales)

Table 23: Percentage Breakdown of US Non-Mechanically

Propelled Wheelchairs Imports by Country - 2006 (in terms of

dollar sales)

Table 24: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Players in the US

Market for Lightweight Wheelchairs by Company - 2005 (in

terms of unit sales)

Table 25: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Players in the US

Market for Ultra-Light Wheelchairs - 2005 (In Terms of Unit

Sales)

Table 26: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Players in the US

Market for Pediatric Wheelchairs - 2005 (In Terms of Unit

Sales)

Table 27: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Players in the US

Market for Powered Wheelchairs - 2005

Table 28: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Players in the US

Market for Electric Scooters - 2005

Table 29: Percentage Breakdown of Leading Players in the US

Market for Bariatric Wheelchairs - 2005

Table 30: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in the US:

2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 31: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in the US for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 32: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in the US:

2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 33: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in the US for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 34: Percentage Breakdown of Canadian Wheelchairs Exports

by Country - 2006 (In Terms of Dollar Sales)

Table 35: Percentage Breakdown of Canadian Imports of

Wheelchairs by Country - 2006: (In Terms of Dollar Sales)

Table 36: Percentage Breakdown of Canadian Mechanically

Propelled Wheelchairs Exports by Country/ Region- 2006 (In

Terms of Dollar Sales)

Table 37: Percentage Breakdown of Canadian Mechanically

Propelled Wheelchairs Imports by Country/ Region - 2006

(Dollar Sales)

Table 38: Percentage Breakdown of Canadian Non-Mechanically

Propelled Wheelchairs Exports by Country/Region - 2006 (In

Terms of Dollar Sales)

Table 39: Percentage Breakdown of Canadian Non-Mechanically

Propelled Wheelchairs Imports by Country/ Reiong- 2006 (In

Terms of Dollar Sales)

Table 40: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Canada:

2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 41: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Canada for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 42: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Canada:

2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 43: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Canada for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 44: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Japan:

2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 45: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Japan for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 46: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Japan:

2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 47: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Japan for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 48: Wheelchairs Market by Region in Europe: 2007-2015

(Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 49: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Region in Europe for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 50: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Europe:

2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 51: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Europe for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 52: Wheelchairs Market by Region in Europe: 2007-2015

(Sales in US$ Million)

Table 53: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Region in Europe for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 54: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Europe:

2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 55: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Europe for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 56: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in France:

2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 57: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in France for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 58: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in France:

2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 59: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in France for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 60: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Germany:

2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 61: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Germany for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 62: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Germany:

2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 63: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Germany for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 64: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in the UK:

2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 65: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in the UK for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 66: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in the UK:

2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 67: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in the UK for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 68: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Italy:

2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 69: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Italy for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 70: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Italy:

2007-2015 Sales in US$ Million)

Table 71: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Italy for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 72: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Rest of

Europe: 2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 73: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Rest of Europe for the Years 2008 &

2012

Table 74: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Rest of

Europe: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 75: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Rest of Europe for the Years 2008 &

2012

Table 76: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in

Asia-Pacific: 2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 77: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Asia-Pacific for the Years 2008 &

2012

Table 78: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in

Asia-Pacific: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 79: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Asia-Pacific for the Years 2008 &

2012

Table 80: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Latin

America: 2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 81: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Latin America for the Years 2008 &

2012

Table 82: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Latin

America: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 83: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Latin America for the Years 2008 &

2012

Table 84: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Rest of

World: 2007-2015 (Sales in Thousand Units)

Table 85: Percentage Breakdown (Volume Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Rest of World for the Years 2008 &

2012

Table 86: Wheelchairs Market by Product Segment in Rest of

World: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 87: Percentage Breakdown (Value Sales) of Wheelchairs

Market by Product Segment in Rest of World for the Years 2008 &

2012

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