Patient Handling Equipment Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Patient Handling Equipment Market Overview

Patient Handling Equipment Market size is estimated to reach $14.2 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 2.9% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Patient handling equipment includes assistive devices that enable patients to move between long-term care beds and chairs elsewhere in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgical centers, and other medical centers. Patient handling devices are intended to support patients with some mobility, however, who lack the ability to manage their body movements. The mechanical devices that are used for manual patient handling based on the assessment of patient needs are mainly based on safety for the caregiver, the patient, and rehabilitation goals. There are a variety of devices available like transfer sheets, which enable to minimize manual patient handling during lateral transfers and repositioning and help to increase patient comfort. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters provide a great way to get around for people with disabilities and those who wrestle to walk owing to age or additional mobility impairment.

The Patient Handling Equipment Industry growth rate is attributed to the rising geriatric population, high risk of injuries to caregivers during the manual handling of patients, and the introduction of regulations ensuring the protection of healthcare staff during manual lifting processes and is anticipated to create novel opportunities. The surging acceptance of patient handling equipment driven by the increasing disabled population across the globe is set to drive the Patient Handling Equipment Market. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2019, around 15% of the world's population lives with a certain type of disability and 2% to 4% of them experience functioning difficulties. The soaring number of people with disabilities owing to the rapid spread of chronic diseases is set to propel the Patient Handling Equipment Market during the forecast period 2022-2027. This represents the Patient Handling Equipment Industry Outlook.

Report Coverage

The report: “Patient Handling Equipment Market Forecast (2022-2027)”, by Industry ARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Patient Handling Equipment Market:

By Product Type: Wheelchairs and Scooters (Manual Wheelchair (Folding Frame Manual Wheelchairs, Rigid Frame Manual Wheelchairs), Powered Wheelchair, Mobility Scooters), Medical Beds (Acute Care Beds, Long Term Care Beds, Bariatric Beds, Others), Mechanical Lifting & Transfer Equipment, Ambulatory Aid Devices, Bathroom Safety Supplies and Others.
By Type of Care: Bariatric, Fall, Critical, Wound, Accessory, Lifting and Transfer.
By Application: Acute & Critical care, Long Term Care, Mobility Assistance, Fall Prevention and Others.
By End User: Hospitals, Home Care Settings and Others.
By Geography: North America (U.S, Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia & New Zealand, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Rest of South America), and Rest Of The World (Middle East, Africa).

Key Takeaways

  •  Geographically, Europe Patient Handling Equipment Market accounted for the highest revenue share in 2021 and it is poised to dominate the market over the period 2022-2027 owing to the increasing occurrences of lifestyle diseases and soaring recovery cost from injuries advancing the application of equipment.
  • Patient Handling Equipment Market growth is being driven by the expanding geriatric population profile of nearly all countries with the older population being responsible for a greater percentage of hospital admissions attributed to the soaring hazard of acquiring chronic and other ailments, thereby producing a greater requirement for patient handling equipment. However, the hindrance brought about by wheelchairs and other patient handling equipment is one of the major factors hampering the growth of the Patient Handling Equipment Market.
  • Patient Handling Equipment Market Detailed Analysis on the Strength, Weakness, and Opportunities of the prominent players operating in the market will be provided in the Patient Handling Equipment Market report. 

Patient Handling Equipment Market Share, By Geography (%) in 2021

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Patient Handling Equipment Market Segment Analysis – By Product Type

The Patient Handling Equipment Market based on product type can be further segmented into Wheelchairs and Scooters, Medical Beds, Mechanical Lifting & Transfer Equipment, Ambulatory Aid Devices, Bathroom Safety Supplies, and Others. The Medical Beds Segment held the largest market share in 2021. This growth is owing to the increased penetration in hospitals, home care, nursing homes, emergency facilities, and long-term acute care centers for handling supplies. Long-term care means the system through which the Department offers an extensive series of social and health services to eligible adults who are aged, blind, or have disabilities for extended periods of time. Long-term care beds refer to nursing home beds, intermediate care beds, skilled nursing beds, nursing facility beds, and Alzheimer's nursing home beds. The soaring benefits of medical beds like enhanced comfort, minimized pressure points, aversion of pressure ulcers, decreased hazard of falls, minimized muscle strain and speedy recovery time are further propelling the growth of the Medical Beds segment. 

Furthermore, the Patient Transfer Devices segment is estimated to grow with the fastest CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period 2022-2027 owing to the increasing installation of ceiling lifts in hospitals and the growing adoption of patient lifts for bariatric patient handling, which leaves a positive impact on clinical decisions.

Patient Handling Equipment Market Segment Analysis – By End Use

The Patient Handling Equipment Market based on end use can be further segmented into Hospitals, Home Care Settings, and Others. The Hospitals segment held the largest market share in 2021. This growth is owing to the increased number of patients requiring critical care in hospitals along with advanced healthcare infrastructure. Technologically advanced patient handling equipment is provided by hospitals, including ICU beds, sling lifts, transfer chairs, slide boards, and more together with long-term care beds. The soaring demand for technologically advanced tools for patient handling is further propelling the growth of this segment.

Furthermore, the Home Care Settings segment is estimated to grow with the fastest CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period 2022-2027 owing to the home care being a cost-effective alternative over the hospital stay and the availability of adequate trained staff for home care settings.

Patient Handling Equipment Market Segment Analysis – By Geography

The Patient Handling Equipment Market based on geography can be further segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Rest of the World. Europe (Patient Handling Equipment Market) held the largest share with 38% of the overall market in 2021. The growth of this region is owing to the presence of a large number of healthcare facilities, trained professionals, and demand for better services coupled with supportive regulations for patient safety. Long-term care beds in hospitals are for patients needing long-term care owing to incessant impairments and a decreased degree of independence in actions of daily living, inclusive of palliative care. The increasing predominance of incessant and lifestyle-associated diseases and increasing demand for home healthcare are further propelling the growth of the Patient Handling Equipment Market in the European region.

Furthermore, the Asia-Pacific region is estimated to be the region with the fastest CAGR rate over the forecast period 2022-2027. This growth is owing to factors like the increasing incidence of MSD(Musculoskeletal Disorders)-caused injuries to caregivers, growth in the elderly population, healthcare infrastructure improvements, and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases in the Asia-Pacific region. Numerous nations in the Asia-Pacific region have implemented policies for secure handling to avoid caregiver injuries while transferring and lifting patients. The overall expansion of economies in India, China, and Southeast Asia compelling key industry players to invest in this region is further fuelling the progress of the Patient Handling Equipment Market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Patient Handling Equipment Market - Drivers

Increasing Occurrences Of Disabilities Are Fuelling The Growth Of The Patient Handling Equipment Market:

Disability refers to a physical or mental condition that restricts the movements, senses, or actions of a person. It may also be regarded as a handicap or disadvantage, specifically one imposed or identified by the law. As per World Health Organization (WHO)/Europe, in Member States of the WHO European Region, 6 to 10 out of every 100 people reside with a disability. In total, a supposed 135 million people in the region reside with a disability. The cases of disability are further rising owing to the increase in predominance of chronic ailments, aging, falls, accidents, injuries, and violence. Thus, in order to improve the transfer and mobility of disabled patients, the need for patient handling equipment is increasing. The increasing occurrences of disability are therefore fuelling the growth of the Patient Handling Equipment Market during the forecast period 2022-2027

Soaring Innovations In Patient Handling Equipment Are Propelling The Growth Of The Patient Handling Equipment Market:

As per World Health Organization (WHO), by 2030, 1 in 6 people in the world will be aged 60 years or over and at this time the share of the population aged 60 years and over will heighten from 1 billion in 2020 to 1.4 billion. Aging populations in nations like the U.S., Italy, Japan, and Canada are stretching current resources in healthcare. Patient handling equipment requirements are heightening in response to this societal trend. North American healthcare providers, meanwhile, are anticipated to commence purchasing increasingly progressive machinery. The demand for more complicated machines will further raise the market share for novel technologies in the field. Specifically, sales of medical beds and patient transfer machinery for injured elderly patients are expanding at an accelerated pace globally. Specialty beds like those for curative care, long-term care, and psychiatric care are assisting the market surge. These demands are leading to novel, creative patient handling devices driven by IoT (Internet of Things) and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. They involve lateral transfer systems, convertible chairs, and ceiling lifts with smart technology. These kinds of innovations can convert the experiences of both patient and care partner. The soaring innovations in patient handling equipment are therefore propelling the growth of the Patient Handling Equipment Market during the forecast period 2022-2027.

Patient Handling Equipment Market - Challenges

Patient Handling Risks Are Hampering The Growth Of The Patient Handling Equipment Market: 

Patient handling is the top cause of injury among care workers. As quoted on the website of the Center For Work Health And Safety, in comparison with nurses employed in hospitals, nurses employed in residential care settings recorded greater physical loads (32.2% vs 22.3%) and greater levels of disability (48.1% vs 44%) (Van der Heijden, Estryn-Béhar, & Heerkens, 2019). As per further updates on the Center For Work Health And Safety, the World Health Organisation (WHO) records that "musculoskeletal disorders are the leading contributor to disablement globally in all sectors (WHO, 2019) at an estimated cost in 2019 of $13.11 billion USD (Liberty Mutual, 2019)". Care workers who move people are at considerable hazard of sprains and strain injuries. Physically reliant people require to be evaluated, taking into account the task being carried out and the space in which the work will take place.  The predominance of musculoskeletal injuries among nursing staff has been soaring owing to patient handling and movement. Globally, healthcare organizations are combining technological equipment into patient handling and movement to enhance security. Though proof demonstrates that secure patient handling programs decrease work-related musculoskeletal injuries in nursing staff, it is not clear how secure these novel programs are for patients. These issues are hampering the growth of the Patient Handling Equipment Market.

Patient Handling Equipment Industry Outlook:

Product launches, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and geographical expansions are key strategies adopted by players in the Patient Handling Equipment Market. Patient Handling Equipment top 10 companies are:

  1. Getinge Healthcare Company
  2. Stryker Corporation
  3. Invacare Corporation
  4. Hill Rom Services 
  5. Guldmann 
  6. Joh. Stiegelmeyer & Co. GmbH
  7. L I N E T spol. s r.o.
  8. Joerns Healthcare 
  9. HoverTech International 
  10. Handicare Group

Recent Developments

  •  In May 2021, Invacare declared the introduction of its novel InvaSoft Hybrid, a creative non-powered support surface featuring the latest and most progressive hybrid technology. InvaSoft Hybrid is the outcome of a three-year research and development project including expanded collaboration with tissue viability specialists. Its design particularly aims at the critical factors related to pressure injury management including pressure redistribution, reduction of shear and friction, and microclimate management.
  •  In October 2020, Stryker, introduced a completely wireless hospital bed, ProCuity. This intelligent bed was planned to assist in decreasing in-hospital patient falls at all acuity levels, enhance nurse workflow efficiencies and security, as well as assist in reducing hospital costs. It is the only bed on the market that can link seamlessly to nurse call systems without the application of cables or wires.
  • In March 2020, Invacare Corporation declared the introduction of the novel benchmark in front-wheel-drive power mobility, the Invacare® AVIVA™ FX Power Wheelchair. Rehab-redefining LiNX® Technology persists to redefine the set-up process with novel and enhanced characteristics. From pre-set programming parameters, to live wireless programming, to integration with ASL specialty controls, LiNX Technology can prepare set-up as simple as turning on the LiNX remote.

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1. Patient Handling Equipment Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Patient Handling Equipment Market - Executive Summary
3. Patient Handling Equipment Market – Market Landscape
    3.1 Company Benchmarking- Key Companies
    3.2 Key Company Financial Analysis
    3.3 Market Share Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (Comparison of General Price Offerings in the Market)
4. Patient Handling Equipment Market – Startup Company Scenario (Premium)
    4.1 Investment
    4.2 Revenue
    4.3 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Patient Handling Equipment Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium (Premium)
    5.1 Regulatory Scenario
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing business index
    5.3 Case Studies of Successful Ventures
6. Patient Handling Equipment Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters five force model
        6.3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining powers of customers
        6.3.3 Threat of new entrants
        6.3.4 Rivalry among existing players
        6.3.5 Threat of substitutes
7. Patient Handling Equipment Market – By Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunities Analysis
    7.3 Market Life Cycle Analysis
8. Patient Handling Equipment Market – By Product Type (Market Size –$Million/$Billion) 
    8.1 Wheelchairs And Scooters
        8.1.1 Manual Wheelchair
   Folding Frame Manual Wheelchairs
   Rigid Frame Manual Wheelchairs
        8.1.2 Powered Wheelchair
        8.1.3 Mobility Scooters
    8.2 Medical Beds
        8.2.1 Acute Care Beds
        8.2.2 Long Term Care Beds
        8.2.3 Bariatric Beds
        8.2.4 Others
    8.3 Mechanical Lifting & Transfer Equipment
    8.4 Ambulatory Aid Devices
    8.5 Bathroom Safety Supplies
    8.6 Others
9. Patient Handling Equipment Market - By Type Of Care (Market Size –$Million/$Billion) 
    9.1 Bariatric
    9.2 Fall
    9.3 Critical
    9.4 Wound
    9.5 Accessory
    9.6 Lifting
    9.7 Transfer
10. Patient Handling Equipment Market - By Application (Market Size –$Million/$Billion) 
    10.1 Acute & Critical Care
    10.2 Long Term Care
    10.3 Mobility Assistance
    10.4 Fall Prevention
    10.5 Others
11. Patient Handling Equipment Market - By End User (Market Size –$Million/$Billion) 
    11.1 Hospitals
    11.2 Home Care Settings
    11.3 Others
12. Patient Handling Equipment Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    12.1 North America
        12.1.1 U.S
        12.1.2 Canada
        12.1.3 Mexico
    12.2 Europe
        12.2.1 Germany
        12.2.2 France
        12.2.3 UK
        12.2.4 Italy
        12.2.5 Spain
        12.2.6 Russia
        12.2.7 Rest of Europe
    12.3 Asia-Pacific
        12.3.1 China
        12.3.2 Japan
        12.3.3 South Korea
        12.3.4 India
        12.3.5 Australia & New Zealand
        12.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    12.4 South America
        12.4.1 Brazil
        12.4.2 Argentina
        12.4.3 Chile
        12.4.4 Colombia
        12.4.5 Rest of South America
    12.5 Rest Of The World
        12.5.1 Middle East
        12.5.2 Africa
13. Patient Handling Equipment Market - Market Entropy
    13.1 New product launches
    13.2 M&A's, collaborations, JVs and partnerships
14. Patient Handling Equipment Market – Industry Competition Landscape (Premium)
    14.1 Market Share Analysis
        14.1.1 Global Market Share – Key Companies
        14.1.2 Market Share by Region – Key Companies
        14.1.3 Market Share by Countries – Key Companies
    14.2 Competition Matrix
    14.3 Best Practices for Companies
15. Patient Handling Equipment Market – Key Company List by Country Premium (Premium)
16. Patient Handling Equipment Market - Company Analysis
    16.1 Company 1
    16.2 Company 2
    16.3 Company 3
    16.4 Company 4
    16.5 Company 5
    16.6 Company 6
    16.7 Company 7
    16.8 Company 8
    16.9 Company 9
    16.10 Company 10
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