Increasing Preference for Electronic Wheelchairs Indicative of Growth Opportunities for Personal Mobility Devices Market

Published By : 16 Aug 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

In recent years, the rising number of road accidents, illnesses, and diseases has increased the number of people being hospitalized for treatments. However, the rising expenses of hospital care and services have increased the demand for home healthcare services. Whether at the hospitals or for home healthcare, the use of personal mobility devices such as wheelchairs and scooters has increased. Technological advancements have made it possible for manufacturers of medical devices to introduce new personal care devices, tools, and equipment. 

The increasing global demand for cost-effective, innovative, and technology-friendly medical devices capable of serving various patients is predicted to attract novice vendors in the global market. With this, the market is predicted to be highly competitive in nature. Among all available medical devices, the demand for personal mobility devices is expected to be the highest in the years to come. The increase in the number of elderly people visiting hospitals has led to the rising demand for wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and other personal mobility devices. 

Electronic Wheelchairs continue to Dominate Market for Personal Mobility Devices

Among all personal mobility devices, wheelchairs have benefited the most from the advancements in the technology. Traditional wheelchairs are now being taken over by the electronic wheelchairs. Easy use and mobility are two of the factors that can be credited for the consistently growing demand for electronic wheelchairs. The rising use of electronic wheelchairs in the healthcare centers, hospitals, and medical centers is predicted to propel the market for wheelchairs, thus benefiting the global personal mobility devices market.

The demand for electric wheelchairs from the elderly is being increasing year after year. People opt for home healthcare services. Many people use electronic wheelchairs on a rental basis. Many physically disabled people even invest in such personal mobility devices. The availability of electronic mobility devices, especially wheelchairs, is a boon for the elderly patients who stay alone.  

Going forward, the global market for personal mobility products is expected to be benefited by rising disposable income and the increasing disabled population.

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