Dublin, Oct. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Wheelchairs (Powered and Manual) - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

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 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wheelchairs (Powered and Manual) both Units and US$ Thousand by the following Types:

  • Manual Wheelchairs
  • Powered Wheelchairs
  • Mobility Scooters

The report profiles 134 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • 21st Century Scientific Inc. (US)
  • Convaid Inc. (USA)
  • Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing (US)
  • Etac AB (Sweden)
  • Foshan Dongfang Medical Equipment Manufactory (Ltd.) (China)
  • Future Mobility Products (USA)
  • GF Health Products, Inc. (US)
  • Invacare Corporation (US)
  • Karma Medical Products Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • Karma Mobility (UK)
  • Karman Healthcare (US)
  • LEVO AG (Switzerland)
  • Magic Mobility Pty Ltd. (Australia)
  • Matsunaga Manufactory Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Medline Industries, Inc. (US)
  • Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH (Germany)
  • Permobil, Inc. (US)
  • TiLite (US)
  • Pihsiang Machinery MFG. Co. Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • Pride Mobility Products Corporation (US)
  • Sunrise Medical LLC (US)


Key Topics Covered:

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • Wheelchairs: Meeting Mobility Needs of the Disabled for Personal, Social, and Professional Fulfillment
  • Aging Population and their Vulnerability to Various Diseases and Disabilities: Foundation for Market Growth
  • Demographic Statistics of Aging Populace: Unfurling the Market Potential
  • Market Fortunes Intrinsically Tied to the Home Medical Equipment (HME)/Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Industry
  • Shift in Nature of Medical Care towards Non-Hospital Environment: The Primary Growth Driver for HME
  • Global Market Outlook
  • Positive Outlook for Healthcare Industry Signals Promising Growth in Demand
  • The US: Single Largest Wheelchairs Market Worldwide
  • Developing Countries to Turbo Charge Current and Future Market Growth
  • Affordable Wheelchairs: The Need of the Hour in Developing Markets

2. COMPETITION

  • Invacare: Leading Wheelchair Manufacturer in the World
  • Leading Powered Wheelchairs Companies Worldwide
  • Competition: Noteworthy Trends
  • Product Differentiation through Innovation & Technological Superiority
  • Innovation: A Source of Competitive Advantage
  • Niche Wheelchair Segments Eases Entry Barriers
  • Wheelchair for Pediatric Use: Purchase Considerations
  • Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters: Key Purchase Considerations
  • Specific Needs of the User
  • Usage Location
  • Means of Transportation & Storage Space
  • Travelling Terrain
  • Ergonomics
  • Battery Life
  • Aesthetics
  • Aftersales Service & Warranty
  • Funding Sources
  • Supply Chain for Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters
  • Powered Wheelchairs: Key Determinants of Motor Pricing

3. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES AND DRIVERS

  • Superior Attributes over Manual Wheelchairs Drive Strong Demand for Powered Wheelchairs
  • Major Growth Drivers in a Nutshell
  • Technology Superiority, New Features and Improved Functionality Drive Surging Popularity of Powered Wheelchairs
  • Component Optimization for Enhanced Efficiency
  • Balancing Functionality and Accessibility
  • Focusing on Progressive Needs
  • Despite Cannibalization by Powered Wheelchairs, Manual Wheelchairs Continue to Sustain Market Growth
  • Relatively Lesser Price: An Important Criterion for Manual Wheelchairs Remaining the Preferred Choice of Mobility
  • Rising Number of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoporosis Procedures Benefit Market Expansion
  • Growing Prominence of Safe and Quality Healthcare Services Drive Demand for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) Converters
  • Favorable Trends in the Personal Mobility Devices Market Strengthens Market Prospects
  • Wheelchairs Dominate the Global Medical Mobility Aids Market
  • Rising Incidence of Disability: A Grim Reality Driving the Wheelchairs Market
  • High-tech Wheelchairs for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
  • Custom Wheelchairs: Catering to Individual Needs of the Differently-Abled
  • Rising Need to Lead Active Outdoor Lifestyle Boosts Demand for All-Terrain Wheelchairs
  • Demand for Sports Wheelchairs Driven by Growing Popularity of Disabled Sports and Recreational Activities
  • Steady Launch of Lightweight, Compactable, and Customized Travel Wheelchairs Bodes Well for the Market
  • Rise in Global Obesity Epidemic Drives Demand for Bariatric Wheelchairs
  • Reimbursement Factor Curtail Growth of Standing Wheelchairs
  • Research to Focus on Shared Control Approaches in Assistive Mobility Technology
  • Collaborative Wheelchair Assistance
  • Sensory Motor Interaction
  • Online Marketing and Online Sales Increase Market Penetration
  • Select Leading Online Wheelchair Stores Worldwide
  • 1800WHEELCHAIR.com Inc. (US)
  • Independent Living & Mobility (Australia)
  • MEDmarketplace.com, Inc. (US)
  • MedSupplyShop.com (US)
  • Mobility Choices
  • More Than Mobility
  • The Mobility Store
  • Repair & Maintenance Costs: A Key Cause for Concern

4. WHEELCHAIR INNOVATIONS & ADVANCEMENTS

  • Smart Wheelchairs with Artificial Intelligence Control Systems
  • Few Notable Smart Wheelchairs Models
  • Racing Wheelchairs
  • Augmented Reality to Revolutionize Indoor Navigation for Wheelchair Users
  • Mobile Augmented Reality: Enabling Social Inclusion and a Quality Life
  • iBOT Wheelchair
  • Futuristic Wheelchairs
  • Futuristic Wheelchair with iPhone Voice Control System
  • High Technology-Integrated Wheelchairs for Tech Savvy Users
  • Segway Wheelchair
  • A Hands-free, Segway-Type Wheelchair
  • Carbon Black: An Ultra-Tough Wheelchair made of Carbon Fiber
  • Advancements in Wheelchair Control Techniques
  • EMG-based Systems
  • EEG-based Systems
  • EOG-based Systems
  • Non Bio-Signal-based Systems
  • Sip-n-Puff Technique
  • Chin Control
  • Head Orientation Tracking
  • Tongue Controlled
  • Image Processing Algorithm
  • Eye Tracking Technique
  • Accelerometer-based Systems
  • Touch Screen Controlled
  • Voice Actuated
  • Brain Actuated
  • Deictic Approach-based Systems
  • Nex-Gen Wheelchair Designs Promote Productive and Active Lifestyle for the Disabled
  • Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility (PUMA)
  • WISB Hand-Bike

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Types of Wheelchairs
  • Manual Wheelchairs
  • Basic Wheelchair
  • Customized Manual Wheelchairs
  • Powered Wheelchair
  • Mobility Scooter or Powered Scooter
  • Types of Mobility Scooters
  • Classification of Wheelchairs Based on End-use Function
  • Institutional/Nursing Home/Depot Chairs
  • Specialty Chairs
  • Standard/Everyday Chairs
  • Pediatric Wheelchairs or Child/Junior Chairs
  • Lightweight Chairs
  • Sports Utility Wheelchairs
  • Transport Wheelchairs
  • Standard Transport Wheelchairs
  • Heavy-Duty Transport Wheelchairs
  • Bariatric Wheelchairs
  • Recliners
  • Wheelchairs: A Historical Perspective
  • Wheelchair Design and Functionality Evolution over the Years
  • Components of a Wheelchair
  • Frame
  • Upholstery
  • Seating System
  • Wheels/Tires
  • Powered Wheelchair Configurations
  • Traditional and Platform Power Wheelchairs
  • Drive Train Configurations
  • Powered Wheelchairs Components
  • Powered Wheelchair Component Prices

6. PRODUCT LAUNCHES

  • Sunrise Medical Launches New Quickie® QX Manual Folding Wheelchair
  • Guangzhou Topmedi Launches New Series of Wheelchairs & Electric Scooters
  • Sunrise Medical Updates JAY Fit Wheelchair Seating System
  • Pride Mobility Products Introduces Go-Chair
  • Sunrise Medical Launches Updated Version of Power Wheelchair Suspension System
  • Invacare Introduces New Powerchair Control System
  • Graham-Field Launches Bariatric Transport Chair
  • Sunrise Medical Announces Zippie IRIS® Wheelchair with Folding Option
  • Karma Mobility Launches I Lite
  • TGA Mobility to Unveil New Strongback Wheelchair
  • IMS Medical Launches Electric Folding Wheelchair
  • Pride Mobility Launches Jazzy Air® Power Chair
  • Pride Mobility Introduces the Oasis Luxury Lift Chair
  • Sunrise Medical Launches New Ultra Lightweight Rigid Wheelchairs
  • Quantum Rehab Introduces WC19-compliant Power Seating Systems
  • Sunrise Medical Launches New Updates on Pediatric Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair
  • Sunrise Medical Unveils New Series of Power Wheelchairs
  • Curtiss-Wright Introduces New Wheelchair Control Systems
  • Sunrise Medical Introduces New MONO Backrest System
  • Convaid Unveils Upgraded Convaid Rodeo Wheelchair
  • Karma Mobility Unveils New Powerchairs
  • Convaid Unveils All-terrain Package for its Cruiser Wheelchair
  • Zingerchair.com Introduces Zinger Wheelchair
  • Invacare Develops Invacare® Fox Power Wheelchair
  • TGA Introduces Two New Wheelchair Models
  • GF Health Products Launches the Everest & Jennings® Traveler® LX Folding Wheelchair

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice to Acquire Drive DeVilbiss
  • Pride Mobility Products® Grants US Patent Elevated Height Wheelchair
  • BraunAbility Collaborates with Permobil
  • Permobil Takes Over iCare
  • Etac AB Acquires Convaid
  • Etac Discontinues Sale of Balder and Etac Powered Wheelchairs
  • KLD Energy Technologies Takes Over Kenguru
  • Nordic Capital Takes Over Sunrise Medical
  • Sunrise Medical Takes Over RGK Wheelchairs
  • Sunrise Medical Takes Over Mobility Business of Handicare
  • Permobil Takes Over TiLite
  • Invacare Closes Canadian Plant

8. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Total Companies Profiled: 134 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries 150)

  • The United States (60)
  • Canada (9)
  • Japan (4)
  • Europe (52)
  • - France (3)
  • - Germany (11)
  • - The United Kingdom (13)
  • - Italy (8)
  • - Rest of Europe (17)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (23)
  • Middle East (2)

For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nc3mml/wheelchairs


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