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Global Wheelchairs (Powered and Manual) Market

  • November 2014
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wheelchairs (Powered and Manual) both in US$ Million and Thousand Units by the following Types: Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs, and Mobility 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 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 141 companies including many key and niche players such as -

21st Century Scientific Inc.
Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing
GF Health Products, Inc.
Invacare Corporation
Karman Healthcare

Table Of Contents

Global Wheelchairs (Powered and Manual) Market



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Manual Wheelchairs I-3
Powered Wheelchairs I-4
Mobility Scooters or Powered Scooters I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Wheelchairs: Improving Mobility and Quality of Life of
Differently-abled Individuals II-1
Recession in Retrospect and the Road Ahead II-3
Positive Outlook for Healthcare Industry Signals Promising
Growth for Wheelchairs II-4
The US: Single Largest Market Worldwide for Wheelchairs II-5
Developing Countries Drive Future Market Growth II-6
Table 1: Global Value Market for Wheelchairs - Geographic
Regions Ranked by CAGR for 2013-2020 - Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, Rest of World, US, Canada, Japan and Europe
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 2: Global Volume Market for Wheelchairs - Geographic
Regions Ranked by CAGR for 2013-2020 - Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, Rest of World, United States, Canada, Japan and
Europe (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 3: Healthcare Spending as Percentage of GDP in Select
Developing Countries (2012) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 4: Healthcare Spending as Percentage of GDP in Select
Developed Countries for 2004, 2008 and 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Affordable Wheelchairs: The Need of the Hour in Developing
Markets II-8

2. COMPETITION II-10
Invacare: Leading Manufacturer of Manual Mobility Aids II-10
Invacare's Leadership Presence in the Global Mobility Aids
Market: 2014 II-10
Competition: Noteworthy Trends II-12
Product Differentiation through Innovation and Technological
Superiority II-12
Innovation: A Source of Competitive Advantage II-12
Niche Wheelchair Segments Eases Entry Barriers II-13
Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters: Key Purchase
Considerations II-13
Specific Needs of the User II-13
Usage Location II-13
Means of Transportation and Storage Space II-14
Travelling Terrain II-14
Ergonomics II-14
Battery Life II-14
Aesthetics II-14
Aftersales Service and Warranty II-14
Funding Sources II-14
Supply Chain for Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters II-15
Powered Wheelchairs: Key Determinants of Motor Pricing II-15

3. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES AND DRIVERS II-17
Aging Population: A Strong Growth Driver for Mobility Aids II-17
Demographic Statistics of Aging Populace: Unfurling the
Market Potential II-18
Table 5: Global Aging Population (in Thousands) by Age
Group: 1975-2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 6: Global Life Expectancy at Age 60 and 80 Years -
(2010-2015), (2020-2025) and (2045-2050) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 7: Global Population Statistics for the 65+ Age Group
(Male and Female) for Major Countries/Regions: 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 8: Global 65+ Population by Geographic Region:
Percentage Growth Over the Period 2013-2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 9: Percentage of Population Aged 65 and Above in EU-27
Countries, the US and Japan (1960-2030) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 10: Life Expectancy at Birth for Select Countries
(2012) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22
Rising Incidence of Disability: A Grim Reality Driving the
Wheelchairs Market II-22
Table 11: Percentage of Population with Disabilities by Age
Group (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 12: Conditions for Wheelchair Use (2013): Percentage
Breakdown by Indication (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Increasing Spinal Cord Injuries Escalates Global Disability Count II-23
Table 13: Annual Incidence of Spinal Cord Injuries from Major
Traumatic Causes in Select Regions: 1959-2011 (per Million
Individuals) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24
High-tech Wheelchairs for Spinal Cord Injury Patients II-25
Newer Wheelchair Designs Promote Productive and Active
Lifestyle for the Disabled II-25
Custom Wheelchairs Caters to Individual Needs II-26
All-Terrain Wheelchairs: The Fad Continues to Grow II-27
Sports Wheelchairs for Athletes with Disabilities II-27
Travel Wheelchairs: A Boon for Disabled Travel Enthusiasts II-28
Relatively Lesser Priced Manual Wheelchairs Becomes the
Preferred Choice of Mobility II-28
Table 14: Retail Price of Leading Manual and Powered
Wheelchairs: Sep 2013 II-29
Wheelchair Innovations and Advancements: Spearheading Growth II-33
Smart Wheelchairs: Future of Wheelchairs II-34
Wheelchair with Geared Wheel System for Uphill Climbing II-35
CHILD: A New Wheelchair with Motion Control System II-36
MIT Scientists Develop Voice-Controlled Robotic Wheelchair II-36
Wheelchairs with Sensors to Read Brain Waves II-36
3D Printing Enables Development of Affordable Wheelchair for
Kids II-36
B-Free Chair for Providing Independence and Improved Mobility II-37
Portashopperâ„¢: Lightweight Electric Wheelchair with
Innovative Battery Technology II-37
ISIC and HERL to Develop Affordable Electric Wheelchair for
Indian Environment II-37
Rowheels Reduce Efforts to Push Manual Wheelchairs II-38
Wheelchair with SoftWheel Technology II-38
Improved Basketball Wheelchairs II-38
EAZ Disabled Mobility Device II-39
Independent Wheelchair Assist (IWA) II-39
Transit Stroller: Wheelchair for Children with Special Needs II-39
The Nexgen Robotic Wheelchair from Chiba Institute of Technology II-39
Wheelchair with Distance Sensor II-40
Behold! - The Vision-guided Wheelchair II-40
Select Innovative Wheelchair Designs for Paraplegics II-40
Action Trackchair II-40
Brain Controlled Wheelchair II-40
Carbon Black Wheelchair II-40
Parafree Wheelchair II-40
Paragolfer II-41
Permoveh II-41
Sliding Wheelchair II-41
Solar-powered Wheelchair II-41
Steampunk Wheelchair II-41
Tongue-guided Wheelchair II-41
Unimo Wheelchair II-41
Velo Modular Handcycle II-41
Wheelchair with Eye Tracking Feature II-42
Wheel+Chair Wheelchair II-42
Whill Type-A Electric Wheelchair II-42
WHILL Wheelchair Attachment II-42
Ziesel Tank Wheelchair II-42
Kenguru Electric Car II-43
Cursum Stroller II-43
Affordable Wheel Chair for Paraplegics in Developing Countries II-43
Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC) for Paraplegics in Developing
Countries II-43
Few of the Advanced Wheelchair Models Available in the Market II-44
Research to Focus on Shared Control Approaches in Assistive
Mobility Technology II-45
Collaborative Wheelchair Assistance II-45
Sensory Motor Interaction II-46
Shift towards Home-Based Healthcare Strengthens Market Prospects II-46
Rising Obesity Levels Drives Demand for Bariatric Wheelchairs II-47
Table 15: International Classification of Adult Underweight,
Overweight and Obesity Based on Body Mass Index (BMI): 2014 II-48
Obesity: Quick Statistics II-48
Table 16: Global Obese Population in Millions by
Region/Country (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 17: Obesity Levels for Major Countries (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Global Obese Population
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50
Reimbursement Factor Curtail Growth of Standing Wheelchairs II-51
Online Marketing and Online Sales Increase Market Penetration II-51
Select Leading Online Wheelchair Stores Worldwide II-51
1800WHEELCHAIR.com Inc. (US) II-51
Independent Living and Mobility (Australia) II-52
MEDmarketplace.com, Inc. (US) II-52
MedSupplyShop.com (US) II-52
Mobility Choices (UK) II-53
More Than Mobility (UK) II-53
The Mobility Store (UK) II-53
Repair and Maintenance Costs: A Key Cause for Concern II-53

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-54
Types of Wheelchairs II-54
Manual Wheelchairs II-54
Basic Wheelchair II-54
Customized Manual Wheelchairs II-55
Powered Wheelchair II-55
Mobility Scooter or Powered Scooter II-56
Types of Mobility Scooters II-57
Classification of Wheelchairs Based on End-use Function II-57
Institutional/Nursing Home/Depot Chairs II-57
Specialty Chairs II-57
Standard/Everyday Chairs II-57
Pediatric Wheelchairs or Child/Junior Chairs II-58
Lightweight Chairs II-58
Sports Utility Wheelchairs II-58
Transport Wheelchairs II-58
Standard Transport Wheelchairs II-58
Heavy-Duty Transport Wheelchairs II-59
Bariatric Wheelchairs II-59
Recliners II-59
Wheelchairs: A Historical Perspective II-59
Wheelchair Design and Functionality Evolution over the Years II-60
Components of a Wheelchair II-61
Frame II-61
Upholstery II-61
Seating System II-61
Wheels/Tires II-61
Powered Wheelchair Configurations II-61
Traditional and Platform Power Wheelchairs II-61
Drive Train Configurations II-62
Powered Wheelchairs Components II-62
Powered Wheelchair Component Prices II-63
Table 18: Component Prices for Foldable Powered Wheelchairs:
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63
Drive Systems II-64
Controllers II-64
Batteries II-64
Brakes II-64
Special Powered Features II-64
Frames II-65
Wheels and Tires II-65
Seating System II-65
Upholstery II-65
Footrests II-65
Armrests II-65
Mobility Scooter Components II-65
Base Unit II-66
Power System and Drive Train II-66
Brakes II-66
Batteries II-67
Wheels and Tires II-67
Seating II-67
Controller II-67
Key Materials Used in Wheelchairs Manufacturing II-68
Steel Alloys II-68
Aircraft Grade Aluminum II-68
High Performance Alloy II-68
Titanium II-68
Table 19: Relative Weight of Wheelchairs in Pounds (lbs.) by
Material Type for Iron, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, and
Titanium Alloy (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS AND LAUNCHES II-69
Zingerchair.com Introduces Zinger Wheelchair II-69
NPI Solutions Develops Lightest Motorized Wheelchair in the World II-69
Invacare Develops Invacare® Fox™ Power Wheelchair II-69
TGA Introduces Two New Wheelchair Models II-69
Sunrise Medical Unveils Quickie® Q7™ NextGEN Wheelchair II-69
Sunrise Medical Launches Quickie® Pulse™ 6 Multi-Power Wheelchair II-69
GF Health Products Launches the Everest and JenningsTravelerLX
Folding Wheelchair II-69
Invacare Introduces Stream E Power Wheelchair II-70
Invacare Launches Pronto Air Personal Transporter, a Personal
Mobility Device II-70
Invacare Introduces Invacare® Top End® Reveal™ Wheelchair, an
Ultra-Lightweight Wheelchair II-70
Sunrise Medical Announces Enhancements to Zippie® Zone™ and
Quickie® Q7™ Manual Wheelchairs II-70
Sunrise Medical Announces Enhancements in Quickie® QM-7 Series
power wheelchairs II-70
Convaid Announces Introduction of Self-Tensioâ„¢ Wheelchair II-70
Convaid Unveils Improved EZ Rider Pediatric Wheelchair II-70
Permobil Introduces M300 Corpus® HD Power Wheelchair II-71
Küschall Launches Titanium Frame for Küschall Champion II-71
Küschall Launches Quick Release Frames for Küschall Advance™ II-71
ReWalk Introduces All-Terrain Wheelchair II-71
Drive Medical Unveils New Trident Power Wheelchair II-71
Sunrise Medical Introduces Quickie® QRi™ Lightweight Rigid Chair II-71
Sunrise Medical Announces Enhancements in Quickie Rear-Wheel
Drive II-71
Sunrise Medical Introduces QM-7 Complex Power Wheelchair Range II-71
Permobil Announces Upgrades in C300 Power Wheelchair Base II-72
Küschall Launches Advance™ II-72
Innovation In Motion Rolls-Out New Frontier Series II-72
Innovation In Motion Launches Grillo Gait Trainer II-72

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-73
Permobil Takes Over TiLite II-73
Invacare Closes Canadian Plant II-73
Drive Medical Acquires Certain Assets of Mason Medical II-73
Invacare Divests Champion Manufacturing Medical Recliner Business II-73
GF Health Products Takes Over Pressure Management Group II-73
Invacare Divests ISG Domestic Medical Supplies Business II-73
Drive Medical Takes Over Mountway Holdings II-73
Investor Acquires Permobil II-74
Centric Health Acquires Motion Specialties II-74
Ottobock Expands Capacity for Wheelchair Manufacturing II-74

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-75
21st Century Scientific Inc. (US) II-75
Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing (US) II-75
GF Health Products, Inc. (US) II-75
Invacare Corporation (US) II-76
Karman Healthcare (US) II-76
LEVO AG (Switzerland) II-77
Medline Industries, Inc. (US) II-77
Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH (Germany) II-77
Permobil, Inc. (US) II-78
TiLite (US) II-78
Pihsiang Machinery MFG. Co. Ltd. (Taiwan) II-78
Pride Mobility Products Corporation (US) II-79
Sunrise Medical LLC (US) II-79

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-80
Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in ‘000 Units
for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 21: World Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales in ‘000 Units for the Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 22: World 15-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 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Manual Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in ‘000
Units for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 24: 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 with Annual Sales in ‘000 Units for the
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 25: World 15-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 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Powered Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in ‘000
Units for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 27: 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 with Annual Sales in ‘000 Units for the
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 28: World 15-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 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Mobility Scooters by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in ‘000
Units for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 30: World Historic Review for Mobility Scooters by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in ‘000 Units for the
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Mobility 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 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million
for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 33: World Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 34: World 15-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 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Manual Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 36: 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 with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 37: World 15-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 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Powered Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 39: 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 with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 40: World 15-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 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 41: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Mobility Scooters by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 42: World Historic Review for Mobility Scooters by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 43: World 15-Year Perspective for Mobility 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 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
The US Wheelchairs Market: Largest in the World III-1
Reimbursement Scenario III-2
Medicare Payment for Wheelchairs: Bubble to Burst III-2
Competitive Bidding: A Prudent Purchasing Decision from
Medicare III-2
The Fall Out III-2
Piece-Meal Payment Affects Revenues III-3
Prices and Quality: Key Losers III-3
Manual Wheelchairs to Benefit III-3
Providers Keen to Pursue Alternative Strategies to Remain
Profitable III-4
Reimbursement Cuts Incite Division of Providers III-4
Table 44: US Wheelchairs Market by Payment Category
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Sales Revenues for
Medicare, Private Insurance, Medicaid,
Commercial/Institutional, Cash, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Major Trends and Drivers III-6
Aging Baby Boomers to Drive Wheelchair Sales in the US III-6
Table 45: North American Elderly Population by Age Group:
1975-2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
Rising Incidence of Disability Strengthens Market Prospects III-7
Table 46: Percentage of US Population with Disabilities by
Age Group (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Home-Based Healthcare: Key Solution to Rising Medicare and
Medicaid Costs in the US III-7
Rising Obesity Levels in the US Spurs Demand for Bariatric
Wheelchairs III-8
Table 47: International Classification of Adult
Underweight, Overweight and Obesity Based on Body Mass
Index (BMI): 2014 III-9

Table 48: Obesity Prevalence in US Adults by Type of
Obesity (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 49: Obesity Prevalence in the US by Age Group (2013)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 50: Obesity Prevalence in the US by Percentage
Annual Income Level (2013) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-10
High-End Power Wheelchairs Market Continues to Grow at
Snail's Pace III-10
Reimbursement Shortfalls Stunts Growth of Standing
Wheelchairs Segment in the US III-10
Overview of the US Patient Mobility Market III-11
Major Growth Drivers and Inhibitors III-11
Table 51: US Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Market by
Product Segments (2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales for Home Respiratory Therapy, Home Therapy,
Diabetes Care Supplies, Patient Positioning, Patient
Mobility, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 52: DME Expenditures in the US (in US$ Billion):
2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015P (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 53: Leading Players in the US Patient Mobility
Products Market (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Invacare Corporation, Sunrise Medical, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 54: US Market for Patient Mobility Products by
Product Categories (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Wheelchairs, Scooters, Patient Lifts and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14
Distribution Dynamics III-14
Table 55: Distribution Channels for Patient Mobility
Products in the US (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Local Distributors, National Distributors,
Third-party Distributors, Direct to Client, and
Hospital-owned Distributors (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14
Product Launches III-15
Strategic Corporate Activity III-18
Select Players III-19
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 56: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered
Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for the Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 57: The US Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product
Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and
Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Units for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 58: The US 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 59: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered
Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 60: The US Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product
Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and
Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 61: The US 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

2. CANADA III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Strategic Corporate Developments III-30
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 62: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,
Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for the
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 63: Canadian Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs
and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 64: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 65: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,
Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for
the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 66: Canadian Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs
and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 67: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

3. JAPAN III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
Japanese Medical Device Industry: A Macro Perspective III-37
Long-Term Care Insurance System in Japan III-37
Products covered under the program include III-38
Overview of Distribution Channels III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 68: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,
Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for the
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 69: Japanese Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs
and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 70: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 71: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,
Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for
the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 72: Japanese Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs
and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 73: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

4. EUROPE III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
Market Overview III-45
Rising Life Expectancy and the Risk of Disability to
Trigger Sales of Wheelchairs across Europe III-45
Table 74: Life Expectancy at 65 Years and Activity
Limitation Years from Life Expectancy at 65 for Select
Countries in Europe (2012) III-47

Table 75: European Country-wise Statistics of 60+
Population as % of Total Population: 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48
B.Market Analytics III-49
Table 76: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for the
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 77: European Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales in Units for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 78: European 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 79: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,
Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for the
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 80: European Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs
and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 81: European 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 82: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for
the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 83: European Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 84: European 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 85: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,
Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for
the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 86: European Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs
and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 87: European 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

4a. FRANCE III-61
Market Analysis III-61
Table 88: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered
Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for the Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 89: French Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product
Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and
Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Units for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 90: French 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 91: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered
Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 92: French Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product
Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and
Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 93: French 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

4b. GERMANY III-67
A.Market Analysis III-67
Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh - A Key Player III-67
B.Market Analytics III-68
Table 94: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered
Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for the Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 95: German Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product
Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and
Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Units for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 96: German 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 97: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered
Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 98: German Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product
Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and
Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 99: German 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

4c. ITALY III-74
Market Analysis III-74
Table 100: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,
Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for the
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 101: Italian Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs
and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 102: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 103: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,
Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for
the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 104: Italian Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs
and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 105: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-80
A.Market Analysis III-80
Shortfalls in Reimbursement Drives Private Purchase of
Wheelchairs III-80
Table 106: Price Range of Select Categories of Wheelchairs
in the UK (2012) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81
Regulatory Overview of Medical Equipment III-81
Product Launch III-82
B.Market Analytics III-82
Table 107: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered
Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for the Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 108: UK Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product
Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and
Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Units for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 109: UK 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Manual
Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters
Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 110: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered
Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 111: UK Historic Review for Wheelchairs by Product
Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and
Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 112: UK 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Manual
Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters
Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

4e. SPAIN III-88
Market Analysis III-88
Table 113: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,
Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for the
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 114: Spanish Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs
and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

Table 115: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 116: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,
Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for
the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 117: Spanish Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs
and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92

Table 118: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

4f. RUSSIA III-94
A.Market Analysis III-94
Corporate Development III-94
B.Market Analytics III-95
Table 119: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,
Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Units for the
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 120: Russian Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs
and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Units for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

Table 121: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97

Table 122: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wheelchairs by Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs,
Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for
the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-98

Table 123: Russian Historic Review for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs
and Mobility Scooters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for the Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

Table 124: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Wheelchairs by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Manual Wheelchairs, Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility
Scooters Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-101
A.Market Analysis III-101
An Overview of Select Markets III-101
Belgium III-101
Home Healthcare in Belgium III-101

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