THIS REPORT CONTAINS

An overview of devices and accommodation products for several categories of special needs, including cognitive learning disabilities, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and physical disabilities

Analysis of global market trends, with data from 2009, estimates for 2010, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2015
Discussion of accommodations for identified special-needs people in the U.S. and internationally through regulatory bodies, including the U.S. process for implementing accommodations in schools
Evaluations of emerging devices in consumer electronics, mobility devices, and sensory applications
Examinations of the industry structure, including major manufacturers and market shares, and comprehensive company profiles.

INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the study are to present a comprehensive look at the assistive devices for special needs market, to provide quantitative market measurements of both the overall market and all possible market segments, and to forecast market and segment growth over the next 5 years. 

REASONS FOR STUDY

This BCC study is presented to increase the awareness of assistive devices for special needs. The study analyzes select assistive devices for special needs market from different standpoints and addresses issues and trends affecting the market. Assistive devices for special needs manufacturers, driven by both research breakthroughs and increased recognition of expanding market opportunities, have stepped up the pace of development of innovative devices. Because of the evolving nature of this important area of study, executives of assistive devices for special needs must remain ever vigilant of the changing environment and strive to keep abreast of new and currently used modalities in all facets of the market.

SCOPE OF STUDY

This report is a comprehensive business tool designed to provide an in-depth look at the assistive devices for special needs market. The geographic scope of the report is global with a special emphasis on the United States. The report describes the industry, its relationship to the healthcare industry and its participants, and trends for the future.

Categories discussed in the report include:

Sensory Impairment Devices
Classroom/Instructional Devices
Movement/Mobility Devices
Workplace Adaptive Devices.

All categories are discussed in detail, describing each segment, identifying current products on the market, measuring market size, identifying market drivers, forecasting for 2009 to 2015, and assessing the competitors and competitor market shares.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
                                                                                                         
The information and analysis presented in this BCC report are based on extensive first-hand interviews with primary research sources, including executives, product managers, and clinical specialists in the intravenous infusion and vein access arena. Background information was obtained from various government agencies, business and medical journals, trade magazines, and interviews with doctors and nurses involved in the administration of intravenous therapy and vein access. 

Key information from published literature was used to conduct interviews with over 25 industry participants to validate and obtain expert opinions on current and future trends in the assistive devices for special needs industry. Interviews were the primary basis for development of market size. Interviews were also used to confirm and/or adjust market size and market share estimates, as well as formulating market projections.

All market data pertain to the global market at the manufacturer’s level. Data are expressed in current U.S. dollars. The base year was 2010. Historical data are provided for 2009 and forecast data are provided for 2015. Historical, base year, and forecast data are provided for each market segment and subsegment. Market shares are provided for each market segment for the 2010 base year.

ANALYST CREDENTIALS

Mary Anne Crandall is an expert industry analyst specializing in the pharmaceutical industry for the last 18 years. She has completed several in-depth studies on various medical topics requiring both medical expertise and excellent knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. Ms. Crandall has extensive knowledge in the medical field, has a M.S. in psychology and is currently working on a PhD. 

Table Of Contents

Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 1
REASONS FOR STUDY 1
SCOPE OF STUDY 1
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES 2
ANALYST CREDENTIALS 2
RELATED BCC REPORTS 2
BCC ONLINE SERVICES 3
DISCLAIMER 3

Chapter-2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST ASSISTIVE DEVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS) 5
SUMMARY FIGURE FORECAST FOR ASSISTIVE DEVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS MARKETS, 2009-2015 ($ MILLIONS) 6

Chapter-3: INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT 7
DEFINITIONS 8
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES 8
DISABILITIES VS. DISEASES 8
Assistive Technologies vs. Pharmaceuticals 9
Assistive Technologies vs. Prosthetics and Orthotics 9
Assistive Technologies vs. Cosmetic Products 10
KEY FACTORS FUELING THE GROWTH 10
TECHNOLOGIES 10
Materials 10
Electronic Technology 11
Speech Recognition and Vocal Output 11
Communication Technology 12
Mobile Location Technology 12
Sensor Technology 13
Artificial Intelligence 13
Energy Sources 14
iPad Assistive Devices 15
Miniaturization 15
DEMOGRAPHICS 15
   TABLE 1 GLOBAL POPULATION BY SELECTED GEOGRAPHICAL REGION, 2008-2050 (MILLIONS/%) 16
FIGURE 1 GLOBAL POPULATION BY SELECTED GEOGRAPHICAL REGION, 2008-2050 (MILLIONS) 17
Disability Demographics 18
   TABLE 2 U.S. OLDER POPULATION BY AGE GROUP, CENSUS YEARS 1900-2050 18
FIGURE 2 TOTAL WORLD POPULATION WITH DISABILITIES, 2009 (MILLIONS) 19
   TABLE 3 PROJECTED NUMBER OF DISABLED PEOPLE, THROUGH 2015 (MILLIONS) 20
FIGURE 3 PROJECTED INCREASE IN WORLD DISABLED POPULATION, 2009-2015 (MILLIONS) 20
Disability in Europe 20
Disability in Africa 21
Disability in Asia 21
Disability in Australia 22
Disability in America 22
FIGURE 4 U.S. POPULATION WHOSE DAILY ACTIVITIES ARE LIMITED BY DISABILITIES, BY AGE GROUP, 2009 (MILLIONS) 22
FIGURE 4 (CONTINUED) 23
SENSORY LOSS 23
Hearing Loss 23
   TABLE 4 REPORTED INCIDENCE OF HEARING PROBLEMS AMONG U.S. ADULTS BY SEX/AGE GROUP, 2009 (MILLIONS) 24
Vision Loss 24
   TABLE 5 REPORTED INCIDENCE OF BLINDNESS AND VISION IMPAIRMENT IN THE U.S. BY SEX/AGE GROUP, 2009 25
COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 26
Speech Impairments 26
Writing Difficulties 27
LOSS OF MOBILITY/DEXTERITY 27
   TABLE 6 REPORTED INCIDENCE OF IMPAIRED MOBLITY AND DEXTERITY IN THE U.S. BY SEX/AGE GROUP, 2009 (MILLIONS) 27
Arthritis 28
   TABLE 7 INCIDENCE OF DOCTOR-DIAGNOSED ARTHRITIS CASES AND CHRONIC JOINT SYMPTOMS IN THE U.S. BY AGE GROUP, 2009 (MILLIONS) 28
Osteoporosis 29
Loss of Strength/Balance/Coordination 29
OBESITY 29
FUNDING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY 30
FUNDING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (CONTINUED) 31
FUNDING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (CONTINUED) 32
FUNDING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (CONTINUED) 32
FUNDING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (CONTINUED) 33
FUNDING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (CONTINUED) 34
PRODUCTS FOR SENSORY IMPAIRED SPECIAL NEEDS 35
VISION IMPAIRMENT ASSISTIVE DEVICES 35
Screen Enlargers 35
Screen Readers 35
Reading Machines 36
Speech Recognition Systems 36
Speech Synthesizers 37
Refreshable Braille Displays 37
Braille Embossers 37
Talking and Large-print Word Processors 38
Digital Books 38
New Developments 39
HEARING IMPAIRMENT ASSISTIVE DEVICES 39
Hearing Aids 39
Analog vs. Digital Hearing Aids 40
Behind-the-Ear vs. In-the-Ear Designs 40
Behind-the-…(Continued) 41
Eyeglass Hearing Aids 42
Other Features 42
New Technologies 42
Non-Amplification Technology 43
MEMS-Based Hearing Aids 43
   TABLE 8 HEARING AID MANUFACTURERS 44
Cochlear Implants 44
Personal Frequency Modulation (FM) Systems 45
Infrared Systems 46
Induction Loop Systems 46
One-to-One Communicators 46
New Developments 46
MARKET AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS 47
TABLE 9 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR SENSORY IMPAIRED DEVICES, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS) 48
FIGURE 5 MARKET FORECAST FOR SENSORY IMPAIRED DEVICES 2009-2015 ($ MILLIONS) 48
FIGURE 6 MARKET PERCENTAGES OF TOTAL SENSORY IMPAIRED MARKET 2010 (%) 49
FIGURE 7 MARKET PERCENTAGES OF TOTAL SENSORY IMPAIRED MARKET 2015 (%) 49
FIGURE 7 (CONTINUED) 49
FIGURE 7 (CONTINUED) 50
Market and competitive … (Continued) 51
   TABLE 10 MANUFACTURERS MARKET SHARE OF SENSORY IMPAIRED DEVICES, 2010 (%) 52
FIGURE 8 MANUFACTURERS MARKET SHARE OF SENSORY IMPAIRED DEVICES 2010 (%) 53
CLASSROOM/INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES 53
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER/ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER 54
Handheld Computer/PDA 55
Sensory Integration Devices 55
DYSCALCULIA 55
Integrative Mathematics Software 56
Manipulatives—Virtual and Manual 57
Talking Calculator 57
DYSPRAXIA 57
Augmentative/Alternative Communication Device 58
Speech Recognition Software 58
Perceptual Training Software Programs 58
DYSLEXIA 59
Dyslexia (Continued) 60
Scanning and Reading Pens 61
Speech Recognition Software 61
Text to Speech 61
Concept Mapping 62
Recording Devices/Portable Notetakers 62
Handheld Spellcheckers 62
Word Prediction, Word Banks 63
Personal Information Managers 63
DYSGRAPHIA 63
Talking Word Processors 64
Word Prediction 64
MARKET AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS 64
   TABLE 11 WORLDWIDE MARKET FORECAST FOR CLASSROOM/INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS) 65
FIGURE 9 MARKET FORECAST FOR CLASSROOM/INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES, 2009-2015 ($ MILLIONS) 66
FIGURE 10 MARKET PERCENTAGES OF TOTAL MARKET, 2010 (%) 66
FIGURE 10 (CONTINUED) 67
FIGURE 11 MARKET PERCENTAGES OF TOTAL MARKET 2015 (%) 67
Market and Competitive Analysis (Continued) 68
Market and Competitive Analysis (Continued) 69
   TABLE 12 MANUFACTURERS MARKET SHARE OF CLASSROOM/INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES, 2010 (%) 70
FIGURE 12 MANUFACTURERS MARKET SHARE OF CLASSROOM/INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES, 2010 (%) 71
MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY DEVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS 71
FINE/GROSS/PERCEPTUAL MOTOR SKILLS 71
Picture Boards 72
Voice Output Communication Device 72
Page Scanners 72
Speech Synthesizers 73
Enlarging Devices 73
MOTOR VEHICLE CONVERSIONS AND ACCESSORIES 73
 TABLE 13 U.S. MOTOR VEHICLE DISABLED ACCESS CONVERSION KIT MANUFACTURERS 74
 Lift/Ramps 74
MOBILITY AIDS 74
Ambulatory Aids 74
TABLE 14 AMBULATORY AID MANUFACTURERS 75
Wheelchairs, Scooters, and Accessories 75
Wheelchairs 75
   TABLE 15 WHEELCHAIR MANUFACTURERS 76
Scooters 77
   TABLE 16 SCOOTER MANUFACTURERS 78
MARKET AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS 78
   TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY DEVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS) 79
FIGURE 13 MARKET FORECAST FOR MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY AIDS DEVICES 2009-2015 ($ MILLIONS) 79
FIGURE 14 MARKET PERCENTAGES OF MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY AIDS DEVICES, 2010 (%) 80
FIGURE 15 MARKET PERCENTAGES OF MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY AIDS DEVICES, 2015 (%) 81
   TABLE 18 MANUFACTURERS MARKET SHARE OF MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY DEVICES, 2010 (%) 82
FIGURE 16 MANUFACTURERS MARKET SHARE OF MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY DEVICES, 2010 (%) 83
WORKPLACE ADAPTIVE TOOLS 83
Computer Devices 83
Specially Designed Keyboards 83
Adaptive Mouse Technology 84
Alternative Input Devices 84
Braille Embossers 85
Keyboard Filters 85
Touch-screen Keyboards 86
Screen Enlargers/Screen Magnifiers 86
Screen Readers 86
Speech Recognition or Voice Recognition Programs 86
Communication Devices 86
Augmentive Communication Devices 86
Electronic Speech Synthesizers 87
Light Signaler Alerts 87
Text-to-Speech or Speech Synthesizers 87
Talking and Large-print Word Processors 87
TTY/TDD Conversion Modems 87
MARKET AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS 88
   TABLE 19 MARKET FORECAST FOR WORKPLACE ADAPTIVE DEVICES, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS) 88
FIGURE 17 MARKET FORECAST FOR WORKPLACE ADAPTIVE DEVICES, 2009-2015 ($ MILLIONS) 89
FIGURE 18 MARKET PERCENTAGES OF WORKPLACE ADAPTIVE DEVICES, 2010 (%) 89
FIGURE 18 (CONTINUED) 90
FIGURE 19 MARKET PERCENTAGES OF WORKPLACE ADAPTIVE DEVICES, 2015 (%) 90
Market and Competitive … (Continued) 91
   TABLE 20 MANUFACTURERS MARKET SHARE OF WORKPLACE ADAPTIVE DEVICES, 2010 (%) 92
FIGURE 20 MANUFACTURERS MARKET SHARE OF WORKPLACE ADAPTIVE DEVICES, 2010 (%) 93

Chapter-4: TOTAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH

TOTAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH 94
TOTAL MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH (CONTINUED) 95
   TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST ASSISTIVE DEVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS) 96
FIGURE 21 FORECAST FOR ASSISTIVE DEVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS MARKETS, 2009-2015 ($ MILLIONS) 96
FIGURE 22 MARKET PERCENTAGES OF ASSISTIVE DEVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS, 2010 (%) 97
FIGURE 23 MARKET PERCENTAGES OF ASSISTIVE DEVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS, 2015 (%) 98
MARKET ANALYSIS BY REGION 98
TOTAL 99
   TABLE 22 PERCENT SHARE OF TOTAL ASSISTIVE DEVICES MARKET, BY REGION, 2010 (%) 99
FIGURE 24   PERCENT SHARE OF TOTAL ASSISTIVE DEVICES MARKET, BY REGION, 2010 (%) 100
   TABLE 23 PERCENT SHARE OF TOTAL ASSISTIVE DEVICES MARKET, BY REGION, 2015 (%) 100
FIGURE 25 PERCENT SHARE OF TOTAL ASSISTIVE DEVICES MARKET, BY REGION, 2015 (%) 101
SENSORY IMPAIRED DEVICES 101
   TABLE 24 PERCENT SHARE OF SENSORY IMPAIRED DEVICES MARKET, BY REGION, 2010 (%) 102
FIGURE 26   PERCENT SHARE OF SENSORY IMPAIRED DEVICES MARKET,   BY REGION, 2010 (%) 102
   TABLE 25 PERCENTAGE OF SENSORY IMPAIRED DEVICES MARKET, BY REGION, 2015 (%) 103
FIGURE 27   PERCENT SHARE OF SENSORY IMPAIRED DEVICES MARKET,   BY REGION, 2015 (%) 103
CLASSROOM/INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES 103
   TABLE 26 PERCENT SHARE OF CLASSROOM/INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES MARKET, 2010 (%) 104
FIGURE 28 PERCENT SHARE OF CLASSROOM/INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES MARKET, 2010 (%) 104
   TABLE 27 PERCENT SHARE OF CLASSROOM/INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES MARKET, 2015 (%) 105
FIGURE 29 PERCENT SHARE OF CLASSROOM/INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES MARKET, 2015 (%) 105
MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY DEVICES 105
   TABLE 28 PERCENT SHARE OF MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY DEVICE MARKET, BY REGION, 2010 (%) 106
FIGURE 30 PERCENT SHARE OF MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY DEVICES, BY REGION, 2010 (%) 106
   TABLE 29 PERCENT SHARE OF MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY DEVICE MARKET, BY REGION, 2015 (%) 107
FIGURE 31 PERCENT SHARE OF MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY DEVICES, BY REGION, 2010 (%) 107
WORKPLACE ADAPTIVE DEVICES 107
   TABLE 30 PERCENT SHARE OF WORKPLACE ADAPTIVE DEVICES MARKET, BY REGION, 2010 (%) 108
FIGURE 32 PERCENT SHARE OF WORKPLACE ADAPTIVE DEVICES MARKET, BY REGION, 2010 (%) 108
   TABLE 31 PERCENT SHARE OF WORKPLACE ADAPTIVE DEVICES MARKET, BY REGION, 2015 (%) 109
FIGURE 33 PERCENT SHARE OF WORKPLACE ADAPTIVE DEVICES MARKET, BY REGION, 2015 (%) 109

Chapter-5: TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS

PATENT ANALYSIS 110
FIGURE 34 U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PATENTS ISSUED SINCE 1976 AND PATENT APPLICATIONS PENDING BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY (%) 110
FIGURE 34 (CONTINUED) 111
TABLE 32 ASSISTIVE DEVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS MANUFACTURERS BY TYPE, 2010 111
TABLE 32 (CONTINUED) 112
TABLE 32 (CONTINUED) 113
TABLE 32 (CONTINUED) 114

Chapter-6: MARKET OUTLOOK

MARKET OUTLOOK 115
MARKET OUTLOOK (CONTINUED) 116

Chapter-7: COMPANY PROFILES

BAUM RETEC AG 117
BAY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. 118
DOLPHIN COMPUTER ACCESS, LTD. 118
DUXBURY SYSTEMS, INC. 119
DYNAVOX, INC. 120
DYNAVOX, INC. (CONTINUED) 121
EXACT DYNAMICS B.V. 122
FREEDOM SCIENTIFIC, INC. 122
GN RESOUND GROUP 123
RESOUND 123
GW MICRO, INC. 124
HUMANWARE 125
INCLINATOR COMPANY OF AMERICA 126
INVACARE CORP. 126
INVACARE CORP.(CONTINUED) 127
KROWN MANUFACTURING 128
LIFTAVATOR INC. 128
MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC. 129
OPTELEC BV 130
OTIX GLOBAL, INC. 131
PRIDE MOBILITY PRODUCTS CORP. 131
RICON CORP. 132
SAVARIA CORPORATION 132
SIEMENS HEARING INSTRUMENTS, INC. 133
SONOVA HOLDING AG 134
STARKEY LABORATORIES INC 135
SUNRISE MEDICAL, INC. 136
TERRY GROUP, LTD. 137
THORNDIKE PRESS 138
WIDEX A/S 139
WILLIAM DEMANT HOLDING CO 139
WILLIAM DEMANT HOLDING CO (CONTINUED) 140

Chapter-8: APPENDIX: ASSISTIVE DEVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS DEVELOPERS/ MANUFACTURERS

TABLE 33 ASSISTIVE DEVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS DEVELOPERS/MANUFACTURERS 141
TABLE 33 (CONTINUED) 142
TABLE 33 (CONTINUED) 143
TABLE 33 (CONTINUED) 144

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