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Disabled and Elderly Assistive Technologies

  • September 2015
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This BCC Research report examines market opportunities for assistive technology products with market projections from 2015 through 2020.

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

The U.S. market for assistive technologies is projected to grow from $40.6 billion (including eyeglasses and contact lenses) in 2014 to $43.1 billion in 2015 and $58.3 billion in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% between 2015 and 2020.

This report provides:

An overview of the markets for disabled and elderly assistive technologies, which encompasses a broad range of devices, from "low-tech" products such as eyeglasses and large-print books to technologically sophisticated products such as voice synthesizers, Braille readers, and wireless monitoring devices.
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.
Discussion concerning the markets dynamics, specifically drivers, constraints and opportunities.
Examination of the industry structure, competition, and market shares.
Analysis of major product types and applications, both commercial and developmental.
Comprehensive company profiles of major players.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The goal of the report is to examine market opportunities for assistive technology products that are now on the market or that are likely to enter the market over the rest of the decade. Specific objectives of the report include analyzing the following:

Major product types and applications, both commercial and developmental.
Market size and segmentation, including historical data on sales by application and product type.
Market drivers and constraints.
Detailed market projections through 2020.
Industry structure, competition and market shares.
Factors that may influence the long-term market for assistive technologies.

Table Of Contents

Disabled and Elderly Assistive Technologies
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS 2
STUDY BACKGROUND 2
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 3
INTENDED AUDIENCE 3
SCOPE AND FORMAT 4
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES 4
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS 5
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 5
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE 6
DISCLAIMER 6
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 8
SUMMARY TABLE U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 8
SUMMARY FIGURE U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS) 8
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW 11
GENERAL DESCRIPTION 11
DEFINITIONS 11
Assistive Technologies 11
Disabilities Compared to Diseases 11
Assistive Technologies Compared to Pharmaceuticals 12
Assistive Technologies Compared to Prosthetics and Orthotics 12
Assistive Technologies versus Cosmetic Products 12
HISTORY 13
TECHNOLOGIES 14
MATERIALS 14
Lightweight Materials 14
Smart Materials 14
ELECTRONICS 14
Speech Recognition and Vocal Output 14
Communication Technology 15
Mobile Location Technology 16
Sensor Technology 16
Artificial Intelligence 17
ENERGY SOURCES 17
MINIATURIZATION 18
APPLICATIONS AND CONDITIONS ADDRESSED 18
FIGURE 1 U.S. POPULATION WHOSE DAILY ACTIVITIES ARE LIMITED DUE TO
HEALTH CONDITIONS BY AGE GROUP, 2012 (%) 19
TABLE 1 NUMBER OF DISABLED PEOPLE IN THE U.S., THROUGH 2020 (MILLIONS) 20
FIGURE 2 NUMBER OF DISABLED PEOPLE IN THE U.S., 2014-2020 (MILLIONS) 20
SENSORY LOSS 21
Hearing Loss 21
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TABLE 2 REPORTED INCIDENCE OF HEARING PROBLEMS AMONG U.S. ADULTS, BY
SEX/AGE GROUP, 2012 (%) 21
Vision Loss 22
TABLE 3 REPORTED INCIDENCE OF BLINDNESS AND VISION IMPAIRMENT IN THE
U.S. BY SEX/AGE GROUP, 2012 (%) 22
COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 23
Speech Impairments 23
Writing Difficulties 23
LOSS OF MOBILITY AND DEXTERITY 24
TABLE 4 REPORTED INCIDENCE OF IMPAIRED MOBILITY AND DEXTERITY IN THE U.S.
BY SEX/AGE GROUP, 2012 (%) 24
Arthritis 24
TABLE 5 INCIDENCE OF DOCTOR-DIAGNOSED ARTHRITIS CASES AND CHRONIC
JOINT SYMPTOMS IN THE U.S. BY AGE GROUP, 2012 (%) 25
Osteoporosis 25
Age-Related Loss of Strength/Balance/Coordination 26
Surgical Recovery and Rehabilitation 26
Arthroplasties 26
TABLE 6 NUMBER OF U.S. HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES, THROUGH
2020 (THOUSANDS) 26
Amputations 27
OBESITY 27
NEUROLOGICAL DYSFUNCTIONS 27
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias 28
Age-Related Loss of Cognitive Functioning 28
FIGURE 3 PREVALENCE OF COGNITIVE/MENTAL IMPAIRMENT AMONG MEDICARE
PARTICIPANTS, 2010 (%) 28
CHRONIC DISEASE 29
FIGURE 4 PREVALENCE OF SELECTED CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS AMONG
MEDICARE PARTICIPANTS, 2010 (%) 29
INCONTINENCE AND LOSS OF BLADDER/BOWEL FUNCTIONING 30
TABLE 7 POPULATION WITH OSTOMIES, BY AGE GROUP (%) 31
PRODUCT TYPES 31
MOBILITY AIDS 32
Ambulatory Aids 32
TABLE 8 AMBULATORY AID MANUFACTURERS 32
Wheelchairs, Scooters and Accessories 32
Wheelchairs 33
TABLE 9 WHEELCHAIR MANUFACTURERS BY LOCATION 33
Scooters 34
TABLE 10 SCOOTER MANUFACTURERS BY LOCATION 35
Motor Vehicle Conversions 35
TABLE 11 MOTOR VEHICLE DISABLED ACCESS CONVERSION KIT MANUFACTURERS
IN THE U.S. 36
Navigation Aids 36
Ultrasound (Sonar) Systems 36
Laser Systems 36
Combined Laser/Ultrasound Systems 37
GPS Systems 37
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TABLE 12 NAVIGATION AIDS MANUFACTURERS BY LOCATION 37
ACCESS AIDS 37
Home Elevators 37
Wheelchair Lifts 38
Stair Climbers 38
Accessible Baths and Showers 38
Special Commodes 38
Bath and Pool Lifts 38
Transfer Lifts 38
Door Openers 39
TABLE 13 ACCESS AID MANUFACTURERS BY LOCATION 39
BEDS, SEATING SYSTEMS AND ERGONOMIC AIDS 39
Beds 40
Seating and Positioning Systems 40
Ergonomic Aids 40
TABLE 14 DISABLED BED, SEATING AND ERGONOMIC AIDS MANUFACTURERS BY
LOCATION 41
DAILY LIVING AIDS 41
Toileting Aids and Incontinence Products 42
Commode/Shower Chairs 42
Incontinence Products 42
Ostomy Products 42
Other Daily Living Aids 43
TABLE 15 DAILY LIVING AIDS MANUFACTURERS BY LOCATION 43
COMMUNICATION AIDS 43
Speech Aids 44
Writing and Typing Aids 44
TABLE 16 SPEECH AND WRITING AID MANUFACTURERS IN THE U.S. 44
Hearing Aids 45
Analog Compared to Digital Hearing Aids 45
Behind-the-Ear Compared to In-the-Ear Designs 46
Eyeglass Hearing Aids 47
Other Features 47
TABLE 17 HEARING AID MANUFACTURERS BY LOCATION 48
Telephony Accessories 48
Text Telephones 48
Amplified Telephones 49
COMPUTER ACCESS AIDS 49
Input Devices 49
Speech Recognition 49
Special Keyboards 50
Touch Screens 50
Mouse Alternatives 50
Output Devices 51
Screen Magnifiers/Readers 51
Refreshable Braille Displays 51
Accessibility Software 51
TABLE 18 COMPUTER AID MANUFACTURERS BY LOCATION 51
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VISION AND READING AIDS 52
Reading Machines 53
Braille Translators 53
Video Magnifiers 53
Accessible Books and Reader/Players 54
DAISY Books 54
Accessible Consumer Electronic Equipment 55
Telephones 56
Cellphones 56
Kitchen Appliances 57
Personal Digital Assistants 57
TABLE 19 READING AND VISION AID MANUFACTURERS BY LOCATION 57
ENVIRONMENTAL AIDS 58
TABLE 20 ENVIRONMENTAL AID MANUFACTURERS BY LOCATION 58
MEDICAL AND PERSONAL MONITORING AIDS 59
Activity/Emergency Location Monitors 59
Remote Medical Monitors 59
Mobile Phone-Based Systems 59
Bluetooth 60
ZigBee 60
Signal Transmission via Human Skin 60
Pervasive Monitoring 61
TABLE 21 MEDICAL/PERSONAL MONITORING AID MANUFACTURERS BY LOCATION 61
PATENT ANALYSIS 62
FIGURE 5 U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PATENTS ISSUED BY TYPE OF
TECHNOLOGY, SINCE 1976 (%) 62
REGULATORY, LEGISLATIVE AND INSURANCE ISSUES 63
UNITED STATES 63
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Other Related Legislation 63
Safety and Quality Regulations 64
Medicare and Private Health Insurance Reimbursement Issues 65
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 66
THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) 66
JAPAN 67
CHAPTER 4 U.S. MARKET FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES 69
SUMMARY 69
TABLE 22 U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 69
FIGURE 6 U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY MARKET, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS) 69
FIGURE 7 U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES MARKET SHARE BY SEGMENT, 2014 AND
2020 (%) 70
DETAILED MARKET PROJECTIONS 72
MOBILITY AIDS 72
TABLE 23 U.S. MOBILITY AIDS MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 72
FIGURE 8 U.S. MOBILITY AIDS MARKET SHARE BY SEGMENT, 2014 AND 2020 (%) 73
Ambulatory Aids 74
Historical Sales 74
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FIGURE 9 U.S. AMBULATORY AIDS MARKET SHARE BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2014 (%) 74
Market Drivers 74
Ambulatory Aids Usage and Demographics 75
TABLE 24 PROJECTED U.S. POPULATION, 65 YEARS AND OLDER, THROUGH 2020
(THOUSANDS) 75
Projected Market 75
TABLE 25 U.S. AMBULATORY AIDS MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 76
Wheelchairs and Scooters 76
Historical Sales 76
FIGURE 10 U.S. WHEELCHAIR AND SCOOTER MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2014 (%) 76
Market Drivers 77
Aging Population 78
FIGURE 11 U.S. WHEELCHAIR/SCOOTER MARKET BY AGE GROUP, 2014 (%) 78
TABLE 26 WHEELCHAIR USE BY AGE GROUP, 2014 (%) 79
Aging Baby Boomers 79
Incidence of Conditions Associated with Wheelchair/Scooter
Use among Younger People 79
FIGURE 12 PERCENTAGE OF USERS WITH LEADING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED
WITH WHEELCHAIR/SCOOTER USE, 2003 (%) 79
TABLE 27 U.S. POPULATION UNDER 65 YEARS OLD, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSANDS) 81
Increasing Incidence of Severe Obesity 81
TABLE 28 NUMBER OF SEVERELY OBESE AMERICANS, THROUGH 2020
(MILLIONS/%) 82
Medicare Policies on Reimbursement for Powered
Wheelchairs 82
Projected Market 83
TABLE 29 U.S. WHEELCHAIRS AND SCOOTERS MARKET BY AGE GROUP OF USERS
AND PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020* ($ MILLIONS) 83
Vehicle Conversions 83
Historical Sales 83
Market Drivers 84
Demographic Trends in Target Market 84
TABLE 30 PROJECTED NUMBER OF U.S. WHEELCHAIR USERS AGED 18 TO 64
YEARS, THROUGH 2020 (NUMBER) 84
Financial Incentives 84
Projected Sales 85
TABLE 31 U.S. VEHICLE CONVERSIONS FOR THE DISABLED MARKET, THROUGH
2020 ($ MILLIONS) 85
Navigation Aids 85
Historical Sales 85
Market Drivers 86
Potential Market Size 86
Market Penetration 86
Projected Sales 86
TABLE 32 U.S. ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION AIDS MARKET FOR THE BLIND, THROUGH
2020 (UNITS/$ MILLIONS) 87
ACCESS AIDS 87
TABLE 33 U.S. DISABILITY ACCESS AIDS MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 87
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FIGURE 13 U.S. DISABILITY ACCESS AIDS MARKET SHARE BY SEGMENT, 2014 AND
2020 (%) 87
Home Elevators 89
Historical Sales 89
Market Drivers 89
Projected Sales 90
TABLE 34 U.S. RESIDENTIAL ELEVATORS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 90
Stair Lifts 90
Historical Sales 90
Market Drivers 90
Baby Boom Home Renovation Spending 91
FIGURE 14 BABY BOOMER SPENDING ON HOME RENOVATION PROJECTS,
2014-2020 ($ BILLIONS) 91
Projected Sales 92
TABLE 35 U.S. STAIR LIFTS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 92
Wheelchair Lifts 92
Historical Sales 92
Market Drivers 92
Projected Sales 92
TABLE 36 U.S. WHEELCHAIR LIFTS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 93
Accessible Bathtubs and Showers 93
Historical Sales 93
Market Drivers 93
Projected Sales 93
TABLE 37 U.S. ACCESSIBLE BATHTUBS AND SHOWERS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 93
Bath and Pool Lifts 94
Historical Sales 94
Market Drivers 94
Projected Market 94
TABLE 38 U.S. BATH AND POOL LIFTS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 94
Transfer Lifts 94
Historical Sales 94
Market Drivers 94
Projected Market 95
TABLE 39 U.S. TRANSFER LIFTS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 95
Door Openers 95
Historical Sales 95
Market Drivers 95
Projected Market 96
TABLE 40 U.S. DOOR OPENERS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 96
BEDS, SEATING SYSTEMS AND ERGONOMIC AIDS 96
TABLE 41 U.S. DISABLED BEDS, SEATING SYSTEMS AND OTHER ERGONOMIC AIDS
MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 96
FIGURE 15 U.S. DISABLED BED, SEATING AND OTHER ERGONOMIC AIDS FOR THE
DISABLED MARKET SHARE, 2014 AND 2020 (%) 96
Special Beds and Chairs for the Disabled 98
Historical Sales 98
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FIGURE 16 U.S. BEDS AND SEATING FOR THE DISABLED MARKET SHARE, 2014 (%) 98
Market Drivers 99
Projected Market 99
TABLE 42 U.S. HOME CARE MEDICAL BEDS AND SEATING SYSTEMS MARKET,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 99
Other Ergonomic Aids 99
Historical Sales 99
Market Drivers 100
Projected Market 100
TABLE 43 U.S. MARKET OF OTHER ERGONOMIC AIDS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 100
DAILY LIVING AIDS 100
TABLE 44 U.S. DAILY LIVING AIDS MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 100
FIGURE 17 U.S. DISABILITY AIDS MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2014 AND 2020 (%) 101
Incontinence and Ostomy Products 102
Historical Sales 102
FIGURE 18 U.S. INCONTINENCE AND OSTOMY PRODUCTS MARKET, 2014 (%) 102
Market Drivers 102
Demographic Trends 103
TABLE 45 U.S. FEMALE POPULATION, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSANDS) 103
Attitudes Toward Incontinence and Loss of Bladder/Bowel
Functioning 103
TABLE 46 IMPACT OF GROWING PUBLIC AWARENESS ON MARKET FOR
INCONTINENCE/OSTOMY PRODUCTS, 2001-2014 (%) 104
Projected Sales 104
TABLE 47 U.S. INCONTINENCE AND OSTOMY PRODUCTS MARKET, THROUGH 2020
($ MILLIONS) 104
Commode and Shower Chairs 105
Historical Sales 105
Market Drivers 105
Projected Market 105
TABLE 48 PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF COMMODE AND SHOWER CHAIRS, THROUGH
2020 ($ MILLIONS) 105
Other Daily Living Aids 106
Historical Sales 106
FIGURE 19 U.S. OTHER DAILY LIVING AIDS MARKET, 2014 (%) 106
Market Drivers 107
Projected Market 107
TABLE 49 PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF OTHER DAILY LIVING AIDS, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 107
COMMUNICATION AIDS 107
TABLE 50 U.S. COMMUNICATION AIDS MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 107
Hearing and Listening Aids 108
Historical Sales 108
FIGURE 20 U.S. DIGITAL VERSUS ANALOG HEARING AIDS MARKET, 2014 (%) 108
Market Drivers 109
Macroeconomic Conditions 109
FIGURE 21 TRENDS IN U.S. HEARING AIDS GDP VERSUS MARKET, 2003-2014 (%) 109
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Low Market Penetration 110
Measures to Increase Affordability of Hearing Aids 110
Changing Buyer Attitudes 111
Projected Market 111
TABLE 51 U.S. HEARING AIDS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 112
Speech and Writing Aids 112
Historical Sales 112
Market Drivers 112
Technology 112
Projected Market 112
TABLE 52 U.S. SPEECH AIDS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 113
COMPUTER ACCESS AIDS 113
Historical Sales 113
FIGURE 22 U.S. COMPUTER ACCESS AIDS MARKET, 2014 (%) 113
Market Drivers 114
Low Use of Computer Accessibility Aids Among the Disabled 114
Potential Benefits of Computer Accessibility Technology to Many
Nondisabled Users 114
Increasing Number of Nondisabled Computer Users Likely to
Benefit from Accessibility Technologies 115
Projected Market 115
TABLE 53 U.S. COMPUTER ACCESS AIDS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 115
VISION AND READING AIDS 116
TABLE 54 U.S. VISION AND READING AIDS MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
($ MILLIONS) 116
Eyeglasses and Contacts 116
Historical Sales 116
FIGURE 23 U.S. EYEGLASSES AND CONTACT LENSES MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2014
(%) 116
Market Drivers 117
Projected Market 117
TABLE 55 U.S. EYEWEAR MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 118
Reading Machines 118
Historical Sales 118
FIGURE 24 U.S. READING MACHINE MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2014 (%) 118
Market Drivers 119
Projected Market 119
TABLE 56 U.S. READING MACHINES MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 119
Accessible Books 120
FIGURE 25 U.S. ACCESSIBLE BOOKS MARKET BY TYPE, 2014 (%) 120
Market Drivers 121
Projected Market 122
TABLE 57 U.S. ACCESSIBLE BOOK MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 122
ENVIRONMENTAL AIDS 122
Historical Sales 122
Market Drivers 122
Projected Market 122
TABLE 58 U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL AIDS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 123
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MEDICAL/PERSONAL MONITORING AIDS 123
TABLE 59 U.S. MEDICAL/PERSONAL MONITORING AIDS MARKET BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 123
FIGURE 26 U.S. MEDICAL/PERSONAL MONITORING AIDS MARKET BY TYPE, 2014
AND 2020 (%) 123
Activity/Emergency Location Monitors 124
Historical Sales 124
FIGURE 27 U.S. ACTIVITY/EMERGENCY LOCATION MONITOR MARKET BY SEGMENT,
2014 (%) 125
Market Drivers 125
Projected Market 126
TABLE 60 U.S. PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE DEVICES MARKET, THROUGH
2020 ($ MILLIONS) 126
Remote Medical Monitors 126
Historical Sales 126
Market Drivers 126
Low Market Penetration 126
Rising Cost of Home Care Providers 127
Increasing Expenditures on Home Medical Care 127
Projected Market 127
TABLE 61 U.S. REMOTE MONITORING DEVICES MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 127
CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL MARKETS 129
TABLE 62 GLOBAL ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
($ MILLIONS) 129
FIGURE 28 GLOBAL ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2014
AND 2020 (%) 129
CHAPTER 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND COMPETITION 132
NUMBER AND SIZE OF FIRMS 132
MARKET SHARES 132
MOBILITY AIDS 132
FIGURE 29 U.S. MOBILITY AIDS MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY, 2014 (%) 132
ACCESS AIDS 133
FIGURE 30 U.S. ACCESS AIDS MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY, 2014 (%) 133
BEDS, SEATING SYSTEMS AND ERGONOMIC AIDS 134
FIGURE 31 U.S. BEDS, SEATING SYSTEMS AND ERGONOMETRIC AIDS MARKET
SHARE BY COMPANY, 2014 (%) 134
DAILY LIVING AIDS 135
FIGURE 32 U.S. DAILY LIVING AIDS MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY, 2014 (%) 135
COMMUNICATION AIDS 136
FIGURE 33 U.S. COMMUNICATION AIDS MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY, 2014 (%) 136
COMPUTER ACCESS AIDS 137
FIGURE 34 U.S. COMPUTER ACCESS AIDS MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY, 2014 (%) 138
VISION AND READING AIDS 138
FIGURE 35 U.S. VISION AND READING AIDS MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY, 2014 (%) 139
ENVIRONMENTAL AIDS 140
MEDICAL/PERSONAL MONITORING AIDS 140
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FIGURE 36 U.S. MEDICAL/PERSONAL MONITORING AIDS MARKET SHARE BY
COMPANY, 2014 (%) 140
CHAPTER 7 COMPANY PROFILES 143
BAY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES LTD. 143
BLUE CHIP MEDICAL PRODUCTS 143
BRUNO INDEPENDENT LIVING AIDS INC. 143
COBOLT SYSTEMS LTD. 144
CONVATEC 144
CYBERNET MEDICAL CORP. 144
DOLPHIN COMPUTER ACCESS LTD. 145
DUXBURY SYSTEMS INC. 145
DYNAVOX TECHNOLOGIES 145
EXACT DYNAMICS B.V. 145
FREEDOM SCIENTIFIC INC. 146
GW MICRO INC. 146
HONEYWELL LIFE CARE SOLUTIONS 146
HUMANWARE 147
INCLINATOR COMPANY OF AMERICA 147
INVACARE CORP. 147
KROWN MANUFACTURING 148
LIFTAVATOR INC. 148
MEDLINE INDUSTRIES INC. 148
OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH 148
PHILIPS LIFELINE SYSTEMS INC. 149
PRIDE MOBILITY PRODUCTS CORP. 149
RICON CORP. 149
SAVARIA CORP. 149
SCOTTCARE CORP. 150
SIEMENS HEARING INSTRUMENTS INC. 150
SUNRISE MEDICAL LLC 150
SVENSKA CELLULOSA AKTIEBOLAGET SCA 150
TERRY GROUP LTD. 151
THYSSENKRUPP ACCESS 151
TWIG 151
WHIRLPOOL CORP. 152

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