Global Ambulatory & Bathroom Aids Industry

  • October 2010
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Ambulatory & Bathroom Aids in US$ Million and Thousand Units by the following Product Segments: Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids [Canes, Crutches, and Walkers]); Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, & Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and Positioning Aids (Adult [Spinal Cord Injury], Pediatric, and Geriatric). 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 2007 through 2015. A seven-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 193 companies including many key and niche players such as Activeaid, Apex Dynamics Healthcare Products, LLC, ArjoHuntleigh, ATO-FORM GmbH, Days Healthcare UK Ltd., GF Health Products, Inc., Invacare Corporation, Keen Mobility Company, Lamico, Inc., Maxhealth Corporation, Medline Industries, Nova Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Appliance, Patterson Medical, Homecraft Rolyan Ltd., Rebotec Rehabilitationsmittel GmbH, Sunrise Medical, and Thomas Fetterman, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

Table Of Contents


AMBULATORY and BATHROOM AIDS MCP-3201
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT


CONTENTS


1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1
Disclaimers 2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level 2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics 3
Product Definition and Scope of Study 3
Product Segments 4
Ambulatory Aids 4
Standing Aids 4
Walking Aids 4
Canes 4
Crutches 4
Walkers 5
Bathroom Aids 5
Commode Chairs 5
Shower Chairs 5
Patient Seating and Positioning Aids 5

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 6
Current and Future Analysis 6
In Value Terms 6
Analysis by Region 6
Analysis by Segment 6
In Volume Terms 7
Analysis by Region 7
Analysis by Segment 7
Recession Niggles Market Growth 7
Aging World Population Fans the Demand for Ambulatory Aids 7
Looking For More Value? 8
Advent of Innovative and Fashionable Products 8
Improved Marketing to Drive Sales of Ambulatory Aids 8
Innovation and Versatility Take the Lead to Shape Success 9
Product Pricing Turns Mission Critical in Patient Aids Segment 9
Patient-Friendly Products to Drive Market Growth 9
Focus on Product Packaging to Boost Sales 9
Patient Aid Market Focusing on Light Weight and Versatile
Products 10
Challenges to the Industry 10

3. INDUSTRY ANALYSIS 11
An Aerial View of the Homecare Industry 11
Home Healthcare Industry - The Fastest Growing Sector 11
The Changing Landscape of the Home Healthcare Industry 11
Popularity of ‘Alternate Site Care’ Brings Home Healthcare
into the Spotlight 12
Budding Consumerism - A Boon for the Home Healthcare Market 12
Convenience Drives the Shift in the Distribution Mix 12
Mobility and Bathroom Safety Aids Lead the Home Healthcare Market 13
Assisted Living Services Gain Momentum the World Over 13
Personalized Products on the Roll in the Homecare Sector 13
Mobile Products: Emphasis on Improved Mobility 14

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 15
Ambulatory Aids 15
Standing Aids 15
Standing Aids: Help Improve Cardiovascular Function 15
Prone Standers 15
Supine Standers 16
Vertical Standers 16
Standing Frames 16
Econostand 16
Standing Tables 16
Adult Adjustable Standing Table 17
Mobile Standers 17
Assisted Standing Aids 17
Standard Components of Standing Aids 17
Standup Wheelchairs 17
Tilt Chair: A Specialized Device 18
Mobile Standers: Independently Operated by Users 18
Swivel Walker: For Children with Spina Bifida and Paraplegic
Adults 18
Walking Aids 18
Walking Aids: Bringing Patients Back to an Active Life 18
‘Proper Prescription of Walking Aids’: The Key to Desired
Outputs 18
Canes 19
Canes: Most Familiar and Versatile Aid to Ambulation 19
Contralateral Usage: Provides Maximum Benefit to the User 20
Designed to Suit the Needs 20
Fitting: A Prime Factor 20
Most Common Types of Canes 20
Single Point Canes 20
Standard Canes: A Candy Cane 21
Quad Canes: A Three/Four Legged Pedestal 21
Folding Seat Cane 21
The Comfortable Canes 21
Crutches 22
Crutches: A Less Flexible Device 22
Crutches - Product Type 22
Axillary Crutch: The Most Familiar Crutch 23
Arthritis Crutch: A Device for Persons with Poor Hand Strength 23
Types of Crutches - By Utility 23
Elbow Crutches 23
Underarm Crutches 23
Forearm Crutch 23
Forearm Preferred by Permanent Users 24
Adjustable Crutches 24
Walkers 24
Walkers: Can be used as a Temporary or Permanent Device 24
Models of Walkers 25
Rigid Frame Walker 25
Roller Walker 25
Standard Walker 25
Merry Walker 25
Trekking Poles 25
Tri Walker 25
Seat Walker 25
Multiwalker 26
Three Wheeled Walkers 26
Four Wheeled Walkers 26
Roll-A-Bout Walkers 26
Rigid Walkers 26
Folding Walkers 26
Walkers with Wheel Attachments 26
Hemi Walkers 26
Jade 3 Walker 27
Some of the Other Walking Aids Include 27
Walking Stick 27
Transfer Walking Belt 27
Lifts 27
Bathroom Aids 27
Bathtub Transfer Bench 28
Bathseats 28
Bathboards 28
Bath Lifts 28
Handrails: Most Commonly Used in Bathrooms 29
Commodes 29
Shower Commode 29
Patient Seating and Positioning Aids 29

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS 30
Convaid Introduces New Cruiser® Wheelchair with Improved
Features 30
Honda Develops “Walking Assist” Robotic Device 30

6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/LAUNCHES IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE
BUILDER 32
A.R.T. Group Unveils Pediatric Tilt-in- Space Chair, Kids ROCKâ„¢ 32
Stretchair Launches Versatile Hygiene-Chair 32
ARJO Unveils Malibu, a Bathing System 32
Graham-Field Introduces Wide Range of Ambulatory products 32
Keen Mobility Company Unveils Quest Cane 33

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 34
Gentiva Health Services Divests Home Medical Equipment Business 34
Drive Medical Canada Takes Over Independent Needs Center 34
Handicare Takes Over Linido 35
Medline Industries Purchases Sunrise Medical’s Guardian Business 35
Noveko International Inks Distribution Agreement with Formedica 35

8. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 37
ARJO and Huntleigh Merge to Form ArjoHuntleigh 37
Creative Foam Acquires Iatrics 37
GF Health Products Joins Forces with MedAssets 37
Colours N' Motion Collaborates with Med Services 38

9. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 39
Activeaid (US) 39
Apex Dynamics Healthcare Products, LLC (UK) 39
ArjoHuntleigh (US) 39
ATO-FORM GmbH (Germany) 40
Days Healthcare UK Ltd. (UK) 40
GF Health Products, Inc. (US) 40
Invacare Corporation (US) 41
Keen Mobility Company (US) 41
Lamico, Inc. (US) 41
Maxhealth Corporation (Taiwan) 42
Medline Industries (US) 42
Nova Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Appliance (Taiwan) 43
Patterson Medical (US) 43
Homecraft Rolyan Ltd. (UK) 43
Rebotec Rehabilitationsmittel GmbH (Germany) 43
Sunrise Medical (US) 44
Thomas Fetterman, Inc. (US) 44

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 46
A. Dollar Analytics 46
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 46

Table 2: World Historic Review for Ambulatory and Bathroom
Aids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 47

Table 3: World 11-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and
Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 48

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ambulatory Aids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 49

Table 5: World Historic Review for Ambulatory Aids by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 50

Table 6: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ambulatory Aids by Product Segment - Standing Aids and
Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 51

Table 7: World Historic Review for Ambulatory Aids by Product
Segment - Standing Aids and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches,
and Walkers) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 52

Table 8: World 11-Year Perspective for Ambulatory Aids by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 53

Table 9: World 11-Year Perspective for Ambulatory Aids by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Standing Aids and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)
Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 54

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Standing Aids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 55

Table 11: World Historic Review for Standing Aids by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 56

Table 12: World 11-Year Perspective for Standing Aids by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 57

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Walking Aids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 58

Table 14: World Historic Review for Walking Aids by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 59

Table 15: World 11-Year Perspective for Walking Aids by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 60

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Canes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 61

Table 17: World Historic Review for Canes by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 62

Table 18: World 11-Year Perspective for Canes by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 63

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Crutches by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 64

Table 20: World Historic Review for Crutches by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

Table 21: World 11-Year Perspective for Crutches by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Walkers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

Table 23: World Historic Review for Walkers by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 68

Table 24: World 11-Year Perspective for Walkers by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 69

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

Table 26: World Historic Review for Bathroom Aids by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 71

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Commode Chairs, and Shower
Chairs Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 72

Table 28: World Historic Review for Bathroom Aids by Product
Segment - Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 72

Table 29: World 11-Year Perspective for Bathroom Aids by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

Table 30: World 11-Year Perspective for Bathroom Aids by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs Markets for Years 2005,
2010 and 2015 73

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commode Chairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 74

Table 32: World Historic Review for Commode Chairs by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 75

Table 33: World 11-Year Perspective for Commode Chairs by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Shower Chairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 77

Table 35: World Historic Review for Shower Chairs by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 78

Table 36: World 11-Year Perspective for Shower Chairs by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 79

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Patient Seating and Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 80

Table 38: World Historic Review for Patient Seating and
Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 81

Table 39: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Patient Seating and Positioning Aids by Product Segment -
Adult (Spinal Cord Injury), Pediatric, and Geriatric Seating
and Positioning Aids Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 82

Table 40: World Historic Review for Patient Seating and
Positioning Aids by Product Segment - Adult (Spinal Cord
Injury), Pediatric, and Geriatric Seating and Positioning
Aids Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

Table 41: World 11-Year Perspective for Patient Seating and
Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Value Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 84

Table 42: World 11-Year Perspective for Patient Seating and
Positioning Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales for Adult (Spinal Cord Injury), Pediatric, and
Geriatric Seating and Positioning Aids Markets for Years
2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Adult (Spinal Cord Injury) Seating and Positioning Aids by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 86

Table 44: World Historic Review for Adult (Spinal Cord
Injury) Seating and Positioning Aids by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 87

Table 45: World 11-Year Perspective for Adult (Spinal Cord
Injury) Seating and Positioning Aids by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 88

Table 46: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Pediatric Seating and Positioning Aids by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 89

Table 47: World Historic Review for Pediatric Seating and
Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 90

Table 48: World 11-Year Perspective for Pediatric Seating and
Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Value Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 91

Table 49: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Geriatric Seating and Positioning Aids by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

Table 50: World Historic Review for Geriatric Seating and
Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 93

Table 51: World 11-Year Perspective for Geriatric Seating
and Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 94
B. Volume Analytics 95
Table 52: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Table 53: World Historic Review for Ambulatory and Bathroom
Aids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2006
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 96

Table 54: World 11-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and
Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 97

Table 55: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ambulatory Aids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 98

Table 56: World Historic Review for Ambulatory Aids by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 99

Table 57: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ambulatory Aids by Product Segment - Standing Aids and
Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 100

Table 58: World Historic Review for Ambulatory Aids by
Product Segment - Standing Aids and Walking Aids (Canes,
Crutches, and Walkers) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

Table 59: World 11-Year Perspective for Ambulatory Aids by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

Table 60: World 11-Year Perspective for Ambulatory Aids by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Standing Aids and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)
Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 103

Table 61: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Standing Aids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 104

Table 62: World Historic Review for Standing Aids by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 105

Table 63: World 11-Year Perspective for Standing Aids by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 106

Table 64: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Walking Aids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 107

Table 65: World Historic Review for Walking Aids by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 108

Table 66: World 11-Year Perspective for Walking Aids by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 109

Table 67: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Canes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 110

Table 68: World Historic Review for Canes by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for
Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

Table 69: World 11-Year Perspective for Canes by geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 112

Table 70: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Crutches by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

Table 71: World Historic Review for Crutches by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for
Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 114

Table 72: World 11-Year Perspective for Crutches by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

Table 73: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Walkers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Table 74: World Historic Review for Walkers by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for
Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 117

Table 75: World 11-Year Perspective for Walkers by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 118

Table 76: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 119

Table 77: World Historic Review for Bathroom Aids by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 120

Table 78: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Commode Chairs, and
Shower Chairs Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 121

Table 79: World Historic Review for Bathroom Aids by Product
Segment - Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 121

Table 80: World 11-Year Perspective for Bathroom Aids by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Table 81: World 11-Year Perspective for Bathroom Aids by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs Markets for Years 2005,
2010 and 2015 122

Table 82: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Commode Chairs by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 123

Table 83: World Historic Review for Commode Chairs by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 124

Table 84: World 11-Year Perspective for Commode Chairs by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 85: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Shower Chairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 126

Table 86: World Historic Review for Shower Chairs by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 127

Table 87: World 11-Year Perspective for Shower Chairs by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

11. THE UNITED STATES 129
A.Market Analysis 129
Current and Future Analysis 129
In Value Terms 129
In Volume Terms 129
Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids Market - A Profile 129
Aging Population Fans Demand for Ambulatory Aids 130
Key Trends Sparks off Business in the US Patient and
Mobility Aids Space 130
Growing Medical Rehabilitation Gears Up the New Age Patient and
Mobility aids 131
Home Healthcare Market 131
Competitive Scenario - A Historic Perspective 131
Table 88: Leading Canes Supplier in the US Ambulatory Aids
Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Sunrise Medical, Invacare, Lumex, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 132
B.Market Analytics 133
Table 89: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory
Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids [Canes, Crutches, and
Walkers]); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower
Chairs); and Patient Seating and Positioning Aids (Adult
[Spinal Cord Injury], Pediatric, and Geriatric) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 133

Table 90: US Historic Review for Ambulatory and Bathroom
Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids,
and Walking Aids [Canes, Crutches, and Walkers]); and
Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and
Patient Seating and Positioning Aids (Adult [Spinal Cord
Injury], Pediatric, and Geriatric) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

Table 91: US 11-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and Bathroom
Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids
[Canes, Crutches, and Walkers]); and Bathroom Aids (Commode
Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and
Positioning Aids (Adult [Spinal Cord Injury], Pediatric, and
Geriatric) Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 135

Table 92: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory
Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids [Canes, Crutches, and
Walkers]); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower
Chairs) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Table 93: US Historic Review for Ambulatory and Bathroom
Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids,
and Walking Aids [Canes, Crutches, and Walkers]); and
Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 137

Table 94: US 11-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and Bathroom
Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids
[Canes, Crutches, and Walkers]); and Bathroom Aids (Commode
Chairs, and Shower Chairs) Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 138

12. CANADA 139
A.Market Analysis 139
Current and Future Analysis 139
In Value Terms 139
In Volume Terms 139
Market Overview 139
Causes of Disability - A Review 140
Table 95: Consumer Profile of Mobility Support Devices in
Canada: Percentage Breakdown of Users by Cause of
Disability (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140
Home Care Industry - A Profile 140
Strong Market Worldwide in Home Care Products 141
Heavy Dependence on Imports 141
B.Market Analytics 142
Table 96: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment -
Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids [Canes,
Crutches, and Walkers]); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs,
and Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and Positioning Aids
(Adult [Spinal Cord Injury], Pediatric, and Geriatric)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 142

Table 97: Canadian Historic Review for Ambulatory and
Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory Aids (Standing
Aids, and Walking Aids [Canes, Crutches, and Walkers]); and
Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and
Patient Seating and Positioning Aids (Adult [Spinal Cord
Injury], Pediatric, and Geriatric) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

Table 98: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and
Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales for Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking
Aids [Canes, Crutches, and Walkers]); and Bathroom Aids
(Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and
Positioning Aids (Adult [Spinal Cord Injury], Pediatric, and
Geriatric) Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 144

Table 99: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment -
Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids [Canes,
Crutches, and Walkers]); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs,
and Shower Chairs) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007
through 2015 145

Table 100: Canadian Historic Review for Ambulatory and
Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory Aids (Standing
Aids, and Walking Aids [Canes, Crutches, and Walkers]); and
Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 146

Table 101: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and
Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking
Aids [Canes, Crutches, and Walkers]); and Bathroom Aids
(Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs) Markets for Years 2005,
2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

13. JAPAN 148
A.Market Analysis 148
Current and Future Analysis 148
In Value Terms 148
In Volume Terms 148
Homecare Healthcare Industry - A Profile 148
B.Market Analytics 149
Table 102: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment -
Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids [Canes,
Crutches, and Walkers]); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs,
and Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and Positioning Aids
(Adult [Spinal Cord Injury], Pediatric, and Geriatric)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 149

Table 103: Japanese Historic Review for Ambulatory and
Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory Aids
(Standing Aids, and Walking Aids [Canes, Crutches, and
Walkers]); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower
Chairs); and Patient Seating and Positioning Aids (Adult
[Spinal Cord Injury], Pediatric, and Geriatric) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 150

Table 104: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and
Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales for Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking
Aids [Canes, Crutches, and Walkers]); and Bathroom Aids
(Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and
Positioning Aids (Adult [Spinal Cord Injury], Pediatric, and
Geriatric) Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 151

Table 105: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment -
Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids [Canes,
Crutches, and Walkers]); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs,
and Shower Chairs) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 152

Table 106: Japanese Historic Review for Ambulatory and
Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory Aids (Standing
Aids, and Walking Aids [Canes, Crutches, and Walkers]); and
Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 153

Table 107: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and
Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking
Aids [Canes, Crutches, and Walkers]); and Bathroom Aids
(Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs) Markets for Years 2005,
2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 154

14. EUROPE 155
A.Market Analysis 155
Current and Future Analysis 155
In Value Terms 155
Analysis by Region 155
Analysis by Segment 155
In Volume Terms 155
Analysis by Region 155
Analysis by Segment 155
Trends in the European Mobility Aids and Associated
Paramedical Products 155
Growth Fuelled by Aging Population 156
Table 108: Leading Players in the European Walking Aids
Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Rebotec, Ato-Form, Sunrise Medical, Homecraft, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 156
B.Market Analytics 157
Table 109: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 157

Table 110: European Historic Review for Ambulatory and
Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 158

Table 111: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment -
Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids [Canes,

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