Active Wheelchair Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Active Wheelchair Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product Type, By Indication (Alzheimer’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Cerebral Palsy), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Published Date: Sep, 2020
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2019
  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-132-8
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2018
  • Number of Pages: 100

Report Overview

The global active wheelchair market size was valued at USD 1.6 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4% from 2020 to 2027. Active wheelchairs are used daily and are generally more of an upscale product than standard wheelchairs. It includes wheelchairs for people that choose to remain physically active. Active wheelchairs constitute the majority of sports wheelchairs. These wheelchairs are easy to maneuver and are typically available in two varieties: folding and rigid. They can be adjusted to suit the user’s needs and their active lifestyle. The continuous improvement in active wheelchair efficiency, rising geriatric population with disability, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, and increasing government initiatives to support the geriatric and disabled population are expected to drive the market over the forecast period.

The U.S. active wheelchair market size

According to the CDC, 54.4 million U.S. adults were affected by arthritis from 2013 to 2015. It is expected that 36.4 million adult arthritis patients are anticipated to report activity limitations by 2040. According to the WHO in 2018, the global geriatric population is expected to rise from 7.0% in 2000 to 16.0% in 2050.

Furthermore, rising product approvals, increasing global disposable income, and increasing adoption in emerging countries are projected to further fuel the product demand. In addition, favorable reimbursement policies are anticipated to further propel the market growth. For instance, active wheelchairs are provided by the NHS through grants, charities, or fundraising in the U.K. To avail active wheelchairs, the patients need a referral from a General Practitioner (GP), healthcare professional, such as a physiotherapist or occupational therapist, or hospital staff in the country.

Product Type Insights

The manual wheelchairs segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 66.8% in 2019 owing to lightweight, less maintenance cost, non-dependability on charging, and low cost. In addition, the growing usage of manual wheelchairs in emerging countries is expected to propel segment growth over the forecast period.

However, the power wheelchairs segment is expected to register a higher CAGR of 4.6% over the forecast period owing to increasing adoption in the emerging countries and technological advancement over manual wheelchairs. In addition, an increase in the launch of powered wheelchairs by the key companies and growing awareness is further driving the market. Powered wheelchairs are also gaining popularity owing to the luxurious feel, self-reliance, and comfortability.

Indication Insights

The cerebral palsy segment held the largest revenue share of 15.5% in 2019 owing to the higher dependency of patients suffering from cerebral palsy on the active wheelchairs. In addition, the increasing prevalence of cerebral palsy is anticipated to drive the segment.  

Global active wheelchair market share

However, the spinal cord injury segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate of 5.8% over the forecast period owing to the rising global prevalence of the condition. According to the WHO in 2019, about 250,000 to 500,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury every year due to road traffic crashes, falls, or violence. 

Regional Insights

Europe accounted for the largest revenue share of 33.5% in 2019 owing to the increase in healthcare expenditure and the growing geriatric and disabled population in the region. In addition, increasing the adoption of powered wheelchairs is further driving the active wheelchairs market in the region.

However, Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period due to the rising awareness levels and increasing disposable income in the region. In addition, rising investments by companies for developing advanced active wheelchairs and the rising awareness about powered wheelchairs are some factors expected to propel market growth in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

To sustain in the highly competitive environment and to improve market share, the key companies are adopting new product launch as a key strategy. For instance, in March 2020, Invacare Corporation launched the new Invacare AVIVA FX Power Wheelchair, which is designed to meet the performance needs of active users. Some of the prominent players in the active wheelchair market include:

  • Sunrise Medical

  • Mountain Trike

  • Numotion

  • Invictus Active

  • Karman Healthcare, Inc.

  • PER4MAX Medical

  • MEYRA GmbH

  • Spinlife

  • Sportaid

Active Wheelchair Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2020

USD 1.7 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 2.3 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.4% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation

2019

Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product type, indication, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Netherlands; Belgium; Switzerland; Russia; Sweden; China; India; Japan; Australia; Malaysia; South Korea, Indonesia; Singapore; Philippines; Thailand; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Columbia; Chile; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Israel; Egypt

Key companies profiled

Mountain Trike; Numotion; Invictus Active; Karman Healthcare, Inc.; Sunrise Medical; PER4MAX Medical; MEYRA GmbH; Spinlife; Sportaid

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Segments Covered in the Report
 

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global active wheelchair market report on the basis of product type, indication, and region:

  • Product Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Manual Wheelchairs

    • Power Wheelchairs

  • Indication Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Alzheimer’s Disease

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    • Multiple Sclerosis

    • Diabetes

    • Cerebral Palsy

    • Muscular Dystrophy

    • Parkinson’s Disease

    • Scoliosis

    • Spina Bifida

    • Spinal Cord Injury

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • The U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • The Netherlands

      • Belgium

      • Switzerland

      • Russia

      • Sweden

    • Asia Pacific

      • India

      • China

      • Japan

      • Australia

      • South Korea

      • Malaysia

      • Indonesia

      • Singapore

      • Philippines

      • Thailand

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

      • Chile

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Israel

      • Egypt

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