Personal Mobility Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Personal Mobility Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Walking Aids, Wheelchairs, Scooters), By Region (North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA), And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-358-4
  • Number of Report Pages: 100
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030 
  • Industry: Healthcare

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the personal mobility devices market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for personal mobility devices market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of personal mobility devices market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

Personal Mobility Devices Market Categorization:

The personal mobility devices market was categorized into two segments, namely product (Walking Aids, Wheelchairs, Scooters), and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The personal mobility devices market was segmented into product and region. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The personal mobility devices market was analyzed at a regional level. The globe was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into twenty-three countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; France; the UK; Germany; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Thailand; Australia; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait.

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

Personal mobility devices market companies & financials:

The personal mobility devices market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • Carex Health Brands, Inc. - Carex Health Brands, Inc. stands as a prominent player in the realm of self-care and in-home medical products, delivering services to a broad spectrum of retailers, including regional, national, and independent drug, food, and mass retailers. The company extends its offerings to medical dealers, distributors, and wholesalers. Its diverse product portfolio encompasses a range of essential categories, including bathroom safety, mobility aids, personal care items, medication organizers, enablers, aids for daily living, ThermaTherapy for pain management, bright light therapy products, self-care solutions, and in-home care and patient room equipment. Carex Health Brands, Inc. operates as a wholly owned subsidiary under the umbrella of Compass Health Brands, reflecting its commitment to comprehensive healthcare solutions. With a strategic focus on enhancing daily living, promoting safety, and addressing varied healthcare needs, Carex Health Brands, Inc. plays a pivotal role in providing essential products and services that contribute to the well-being of individuals across different demographics, reinforcing its leadership position in the self-care and in-home medical products sector.

  • Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare - Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, formerly known as Medical Depot, Inc., has established itself as a key player in the realm of home healthcare, offering a comprehensive array of products catering to various healthcare needs. The company's extensive product line encompasses mobility aids, bathroom safety solutions, respiratory devices, sleep-related products, pediatric rehabilitation equipment, personal care items, and commodes. Serving a diverse clientele including e-tailers, healthcare distributors, and healthcare providers, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has positioned itself as a leader in delivering essential healthcare solutions. The company's commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the healthcare industry is evident in its expansion into new divisions focused on acute care and long-term care. This strategic move underscores Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare's dedication to providing a holistic range of home healthcare products and services, contributing to enhanced well-being and improved quality of life for individuals across different healthcare requirements. With a focus on innovation and adaptability, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of home healthcare solutions.

  • GF HEALTH PRODUCTS, INC. - GF Health Products, Inc. stands as a prominent figure in the medical products manufacturing sector, encompassing a diverse portfolio of brands that cater to different facets of healthcare. The company's notable brands include Lumiscope Consumer Diagnostics, Intensa Medical and Laboratory Furniture, Grafco Medical-Surgical Products, Labtron Diagnostic Equipment, John Bunn Respiratory Products, Hausted Surgical Stretchers & Chairs, Basic American Medical Products Beds & Furnishings, Lumex Patient Aids & Healthcare Seating, and Everest & Jennings Wheelchairs. With manufacturing sites strategically located across various states in the U.S., GF Health Products, Inc. has established a significant presence in the healthcare industry, contributing to the development and production of a wide range of medical solutions. The diverse brand portfolio reflects the company's commitment to providing comprehensive healthcare solutions, spanning diagnostic equipment, respiratory products, surgical stretchers and chairs, medical furnishings, patient aids, healthcare seating, and wheelchairs. This multifaceted approach positions GF Health Products, Inc. as a leader in the field, contributing to the advancement of medical products that address the evolving needs of healthcare professionals and patients alike.

  • Invacare Corporation - Invacare Corporation is a key player in the realm of long-term and home care medical products, specializing in the distribution and manufacturing of nonacute medical equipment and respiratory products. With a global reach, the company has established a robust distribution network spanning 80 locations worldwide. Invacare has significantly expanded its market presence through strategic acquisitions and a focus on product development initiatives. The company's commitment to innovation is underscored by the introduction of groundbreaking products, such as motorized wheelchairs equipped with advanced computerized controls. These innovative solutions have not only contributed to Invacare's popularity but also positioned the company as a frontrunner in the industry. By consistently bringing inventive and high-quality medical products to the market, Invacare Corporation plays a pivotal role in meeting the evolving needs of the long-term and home care sectors, enhancing the quality of life for individuals who rely on their medical equipment and respiratory solutions.

  • Kaye Products, Inc. - Kaye Products, Inc. serves a diverse clientele, including hospitals, educational institutions, and individual consumers, by offering a range of specialized products. The company's product portfolio encompasses an array of essential mobility and assistive devices, including walkers, benches, seating solutions, standers, tables and desks, tricycles, and associated accessories. Kaye Products focuses on providing reliable and purpose-built equipment designed to meet the specific needs of users, whether in healthcare settings, educational environments, or for personal use. By catering to a broad spectrum of customers, Kaye Products plays a vital role in enhancing mobility, accessibility, and overall quality of life for individuals facing diverse challenges. The company's commitment to delivering functional and well-designed solutions contributes to its reputation as a trusted provider of assistive devices, ensuring that users receive the support they need for improved independence and comfort.

  • Briggs Healthcare - As a prominent player in the medical equipment sector, Briggs Healthcare stands out as a leading supplier that specializes in ensuring regulatory and clinical compliance within the post-acute market. The company's extensive product range encompasses various essential categories, including equipment and furnishing, incontinence products, respiratory aids, ostomy and urological supplies, wound care solutions, and walking aids and mobility devices, among others. Briggs Healthcare takes pride in not only providing a diverse array of medical products but also offering comprehensive services that include documentation, charting, and access to professional resources. By addressing the multifaceted needs of the post-acute market, Briggs Healthcare plays a crucial role in supporting healthcare providers, caregivers, and patients alike. The company's commitment to regulatory and clinical compliance ensures that the products and services offered contribute to the overall well-being and quality of care for individuals in post-acute settings. Through its broad portfolio and dedicated services, Briggs Healthcare remains a trusted partner in the healthcare industry, facilitating improved patient outcomes and streamlined healthcare processes.

  • Medline Industries, Inc. - Medline Industries, Inc. emerges as a prominent supplier and manufacturer of healthcare products, wielding a substantial presence with 42 distribution centers strategically positioned across North America. With an expansive product portfolio comprising over 550,000 items, Medline offers a diverse range of healthcare essentials, including exam gloves, durable medical equipment, incontinence products, and surgical procedure tray kits with drapes and gowns. The company's influence extends beyond North America, operating in more than 90 countries, showcasing its global reach and impact in the healthcare sector. Medline not only provides a wide array of healthcare products but also offers comprehensive business solutions. These solutions span across quality management, staff management, recruitment strategies, readmissions management, and capital planning and services. By addressing various facets of healthcare operations, Medline contributes significantly to the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare providers worldwide. The company's commitment to delivering quality products and innovative business solutions positions it as a key player in the healthcare industry, facilitating enhanced patient care and operational excellence for healthcare organizations globally.

  • NOVA Medical Products - Renowned for its commitment to enhancing independent living, bathroom safety, and mobility, NOVA Medical Products stands as a leading manufacturer in the healthcare industry. The company specializes in crafting a diverse range of products, including cushions, wheelchairs, and transport chairs, with a relentless focus on delivering superior quality and visually appealing designs. NOVA Medical Products has established itself as a key player in the market, prioritizing innovation and functionality in its offerings to address the evolving needs of individuals seeking enhanced mobility and safety solutions. A significant milestone in the company's growth trajectory occurred in 2004 when it expanded its distribution channel in Chicago, further solidifying its presence and reach within the healthcare and accessibility product market. With a dedication to quality, aesthetics, and continuous expansion, NOVA Medical Products continues to play a pivotal role in providing individuals with the tools and resources they need to lead independent and secure lives.

  • Performance Health - A global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of rehabilitation, sports medicine, and assistive living products, Performance Health has established a significant presence with its brands available in over 100 countries. The company boasts a diverse portfolio that includes well-known brands such as Rolyan, Sammons Preston, Cramer, TheraPearl, TheraBand, and Biofreeze, showcasing its commitment to delivering high-quality solutions in the healthcare industry. With operations spanning across the world, Performance Health has become a trusted provider of products that cater to rehabilitation, sports medicine, and the promotion of assistive living. Collaborating with industry partners like Vionic Group, LymphaTouch, and IontoPatch, the company has further strengthened its position as a key player in the global healthcare market. By consistently offering innovative and effective solutions, Performance Health plays a vital role in supporting individuals in their journey towards better health, rehabilitation, and enhanced overall well-being.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

Personal Mobility Devices Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2022, historic information from 2018 to 2021, and forecast from 2023 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

Personal Mobility Devices Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2022 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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