GVR Report cover Pressure Relief Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Pressure Relief Devices Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Low-Tech Devices, High-Tech Devices), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-392-8
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global pressure relief devices market size was valued at USD 3.46 billion in 2021 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.87% from 2022  to 2030. The increasing incidence of pressure ulcer development due to a highly susceptible and rapidly growing aging population is expected to drive the market growth over the years to come. The geriatric population is more prone to the development of pressure ulcers that are also known as bedsores. The number of people aged 60 and above has been substantially increasing in recent years in most regions. For instance, according to a study published in North America, the U.S. population aged 65 years and above is predicted to reach almost 98 million by 2060. This factor will be contributing to the market growth. The prolonged stay of bed-ridden patients due to several medical conditions such as multiple bone fractures, cancer, and other severe diseases results in pressure ulcers, which further upsurges the adoption of pressure relief devices. This has tremendously accelerated the demand for pressure ulcer devices globally from medical practitioners and end-users.

Japan pressure relief devices market, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the demand for pressure relief devices globally owing to a rise in cases of obesity & overweight patients due to physical inactivity. Furthermore, to eliminate the risk of Covid-19 infection, strict lockdowns were implemented globally, resulting in the increased sedentary lifestyle leading to several lifestyle disorders such as obesity, and cardiovascular disorder, which has resulted in the increased demand for pressure relief devices globally. Moreover, companies are incorporating newer strategies to increase their production capacity to serve the market demand. For instance, in March 2020, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. announced that the company is focused on doubling the production of critical care products. 

More than 2.5 million people in the U.S. and 0.7 million people in the UK are affected by pressure ulcers every year. Moreover, the treatments for these ulcers cost more than around USD 9 billion every year in the U.S. These alarming expenses are contributing to the rising demand for bedsore management equipment.

The prevention of these ulcers requires an interdisciplinary approach for its management and well-trained hospital staff. Although some parts of the treatment can be streamlined, specific care has to be given according to the requirements of every patient.

As these ulcers can be prevented with proper management, many campaigns have been launched over recent years for raising awareness. Knowledge of available resources facilitates effortless progression through all levels of care. Some of the campaigns initiated by the government of U.K. include, “Stop the Pressure”, “Zero Pressure”, and “Islandwide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Campaign”

Type Insights

The low-tech devices segment held the largest market share in 2021. The factors contributing to the segment growth mainly include the cost-effectiveness of the low-tech mattresses, easy availability in the market, and therapeutic benefits for the prevention of bedsores.

Global Pressure Relief Devices Market share, by type, 2021 (%)

Amongst the low-tech devices, foam-based mattresses held the majority of the share in 2021 due to high usage volume and cost-effectiveness. The gel-based mattresses are projected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period owing to their therapeutic benefits in pressure ulcer management.

High-tech devices are the fastest-growing type segment, due to technological improvements in device design. Most of the high-tech devices are powered and are specifically designed for periodic pressure redistribution providing several therapeutic benefits to mobility-impaired patients.

Dynamic air therapy beds held the majority of the share in the high-tech devices segment, whereas kinetic beds are expected to be the fastest-growing segment over the coming years. The demand for these devices is expected to rise during the forecast period as they are highly technology-based.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for USD 1,314.1 million in 2021 and it is growing at a CAGR of 6.98% during the forecast period owing to the growing geriatric population, increasing approvals and R&D investments, inclination towards adopting newer products in the US, expansion of hospitals, and the presence of well-established healthcare infrastructure is boosting the growth of the overall North America market to a greater extent. Moreover, rapidly increasing obesity rates among people lead to higher demand for pressure ulcer devices. For instance, according to the World Health Organization, in 2016 around 1.9 billion adults aged 18 years and older were overweight and among these around 650 million adults were in obesity condition. The United States has the 12th highest obesity rate in the world capturing 36.2% of the share.

Europe accounted for second-largest market share in 2021. The growth can be attributed to various factors such as the rising prevalence of chronic disorders, high adoption of advanced technologies, presence of a large geriatric population, increasing reimbursement for surgical procedures, growing demand for minimally invasive procedures over traditional methods, and high diagnosis & treatment rate of pressure ulcers in Western Europe. Moreover, higher treatment costs may hamper the pressure relief devices market in Eastern Europe.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global market is dominated by key competitors and has robust competition at a global level. Companies are focusing on various growth strategies to sustain the market competition. For instance, in February 2020, Smith & Nephew declared the commencement of construction of its new high-tech manufacturing plant in Malaysia to serve the region.

Furthermore, major companies are also involved in inorganic growth strategies to strengthen their market position. For instance, in April 2019, Arjo’s subsidiary in Australia and New Zealand started a collaboration with Bruin Biometrics (BBI) to build a structure for pressure injury prevention. Some of the prominent players in the global pressure relief devices market include:

  • 3M Health Care

  • ArjoHuntleigh

  • BSN medical

  • Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

  • Invacare Corporation

  • Acelity

  • Paramount Bed Co., Ltd.

  • Smith & Nephew

  • Stryker

  • Talley Group Ltd.

Pressure Relief Devices Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 3.67 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 6.25 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.87% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Type, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Japan; India; China; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Columbia; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

3M Health Care, ArjoHuntleigh, BSN medical, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Invacare Corporation, Acelity, Paramount Bed Co., Ltd., Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Talley Group Ltd.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis on the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global pressure relief devices market report on the basis of type and region:

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Low-Tech Devices

      • Foam-based Mattress

      • Gel-based Mattress

      • Fiber Filled Mattress

      • Water/Fluid Filled Mattress

      • Air Filled Mattress

    • High-Tech Devices

      • Dynamic Air Therapy Beds

      • Kinetic Beds

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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