GVR Report cover Rehabilitation Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Rehabilitation Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Daily Living Aids, Mobility Equipment, Exercise Equipment, Body Support Devices), By Application, By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-679-0
  • Number of Pages: 148
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global rehabilitation equipment market size was valued at USD 14.5 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% from 2023 to 2030. The market is expected to grow significantly due to the increasing prevalence of degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, & arthritis, and a growing number of trauma patients who require rehabilitation therapy. Moreover, the growing geriatric population is also expected to propel the market over the forecast period.

U.S. Rehabilitation Equipment market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

The need for daily assistive devices for the handicapped population around the globe is increasing rapidly. Awareness about new products available in the market is also growing owing to new channels of communication that manufacturers are adopting. Thus, patients remain informed about upcoming products in the market. Local governments in several countries have provided easy financing, subsidies, and alternative financing options for rehabilitation equipment, which are expected to boost demand for assistive products and, in turn, lead to growth.

Favorable reimbursement policies in large markets, such as the U.S., are expected to provide significant sales opportunities to manufacturers. Reimbursements from Medicare enable people to rely on assistive devices for rehabilitation. Durable medical equipment used for rehabilitation and covered under Medicare are wheelchairs, hospital beds, patient lifts, canes, walkers, crutches, commode chairs, etc. Moreover, to support Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE), the WHO has introduced Priority Assistive Products List (APL) to improve access to high-quality and affordable assistive products. Such initiatives are expected to increase growth opportunities for manufacturers.

According to the WHO, in 2023, approximately 2.4 billion people have certain medical conditions that could benefit from rehabilitation. In low and medium-income regions, more than half of the population doesn’t receive the required rehabilitation facility. Increasing access of these people to rehabilitation equipment can further boost the growth of this market. In March 2020, Invacare Corporation launched Invacare AVIVA FX Power Wheelchair, which is expected to offer high-performance and innovative experiences to consumers. Launching new and innovative products by key players can help increase people’s access to these products and lead to market growth.

Product Insights

Based on product, the market is segmented into mobility equipment, daily living aids, body support devices, and exercise equipment. The mobility equipment segment dominated the overall market in 2022 and is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period owing to the growing geriatric and handicapped population worldwide. The mobility devices segment is further divided into wheelchairs & scooters, and walking assist devices. Walking assist devices are the simplest form of mobility equipment, which are preferred by the target population owing to their low price and simplicity.

In August 2022, GF Health Products launched PureTilt Tilt-in-Space Wheelchair, designed by an occupational therapist to provide safety and comfort to the patient. The features of the patented wheelchair include seat-tilt adjustment, padded and hinged arms, ergonomic, contoured back with adjustable height, rear anti-tippers, angle-adjustable largest, and rear anti-tippers.

The daily living aids segment is expected to be the second-largest segment by product type during the forecast period. This segment is expected to grow at a lucrative rate and is further subcategorized into medical beds; bathroom & toilet assist devices; and reading, writing, & computer aids. Daily living aids are products used by physically disabled persons, patients with physical limitations, and patients undergoing post-surgery recovery, which help them accomplish daily tasks and activities. With an increase in such patients, the demand for daily living aids is expected to grow in the coming years.

Exercise equipment and body support devices segments form the remaining part of the rehabilitation devices market by product type. Exercise equipment used in rehabilitation consists of handgrip exercisers, pedo cycles, arm, chest, and foot exercisers, multi-exercise chairs, hand gym kit boards, compact shoulder wheels, hand exercise tables, shoulder wheels, etc. On the other hand, the body support segment comprises patient lifts and slings. With an increased demand for these products, the market is expected to grow significantly.

Application Insights

Based on application, the market is segmented into physiotherapy and occupational therapy segments. The occupational therapy segment held the largest market share of 76.3% in 2022. Occupational therapy is used to comprehensively evaluate the patient, the patient's family, and the surroundings to enable and encourage the patient to perform daily activities easily.

Global Rehabilitation Equipment market share and size, 2022

The physiotherapy segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR of 5.8%, and it comprises exercise equipment used to rehabilitate patients after trauma or the onset of degenerative diseases. Physiotherapy uses various techniques for improving, maintaining, and restoring a person's physical strength and mobility after injury, surgery, and illness.

The growing geriatric population, changing lifestyle, increasing number of physiotherapy centers, and favorable healthcare reforms are anticipated to propel the market during the forecast period. Furthermore, technological advancements, such as the development of virtual reality, exoskeletons, robots, and implantable technologies for pain management, and rising demand in emerging economies are significant drivers of rehabilitation equipment in physiotherapy. For instance, in November 2022, Penumbra, Inc. announced the launch of REAL y-Series, the first full-body virtual reality-based offering for rehabilitation. It is part of a comprehensive, immersive platform that is expected to facilitate the rehabilitation of approximately 50 million people.

End-use Insights

On the basis of end use, the market is segmented into hospitals & clinics, rehab centers, home care settings, and physiotherapy centers. Hospitals accounted for the largest revenue share in 2022. Owing to the large patient pool of hospitals, this segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period.

Revenue for rehab centers is expected to grow over the forecast period due to growing awareness about physiotherapy, technological advancements in physiotherapy centers, and the rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases, such as arthritis and Parkinson’s disease. The increase in penetration of rehab centers in emerging economies is expected to result in significant growth of rehab centers during the forecast period. There has been a shift from hospitals to home care, in long-term care, owing to their cost-effectiveness compared to hospitals.

According to the WHO, 18 million people had rheumatoid arthritis in 2019, out of which 70% are women, and 55% are above 55 years of age whereas 13 million people could benefit from rehabilitation facing severe rheumatoid arthritis. This growing patient base is further expected to have a positive impact on the end use segment.

Regional Insights

North America was the largest market for rehabilitation products, with a share of 32.5% in 2022, and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period. North America has a very large base of geriatric population. The prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, and Parkinson’s is increasing in this region. Reimbursement programs, such as Medicare, are improving access to rehabilitation products. Invacare Corporation; Medline Industries, Inc.; Dynatronics Corporation; Ekso Bionics; and G F Health Products, Inc. are some of the leading companies in North America which manufacture rehabilitation products such as walking aids, daily living aids, wheelchairs, power scooters, and patient lifts & slings.

Rehabilitation Equipment Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing regional market witnessing a lucrative CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period. Emerging economies, such as India and China, are the most lucrative markets due to the increasing patient pool, improving public and private reimbursement infrastructure, and constant development of healthcare facilities. Increasing awareness about rehabilitation equipment, a growing number of physicians, and supportive government programs & policies are expected to boost growth in this region.

The rapid adoption of new products amongst patients also contributes to the growth of the rehabilitation devices market. A Japanese startup LifeHub is planning to launch ‘Walking Wheelchair’ in July 2023, which will help patients navigate around tight spaces and crowded places. It has recently received funding of USD 867,000 from venture capital firms CyberAgent Capital and Incubate Fund.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Greater opportunities in both developed and developing countries encourage companies to undertake various strategic initiatives, such as mergers, acquisitions & collaborations, for developing novel, innovative solutions and expanding operations to increase their global presence. For instance, GF Health Products Inc. acquired Gendron in June 2020, a manufacturer of mobility equipment, bariatric beds and seatings, patient lifts, and assists. Through this acquisition, the company aims to expand its portfolio and support its strategic initiative, ‘Made in USA’. The following are some of the major participants in the global rehabilitation equipment market:

  • Invacare Corporation

  • Medline Industries, Inc.

  • Dynatronics Corporation

  • Drive Devilbiss Healthcare

  • Ekso Bionics

  • Caremax Rehabilitation Equipment Ltd

  • GF Health Products, Inc

  • Hospital Equipment Mfg. Co

  • Maddak, Inc.

  • India Medico Instruments

Rehabilitation Equipment Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 15.4 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 21.5 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 4.9% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

September 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion, and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, application, end-use, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; China; Japan; India; Australia; South Korea; Thailand; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; UAE; Kuwait

Key companies profiled

Invacare Corporation; Medline Industries, Inc.; Dynatronics Corporation; Drive Devilbiss Healthcare; Esko Bionics; Caremax Rehabilitation Equipment Ltd.; GF Health Products, Inc.; Hospital Equipment Mfg. Co.; Maddak, Inc.; India Medico Instruments

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Global Rehabilitation Equipment Market Report Segmentation

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 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global rehabilitation equipment market report on the basis of product, application, end-use, and region:

Global Rehabilitation Equipment Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Daily Living Aids

      • Medical Beds

      • Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices

      • Reading Writing & Computer Aids

    • Mobility Equipment

      • Wheelchairs & Scooters

      • Walking Assist Devices

    • Exercise Equipment

      • Lower Body Exercise Equipment

      • Upper Body Exercise Equipment

    • Body Support Devices

      • Patient Lifts

      • Medical Lifting Slings

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Physiotherapy

    • Occupational Therapy

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Hospitals & Clinics

    • Rehab Centers

    • Home Care Settings

    • Physiotherapy Centers

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Denmark

      • Sweden

      • Norway

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East and Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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