GVR Report cover Specialty Medical Chairs Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Specialty Medical Chairs Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Examination Chairs, Treatment Chairs, Rehabilitation Chairs) By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Feb, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-657-8
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2019
  • Number of Pages: 120

Report Overview

The global specialty medical chairs market size was valued at USD 2.51 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% over the forecast period. The growing geriatric population is expected to accelerate the demand for specialty medical chairs over the forecast period. According to a report published by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people aged 65 years and above in the country is expected to reach over 98 million by 2060. Thus, the growing target population will boost the product demand. This consequent increase in demand is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period. In addition, the introduction of technologically advanced and fully automated medical chairs is anticipated to serve the market with lucrative growth opportunities.

The U.S. specialty medical chairs market size, by product, 2016 - 2028 (USD Billion)

Key players are offering customized products to meet the varying needs of patients and clinicians. This is also projected to drive the market over the forecast period. On a macro level, supportive reimbursement policies and amending regulatory frameworks are fueling the overall market growth. For instance, according to the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 11, a recliner (an adjustable chair) is covered under the rate that Medicare pays to dialysis clinics.

The End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) regulations state that patients should receive the same type of care and treatment at home as they receive in hospitals, thereby increasing the product adoption in home-care. These factors are also expected to contribute to the growth of the specialty medical chairs market. The recent global pandemic crashed all markets and businesses around the world. The cancellation of all the non-essential services and day-to-day commute services along with lockdowns imposed in the majority of the countries has created an environment of ruckus and has adversely affected the world economy.

COVID19 impact: Revenue decline by USD 2.0 billion in 2020

Pandemic Impact

Post COVID Outlook

The cancellation of elective procedures in 2020 resulted in the hefty decline of the specialty medical chairs market.

The global specialty medical chairs market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% between 2021-2028

According to World Economic Forum, around 28 million elective surgeries were canceled during twelve weeks of peak disruption.

In 2020, the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) added Section 506J to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), which empowered the FDA to prevent or mitigate negative public health impacts of medical device supply chain disruptions during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entire supply chains of specialty chairs were disrupted due to dearth of logistics workforce and ban on various transportations

The future seems positive for the specialty medical chairs market with regulatory relaxations in shelter-in-place mandates, ongoing COVID vaccinations, and clearance of bottlenecked elective surgical procedures.


The pandemic has also majorly affected the healthcare sector. Healthcare infrastructure is focusing on bulk purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilators for effective patient treatment. Thus, as the professionals are more focused on essential supplies, the demand for specialty medical chairs has decreased significantly. According to the article published by David Cutler, Harvard University, the U.S. economy has entered a recession. The article further stated that in March 2020, an estimated 10 million people applied for unemployment insurance.

Product Insights

The rehabilitation chairs segment held the largest market share of 40.6% in 2020. Rehabilitation chairs include pediatric, bariatric, and geriatric chairs. Pediatric chairs are used for bathing, positioning, and mobility purposes. Similar functions can be carried out using the bariatric and geriatric chairs, except the weight carrying capacity of these chairs may be higher. The growing geriatric population and rising cases of paralysis and spinal injuries are anticipated to drive the segment over the forecast period.

As per the WHO, in 2018, studies conducted in Africa stated that between 62.5% and 82.5% of people in need of rehabilitation services do not receive them, which is increasing their demand, and hence, is expected to drive the adoption of rehabilitation services and chairs.

Dialysis chairs held the largest share in the examination product segment in 2020 mainly due to the increased incidence of chronic kidney diseases. Consistent technical advancements, such as increased weight capacity and less time required for attaining Trendelenburg position, are likely to stimulate the demand for dialysis chairs, enabling the segment to retain its leading position during the forecast period.

The treatment chairs segment is anticipated to grow at a lucrative rate of 7.9% during the forecast period. They are an indispensable part of any treatment procedure such as surgeries. A major benefit associated with these products is that they help patients achieve a comfortable posture, which gives doctors unrestricted access to various parts of a patient’s body. This equipment increases safety for both caregivers & patients and enhances patient relaxation. The market for treatment chairs is expected to grow steadily during the forecast period.

Regional Insight

North America held the dominant market share of over 44% in 2020. This growth can be attributed to the increased geriatric population and the presence of a supportive reimbursement structure. The rising prevalence of lifestyle-associated disorders is projected to drive the regional market over the forecast period.

An increase in the number of dental, ophthalmic, and ENT clinics across the U.S. and Canada is also pushing the product demand. In addition, the presence of key market players and advanced healthcare infrastructure along with high disposable income levels and vast lifestyle changes are contributing to the overall growth of the regional market.

Global specialty medical chairs market share, by region, 2020 (%)

The Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest-growing regional market over the forecast period owing to the increasing geriatric population, which indicates a substantial socioeconomic burden in this region. An unprecedented increase in the geriatric population is also anticipated to reduce the workforce and increase public healthcare spending in this region, consequentially increasing the adoption of specialty medical chairs. According to a report published by the U.S. Census Bureau, Japan has the highest percentage of the aged population in the world.

Furthermore, the presence of supportive international organizations, such as the United Nations Population Fund, which aims at providing support to such countries for developing and implementing national strategies and policies, is projected to boost the market growth. In addition, rising disposable income and continuous R&D activities by major regional players to develop innovative products are expected to bolster the market growth over the coming years.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Many local and international medical device manufacturers are investing in this market due to its high growth potential. The competitive milieu has resulted in improved treatment delivery, better products, and increased patient safety. Most of the key players focus on mergers & acquisitions, new product development, collaborations & partnerships, and expansion strategies to strengthen their market position. For instance, in June 2017, Dentsply Sirona entered into a distribution agreement with Henry Schein Canada, Inc. to expand its distribution network in Canada. A rising number of industry participants is expected to intensify the market competition during the forecast period. Some of the key players in the global specialty medical chairs market are:

  • A-dec, Inc.

  • ActiveAid, Inc.

  • DentalEZ, Inc.

  • Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA

  • Topcon Corp.

  • Midmark Corp.

  • Danaher (KaVo Dental GmbH)

  • Dentsply Sirona

  • Planmeca Oy

  • Hill Laboratories Company

Specialty Medical Chairs Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 3.92 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 6.1 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 7.5% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product and region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; Japan; China; India; Brazil; Mexico; South Africa; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

A-dec, Inc.; ActiveAid, Inc.; DentalEZ, Inc.; Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA; Topcon Corp.; Midmark Corp.; Danaher (KaVo Dental GmbH); Dentsply Sirona; Planmeca Oy; Hill Laboratories Company

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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 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global specialty medical chairs market report on the basis of product and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Examination

      • Birthing

      • Cardiac

      • Blood Drawing

      • Dialysis

      • Mammography

    • Treatment

      • Ophthalmic

      • ENT

      • Dental

      • Others

    • Rehabilitation

      • Pediatric

      • Bariatric

      • Geriatric

      • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • MEA

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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