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, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-657-8
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global specialty medical chairs market size was valued at USD 3.92 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.0% during the forecast period. The demand for specialty medical chairs is expected to rise as the elderly population grows. The growing target population will boost the product demand. In addition, the introduction of technologically advanced and fully automated medical chairs is anticipated to serve the market with lucrative growth opportunities.

U.S. specialty medical chairs market size, by product, 2020-2030 (USD million)

The COVID-19 pandemic affected various industries across the globe. Stay-at-home mandates, transportation bans, and workforce crunch have disrupted the specialty medical chairs supply chain. 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.

Key players are offering customized products to meet the varying needs of patients and clinicians. This is also projected to drive the specialty medical chairs market during the forecast period. On a macro level, supportive reimbursement policies and amending regulatory frameworks are expected to fuel 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 increasing incidence of gynecologic diseases in women is the key factor driving the demand for specialty medical chairs market. According to CDC, in 2019, the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis between the age of 14 and 49 was 20 million in the U.S. Moreover, the need for gynecologic examination chairs for examining pregnant women is expected to increase the adoption of examination chairs market during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic initially has affected the transport chairs market due to an insufficient supply of medical devices. With an increasing number of patients, the demand for transport chairs and other mobility devices increased in hospitals and healthcare centers.

Product Insights

The rehabilitation chairs segment held the largest market share of 40.4% in 2021. Pediatric, bariatric, and geriatric chairs are included in rehabilitation chairs. Among those used for bathing, positioning, and mobility are pediatric chairs. Similar functions can be carried out using the bariatric and geriatric chairs, except the weight, and 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 during 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 2021, mainly due to the increased incidence of chronic kidney diseases. Consistent technical advancements, such as increased weight capacity and less time required for attaining the 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 expand at a lucrative rate of 8.4% during the forecast period. They are an indispensable part of any treatment procedure such as surgery. The 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. Hence, increasing the advantages of treatment chairs is expected to foster market growth.

Regional Insights

North America held the dominant market share of over 44% in 2021. This growth can be accredited to the increasing geriatric population base and the presence of a supportive reimbursement scenario. The rising prevalence of lifestyle-associated disorders is projected to drive the regional market during the forecast period.

Global specialty medical chairs market share, by region, 2021 (%)

An increase in the number of dental, ophthalmic, and ENT clinics across the U.S. and Canada is also pushing the product demand. Additionally, the presence of key market companies, high disposable income levels, and advanced healthcare infrastructure are enabling regional markets to grow.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest-growing regional market during the forecast period owing to the increasing geriatric population, which indicates a substantial socioeconomic burden in this region. Improving medical access, increasing disposable income, the presence of a well-established R&D infrastructure, and growing awareness about various medical conditions are among the major factors aiding the market growth.

Moreover, major untapped opportunities, growth in disposable income, and geographic expansion by key market players are expected to fuel the market growth during the forecast period. India, Japan, and China are major contributors to the region’s specialty medical chairs market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Several international as well as local specialty medical chairs manufacturers are investing in the market due to its high growth potential. The competitive environment has resulted in better products, advanced medical chairs, improved treatment delivery, and increased patient safety. Most of the key players focus on new product development, expansion strategies, mergers & acquisitions, and collaborations & partnerships to expand their global reach. For instance, in May 2021, A-dec Inc. and KaVo announced a new collaboration to deliver premier products and world-class services to dental professionals globally. 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 2022

USD 4.1 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 7.0 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 8.0% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 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

Product, end-use 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; Thailand; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Colombia; 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 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global specialty medical chairs market report based on product, end-use and region:

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

    • Examination

      • Birthing

      • Cardiac

      • Blood Drawing

      • Dialysis

      • Mammography

    • Treatment

      • Ophthalmic

      • ENT

      • Dental

      • Others

    • Rehabilitation

      • Pediatric

      • Bariatric

      • Geriatric

      • Others

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

    • Hospitals

    • Clinics

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • MEA

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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