U.S. Wheelchair Market - Report

U.S. Wheelchair Market - Analysis of Top Brands

  • Published Date: Apr, 2023
  • Report ID: GVR-MT-100104
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Number of Pages: 35

U.S. Wheelchair Market Trends by Top Brands

The U.S. ranks among the top 3 countries for disability rates. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), about 20.0% of the total population suffers from some form of disability, with mobility-based capturing about 6.8%. In 2020, as per the census report the number of people using wheelchairs reached 5.5 million. The report shall be specific to the United States and will provide insights into the brand-wise adoption along with the demand analysis. Under demand analysis we shall provide data sets on the prevalence of disability, by age, gender, race, ethnicity, household income, and education.

U.S. Wheelchair Market Analysis by Top Brands Report Scope



Consumer Demographics

  • Prevalence of disability in the U.S., by age
  • Prevalence of disability in the U.S., by gender
  • Prevalence of disability in people by Hispanic/Latino origin and  age group in the U.S.,
  • Annual household income
  • Prevalence of Disability in the U.S., by Education

Wheelchair Adoption Rate

  • Wheelchair users in the U.S., by Age
  • Wheelchair users in the U.S., by Gender
  • Wheelchair users in the U.S., by Location
  • Wheelchair users in the U.S., by Race
  • Wheelchair users in the U.S., by Ethnicity
  • Wheelchair users in the U.S., by Income
  • Wheelchair users in the U.S., by Education

Top Brands

  • Top brands for Electric Wheelchair
  • Top brands for Manual Wheelchair
  • Top brands for Transport Wheelchair
  • Top brands for Lightweight Wheelchair
  • Top brands for Innovative Wheelchair

Comparative Brand Analysis

  • Brand Analysis on the following parameters:
    • Material
    • Size & Dimensions
    • Braking Systems
    • Cushioning system
    • Application
    • Others

Pricing Analysis

Brand wise Pricing


The report will include an extensive section on consumer demographics to help one understand the consumer mindset and reason for certain brands performing better than others. For instance, wheelchair manufacturers launch products under specific brand names (product lines) which cater to any particular sector of the consumer demographic or showcase some form of innovation in the existing product line. An example of the same is Invacare Corporation, which launched three high-active custom manual wheelchairs in the U.S., belonging to the küschall brand, namely, küschall K-Series attract, küschall Champion, and küschall Advance. Hence, the küschall brand is focused on manual wheelchair category.  

U.S. Wheelchair Market Key Product Segments & Segment Trends, 2018 - 2030

The study shall further deep dive into the various categories of wheelchair and point out the top selling/demanded products for each. For instance, disabled athletic individuals look for mobility devices that promote self-functioning and enhance ease of use. There has been an increase in the adoption of self-propelled wheelchairs in sports, as they are lightweight and can provide the best mobility for various sports, such as marathons, basketball, & tennis. Similarly, attendant-propelled manual wheelchairs are largely used in hospitals and airports for patient transport. Manual wheelchairs are ideal for admitting, discharging, and transferring patients with mobility issues.

The comparative analysis of these various categories will be done on the basis of the following parameters:

  • Applicability

  • Product Material

  • Size & Dimensions

  • Braking Systems

  • Cushioning system

  • Others (such as storage requirements, wheels and their durability, Chair support & flexibility, terrain compatibility, etc.)

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