Global Walking Assist Devices Market – Industry Trends - Forecast to 2026

  • Medical Devices
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  • Jun 2019
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Global Walking Assist Devices Market By Product Type (Gait Belts & Lift Vests, Canes, Crutches, Walkers, Wheelchairs, Power Scooters), Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa) – Industry Trends & Forecast to 2026

Market Analysis: Global Walking Assist Devices Market

Global walking assist devices market is expected to rise to an estimated value of USD 8.35 billion by 2026 registering a steady CAGR in the forecast period of 2019-2026. This rise in the market can be attributed to the rising ageing population and the growing initiatives taken by government to ensure availability of walking assist devices.

Market Definition: Global Walking Assist Devices Market

Walking assist devices are mechanical devices that aid the patient by providing balance, assistance, strength and endurance to walk independently. It consists of rehabilitative, adaptive assistive devices for those who are physically disabled, allowing them to perform those tasks independently in which they previously needed help and assistance.

Market Drivers

  • The rising prevalence of debilitating neurological diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis increases the demand for walking assist devices
  • Rising demand for rehabilitation equipment prior performing surgeries
  • Increase in the healthcare expenditure drives the demand for this market
  • Technological improvements and innovations in walking assist devices would act as a catalyst to the growth of this market.

Market Restraints

  • Mobility issues/complications associated with the operations of these devices is expected to hinder the growth potential
  • High cost of walking assists devices restrains the growth of this market

Segmentation: Global Walking Assist Devices Market

By Product Type

  • Gait Belts & Lift Vests
  • Canes

    • Quad Canes
    • Folding Canes

  • Crutches
  • Walker

    • Standard Walkers
    • Rolling Walkers/Rollators
    • Hemi Walkers

  • Wheelchairs

    • Manual Wheelchairs
    • Electric Wheelchairs

      • Front Wheel Drive
      • Center Wheel Drive
      • Rear Wheel Drive
      • Standing Power Wheelchairs

  • Power Scooters

    • Boot Scooters
    • Road Scooters
    • Pavement Scooters

By Geography

  • North America

    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico

  • South America

    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America

  • Europe

    • Germany
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • Belgium
    • Netherlands
    • Switzerland
    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan
    • China
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Australia
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand
    • Philippines
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Middle East and Africa

    • South Africa
    • Egypt
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Israel
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

Key Developments in the Market:

  • In January 2019, Honda Motors is set to launch a new and innovative walk assist device designed in collaboration with Ohio State University after it announced that they are conducting Phase II randomized controlled trials for the device. The product designed for those individuals who are suffering with Parkinson’s disease. Honda’s walk assist device will help those who have gait and balance issues. With this launch, it would revolutionize the walk assist market globally, by expanding its use and application.

  • In April 2017, Toyota introduced a new robotic walk assist leg brace, Welwalk WW-1000, which would help those who are suffering with partial paralysis. It is placed on the affected leg, assisting the patients to walk. This smart robotic leg brace has an in-built sensor that knows exactly the level of support that the patients require at that point of time. This technological advanced device paves the way for a brighter future for walking assist devices.

Competitive Analysis: Global Walking Assist Devices Market

Global walking assist devices market is highly fragmented and the major players have used various strategies such as new product launches, expansions, agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions, and others to increase their footprints in this market. The report includes market shares of walking assist devices market for global, Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa.

Key Market Competitors: Global Walking Assist Devices Market

Few of the major market competitors currently working in the global walking assist devices market are AlterG, Inc., Invacare Corporation, Permobil, Ossenberg GmbH, Electric Mobility Euro Ltd., Comfort, Levo AG Wohlen, GF HEALTH PRODUCTS, INC., Pride Mobility Products Corp., Ottobock, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Sunrise Medical (US) LLC, C.T.M. HOMECARE PRODUCT, Inc., Medical Depot, Inc., MEYRA-ORTOPEDIA Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH, TAITRA, Karma Medical Products Co., LTD., Care Ltd., Besco Medical, Briggs Healthcare, NOVA Medical Products and Performance Health amongst others.

Research Methodology: Global Walking Assist Devices Market

Data collection and base year analysis is done using data collection modules with large sample sizes. The market data is analysed and forecasted using market statistical and coherent models. Also market share analysis and key trend analysis are the major success factors in the market report. To know more please Request an Analyst Call or can drop down your inquiry.

The key research methodology used by DBMR Research team is data triangulation which involves data mining, analysis of the impact of data variables on the market, and primary (industry expert) validation. Apart from this, other data models include Vendor Positioning Grid, Market Time Line Analysis, Market Overview and Guide, Company Positioning Grid, Company Market Share Analysis, Standards of Measurement, Top to Bottom Analysis and Vendor Share Analysis. To know more about the research methodology, drop in an inquiry to speak to our industry experts.

Primary Respondents

Demand Side: Doctors, Surgeons, Medical Consultants, Nurses, Hospital Buyers, Group Purchasing Organizations, Associations, Insurers, Medical Payers, Healthcare Authorities, Universities, Technical Writers, Scientists, Promoters, and Investors among others.

Supply Side: Product Managers, Marketing Managers, C-Level Executives, Distributors, Market Intelligence, and Regulatory Affairs Managers among others.

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  • The latest developments, market shares, and strategies that are employed by the major market players

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