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Global Disabled and Elderly Assistive Technologies

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  • 158 Pages
  • December 2021
  • Region: Global
  • BCC Research
  • ID: 3641981

Report Scope

The report focuses on the global market for the various types of assistive devices that are on the market to enable disabled and elderly persons to move about, see, hear, speak, dress themselves and perform many other everyday activities as “normally” as possible. It provides a detailed description of the different types of disabled and elderly assistive technologies (mobility aids, access aids, beds, seating systems and ergonomic aids, daily living aids, communication aids, medical/personal monitoring aids, vision and reading aids, computer access aids, and environmental aids) and their current and projected market potential.


The mobility aids market is segmented into wheelchairs and scooters, ambulatory aids, vehicle conversions and navigation aids. Access aids market is segmented into residential/home elevators, transfer lifts, wheelchair lifts, stairlifts/climbers, accessible baths and showers, and door openers. The daily living aids market is divided into incontinence and ostomy products, toileting aids and other daily living aids. The communication aids market is segmented into hearing and listening aids, and speech and writing aids.


The report provides market revenue for each geographical segment, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). The report’s detailed analysis allows for an in-depth understanding of the market, competitive environment, market background, technological advancement, drivers, restraints and market growth trends. This report does not cover physical therapy and exercise equipment designed for the elderly and disabled.


Report Includes

  • 42 data tables and 62 additional tables
  • An updated review of the global market for disabled and elderly assistive technologies (AT)/assistive devices
  • Analyses of the global market trends, with historic data from 2019-2020, estimates for 2021, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2026
  • Evaluation and forecast the overall market size in dollar value terms, and corresponding market share analysis by product type and geographic region
  • Technology Assessment of the key drivers and constraints that will shape the market for disabled and elderly assistive technologies over the next ten years
  • Coverage of major product types and applications, both in the commercial and developmental phase
  • Identification of the major stakeholders and analysis of their competitive landscape based on recent developments and segmental revenues
  • Review of various new premarket approvals (PMA) and 510(k) clearances received in the disabled and elderly assistive technology and devices market between Jan. 2018 to Sept. 2021
  • Insight into the recent industry structure, current competitive scenario, R&D activities, regulatory and legislative issues, and license agreements currently focused on disabled and elderly assistive technologies and devices market
  • Company profiles of the key industry players, including Cochlear Ltd., Invacare Corp., Savaria Corp., Sonova Holdings AG, GN Group and ConvaTec

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Scope of Report
  • Methodology and Information Sources
  • What's New in This Report?
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Publisher Custom Research
  • Related Publisher Research Reports


Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
  • Key Highlights


Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background
  • Overview
  • Disability
  • Assistive Technology
  • Disability Compared to Diseases
  • Disability Statistics
  • Hearing Loss
  • Blindness and Vision Impairment
  • Communication Disorders
  • Loss of Mobility and Dexterity
  • Neurological Dysfunction


Chapter 4 Market Breakdown by Product Type
  • Global Market for Assistive Technology by Product Type
  • Mobility Aids
  • Wheelchairs and Scooters
  • Ambulatory Aids
  • Other Mobility Aids
  • Market Size and Forecast
  • Market Drivers
  • Access Aids
  • Residential/Home Elevators
  • Transfer Lifts and Slings
  • Stair Lifts/Climbers
  • Wheelchair Lifts
  • Accessible Baths and Showers
  • Door Openers
  • Market Size and Forecast
  • Market Drivers
  • Beds, Seating Systems and Ergonomic Aids
  • Beds
  • Seating and Positioning Systems
  • Ergonomic Aids
  • Market Size and Forecast
  • Market Drivers
  • Daily Living Aids
  • Incontinence and Ostomy Products
  • Toileting Aids
  • Other Daily Living Aids
  • Market Size and Forecast
  • Market Drivers
  • Communication Aids
  • Hearing Aids
  • Hearing Implants
  • Telephony Accessories
  • Speech Aids
  • Writing Aids
  • Market Size and Forecast
  • Market Drivers
  • Medical/Personal Monitoring Aids
  • Activity/Emergency Location Monitors
  • Remote Medical Monitors
  • Market Size and Forecast
  • Market Drivers
  • Other Assistive Aids
  • Vision and Reading Aids
  • Computer Access Aids
  • Environmental Aids
  • Market Size and Forecast
  • Market Drivers


Chapter 5 Market Breakdown by Region
  • Global Market for Assistive Technology by Region
  • North America
  • Mobility Aids
  • Access Aids
  • Beds, Seating Systems and Ergonomic Aids
  • Daily Living Aids
  • Communication Aids
  • Medical/Personal Monitoring Aids
  • Other Assistive Aids
  • Europe
  • Mobility Aids
  • Access Aids
  • Beds, Seating Systems and Ergonomic Aids
  • Daily Living Aids
  • Communication Aids
  • Medical/Personal Monitoring Aids
  • Other Assistive Aids
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Mobility Aids
  • Access Aids
  • Beds, Seating and Ergonomic Aids
  • Daily Living Aids
  • Communication Aids
  • Medical/Personal Monitoring Aids
  • Other Assistive Aids
  • Rest of the World
  • Mobility Aids
  • Access Aids
  • Beds, Seating Systems and Ergonomic Aids
  • Daily Living Aids
  • Communication Aids
  • Medical/Personal Monitoring Aids
  • Other Assistive Aids


Chapter 6 Market Dynamics
  • Market Drivers
  • Aging Population
  • Greater Incidence of Non-communicable/Chronic Diseases
  • Increase in Incidence of Obesity
  • Increase in Incidence of Road Accidents across All Geographies
  • Technology Innovations and New Product Development
  • Large Unpenetrated Addressable Market
  • Desire to Age in Place
  • Increasing Pressure to Curtail Healthcare Costs
  • More Funding Programs for Assistive Devices
  • Market Restraints
  • High Cost of Assistive Devices
  • Pricing Pressure
  • Reimbursement Issues
  • Impact of COVID-19


Chapter 7 Approvals and New Developments
  • Premarket Approvals (PMA)
  • 510(K) Clearances
  • Mobility Aids
  • Hearing Aids


Chapter 8 Competitive Landscape
  • Overview
  • Major Players by Segment
  • Mobility Aids
  • Access Aids
  • Beds, Seating Systems and Ergonomic Aids
  • Daily Living Aids
  • Communication Aids
  • Medical/Personal Monitoring Aids
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in the Assistive Technology Market


Chapter 9 Company Profiles
  • Bruno Independent Living Aids Inc.
  • Cobolt Systems Ltd.
  • Cochlear Ltd.
  • Convatec Group Plc
  • Demant A/S
  • Dolphin Computer Access Ltd.
  • Dongguan Prestige Sporting Goods Co. Ltd.
  • Drive Devilbiss Healthcare
  • Duxbury Systems Inc.
  • Essilorluxottica
  • Etac Ab
  • Gn Group (Gn Store Nord A/S)
  • Humanware Group
  • Inclinator Company Of America Inc.
  • Invacare Corp.
  • Liftavator Inc.
  • Mobius Mobility Llc
  • Ottobock Se & Co. Kgaa
  • Pacesaver
  • Permobil Ab
  • Pride Mobility Products Corp.
  • Savaria Corp.
  • Sonova Holding Ag
  • Sunrise Medical
  • Starkey Hearing Technologies
  • Terry Group Ltd.
  • Tobii Dynavox Llc
  • Tuffcare
  • Vispero
  • Ws Audiology A/S
  • Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.


Chapter 10 Appendix: List of Acronyms
List of Tables
Summary Table Global Market for Assistive Technology, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 1 Percentage of Adults with Functional Disability Types in the U.S., 2019
Table 2 Disability Estimates in the U.S. Among Adults Aged Years 18 and Over, 2019
Table 3 Percent of U.S. Population Reporting Severe Functional Limitation
Table 4 Degrees of Hearing Loss
Table 5 Global Market for Assistive Technology, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 6 Wheelchair Manufacturers, by Location
Table 7 Scooter Manufacturers, by Location
Table 8 Ambulatory Aid Manufacturers, by Location
Table 9 Motor Vehicle Conversion Kit Manufacturers, by Location
Table 10 Navigation Aid Manufacturers, by Location
Table 11 Global Market for Mobility Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 12 Access Aid Manufacturers, by Location
Table 13 Global Market for Access Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 14 Key Attributes for Selecting a Seat Cushion and Wheelchair
Table 15 Beds, Seating System and Ergonomic Aid Manufacturers, by Location
Table 16 Global Market for Beds, Seating Systems and Ergonomic Aids, Through 2026
Table 17 Daily Living Aids Manufacturers, by Location
Table 18 Global Market for Daily Living Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 19 Hearing Aid and Implant Manufacturers, by Location
Table 20 Speech and Writing Aid Manufacturers in the U.S.
Table 21 Global Market for Communication Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 22 Medical/Personal Monitoring Aids Manufacturers, by Location
Table 23 Global Market for Medical/Personal Monitoring Aids, Through 2026
Table 24 Reading and Vision Aid Manufacturers, by Location
Table 25 Computer Access Aid Manufacturers, by Location
Table 26 Environmental Aid Manufacturers, by Location
Table 27 Global Market for Other Assistive Aids, Through 2026
Table 28 Global Market for Assistive Technology, by Region, Through 2026
Table 29 North American Market for Assistive Technology, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 30 North American Market for Mobility Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 31 North American Market for Access Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 32 North American Market for Beds, Seating and Ergonomic Aids, Through 2026
Table 33 North American Market for Daily Living Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 34 North American Market for Communication Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 35 North American Market for Medical/Personal Monitoring Aids, Through 2026
Table 36 North American Market for Other Assistive Aids, Through 2026
Table 37 European Market for Assistive Technology, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 38 Demographic and Healthcare Statistics for Selected European Countries
Table 39 European Market for Mobility Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 40 European Market for Access Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 41 European Market for Beds, Seating and Ergonomic Aids, Through 2026
Table 42 European Market for Daily Living Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 43 European Market for Communication Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 44 European Market for Medical/ Personal Monitoring Aids, Through 2026
Table 45 European Market for Other Assistive Aids, Through 2026
Table 46 APAC Market for Assistive Technology, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 47 Demographic and Healthcare Statistics for Selected APAC Countries
Table 48 APAC Market for Mobility Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 49 APAC Market for Access Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 50 APAC Market for Beds, Seating and Ergonomic Aids, Through 2026
Table 51 APAC Market for Daily Living Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 52 APAC Market for Communication Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 53 APAC Market for Medical/Personal Monitoring Aids, Through 2026
Table 54 APAC Market for Other Assistive Aids, Through 2026
Table 55 RoW Market for Assistive Technology, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 56 RoW Market for Mobility Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 57 RoW Market for Access Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 58 RoW Market for Beds, Seating and Ergonomic Aids, Through 2026
Table 59 RoW Market for Daily Living Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 60 RoW Market for Communication Aids, by Product Type, Through 2026
Table 61 RoW Market for Medical/Personal Monitoring Aids, Through 2026
Table 62 RoW Market for Other Assistive Aids, Through 2026
Table 63 Number and Distribution of Persons Aged 60+, by Region, 2019 and 2050
Table 64 Prevalence of Adult Overweight and Obesity, by Country, 2014-2019
Table 65 U.S. Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity among Adults, 2011–2018
Table 66 PMA Original Approvals, Hearing Implants, January 2018- September 2021
Table 67 510 (K) Approvals for Mobility Aids, January 2018- September 2021
Table 68 510 (K) Approvals for Mobility Aids, January 2018- September 2021
Table 69 510 (K) Approvals for Hearing Aids, January 2018- September 2021
Table 70 Selected 510 (K) Approvals for Transmitters and Receivers, Physiological Signal, January 2018-September 2021
Table 71 Global Market Rankings in the Communication Aids, by Manufacturer, 2020
Table 72 Mergers and Acquisitions in Assistive Technology Market, 2021
Table 73 Bruno Independent Living Aids Inc.: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 74 Cobolt Systems Ltd.: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 75 Cochlear Ltd.: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 76 ConvaTec: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 77 Demant A/S: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 78 Dolphin Computer Access Ltd.: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 79 Dongguan Prestige Sporting Goods Co. Ltd.: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 80 Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 81 Duxbury Systems Inc.: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 82 Etac AB: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 83 GN Group: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 84 HumanWare: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 85 Inclinator Company of America Inc.: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 86 Invacare Corp.: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 87 Liftavator Inc.: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 88 Mobius Mobility: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 89 Ottobock: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 90 PaceSaver: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 91 Permobil AB: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 92 Pride Mobility Products Corp.: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 93 Savaria: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 94 Sonova Holding AG: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 95 Sunrise Medical: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 96 Starkey Hearing Technologies: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 97 Terry Group Ltd.: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 98 Tobii Dynavox: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 99 Tuffcare: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 100 Vispero: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 101 WS Audiology A/S: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 102 Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.: Disabled and Elderly Assistive Product Portfolio
Table 103 Acronyms Used in This Report


List of Figures
Summary Figure Global Market for Assistive Technology, by Product Type, 2019-2026
Figure 1 People Who Most Need Assistive Technology
Figure 2 Hearing Loss, Years Lived with Disability
Figure 3 Vision Impairment Prevalence, by Age Group
Figure 4 Blindness and Vision Loss, Years Lived with Disability
Figure 5 Global Market for Assistive Technology, by Product Type, 2019-2026
Figure 6 Global Market Shares of Assistive Technology, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 7 Global Market Shares of Mobility Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 8 Global Market Shares of Access Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 9 Global Market Shares of Daily Living Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 10 Global Market Shares of Communication Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 11 Global Market Shares of Assistive Technology, by Region,2020
Figure 12 Total U.S. Population, 65 Years and Over
Figure 13 North American Market Shares of Assistive Technology, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 14 North American Market Shares of Mobility Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 15 North American Market Shares of Access Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 16 North American Market Shares of Daily Living Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 17 North American Market Shares of Communication Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 18 European Market Shares of Assistive Technology, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 19 European Market Shares of Mobility Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 20 European Market Shares of Access Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 21 European Market Shares of Daily Living Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 22 European Market Shares of Communication Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 23 APAC Market Shares of Assistive Technology, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 24 APAC Market Shares of Mobility Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 25 APAC Market Shares of Access Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 26 APAC Market Shares of Daily Living Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 27 APAC Market Shares of Communication Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 28 RoW Market Shares of Assistive Technology, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 29 RoW Market Shares of Mobility Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 30 RoW Market Shares of Access Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 31 RoW Market Shares of Daily Living Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 32 RoW Market Shares of Communication Aids, by Product Type, 2020
Figure 33 Global Geriatric Population (Aged 65 Years and Above), 2014-2022
Figure 34 Percentage of Disability for Adults Aged 18 and over, U.S., 2019
Figure 35 Cochlear Ltd.: Annual Revenue, 2018-2021
Figure 36 Cochlear Ltd. Reporting Segment: Annual Revenue, 2018-2021
Figure 37 ConvaTec: Annual Revenue, 2017-2020
Figure 38 ConvaTec Reporting Segment: Annual Revenue, 2017-2020
Figure 39 Demant A/S: Annual Revenue, 2017-2020
Figure 40 Company annual reports
Figure 41 GN Group: Annual Revenue, 2017-2020
Figure 42 GN Group Reporting Segment: Annual Revenue, 2017-2020
Figure 43 Invacare Corp.: Annual Revenue, 2017-2020
Figure 44 Invacare Corp. Reporting Segment: Annual Revenue, 2017-2020
Figure 45 Savaria Corp.: Annual Revenue, 2017-2020
Figure 46 Savaria Corp. Reporting Segment: Annual Revenue, 2017-2020
Figure 47 Sonova Holding AG: Annual Revenue, 2017-2020
Figure 48 Sonova Holdings AG Reporting Segment: Annual Revenue, 2017-2020
Figure 49 Tobii Dynavox: Annual Revenue, 2017-2020
Figure 50 WS Audiology: Annual Revenue, 2019 and 2020

Executive Summary

The population of the world is growing and ageing. According to World Population Prospects 2019, by 2050, one in six people worldwide will be over the age of 65, up from one in 11 in 2019. The burden of functional and cognitive limitations increases with age in both severity and magnitude. As a result, there is a greater prevalence of disability among population groups and an increasing need for assistance and care.


Assistive technology (AT) products are designed to assist people who, because of specific disabilities or the general infirmities that often accompany ageing, would otherwise be unable to participate meaningfully in economic, social, political, cultural and other forms of human activity in their communities. Assistive technology encompasses a broad range of devices, from “low-tech” products such as canes, walkers, etc., to technologically sophisticated products such as voice recognition software and augmentative communication devices. These devices enhance the quality of life for the individual, family members and caregivers. AT significantly enhances disabled people’s access to education, livelihood, health and well-being.


The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates one billion people need assistive technology, a figure that will rise to more than two billion by 2050. Key growth factors driving demand for disabled and elderly assistive technologies/devices include:


  • An ageing population
  • More people with chronic illnesses
  • An increasing preference to deliver healthcare outside hospitals
  • A focus on the use of technology to increase productivity and reduce ancillary costs

Given the growing awareness and funding for elderly care, healthcare infrastructure and purchasing power improvements in emerging countries this untapped market provides a vast opportunity for assistive devices manufacturers. Market restraint factors include the high cost of assistive devices, pricing pressures and reimbursement restrictions


The global market for assistive technologies is projected to grow from $44.1 billion in 2021 to $57.9 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period.


Assistive technologies and devices constantly evolve. Many new and exciting assistive devices for people with disabilities have entered the market that enhances independent living, improve health, enhance social inclusion, and reduce healthcare and living expenses. Continuous technological innovations present more choices, potential, and possibilities for using assistive devices for different types of disabilities, all of which are driving the market growth.


Companies Mentioned

  • Bruno Independent Living Aids Inc.
  • Cobolt Systems Ltd.
  • Cochlear Ltd.
  • Convatec Group Plc
  • Demant A/S
  • Dolphin Computer Access Ltd.
  • Dongguan Prestige Sporting Goods Co. Ltd.
  • Drive Devilbiss Healthcare
  • Duxbury Systems Inc.
  • Essilorluxottica
  • Etac Ab
  • Gn Group (Gn Store Nord A/S)
  • Humanware Group
  • Inclinator Company Of America Inc.
  • Invacare Corp.
  • Liftavator Inc.
  • Mobius Mobility Llc
  • Ottobock Se & Co. Kgaa
  • Pacesaver
  • Permobil Ab
  • Pride Mobility Products Corp.
  • Savaria Corp.
  • Sonova Holding Ag
  • Sunrise Medical
  • Starkey Hearing Technologies
  • Terry Group Ltd.
  • Tobii Dynavox Llc
  • Tuffcare
  • Vispero
  • Ws Audiology A/S
  • Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.