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Stretcher Chairs Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 110 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4986959
The stretcher chairs market studied was projected to grow with a CAGR of nearly 4.3% over the forecast period.

COVID-19 had a significant impact on the growth of the market during the pandemic period. There was increasing demand for stretcher chairs or wheelchairs during the pandemic due to the supply chain shortage, which paved the way for developing innovative products. According to the article published in NCBI in September 2020, the dual-purpose wheelchair was designed, simulated, and animated with computer-aided design software. The ease of handling, engaging, and disengaging the wheelchair from chair mode to bed mode, coupled with comfortability and stability, has made it an excellent alternative to a hospital bed in an isolation center for COVID-19 patients. Thus, COVID-19 led to the development of innovative products, thereby contributing to the market's growth during the pandemic period.

The primary factor contributing to the market growth is the increase in the incidence of trauma and the increasing number of accidents. An article published by the Global Burden of Disease in August 2021 reported that globally, there were 178 million new fractures, 455 million prevalent cases of acute or long-term symptoms of a fracture, and 25·8 million years lived with disability (YLDs).

Similarly, an article published by the Ohio State University in 2021 reported that 6 million people in the United States broke a bone each year. Also, hip fractures become the most common broken bone in those over age 75. Fractures account for 16% of all musculoskeletal injuries in the United States annually. More than 40% of fractures occur at home. Therefore, the increasing incidence of bone fractures in the aging population, mainly hip fractures, requires assistance for routine activities. This is expected to boost the requirement for stretcher chairs for patients at home and in hospitals. As the number of patients increases, the demand for stretcher chairs will likely propel over the forecast period. However, the high cost of powered stretcher chairs is expected to restrain the market's growth over the forecast period.

Stretcher Chairs Market Trends

Manual Chairs Segment is Dominating the Stretcher Chairs Market Over the Forecast Period

Manual stretcher chairs are the most regularly used products in the market. Due to its multipurpose usage feature, the segment is expected to continue to dictate the market during the forecast period. This feature is crucial during medical surgeries, patient transfers via ambulance, and other medical circumstances requiring adjustments. Likewise, purchasing a manual stretcher chair often proves to be an economically better investment in multispecialty hospitals that provide various speciality services. Most countries cannot afford powered stretcher chairs, so the sales of manual chairs are maximum.

The other factors that play a crucial role in the segment's growth are the increasing incidence of accidents, trauma, and other chronic diseases, where there is an emergency, and the patients have to be transferred using stretcher chairs. The critical facts published by WHO in February 2021 reported that about 1.71 billion people have musculoskeletal conditions worldwide. Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading contributor to disability worldwide, with low back pain being the single leading cause of disability in 160 countries. Among musculoskeletal disorders, lower back pain was the highest burden, with a prevalence of 568 million people.

According to the same source, the aging population in the world is increasing, and the number of people with musculoskeletal conditions is proliferating. Musculoskeletal conditions are also the most significant contributor to years lived with disability (YLDs) worldwide, with approximately 149 million YLDS accounting for 17% of all YLDs worldwide. Thus, the increasing number of musculoskeletal disorders is expected to increase the need for external help with stretcher chairs, accelerating market growth.

North America is Expected to Dominate the Market and Expected to do Same During the Forecast Period

North America is expected to dominate the overall market, throughout the forecast period. Factors contributing to the growth of the market include the high prevalence of accidents and trauma in the region and established healthcare infrastructure and the presence of key players in this region. Furthermore, beneficial government initiatives and an increase in the number of research partnerships are some of the drivers expected to increase the market growth. In this region the United States has the maximum share due to supportive healthcare policies, the high number of patients, and a developed healthcare market. According to CDC data updated in March 2022, the number of emergency department visits was 130 million and the number of injury-related visits was 35 million in the United States in 2021. This number of emergency visits coupled with an increased number of injuries is expected to lead to increased adoption of stretcher chairs in the United States, thereby expected to drive the growth of the studied market.

Moreover, the American Hospital Association (AHA) statistics show that the number of active hospitals in the United States increased from 5,534 in 2016 to 6,093 in 2020. Thus, a steep rise in the volume of hospitals and increasing hospital admissions drives higher demand. Therefore, the increasing patient pool and increasing disposable revenue in this country boost the market growth of the region.

Stretcher Chairs Market Competitor Analysis

The Stretcher Chairs market is moderately competitive and consists of several major players. The prospect presents challenges for the market leaders and niche suppliers due to continuous expansion through acquisitions and an increase in the number of customers. Major technological trends have been observed among the leading global stretcher chair market players. Some companies currently dominating the market are GF Health Products, Inc, Winco Mfg LLC, Stryker Corporation, Wy'East Medical Corporation, IBIOM Instruments Ltée, AMTAI Medical Equipment, Inc, Productos Metálicos del Bages, S.L, NovyMed International BV, UFSK-International OSYS GmbH.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increase in Number of Accidents and Trauma
4.2.2 Rise in Geriatric Population
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 High Cost of Powered Chairs
4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Value in - USD Millions)
5.1 By Product
5.1.1 Powered Chairs
5.1.2 Manual Chairs
5.2 By End-User
5.2.1 Hospitals
5.2.2 Ambulatory Surgical Centers
5.2.3 Others
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Middle East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle East and Africa
5.3.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 GF Health Products, Inc
6.1.2 Winco Mfg LLC
6.1.3 Stryker Corporation
6.1.4 Wy'East Medical Corporation
6.1.5 IBIOM Instruments Ltee
6.1.6 AMTAI Medical Equipment, Inc
6.1.7 Productos Metelicos del Bages, S.L
6.1.8 NovyMed International BV
6.1.9 UFSK-International OSYS GmbH

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • GF Health Products, Inc
  • Winco Mfg LLC
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Wy'East Medical Corporation
  • IBIOM Instruments Ltee
  • AMTAI Medical Equipment, Inc
  • Productos Metelicos del Bages, S.L
  • NovyMed International BV
  • UFSK-International OSYS GmbH