Wheelchair Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Global Wheelchair Market: Information by Product Type (Electric Wheelchair {Rear Wheel Drive Chair}, Manual Wheelchair {Sport Wheelchairs}), Accessories {Wheelchair Ramps}), End-User (Home Care Settings and Hospitals and Clinics) and Region - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/HC/6933-CR | October 2019 | Region: Global | 145 pages

Please note that the assessment period of report has been updated from 2018-2024 to 2020-2027. Cordially fill the sample form for updated data.

Market Overview

Global Wheelchair Market
is expected to register a CAGR of 2.80% to reach USD 9,554.07 Million by 2024. Wheelchairs are medical devices that are used by those who are unable to walk due to disability, illness, or injury, move from place to place. Electric wheelchairs and manual wheelchairs are the two major segments of the global wheelchair market. Many types of wheelchair accessories are available in the market, namely postural support accessories, wheelchair trays, armrest accessories, and wheelchair ramps that improve the safety and mobility of the users.

Increasing geriatric population and the increasing popularity of Paralympic games are expected to enhance market growth. However, the high cost of products may restrain the market growth during the forecast period.

 Market Dynamics

The global wheelchair market has been largely driven by the increasing geriatric population and the increasing popularity of Paralympic games. For instance, in the case of arthritis, joint pain causes reduced leg and lower body movement leading to restriction in locomotion. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that the world population above 60 years will almost double from 12% to 22% by 2050. Moreover, according to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics attracted the highest number of viewers, compared to any other winter Paralympic event outside the host country and broke international records of broadcast and online viewing.

Global Wheelchair Market Revenue, by Product Type, 2018 & 2024 (USD Million)  Wheelchair Market

Sources: MRFR Analysis


The global wheelchair market is segmented into product type and end user. On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into electric wheelchair, manual wheelchair, and accessories. On the basis of the electric wheelchair segment is further sub-segmented into rear-wheel drive chair, center wheel drive chai, and front-wheel drive chair. Moreover, the manual wheelchair segment is sub-segmented into standard manual wheelchairs, light and ultra-lightweight wheelchairs, bariatric wheelchairs, and, sport wheelchairs. On the basis of accessories, the wheelchair market segmented into Wheelchair Ramps, Postural Support Accessories, Armrest Accessories, Wheelchair Trays, and Batteries & Chargers. On the basis of end user, the wheelchair market segmented into home care settings; and hospitals and clinics.

Asia-Pacific Wheelchair Market Share, 2018 (%)  Wheelchair Market

Sources: MRFR Analysis

Regional Analysis

The global wheelchair market, based on region, is divided into the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. The Americas accounted for the largest market share in 2018, and the regional market is projected to register a CAGR of 2.24% during the forecast period. This is owing to the presence of key market players, the growing incidence of chronic diseases, and increasing aging population in the US and Canada.

Europe's wheelchair market demonstrated substantial growth in the market due to the growing geriatric population and rising healthcare infrastructure.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing region in the global wheelchair market due to the presence of a huge patient population and increasing numbers of hospitals. China held a share of 27.7% in the Asia-Pacific wheelchair market in 2018.

Also, the wheelchair market in the Middle East and Africa region is expected to grow due to the rising awareness about the limited access to and availability of treatment facilities in the region.

Key Players

The prominent players in the global wheelchair market are Drive Medical (US), Ottobock (Germany), Quantum Rehab (US), GF Health Products, Inc. (US), Karman Healthcare, Inc. (US), Pride Mobility Products Corp. (US), Levo AG (Switzerland), Sunrise Medical (Germany), Medline Industries, Inc. (US), and Invacare Corporation (US).

The players operating in the global wheelchair market are focusing on product launches, along with expanding their global footprints by entering untapped markets.

  • In February 2018, Ottoback made its new product Discovery Care Chair available to customers in the UK, thus increasing its share in the European market. Discovery Care consists of a deep contoured Contour-Seat cushion which is located on a solid seat pan and is available in four different sizes, thus provides extra comfort to the user.

  • In February 2017, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare introduced the Cruiser II Wheelchair. Cruiser II Wheelchair consists of an array of stand-out accessories, like wheel lock extensions, anti-tippers, and a seat belt. These accessories fall under separate HCPCS codes which are billable on delivery of wheelchair, thus maximizes reimbursement for the provider.

  • In June 2015, Stealth Products, a subsidiary of Quantum Rehab, acquired Accessible Designs, Inc, a San Antonio-based company known for its ultralight wheelchair seating systems and aftermarket accessories. The acquisition added unique features, like ultralight manual wheelchair disc braking system, to its products.

Market Segmentation

Global Wheelchair Market, by Product Type

  • Electric Wheelchair

    • Rear Wheel Drive Chair

    • Center Wheel Drive Chair

    • Front-Wheel Drive Chair

  • Manual Wheelchair

    • Standard Manual Wheelchairs

    • Light and Ultra Lightweight Wheelchairs

    • Bariatric Wheelchairs    

    • Sport Wheelchairs Oil

  • Accessories

    • Wheelchair Ramps

    • Postural Support Accessories

      • Wheelchair Belts & Harnesses Accessories

      • Foot and Lateral Body Support Accessories

  • Armrest Accessories

    • Wheelchair Trays

    • Batteries & Chargers

Global Wheelchair Market, by End User

  • Home Care Settings

    • Hospitals and Clinics

    • Others

Global Wheelchair Market, by Region

  • Americas

    • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Latin America

  • Europe

    • Western Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Western Europe

    • Eastern Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Middle East & Africa

    • Middle East

    • Africa

Available Additional Customizations

  • Company Profiles of Other Key Players

    • Hoveround Corporation

    • Numotion

    • MEYRA GmbH

    • TC Mobility

Intended Audience

  • Wheelchair Manufacturers

  • Healthcare Providers

  • Research Institutes and Academic Centers

  • Government Associations

  • Market Research and Consulting

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global Wheelchair market is projected to reach a valuation of USD 9,554.07 MN by 2024.

The global Wheelchair market is projected to grow at approximately 2.80% CAGR during forecast period (2018-2024).

North America holds the largest share in the global Wheelchair market followed by Europe and Asia Pacific, respectively.

Ottobock (Germany), Drive Medical (US), Quantum Rehab (US), Karman Healthcare, Inc. (US), GF Health Products, Inc. (US), Pride Mobility Products Corp. (US), Sunrise Medical (Germany), Invacare Corporation (US), and Levo AG (Switzerland), Medline Industries, Inc. (US), are some of the major players operating in the Wheelchair market.

This table of content is tentative and subject to change as the research progresses.

Please Note:  Financial details of company cannot be provided if the information of the company is not available in public domain and or reliable source.