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Global Medical Lifting Slings Market $1.5 Billion by 2031

The global market for medical lifting slings expected to attain $1.5 billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 9.3% over the forecast period, driven by increasing demand and rapid adoption of safe patient handling procedures and support services worldwide.

  • Other factors driving the growth of medical lifts and slings market include rising geriatric population, healthcare reforms supporting safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) care, and emerging purchasing trend among the low-income patient groups.
Global Medical Lifting Slings Market

Medical lifting slings are consistent, safe, and efficient use of patient-handling devices. Patient handling slings and lifts reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries for healthcare providers. 

The American Association for Safe Patient Handling and Movement (AASPHM) has developed the guidelines to assist healthcare facilities and organizations, healthcare workers, sling and lift manufacturers, and retailers to facilitate safe use of slings and lift hanger bars in any setting where healthcare recipients (i.e., patients/residents) are lifted, moved and mobilized.

  • In response to staff shortages, an aging clinical workforce, and research on safe patient handling, manufacturers have provided an extensive array of patient-lifting technology, including ceiling, floor-based, and sit-to-stand lifts as well as slings that are required in rehabilitation and other clinical settings.
    • Patient lifts are designed to lift and transfer patients from one place to another (e.g., from bed to bath, chair to stretcher).
    • Patient handling slings and lifts reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries for healthcare providers. The majority of health care workers’ musculoskeletal injuries result from repositioning, moving, and assisting patients.
      • The extent of and estimated costs associated with musculoskeletal injuries among health care workers is alarming. Consequently, a growing demand for patient handling devices to reduce worker injury has evolved. 

A wide range of slings for lifts that adapt to the many different transfer needs of caregivers and patients are commercially available. A variety of slings and spreader bars provides a range of different choices when lifting and transferring residents/patients.

  • A lift can be specifically tailored according to the mobility level of the resident/patient and the purpose of the lifting maneuver. These lift slings are assembled from advanced fabrics and materials that are extremely durable, yet pliable enough to conform to the contours of almost every body type.

The global market for medical lifting slings report provides market size ($million 2021 to 2031), market share, growth trends and forecast (CAGR%, 2024 to 2031).

The global medical lifting slings market segmented by product (bariatric sling, hammock sling, seating sling, stander sling, toileting sling, transfer sling, universal sling, other sling types such as bath, pool and spa lifting sling, tri-turner sling, pediatric sling), sling points (2-point sling, 4-point sling, 6-point sling), sling shape (full body sling, U-shape sling), end user (assisted living facility, home healthcare, hospitals, nursing homes, others such as trauma centers and paramedical services), and geography.

  • In response to staff shortages, an aging clinical workforce, and research on safe patient handling, manufacturers have provided an extensive array of patient-lifting technology, including ceiling, floor-based, and sit-to-stand lifts as well as slings that are required for their use.
    • Based on the products, the universal slings segment dominated the total medical lifting slings market, whereas the transfer slings segment predicted to witness the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
      • Reductions were observed in injury rates, lost workday injury rates, workers’ compensation costs, and musculoskeletal symptoms after deployment of mechanical patient lifts. 
    • By sling points, the 4-point slings segment registered the largest share of the global medical lifting slings market, and also expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period.
    • Among the sling shapes, the full body slings segment accounted for the largest revenue generating segment and also anticipated to register the fastest growth rate during next few years.
    • Out of the end users, the hospitals segment dominated the total medical lifting slings market, due to increasing incidences of chronic and lifestyle related diseases.

The global market for medical lifts and slings research report is further divided by geography into North America (U.S., Canada), Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of EU), Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Rest of APAC), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of LA), and Rest of the World.

  • Geographically, the Europe region accounted for the largest share of the total medical lifting slings market, followed by the North America region, in-part driven by implementation of stringent regulatory reforms in-patient handling and growing baby bloomer population in these regions.
    • However, the markets in Asia Pacific and Latin America regions are expected to grow at the fastest rate, during the next few years, due to increase in disposable income, improving healthcare infrastructure, and growing elderly population in these regions

The global patient lifting slings market report also provides the detailed market landscape (market drivers, restraints, opportunities), market attractiveness analysis and profiles of major competitors in the global market including company overview, financial snapshot, key products, technologies and services offered, and recent developments.

Major competitors operating in global market for medical lifting slings and included in the report are Argo Medical, Inc., ArjoHuntleigh, Bestcare LLC, DJO Global, Inc., Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Etac AB, GF Health Products, Inc., Invacare Corporation, Joerns Healthcare LLC, and Prism Medical.

  • Product
    • Bariatric Sling
    • Hammock Sling
    • Seating Sling
    • Stander Sling
    • Toileting Sling
    • Transfer Sling
    • Universal Sling
    • Others (Bath, Pool and Spa Lifting Sling, Tri-turner sling, Pediatric Sling, etc.)
  • Sling Points
    • 2-Point Sling
    • 4-Point Sling
    • 6-Point Sling
  • Sling Shape
    • Full Body Sling
    • U-shape Sling
  • End User
    • Assisted Living Facility
    • Home Health Care
    • Hospitals
    • Nursing Homes
    • Others (Trauma Centers and Paramedical Services)
  • Geography
    • North America (U.S., Canada)
    • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of EU)
    • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Rest of APAC)
    • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of LA)
    • Rest of the World
  • Company Profiles
    • Argo Medical, Inc.
    • ArjoHuntleigh
    • Bestcare, LLC
    • DJO Global, Inc.
    • Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
    • Etac AB
    • GF Health Products, Inc.
    • Invacare Corporation
    • Joerns Healthcare, LLC
    • Prism Medical

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