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Global Elderly and Disabled Assistive Devices Market $38.2 Billion by 2031

The global market for elderly and disabled assistive devices estimated to reach $38.2 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period, driven by increasing geriatric and disabled population, and generation of baby boomers approaching retirement becoming more comfortable using assistive technology and home modifications.

  • Other factors boosting the market growth include technological advances in assistive devices and growing support from governments of various nations are making efforts towards supporting the disabled and elderly people in sustaining their life with better facilities.
Global Elderly and Disabled Assistive Devices Market

Assistive technology (AT) is assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities or the elderly population. People who have disabilities often have difficulty performing activities of daily living (ADLs) independently, or even with assistance. ADLs are self-care activities that include toileting, mobility (ambulation), eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, and personal device care.

  • Assistive technology allows people with disabilities to function more independently, thus gaining self-respect and greater acceptance in mainstream society.
    • The elderly and disabled assistive devices can unlock so many possibilities for people with disabilities and older people.
  • Assistive devices and services and home modifications are beginning to play a significant role in helping older persons remain in their own homes longer, rather than relying on long-term care and services.
    • For example, mobility devices and equipment which assist people with disabilities to move from place to place (manual wheelchair, power scooters, wheelchair lifts, specialized wheelchairs). communication devices and/or accessories which assist people with disabilities to communicate with others (augmentative communication devices, communication boards, vision and hearing devices).
    • Assistive technologies (ATs) can enable people with disabilities to live active, safe, productive, independent and dignified lives.
      • There is a persistent demand, worldwide, for increased implementation of AT in community health services to meet the challenges posed by an ageing population and to facilitate active ageing and independent living.
        • These assistive products have been specifically designed for people with disabilities (e.g., wheelchairs, computer access technologies and environmental control systems) and or mainstream technology (e.g., simple devices such as nonslip mats and more complex devices such as smart home technologies). 

According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the natural aging process contributes to a variety of health problems. 

  • Older people have a higher rate of blindness than other age groups. 
  • Hearing loss is the most common disability among older persons. 
  • Arthritis is a common disability among older persons. 
  • Many older people experience occasional dizziness, but a chronic condition resulting in disorientation, constant dizziness, or frailty can cause familiar environments to become hostile.

The global elderly and disabled assistive devices market report provides market size ($million 2021 to 2031), market share, growth trends and forecast (CAGR%, 2024 to 2031). 

The global market for elderly and disabled assistive devices segmented by product [medical mobility aids and ambulatory devices (wheelchairs, mobility scooters, cranes and crutches, walkers and rollators, transfer lifts, door openers, others), medical furniture and bathroom safety products (medical beds, commodes and shower chairs, ostomy products, bars and railings, others), hearing aids (behind-the-ear aids, receiver-in-the-ear aids, in-the-ear aids, canal hearing aids, bone anchored hearing aids, cochlear implants), vision and reading aids (braille translators, video magnifier, reading machines)], and geography.

  • Among the products, the hearing aid devices segment accounted for the largest share of the total market, whereas the medical mobility aids and ambulatory devices segment anticipated to register fastest growth rate throughout the forecast period.
  • The hearing aid devices segment includes receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) aids, behind the-ear (BTE) aids, in-the-ear (ITE) aids, canal hearing aids, cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA).
    • The behind-the-ear aids and cochlear implants sub-segments led the hearing devices market, due its efficiency in treating nerve deafness and continuous product modifications.
    • On the other hand, the cochlear implants and BAHA sub-segments estimated to witness the fastest CAGR during the coming years, owing to its aesthetic and acoustic advantages over other products.
  • Wheelchairs sub-segment dominated the mobility and ambulatory devices segment, while the market for cranes and crutches is expected to grow at a double-digit CAGR, owing to its utilization in various segments of population.
    • It has been estimated that the global demand for wheelchairs would grow exponentially due to significantly increasing rate of geriatric population worldwide.
      • Similarly, wheelchairs segment expected to surpass the market for comfortable chairs, stable chairs, and custom and light weighted chairs due to its mobility feature.

The global disabled and elderly assistive technologies market 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, rising geriatric population in the North America and Europe regions primarily driving the demand for for elderly and disabled assistive devices.
    • For example, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the elderly population of U.S. will reach a count of around 80 million by 2050, at the highest growth of around 2.8% annually, between the years 2010-2030.
    • Using assistive technology to help the elderly and disabled overcome disabilities and attain their rehabilitation, learning, working and living potentials represents the mainstream trend in well-developed countries.
  • However, the market in emerging economies of Asian countries especially Japan, China, and India would record the fastest growth rate during the forecast period, owing to healthcare reforms, increasing disposable incomes, coupled with growing geriatric and disabled population in the region.

The global elderly and disabled assistive devices 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 the global disabled and elderly assistive technologies market and included in this report are Ai Squared, Bausch & Lomb, Inc., Blue Chip Medical Products Inc., Drive Medical (Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare), Freedom Scientific, Inc., GN Group (GN Hearing A/S), Invacare Corporation, Permobil AB, Siemens Healthineers AG, Sonova Holding AG, Sunrise Medical LLC, William Demant Holding A/S, and Wintriss Engineering Corporation.

  • Product
    • Medical Mobility Aids and Ambulatory Devices
      • Wheelchairs
      • Mobility Scooters
      • Cranes and Crutches
      • Walkers and Rollators
      • Transfer Lifts
      • Door Openers
      • Others
    • Medical Furniture and Bathroom Safety Products
      • Medical Beds
      • Commodes and Shower Chairs
      • Ostomy Products
      • Bars and Railings
      • Others
    • Hearing Aids
      • Behind-The-Ear Aids
      • Receiver-In-The-Ear Aids
      • In-The-Ear Aids
      • Canal Hearing Aids
      • Bone Anchored Hearing Aids
      • Cochlear Implants
    • Vision and Reading Aids
      • Braille Translators
      • Video Magnifier
      • Reading Machines
      • Others
  • 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
    • Ai Squared
    • Bausch & Lomb, Inc.
    • Blue Chip Medical Products, Inc.
    • Drive Medical (Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare)
    • Freedom Scientific, Inc.
    • GN Group (GN Hearing A/S)
    • Invacare Corporation
    • Permobil AB
    • Siemens Healthineers AG
    • Sonova Holding AG
    • Sunrise Medical, LLC
    • William Demant Holding A/S
    • Wintriss Engineering Corporation

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