1 INTRODUCTION 16
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 16
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 16
1.3 MARKETS COVERED 18
1.4 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 18
1.5 CURRENCY 19
1.6 LIMITATIONS 19
1.7 STAKEHOLDERS 19

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 20
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 20
2.2 SECONDARY DATA 21
2.2.1 KEY DATA FROM SECONDARY SOURCES 22
2.3 PRIMARY DATA 22
2.3.1 KEY DATA FROM PRIMARY SOURCES 23
2.4 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 24
2.5 DATA TRIANGULATION 26
2.5.1 ASSUMPTIONS FOR THE STUDY 27
2.5.2 RESEARCH LIMITATIONS 27

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 28

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 31
4.1 PATIENT HANDLING EQUIPMENT MARKET OVERVIEW 31
4.2 PATIENT TRANSFER DEVICES MARKET, BY TYPE 31
4.3 WHEELCHAIRS & MOBILITY SCOOTERS MARKET, BY TYPE,
2019 VS. 2024 (USD MILLION) 32
4.4 EUROPEAN PATIENT HANDLING EQUIPMENT MARKET,
BY COUNTRY & END USER (2018) 33

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 34
5.1 INTRODUCTION 34
5.2 DRIVERS 35
5.2.1 RISING GERIATRIC AND OBESE POPULATIONS 35
5.2.2 HIGH RISK OF INJURIES TO CAREGIVERS DURING THE MANUAL
HANDLING OF PATIENTS 35
5.2.3 IMPLEMENTATION OF REGULATIONS ENSURING THE SAFETY OF
HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL DURING THE MANUAL LIFTING PROCESS 36
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5.3 RESTRAINTS 37
5.3.1 LACK OF TRAINING PROVIDED TO CAREGIVERS FOR THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF PATIENT HANDLING EQUIPMENT 37
5.4 OPPORTUNITIES 37
5.4.1 RISING DEMAND FOR HOME HEALTHCARE SERVICES 37
5.5 CHALLENGES 37
5.5.1 PERSISTENT DIFFICULTIES IN HANDLING BARIATRIC PATIENTS 37

6 PATIENT HANDLING EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY TYPE 38
6.1 INTRODUCTION 39
6.2 PATIENT TRANSFER DEVICES 39
6.2.1 PATIENT LIFTS 41
6.2.1.1 CEILING LIFTS 42
6.2.1.1.1 Ceiling lifts accounted for the largest share of the patient lifts market in 2018 42
6.2.1.2 Stair & wheelchair lifts 43
6.2.1.2.1 Increasing preference for home care is driving market growth 43
6.2.1.3 Mobile lifts 44
6.2.1.3.1 Advantages of mobile lifts have driven end-user demand 44
6.2.1.4 Sit-to-stand lifts 45
6.2.1.4.1 Growth in the elderly population is expected to foster the adoption of sit-to-stand lifts 45
6.2.1.5 Bath & pool lifts 46
6.2.1.5.1 Growth of the aged and disabled populations have driven the demand for bath & pool lifts 46
6.2.2 SLINGS 46
6.2.2.1 Government policies promoting the use of medical lifting slings to support market growth 46
6.2.3 AIR-ASSISTED LATERAL TRANSFER MATTRESSES 47
6.2.3.1 Reusable air-assisted mattresses 48
6.2.3.1.1 Durability and long lifespan have driven the demand for reusable mattresses 48
6.2.3.2 Single-patient use air-assisted mattresses 48
6.2.3.2.1 Disposable air-assisted mattresses save costs and logistics associated with laundering 48
6.2.4 SLIDING SHEETS 48
6.2.4.1 Sliding sheets facilitate safer, easier, and more comfortable movement for patients 48
6.2.5 ACCESSORIES 49
6.3 MEDICAL BEDS 49
6.3.1 MEDICAL BEDS, BY TYPE 51
6.3.1.1 Electric beds 51
6.3.1.1.1 Electric beds are adjustable and reduce manual patient handling tasks 51
6.3.1.2 Manual beds 52
6.3.1.2.1 Manual beds are cost-effective and beneficial for small healthcare settings 52
6.3.1.3 Semi-electric beds 52
6.3.1.3.1 Semi-electric beds are lightweight, easy to use, and economical 52
6.3.2 MEDICAL BEDS, BY APPLICATION 52
6.3.2.1 Acute care 53
6.3.2.1.1 Increased number of critically ill patients to drive the market for acute care beds 53
6.3.2.2 Long-term care 53
6.3.2.2.1 Demand for long-term care is increasing globally 53
6.3.2.3 Rehabilitation 54
6.3.2.3.1 Adoption of rehabilitation services is increasing due to the increase in chronic disease prevalence 54
6.3.2.4 Bariatric care 54
6.3.2.4.1 Rising demand for specially designed beds for obese patients is a key market driver 54
6.3.2.5 Other applications 54
6.4 MOBILITY DEVICES 54
6.4.1 WHEELCHAIRS & MOBILITY SCOOTERS 56
6.4.1.1 Powered wheelchairs 57
6.4.1.1.1 Advantages over other wheelchair types have contributed to the demand for powered wheelchairs 57
6.4.1.2 Mobility scooters 57
6.4.1.2.1 Mobility scooters help users to travel across long distances 57
6.4.1.3 Manual wheelchairs 58
6.4.1.3.1 Manual wheelchairs are affordable and cost less than powered wheelchairs 58
6.4.2 AMBULATORY AIDS 58
6.4.2.1 Increasing incidence of lifestyle diseases to drive the demand for ambulatory aids 58
6.5 BATHROOM & TOILET ASSIST EQUIPMENT 59
6.5.1 BATHROOM & TOILET ASSIST EQUIPMENT PROVIDE EASY MOBILITY SOLUTIONS FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS 59
6.6 STRETCHERS & TRANSPORT CHAIRS 59
6.6.1 TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS ARE DRIVING THE MARKET FOR STRETCHERS AND TRANSPORT CHAIRS 59

7 PATIENT HANDLING EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY END USER 60
7.1 INTRODUCTION 61
7.2 HOSPITALS 61
7.2.1 HOSPITALS ARE THE LARGEST END USERS OF PATIENT HANDLING EQUIPMENT 61
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7.3 HOME CARE SETTINGS 63
7.3.1 RISING DEMAND FOR HOME CARE TO SUPPORT MARKET GROWTH 63
7.4 OTHER END USERS 65

8 PATIENT HANDLING EQUIPMENT MARKET, BY REGION 67
8.1 INTRODUCTION 68
8.2 EUROPE 68
8.2.1 GERMANY 71
8.2.1.1 Germany accounted for the largest share of the European market in 2018 71
8.2.2 UK 72
8.2.2.1 Wide acceptance of ?no-lift’ approach will increase the adoption of patient handling equipment 72
8.2.3 FRANCE 73
8.2.3.1 Growing healthcare expenditure and favorable reimbursement scenario to support market growth in France 73
8.2.4 ITALY 74
8.2.4.1 Adoption of patient lifting techniques in the Italian healthcare industry will reduce the economic burden of fall injuries and MSDs 74
8.2.5 SPAIN 75
8.2.5.1 Increasing life expectancy has driven the adoption of patient handling equipment in Spain 75
8.2.6 REST OF EUROPE 76
8.3 NORTH AMERICA 77
8.3.1 US 79
8.3.1.1 Increasing prevalence of obesity is driving market growth in the US 79
8.3.2 CANADA 80
8.3.2.1 Increasing disabled population to boost the demand for patient handling equipment 80
8.4 ASIA PACIFIC 81
8.4.1 JAPAN 83
8.4.1.1 Japan to account for the largest share of the APAC patient handling equipment market 83
8.4.2 CHINA 84
8.4.2.1 Market in China to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period 84
8.4.3 INDIA 85
8.4.3.1 Adoption of safety guidelines for patient handling in hospitals to drive the demand for patient handling equipment in India 85
8.4.4 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC 86
8.5 REST OF THE WORLD 87
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9 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 90
9.1 INTRODUCTION 90
9.2 MARKET RANKING ANALYSIS, 2018 90
9.3 COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING 91
9.3.1 VISIONARY LEADERS 91
9.3.2 INNOVATORS 91
9.3.3 DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS 91
9.3.4 EMERGING COMPANIES 91
9.4 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 93
9.4.1 PRODUCT LAUNCHES 93
9.4.2 ACQUISITIONS 93
9.4.3 EXPANSIONS 94
9.4.4 PARTNERSHIPS 94
10 COMPANY PROFILES 95
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, MnM View)*
10.1 ARJO 95
10.2 HILL-ROM HOLDINGS, INC. 100
10.3 INVACARE CORPORATION 105
10.4 STRYKER CORPORATION 110
10.5 DRIVE DIVILBISS HEALTHCARE, INC. 112
10.6 ETAC AB 116
10.7 GF HEALTH PRODUCTS, INC. 121
10.8 GULDMANN, INC. 124
10.9 HANDICARE GROUP AB 129
10.10 JOERNS HEALTHCARE LLC. 135
10.11 MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC. 137
10.12 PRISM MEDICAL UK 139
10.13 LINET 143
10.14 STIEGELMEYER GMBH & CO. KG 145
10.15 SAVARIA 146
10.16 MALVESTIO SPA 148
10.17 EZ WAY, INC. 149
10.18 OSSENBERG GMBH 150
10.19 ANTANO GROUP 152
10.20 AIRPAL, INC. 153
*Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
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11 APPENDIX 154
11.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 154
11.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 157
11.3 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 159
11.4 RELATED REPORTS 159
11.5 AUTHOR DETAILS 160