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Electric Wheelchair Market: Overview

The global electric wheelchair market is set to experience a boost in the growth rate during the forecast period. There are many factors that may influence the growth rate of the electric wheelchair market. Convenience and stability are significant for a rise in the sales of electric wheelchairs. Furthermore, the elderly population is more inclined towards the electric wheelchairs for convenience and ease of operation.

Electric wheelchair or electric-powered wheelchair (EPW), invented by George Klein originally for World War II veterans, is a wheelchair powered by an electric motor. It is a wheelchair that reduces manual activity or does not require any human assistance to move a wheelchair. This wheelchair comes in various types like center wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and standing electric wheelchair. The wheelchair type is used according to the type of surface and space on which the wheelchair is to be used.

The forthcoming research report by Transparency Market Research offers a foolproof analysis of the electric wheelchair market for the forecast period 2019-2027. The in-depth analysis provides insights into growth opportunities and the condition of the electric wheelchair market in the forecast period.

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Electric Wheelchair Market: Competitive landscape and notable developments

The electric wheelchair market has immense competition between the new players and the established players. This, in turn, has paved the way for mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and product development to maintain the dominancy in the electric wheelchair market. For instance, Drive Medical recently acquired Med quip Inc. to cement its product portfolio. Another example is Innova Care Concepts forging a partnership with Permobil for supplying electric-powered wheelchairs.

The manufacturers are making technological advancements to make their products more efficient and convenient for the user. A classic example is the development of ‘Scewo’ by the ETH Zurich team. Scewo is a self-balancing electric wheelchair that can go upstairs and downstairs without any human assistance.

In addition, manufacturers are also working on providing advanced wheelchairs at public places like airports. For instance, Japanese Company, WHILL designed self-driving wheelchairs having sensor-based anti-collision technology for providing a seamless experience to the users at the airport.

The key players of the electric wheelchair market are Invacare Corp, Sunrise Medical Inc., Drive Medical, Golden Technologies, Hoveround Corp, Pride Mobility Products Corp, 21st Century SCIENTIFIC Inc., and Merits Health Products.

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Electric Wheelchair Market: Key trends

Growing demand from the sports sector may fuel the electric wheelchair market. BMX motocross conducts a special racing event for the disabled community. It is a popular sport that sees considerable disabled community participation. The participants perform various tricks and top-level stunts using electric wheelchairs. The increasing participation of the disabled community may serve as a key driver for the growth of the electric wheelchair market.  A number of technological upgrades such as WiFi and Bluetooth additions to the electric wheelchairs are also expected to accelerate the growth of the electric wheelchair market. Suspension enhancements may also boost the sales of the electric wheelchair market. Permobil has launched the first wheelchair powered with Flexilink full suspension technology.

Electric Wheelchair Market: Regional analysis

Regionally, the electric wheelchair market is divided in North America, South America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and Europe. North America is expected to perform well in the forecast period. This is due to high investment capacity, better technological assistance, and relaxed government regulations. The Asia Pacific region may also observe better growth during the forecast period. Europe has factors similar to that of the North America. Therefore, it is also expected to see a good growth rate during the forecast period.

This study by TMR is all-encompassing framework of the dynamics of the market. It mainly comprises critical assessment of consumers' or customers' journeys, current and emerging avenues, and strategic framework to enable CXOs take effective decisions.

Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:

  • Customer Experience Maps
  • Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
  • Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
  • Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey

The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.

The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The EIRS quadrant framework in the report sums up our wide spectrum of data-driven research and advisory for CXOs to help them make better decisions for their businesses and stay as leaders.

Below is a snapshot of these quadrants.

1. Customer Experience Map

The study offers an in-depth assessment of various customers’ journeys pertinent to the market and its segments. It offers various customer impressions about the products and service use. The analysis takes a closer look at their pain points and fears across various customer touchpoints. The consultation and business intelligence solutions will help interested stakeholders, including CXOs, define customer experience maps tailored to their needs. This will help them aim at boosting customer engagement with their brands.

2. Insights and Tools

The various insights in the study are based on elaborate cycles of primary and secondary research the analysts engage with during the course of research. The analysts and expert advisors at TMR adopt industry-wide, quantitative customer insights tools and market projection methodologies to arrive at results, which makes them reliable. The study not just offers estimations and projections, but also an uncluttered evaluation of these figures on the market dynamics. These insights merge data-driven research framework with qualitative consultations for business owners, CXOs, policy makers, and investors. The insights will also help their customers overcome their fears.

3. Actionable Results

The findings presented in this study by TMR are an indispensable guide for meeting all business priorities, including mission-critical ones. The results when implemented have shown tangible benefits to business stakeholders and industry entities to boost their performance. The results are tailored to fit the individual strategic framework. The study also illustrates some of the recent case studies on solving various problems by companies they faced in their consolidation journey.

4. Strategic Frameworks

The study equips businesses and anyone interested in the market to frame broad strategic frameworks. This has become more important than ever, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. The study deliberates on consultations to overcome various such past disruptions and foresees new ones to boost the preparedness. The frameworks help businesses plan their strategic alignments for recovery from such disruptive trends. Further, analysts at TMR helps you break down the complex scenario and bring resiliency in uncertain times.

The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:

1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?

2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?

3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?

4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?

5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?

6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?

7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?

8. How will the emerging political and economic scenario affect opportunities in key growth areas?

9. What are some of the value-grab opportunities in various segments?

10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

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