A rolling walker is a standard walker on wheels. All legs of a rolling walker has wheels. Wheels slide the rolling walker forward. The unit need not be lifted in order to move forward. These walkers are easy to maneuver because their wheels swivel. Rolling walkers are also termed as rollators or wheeled walkers.
Key factors driving the global rolling walker market include increase in the number of geriatric patients, rise in the number of road accidents, and stringent rules and regulations imposed by governments of various countries on the manufacture of rolling walkers and other devices. Rapid increase in the sale of personal mobility devices is likely to drive the demand for rolling walkers in the near future. Additionally, growth of the e-commerce industry has created better opportunities for producers and suppliers of rolling walkers. In order to cater to a wide range of customers across the world, producers and suppliers of rolling walkers are focusing on promoting their products on various websites and portals. Rise in the promotion of rolling walkers through various online channels is projected to offer attractive opportunities to the global rolling walker market in the next few years.
The global rolling walker market can be segmented based on wheel type, power type, end-user, distribution channel, and region. Based on wheel type, the market can be classified into four-wheel rolling walkers, three-wheel rolling walkers, and others. The four-wheel rolling walkers segment is expected to expand at a significant rate in the near future, as four wheels offer proper balance and ground clearance to the rolling walker. In terms of power type, the rolling walker market can be bifurcated into electric rolling walkers and non-electric or manual rolling walkers. Based on end-user, the market can be segmented into elderly, action barrier patients, and others. The action barrier patients segment is anticipated to dominate the market during the forecast period. In terms of distribution channel, the global rolling walker market can be categorized into online and offline. The offline segment can be sub-divided into medical stores and specialty stores. The online segment comprises e-commerce websites and company-owned websites. In terms of region, the global rolling walker market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The market in North America is estimated to expand at a significant rate during the forecast period, due to rise in the number of geriatric patients in countries such as the U.S. and Canada. The market in Europe is projected to expand at a constant rate from 2019 to 2027, due to rise in the demand for personal mobility devices and favorable initiatives taken by governments of countries such as the U.K., Germany, France, Spain, and the Netherlands. The rolling walker market in Asia Pacific and the Middle East is anticipated to expand at a considerable pace during the forecast period, due to rise in elderly population and rapid increase in sales of rolling walkers via online portals in countries such as China, India, and Japan.
Prominent players operating in the global rolling walker market are Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Invacare, Karman Healthcare, Inc., Evolution Technologies, Bischoff & Bischoff, Briggs Healthcare, Graham-Field, and Trionic Sverige. These players are likely to face intense competition in the near future, due to presence of a large number of local players in the market. Major manufacturers are focusing on product innovations and research and development activities. Companies are involved in carrying out mergers and acquisitions with local players to expand their product portfolios. Manufacturers in developing economies are focusing on reducing their production costs to achieve sustainable growth of their business.
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