Global Bariatric Medical Chairs & Examination Tables Market Size, Trends & Analysis - Forecasts to 2026 By Operation (Manual Adjustment and Electric/ Automatic Adjustment), By Portability (Portable [With Leg Rest & Reclining], and Standalone [Without Leg Rest & Reclining]), By Type (Home Care & Long-Term Chairs and Clinical & Infusion Chair), End-User Landscape, Company Market Share Analysis, and Competitor Analysis
A bariatric chair or recliner is a medical chair used for obese and geriatric patients. Such chairs have a reclining feature and are highly mobile. Such chairs and examination tables are specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of a bariatric or obese patient. The patient weighing more than 350 lbs is usually recommended to use such specialty chairs and examination tables at the clinics, hospitals, and home care setting. The market has both the type of medical chairs, namely the manual one and the electric chairs. Because of its high compatibility and functionality along with additional features of having a high backrest, a foot ledge/rest, this market is ought to be growing the fastest amongst another type of medical chairs in the healthcare and medical industry. The major end-users of this market product are the hospitals, specialty facilities, home care settings, and rehabilitation centers. With the help of such portable medical equipment, bariatric and geriatric patients can perform their daily activities including watching television, eating, reading, writing, and sleeping.
The growing geriatric population is expected to accelerate the demand for such specialty medical chairs and examination tables during the forecast period of 2021-2026. As per the report published by the US Census Board, the number of geriatric patients whose age is above 65 years in the US is estimated to reach more than 98 million by the end of 2060. As per the WHO data of 2016, in the US, more than 1.9 billion people including adults, children, and geriatric people, were overweight and out of these around 650 million were obese. Moreover, as per the latest data provided by CDC, as of 2021, the prevalence of obesity was 40.0% among adults aged 20 to 39 years, 44.8% among adults aged 40 to 59 years, and 42.8% among adults aged 60 and older, and these numbers are expected to double by the end of 2030. Furthermore, as per NIH, as of 2018, more than 53% of all surgical procedures are performed on patients above the age of 65. They also stated that half of the geriatric population will undergo surgery at least once in their lifetime. Thus, the growing geriatric population and bariatric population of all age groups will boost the demand for such procedures. Also, the introduction of technologically advanced and fully automated medical bariatric chairs is anticipated to serve the market with lucrative growth opportunities. Furthermore, rising geriatric and bariatric surgeries across the globe will boost the market demand immensely. As per the data provided by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the number of surgeries has increased from 158,000 in 2011 to more than 252,000 in 2018.
Based on the operation, the market is segmented into manual adjustment and electric/ automatic adjustment. The electric or automatic adjustment type medical chair and examination table will be the fastest-growing segment owing to added advantages of automatic adjustment of the patient’s heavyweight while transporting them from one location to another, the advantage of recliners, leg-rest, and backrest adjustment will also pose an opportunity for this segment to grow rapidly.
Based on the portability or feature, the market can be classified into portable [with leg rest & reclining], and standalone [without leg rest & reclining] type of medical chairs and tables. The portable type of medical chair will be the fastest and largest segment in the market owing to its effortless transportation management for obese and geriatric patients.
Based on the type of end-user or usability, the market can be split into home care & long-term chairs and clinical & infusion chair. The home care & long-term chairs are the ones used in residential spaces or at assisted living or long-term care facility centers. Whereas, the clinical & infusion chair are the ones used in the home care setting. The latter one will be the fastest-growing segment owing to increasing geriatric and bariatric patients residing at home care settings and increasing demand for automatic chairs and tables for bedside monitoring of health parameters.
As per the geographical analysis, the market of digital medical dynamometer can be classified into North America (the US, Canada, and Mexico), Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Rest of Asia Pacific), Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands, and Rest of Europe), Middle East & Africa and Central South America. As per the World Factbook, the obesity rate is seen the highest in United States, Canada, and Latin America (36.2%, 29.40%, and 28.90% respectively). Whereas, it is estimated that the growth rate at which obesity will be rising in the next 10 years i.e. from 2016, is to be witnessed in the Asia Pacific region. It was estimated that by 2021, 2 in every 5 adults in the Asian countries will reach the obese category. Hence, the market for North America will be the largest and the market for the Asia Pacific will be growing the fastest from 2021-2026.
Amico, Carolina, Direct Healthcare Group, Electric Mobility, Gardhen Bilance, GF Health Products, Hill-Rom, HMS-VILGO, Horcher Medical Systems, Novum Medical Products, Knightsbridge Furniture, Krug, Navailles, Pardo, Sotec Medical, Stance Healthcare, Teal, VERMEIREN, WIELAND, Winco Mfg., LLC, NewLeaf Home Medical, K Care Healthcare Equipment, Kwalu, Nemschoff, Global Care, Axis Medical and Rehabilitation, Magnatek Enterprises, and IoA Healthcare among others are the top players in the bariatric medical chairs & examination tables market.
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of companies profiled in the report.
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The Global Bariatric Medical Chairs & Examination Tables Market has been studied from the year 2019 till 2026. However, the CAGR provided in the report is from the year 2021 to 2026. The research methodology involved three stages: Desk research, Primary research, and Analysis & Output from the entire research process.
The desk research involved a robust background study which meant referring to paid and unpaid databases to understand the market dynamics; mapping contracts from press releases; identifying the key players in the market, studying their product portfolio, competition level, annual reports/SEC filings & investor presentations; and learning the demand and supply-side analysis for the Bariatric Medical Chairs & Examination Tables Market.
The primary research activity included telephonic conversations with more than 50 tier 1 industry consultants, distributors, and end-use product manufacturers.
Finally, based on the above thorough research process, an in-depth analysis was carried out considering the following aspects: market attractiveness, current & future market trends, market share analysis, SWOT analysis of the company and customer analytics.
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