Wheelchair Market

Wheelchair Market By Product (Manual, Electric) By Category (Adults, Paediatric) By Application (Homecare, Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Rehabilitation Centers) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2023-2031

Consumer Goods & Services | June 2022 | Report ID: EMR0015 | Pages: 222

The global Wheelchair Market size was estimated at USD 7.15 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 14.55 billion in 2031 with CAGR 10.6%. A wheelchair is used for mobility purposes by disabled persons or by persons who are unable to walk post-injury or due to certain illnesses such as cerebral palsy. Wheelchairs are available in two types, which are manual wheelchair and electric wheelchair. They can be used for outdoor as well as indoor purposes. New developments and innovations, such as sports wheelchair, stair climbing wheelchair, and smart wheelchair are expected to drive growth of global wheelchairs market in the near future.

Market Growth

Growing advancements in wheelchair technology, along with rising awareness about these advanced products, are likely to propel market growth during the forecast period. In addition, an increase in the number of product launches by players, as well as favorable reimbursement policies, are expected to support market growth during the forecast period. So, increase in diseases and disorders, such as tetraplegia, impairment, spinal cord injuries, and others, that causes inability to walk, majorly drives the wheelchair market growth. In addition, rise in geriatric patients that are susceptible to walking disabilities, increase in obesity and cardiovascular diseases, and improvement in hospital facility for in-hospital patient treatment drive the wheelchair market.

Due to the severe shutdown put in places, wheelchairs services are stopped in various countries. Owing because of an increasing number of older patients being treated as a result of such COVID-19 illness, clinics also saw great desire. Businesses are expected to resume operations with both the updated COVID-19 limitations. The burden of severe disease, growing senior community, and increased risk of cultural ailments among a large population has resulted in obesity rates, and unhealthy lifestyles are all contributing to the predicted increase in consumption of wheelchairs. So, over a projected timeframe, the wheelchair regarding product sector is anticipated to expand by 6.5 percent. And over the projection period, emerging economies like India are anticipated to be major sources of income for wheelchairs producers.


The disease has spread to over 100 countries since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in December 2019, and the World Health Organization declared it a public health emergency on January 30, 2020. Wheelchair operations were halted across several countries owing to the strict lockdowns being implemented. Hospitals have witnessed consistent demand owing to a spike in the number of elderly populations getting admitted due to the COVID-19 virus infection with the revised COVID-19 restrictions, companies are expected to resume operations. The demand for wheelchairs market is expected to increase on account of the prevalence of chronic disease, rising geriatric population, and increased risk of lifestyle-associated disorders among a wide population due to the rising incidences of obesity and sedentary lifestyle.


Report Attribute


Projected Market Value (2031)

14.55 Billion

Estimated Market Value (2022)

7.15 Billion

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Product, Category, Weight, Application, Region

Segments Covered

By Product, By Category, By Application, By weight, By End user and Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Market Drivers

One of the major drivers for the global wheelchair market is the rapidly growing elderly population. The older generations are likely to suffer from mobility disorders with their growing age, which is anticipated to increase the demand for wheelchairs, further propelling market growth during the forecast period. According to a report published by the United Nations, currently, around 251 million populations worldwide are experiencing moderate to severe mobility.

Rapidly growing technological innovations in wheelchairs Market and the introduction of many products such as powered, electric wheelchair by several companies is likely to expand the sales of wheelchairs during the forthcoming years. Furthermore, the government's increasing initiatives to improve the accessibility of advanced wheelchairs in low-resource countries are expected to drive market growth during the forecast period.

Market Restraints

The major factor that hinders the growth of the global wheelchair market is the high cost of wheelchairs. For instance, according to data provided by the Mobility Deck, a free resource for all the mobility needs, in December 2020, the cost of an electric wheelchair can range anywhere from around US$ 1,000 to US$ 16,000. This depends on the brand, quality, size, features, and requirements however, the average electric wheelchair for the regular user can be expected to be priced at around US$ 2100 to US$ 3100.

Wheelchair Market Share, By Region, 2021 (%)


Revenue Share in 2021 (%)

North America


Asia Pacific




Latin America














Regional Analysis

North America dominated the global market in 2021 and accounted for the largest revenue share of 35.2%. This growth is owing to the high target population and increased adoption of advanced wheelchairs market. Moreover, the presence of a large number of market players in the region will further boost the wheelchair market growth during the forecast period. According to our analysis, a lot of small enterprises are coming up with specialized wheelchairs market to cater to niche audiences. In 2021, the United States had the greatest profit share, thus controlling the world market. This growth is due to the relatively large population and the increasing use of cutting-edge wheelchairs. In 2020, the United States will rule the global wheelchairs market industry. The reason for this boost is indeed the sizable primary audience and also the expanding use of reduced wheelchairs.

In the Asia Pacific region, the market is projected to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Because of improvements in healthcare facilities and growing government initiatives to provide quality mobility devices, the region is supported by a large population base in countries such as India and China. 

Key Players

Major players operating in the global wheelchairs market include:

  • 21st Century Scientific, Inc.
  • Alber (Frank Mobility)
  • Aquila Corporation
  • Aspen Seating
  • Carex Health Brands, Inc.
  • Custom Engineered Wheels
  • DEKA Research & Development Corp (U.S.)
  • Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing
  • Eagle Sportschairs LLC.
  • EASE Seating System
  • Forza Medi 
  • Graham-Field Health Products Inc.
  • Hoveround Corporation
  • Intelliwheels
  • Invacare Corporation
  • Karma Healthcare Limited
  • Levo AG (Switzerland)
  • Medical Depot Incorporation.
  • Medline
  • MEYRA GROUP GMBH (Germany)
  • NeoBolt
  • Numotion
  • Ostrich Mobility Instruments Pvt. Ltd
  • OttoBock Healthcare India Pvt. Ltd
  • Permobil AB
  • Pride Mobility Products Corporation
  • Quantum Rehab (U.S.)
  • Silverline Meditech Pvt. Ltd. 
  • Stryker India Pvt. Ltd
  • Sunrise Medical LLC
  • Tetra Equipment
  • The Wheelchair Place, LLC
  • UPnRIDE Robotics Ltd. (Israel)
  • Vissco Rehabilitation Pvt. Ltd
  • WHEEL INC (U.S.)
  • WHILL Inc (Japan)

Segments Covered in the Report

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2031)
    • Manual
    • Electric
  • Category Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2031)
    • Adults
    • Pediatric
  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2031)
    • Homecare
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
    • Rehabilitation Centers

Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2031)

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Others


  • Norway
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Others

North America

  • United States
  • Canada

Middle East and Africa

  • Turkey
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Iran
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Others

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Others                

Questions and Answers About This Report

  1. What is the wheelchair market growth

The global wheelchair market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.2% from 2023 to 2031 to reach USD 14.55 billion by 2031.


  1. What are the major factors driving the market growth

Factors such as increasing geriatric population and rising number of disabilities requiring wheelchair support and increasing technological advancements in wheelchairs and new launches of wheelchair products are expected to drive the market growth.


  1. What will be the CAGR of global wheelchair market

The global wheelchair market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 10.6% from 2023 to 2031.


  1. Which is the leading segment in the market by type

The powered, electric wheelchair is the leading segment in the wheelchair market by type.


  1. Who are the key players in the wheelchair market

Some of the players operating in this market are Carex Health Brands, Inc.; Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing; Graham-Field Health Products, Inc.; Invacare; Medline; Sunrise Medical LLC; Karman Healthcare; Quantum Rehab, Numotion; and Pride Mobility Products Corp.


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