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Bariatric Beds Market - By Weight Capacity (500-700 Lbs, 700-1000 Lbs, Over 1000 Lbs), By End-use (Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Home Healthcare), 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6673
  • Published Date: Sep 2023
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Bariatric Beds Market Size

Bariatric Beds Market size was valued at around USD 304 million in 2022 and it is estimated to reach over USD 505 million by 2032. Home healthcare, aging population, rising obesity rates and favorable reimbursement policies are some of the key factors that are anticipated to drive the market growth.

Bariatric Beds Market

The global obesity epidemic has led to an increase in the number of individuals who require specialized medical care due to obesity-related health conditions. As obesity rates continue to rise, the demand for bariatric beds and equipment to care for these individuals also increases.

Moreover, greater awareness of the challenges faced by individuals with obesity and the importance of appropriate care and equipment has driven the adoption of bariatric beds in healthcare settings. Bariatric beds are designed to enhance patient comfort and safety, which is a critical consideration in healthcare. Healthcare providers prioritize patient well-being, leading to the adoption of equipment that facilitates better patient care.

Bariatric beds are specialized medical beds designed to accommodate and support patients who are significantly overweight or obese. These beds are equipped with features and capabilities that make it easier to provide care for individuals with increased body mass.

Bariatric beds and related equipment are generally more expensive than standard hospital beds. The high cost can be a barrier for healthcare facilities, especially those with limited budgets, in purchasing these specialized beds. Healthcare facilities, particularly in resource-constrained settings, may struggle to allocate funds for the purchase of bariatric beds due to competing priorities and limited financial resources. Further, bariatric beds must comply with specific safety and quality standards, and regulatory requirements may vary by region. Meeting these standards can be a challenge for manufacturers, which can impact the availability of compliant products.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 outbreak had negatively influenced the bariatric beds market revenue in 2020. The pandemic disrupted global supply chains, making it difficult for manufacturers to source materials and components needed to produce bariatric beds. Delays in production and distribution impacted the availability of these beds. The pandemic highlighted the need for critical care beds, including those equipped with advanced monitoring and life-support equipment. Resources and attention were diverted to meet this immediate need, potentially delaying investment in bariatric beds. COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of telemedicine and home healthcare solutions.

Some patients, including those with obesity-related conditions, received care at home rather than in hospitals, reducing the immediate demand for bariatric beds in healthcare facilities. There is considerable evidence to suggest that the pandemic has contributed to weight gain and increased obesity rates due to lifestyle changes, stress, and limited physical activity. As a result, the long-term demand for bariatric beds may increase.

Bariatric Beds Market Trends

Obesity rates have been rising globally, and this trend has several direct and indirect effects on the demand for specialized equipment like bariatric beds. Obesity is associated with a range of health issues, including diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, and joint problems. Many individuals with obesity may require hospitalization or long-term care to manage these conditions. Bariatric beds are necessary for delivering proper care and support.

Obesity increases the risk of pressure ulcers, which can develop due to prolonged bed rest. Bariatric beds are equipped with specialized mattresses and features to help prevent pressure ulcers, reducing healthcare costs associated with ulcer treatment. Thus, the increasing prevalence of obesity is a key driver of growth in the market. As the healthcare industry strives to provide high-quality care to individuals with obesity-related conditions, the demand for specialized equipment like bariatric beds is expected to continue to rise.

Bariatric Beds Market Analysis

Bariatric Beds Market Size, By Weight Capacity, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

Based on weight capacity, the bariatric beds market is bifurcated into 500-700 Lbs, 700-1000 Lbs, and over 1000 Lbs. The 500-700 Lbs segment held leading revenue share and was valued at around USD 136 million in 2022. Bariatric surgery is becoming more common as a treatment option for obesity. Patients undergoing these procedures often require bariatric beds during their post-operative recovery, and the 500-700 lbs weight capacity range is suitable for many of these patients.

Individuals with obesity often suffer from a range of medical conditions that require hospitalization or long-term care. Bariatric beds with higher weight capacities are essential for providing appropriate care and ensuring patient safety and comfort. Thus, the demand for bariatric beds in the 500-700 lbs weight capacity category is driven by the rising prevalence of obesity, the clinical need for specialized care, post-operative care requirements, and growing awareness among others.

Bariatric Beds Market Revenue Share, By End-use, 2022

Based on end-use, the bariatric beds market is categorized into hospitals, nursing homes, home healthcare and others. The hospitals segment held a majority share in 2022 and is anticipated to reach around USD 246 million by 2032. Bariatric beds have significantly higher weight capacities compared to standard hospital beds, ensuring they can safely support larger individuals. This is particularly important in hospital settings where patient volume is higher compared to other settings. Hospitals are placing a greater emphasis on providing patient-centered care, which includes recognizing and accommodating the specific needs of individuals with obesity. Healthcare facilities are increasingly focused on meeting regulatory standards related to the care of obese patients, which may include the use of bariatric equipment like beds to ensure compliance.

North America Bariatric Beds Market Size, 2020 -2032 (USD Million)

The North America bariatric beds market is anticipated to witness healthy growth rate during the analysis period to reach around USD 178 million by 2032. Obesity rates in North America have been steadily increasing over the years. For instance. according to data from the World Population Review, as of 2021, the U.S. had an obesity rate of around 36%, and Canada's obesity rate was approximately 27%. These high obesity rates contribute to the demand for specialized healthcare equipment like bariatric beds in the region. The aging population in North America is also a contributing factor. As people age, they are more likely to experience obesity and related health conditions. This demographic shift leads to an increased need for bariatric beds in healthcare facilities.

Moreover, North America has a significant number of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. These facilities often need to provide care for residents with obesity and require bariatric beds to meet their needs. Thus, the above-mentioned variables are anticipated to fuel the market expansion.

Bariatric Beds Market Share

Some of the leading players operating in the bariatric beds market include:

  • Stryker Corporation
  • Hill-Rom Holdings
  • ArjoHuntleigh
  • Invacare Corporation,
  • GF Health Products, Inc.

The market is competitive in nature, with key players, and local companies focusing on improved product offerings that is aiding these players to further consolidate the industry competition. The major market players are involved in strategic developments including mergers, product launches, and partnerships among others to improve their industry positioning.

Bariatric Beds Industry News:

  • In June 2023, the UK-based healthcare equipment company Innova Care Concepts has updated its bariatric care bed, the Interlude 500 with VersaDrive, a motorized assist system. This system will add functionality and aid the caregivers to mobilize the bariatric patients easily. Such developments will enable company to improve its product offering, thereby expanding its sales prospectives.
  • In June 2020, GF Health Products has acquired Gendron, a key manufacturer in beds, seating and transfer equipment for the bariatric patients. This acquisition will further allow Graham-Field Health Products to offer an integrated system of products to assist in the care of the bariatric patient. This development will further improve company’s business prospects.

Bariatric beds market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in (USD Million) and volume (Units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Weight Capacity, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million & Units)

  • 500-700 Lbs
  • 700-1000 Lbs
  • Over 1000 Lbs

By End-use, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Home Healthcare
  • Othersq        

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Belgium
    • Sweden
    • The Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Columbia
    • Chile
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Turkey
    • Israel


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy , Shishanka Wangnoo

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Bariatric beds market industry size was USD 304 million in 2022 and will reach over USD 505 million by 2032 due to rising preference for home healthcare, aging population, surging obesity rates and favorable reimbursement policies worldwide.

Bariatric beds market from The hospital end-use segment is expected to reach USD 246 million by 2032 and will register commendable CAGR from 2023-2032 on account of the growing emphasis on recognizing and accommodating the specific needs of individuals with obesity.

North America bariatric beds industry is expected to record USD 178 million by 2032 and will register commendable growth rate from 2023-2032 owing to the increasing obesity cases in the region.

Stryker Corporation, Hill-Rom Holdings, ArjoHuntleigh, Invacare Corporation, and GF Health Products, Inc are some of the major bariatric bed companies worldwide.

Bariatric Beds Market Scope

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