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Elderly Walkers Market Size - By Product Type (Standard Walkers, Wheeled Walkers, Rollators), By Application (Orthopedic Care, Emergency Care, Geriatric Care), By Distribution Channel, By End-use, Global Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6191
  • Published Date: Jul 2023
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 Elderly Walkers Industry Analysis

Elderly Walkers Market size was valued at around USD 1.5 billion in 2022 and it is anticipated to reach over USD 2.7 billion by 2032 due to several factors that contribute to increased demand for mobility aids among older adults.

Elderly Walkers Market

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Product innovation and customization, technological advancements, rising awareness of fall prevention, and growing aging population are among the primary factors fueling the market growth. Manufacturers in the mobility aid industry continue to innovate and introduce new walker models with improved features and functionality. Customization options, such as personalized designs and accessories, cater to individual needs and preferences.

Many older adults aim to maintain an active lifestyle and independence as they age. Walkers allow them to continue walking and engaging in daily activities with reduced risk of falls or injuries. The emphasis on active aging and independent living has increased the adoption of walkers. Further, technological advancements in walkers including features such as ergonomic designs, lightweight materials, adjustable heights, and added accessories have enhanced the usability and comfort of walkers, attracting more users.

Inadequate infrastructure, such as uneven sidewalks, lack of ramps or elevators, and inaccessible public spaces, can limit the usability and effectiveness of walkers. These mobility barriers can discourage older adults from using walkers outside their homes, and may result in accident or falls. Moreover, the cost of walkers can be a significant barrier for individuals, especially from under-developed or developing countries or without adequate insurance coverage.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 outbreak had negatively impacted the industry revenue in 2020. The pandemic has caused disruptions in global supply chains, impacting the manufacturing and distribution of various products, including walkers. Restrictions on international trade, factory closures, and transportation challenges have led to delays and shortages in the availability of walkers, affecting business gains. The economic impact of the pandemic has resulted in financial constraints for many individuals and families that faced job losses, resulting in lower product demand. With concerns about infection risks in healthcare facilities, there has been a greater emphasis on home-based care for older adults. Walkers have played a vital role in supporting mobility and independence at home, allowing individuals to continue their daily activities while minimizing the risk of falls or accidents.

Elderly Walkers Market Trends

Short-term disabilities and medical emergencies, such as fractures, sprains, surgeries, or acute illnesses, can temporarily limit an individual's mobility and balance. During the recovery phase, walkers become crucial mobility aids that provide support, stability, and assistive features. Additionally, short-term disabilities or medical emergencies often have a temporary nature, where individuals experience mobility limitations for a limited period. In these cases, purchasing a walker becomes a practical solution compared to more permanent mobility aids or patient handling equipment such as wheelchairs. Walkers offer a cost-effective and adaptable option for individuals who require temporary support.

Moreover, medical emergencies may result in individuals requiring rehabilitation services or temporary stay in assisted living facilities. For instance, as per the data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 36 million falls are recorded each year in the U.S. These facilities often provide walkers as part of their support and care services to aid in the recovery and mobility of their residents.

Elderly Walkers Product Type Segmentation

Elderly Walkers Market Size, By Product Type,

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Based on product type, the elderly walkers market is bifurcated into standard walkers, wheeled walkers, and rollators. The rollators segment was valued at around USD 865 million in 2022. Rollators offer improved mobility compared to traditional walkers. With the inclusion of wheels on all four legs, they allow users to glide smoothly and effortlessly, eliminating the need to lift the walker with each step. This feature makes rollators particularly beneficial for individuals with limited strength or endurance. Rollators are available in various models with additional features and customization options. These may include adjustable handle heights, different wheel sizes, backrests, and accessories like cup holders or cane holders.

Elderly Walkers Application Segmentation

Based on application, the elderly walkers market is segmented into orthopedic care, emergency care, geriatric care, and others. The geriatric care segment is anticipated to reach over USD 1.3 billion by 2032. Following surgeries, injuries, or medical procedures, older adults may undergo rehabilitation or recovery processes. Walkers and rollators are often recommended during these periods to facilitate mobility, strengthen muscles, and aid in the healing process. Maintaining mobility is not only essential for physical health but also contributes to psychological well-being in older adults. Walkers and rollators encourage seniors to engage in physical activity by providing the necessary support and stability. These devices can reduce the physical strain on caregivers. By enhancing mobility and independence, older adults may require less assistance from caregivers, enabling them to maintain their own mobility and perform daily activities with greater ease.

Elderly Walkers Distribution Channel Segmentation

Based on distribution channel, the elderly walkers market is bifurcated into online and offline. The online segment is projected to witness higher growth with a 6.5% CAGR by 2032. Online channels provide convenience and accessibility for individuals to browse and purchase elderly walkers from the comfort of their homes. This eliminates the need for physical store visits, saving time and effort, particularly for those with mobility limitations or restricted access to brick-and-mortar stores. Additionally, online platforms offer a wide range of elderly walkers, allowing customers to compare different models, features, and prices. Further, competitive pricing, home delivery and shipping, online resources and customer support, and product information and reviews are other benefits that are projected to fuel the segmental progression.

Elderly Walkers End-use Segmentation

Elderly Walkers Market Share, By End-use,

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Based on end-use, the elderly walkers market is segmented into hospitals, home care and others. The homecare segment is anticipated to witness higher progression to reach over USD 1.2 billion in 2032. Support for activities of daily living (ADLs), independence in home environment, psychological well-being, and adaptability to home environment are among the key factors that are anticipated to augment the product demand.

Homecare patients often require assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, and preparing meals. Walkers and rollators can be used to support these activities by providing a stable platform for patients to lean on or as a temporary seat for resting during ADLs. Moreover, walkers and rollators are designed to be versatile and adaptable to different home environments. They can navigate through doorways, maneuver around furniture, and accommodate varying flooring surfaces such as carpets or tiles.

Elderly Walkers Regional Analysis

North America Elderly Walkers Market Size

The North America elderly walkers market was valued at USD 556 million in 2022. North America has a well-developed healthcare infrastructure and robust insurance coverage systems, including Medicare in the U.S. and universal healthcare in Canada. The availability of insurance coverage encourages the adoption of walkers among older adults. The regional companies invests heavily in research and development within the healthcare and mobility aid industries. This focus on research and innovation fosters advancements in walker technologies, materials, and design, which, in turn, attract customers.

Elderly Walkers Industry Leaders

Few of the leading players operating in the elderly walkers market include Medline Industries, Invacare Corporation, Briggs Healthcare, Vive Health, Topro USA, Sunrise Medical, and Foshan Better Medical Technology Co., Ltd among others.

Elderly Walkers Industry News:

  • In April 2023, Medline Industries has teamed up with Martha Stewart to introduce new line of 'attractive' safety and mobility aids. This collaboration includes launch of products such as walking cane and Momentum rollator. This innovative product launch will help the company to expand their product portfolio and improve the revenue generating prospects.
  • In February 2023, Journey Health & Lifestyle, a manufacturer of innovative products for seniors announced that they have acquired LifeWalker Mobility company, the manufacturer of UPWalker family of products. This acquisition will aid the company in expanding its geographical and product reach and improve its business performance.

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

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By Product Type, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million & Units)

  • Standard Walkers
  • Wheeled Walkers
  • Rollators

By Application, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Orthopedic Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Geriatric Care
  • Others

By Distribution Channel, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Online
  • Offline

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

  • Hospitals
  • Home Care
  • Others

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

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


Authors: Rupali Swain, Shishanka Wangnoo

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for elderly walkers was valued at around USD 1.5 billion in 2022 and will reach over USD 2.7 billion by 2032, due to the increased demand for mobility aids among older adults.

The homecare segment is anticipated to reach over USD 1.2 billion in 2032, backed by product adoption to support activities of daily living (ADLs), independence and adaptability in home environment, and psychological well-being.

North America market was valued at USD 556 million in 2022 as the region has a well-developed healthcare infrastructure and robust insurance coverage systems, including Medicare in the U.S. and universal healthcare in Canada.

Medline Industries, Invacare Corporation, Briggs Healthcare, Vive Health, Topro USA, Sunrise Medical, and Foshan Better Medical Technology Co., Ltd. among others.

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