Pressure Relief Devices Market Size, COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

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Pressure Relief Devices Market Size, COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

Pressure Relief Devices Market size will expand at a commendable pace over 2021-2027, due to the increasing prevalence of pressure ulcers among inpatients and geriatric population with physical-motor limitations. The incidence rate of the disease in the clinical setting ranges from 4%-38% in hospitalization wards, while its mortality rate and associated secondary complications among geriatric people is nearly 68%.

A pressure relieving device is an appliance designed to reduce pressure points caused by the bodyweight of patients or elderly people when seated or bedridden. This equipment is capable of moving the users to ensure that the skin is not compressed constantly between the mattress or chair and the bone.

Rising number of elderly people, physical inactivity during the COVID-19 pandemic, and growing number of obese people worldwide are among the major trends propelling the overall market growth. In 2020, there were over 727 million people over 65 years of age worldwide. This number is estimated to increase by more than twice by 2050 and in turn, bolster the demand for various types of pressure relief devices.

With regards to product, the high-tech device segment is set to register significant revenue by 2027. This is attributable to its robust demand to prevent the onset of pressure sores or ulcers and ease of use. High-tech air mattresses, for instance, contain air pockets that can deflate and inflate to change the pressure points on the skin constantly, which may result in the significant adoption of these pressure relief devices in hospitals. However, the high costs of the high-tech air mattresses may hinder the segment growth to some extent in the foreseeable future.

Regionally, North America market share will expand over the coming years, owing to the rising prevalence of obesity, coupled with the high risks of hospital-acquired infection in countries including the United States. It has been poised that above 2.5 million patients in the acute-care facilities in the region suffer from hospital-acquired pressure injuries, while 60,000 of the patient die led by their complications. The regional market expansion will also be driven by the increasing elderly patient pool and mounting healthcare spending in the U.S., which is set to reach $6.2 trillion by 2028.

Prominent players in the global market include Stryker, Paramount Bed Holdings, Invacare, Talley Group, BSN Medical (Essity), ArjoHuntleigh, Hill-Rom Holdings, Smith & Nephew, and Acelity, among others. These firms are implementing new product launches and various other strategies to expand their stance in the global market. For instance, ArjoHuntleigh announced investments in programs for 2021, including a combination of its therapeutic mattresses and Bruin Biometric’s SEM Scanner to deliver enhanced diagnostics and treatment for pressure injuries.

Impact of Sedentary Lifestyle Acceptance During COVID-19 on Pressure Relief Devices Market Outlook:

Implementation of lockdowns and other strategies to mitigate the risks of the coronavirus outbreak have resulted in the usage of homebound lifestyles, abrupt disappearance of commutes, and a massive decline in physical activity. Studies revealed that U.S. citizens spent an average of 6 hours sitting per day during the pandemic, giving rise to the incidences of cardiovascular conditions, obesity, and other diseases.

However, a dramatic increase in the adoption of the sedentary lifestyle and a high patient pool may lead to the development of pressure injuries. Prone position has been used frequently for the COVID-infected patients experiencing respiratory distress in the ICUs to improve their prognosis, leading to other complications such as pressure sores. These aforesaid factors are expected to help the industry gain significant momentum over the forthcoming years.


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Historical data coverage: 2016 to 2020; Growth Projections: 2021 to 2027.
Expert analysis: industry, governing, innovation and technological trends; factors impacting development; drawbacks, SWOT.
6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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