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Rehabilitation Equipment Market Size By Product (Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Equipment {Elliptical Trainer, Stabilization Ball, Stationary Bicycle, Treadmill, Rower, Heart Rate Monitor, Blood Pressure Monitor}, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Equipment {Laser Therapy, Ultrasound, Electrotherapy}, Neurological Rehabilitation Equipment {Neuro-robotic Devices [Upper Limb Devices, Lower Limb Devices, Lower Arm Devices, Gait Training Devices, Exoskeleton Devices], Non-invasive Stimulators, Wearable Devices, Brain Computer Interface, Neuro-rehabilitation Assessment Equipment, Consumer Neuro-rehabilitation Equipment], Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI3363
  • Published Date: Dec 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Rehabilitation Equipment Market size is projected to register over 7.8% CAGR between through 2026. Increase in prevalence of degenerative diseases, injuries, lifestyle alterations and trauma cases has led to an increase in number of patients requiring rehabilitation. Increasing geriatric population suffering from chronic disorders is significantly contributing to the market expansion.

Rehabilitation Equipment Market

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Growing interest in research and development to develop innovative products with technological advancements is fostering the rehabilitation equipment market revenue. In addition, the growing need for efficient and accurate rehabilitation equipment is anticipated to witness robust growth over the coming years. Furthermore, favorable reforms in healthcare sector, promising insurance and reimbursement policies in developed countries are few of the major factors driving the industry demand.

Increasing incidences of musculoskeletal disorders will boost the market statistics

Growing incidences of musculoskeletal disorders will stimulate the rehabilitation equipment market growth. Musculoskeletal conditions are prevalent, and their impact is pervasive. They are the most common cause of severe long-term physical disability and pain affecting millions of people around the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between 20% to 30% of people across the globe are currently living with a painful musculoskeletal condition. As a result, large number of people across the world are being hospitalized in the musculoskeletal rehabilitation centers that is leading to the increased demand for equipment in the rehabilitation centers.

Patients suffering from sports injuries, tumours, osteoporosis, back pain, amputation, repetitive stress injuries including tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, among others prefer to be treated in musculoskeletal rehabilitation centers. Therefore, occupational, and vocational rehabilitation therapy is increasingly available to such patients. Several therapeutic devices are widely used in rehabilitation centers to achieve the highest level of function and independence among patients. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is increasingly adopted by some physiotherapists to treat several musculoskeletal conditions. The applications of the LLLT such as reduction of inflammation, pain relief, and accelerated tissue regeneration are significant for physiotherapy, and prove to be useful in enhancing other treatments as therapeutic exercise.

Increasing technological advancements will fuel the rehabilitation equipment market forecasts

Emergence of latest technology has led to the development of advanced medical equipment such as anti-gravity treadmills and robotics to aid patients with mobility. Rehabilitation robots support therapists with exercises that improve recovery of patients with neurological impairments, stroke, or other traumatic brain injuries. Robots help in increasing the number of repetitions performed by patients up to 10 times the number of repetitions in a typical one-hour session. These advancements support powering hip and knee motion that allows patients to move easily without assistance and promote recovery.

Additionally, anti-gravity robotic treadmills allow to regain or improve the ability of patients with neurological conditions to move or walk. Anti-gravity robotic treadmill equipment enables patients to exercise and work on their gait, while reducing pain and pressure on joints and bones. Implementation of advanced technology in rehabilitation services have been very helpful for patients across the world. Advancements in robotics and software assists therapy professionals to reach more patients, offer more precise diagnoses, and upsurge clinical proficiencies.

Growing prevalence of neurological disorders will stimulate the overall market share

Rehabilitation Equipment Market By Product

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Neurological rehabilitation equipment market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 14.2% through 2026 led by the growing incidences of neurological disorders, robotic rehabilitation and rising geriatric population suffering from neurocognitive disorders. Patients suffering from neurological disorders such as stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and brain surgeries are in frequent need of neurorehabilitation.

Geriatric patient population is prone to suffer from vision and hearing impairment and prefer undergoing rehabilitation therapy. Therefore, with increasing geriatric population, the demand for the market is significantly increasing. Moreover, the rising awareness pertaining to the neurorehabilitation services among the people is contributing to the increasing adoption of neurorehabilitation equipment. Furthermore, technological advancements such as wearable technology, nanotechnology and robotics is augmenting the demand for neurological rehabilitation equipment.

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation equipment segment surpassed USD 2.5 billion in 2019 owing to increasing need of rehabilitation therapy among the people suffering from cardiopulmonary disorders. Shortness of breath associated with cardiorespiratory abnormalities limits exercise capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and with congestive heart failure (CHF). Thus, these patients are in constant need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation as a part of rehabilitation therapy.

Additionally, patients suffering from cardiovascular disorders and high blood pressure require continuous monitoring. Thus, these patients are recommended to undergo cardiopulmonary rehabilitation therapy, enhancing the demand for rehabilitation equipment. Moreover, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) provides certified cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services resulting in increased demand for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation equipment.

Increasing healthcare expenditure in the North American region will the fuel the overall industry landscape

Global Rehabilitation Equipment Market By Region

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U.S. dominated the North America rehabilitation equipment market with a revenue share of 90% in 2019 due to the growing incidences of neurological disorders in the country such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 795,000 people in the U.S. suffer from stroke. Therefore, there is a huge demand for neurorehabilitation devices in the country. The government is also focusing on increasing access to rehabilitation services. For instance, in the U.S., access to neurorehabilitation services is increasing due to better insurance coverage policies leading to growing availability of services geographically.

Germany market revenue surpassed USD 1.3 billion in 2019 on account of rising awareness pertaining to rehabilitation equipment and improving rehabilitation system in Germany. Increasing number of rehabilitation centers in the country owing to improvement in economy will fuel the regional market statistics.

Furthermore, improving insurance policies in the country has augmented the adoption of rehabilitation equipment in the country. For instance, the Statutory Pension Insurances as well as the Accident Insurances have the possibility of initiating measures of occupational rehabilitation. Moreover, according to a recently published study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), prevalence of chronic diseases is high in elderly population in the country, augmenting the adoption of rehabilitation therapy.

Several strategic initiatives implemented by prominent market players

Some of the major players operating in the rehabilitation equipment market are OMRON Corporation, LifeWatch AG, Honeywell International, Inc., Philips, Halma plc, Bioness, Inc., St. Jude Medical, Inc., DJO Global, and MicroPort Scientific Corporation. These players are engaged in implementing several strategies such as mergers, expansions, alliances, acquisitions, and partnerships in order to garner maximum revenue share, strengthen their industrial position, and expand their geographical presence.

Recent industry developments:

  • In July 2020, Tyromotion acquired the assets of yband therapy AG to promote responsibility of patients in rehabilitation processes with movement tracker. This strategic move will assist the company in expanding their product portfolio, thus setting their footprint in the market.
  • In October 2020, Bioness Inc. announced commercial launch of next generation Bioness Integrated Therapy Systems (BITS) for rehabilitation facilities. The strategic move will assist the company in enhancing their product portfolio and expanding their customer base.

The rehabilitation equipment market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Equipment
    • Elliptical Trainer
    • Stabilization Ball
    • Stationary Bicycle
    • Treadmill
    • Rower
    • Heart Rate Monitor
    • Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Others
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Equipment
    • Laser Therapy
    • Ultrasound
    • Electrotherapy
    • Others
  • Neurological Rehabilitation Equipment
    • Neurorobotic Devices
      • Upper Limb Devices
      • Lower Limb Devices
      • Lower Arm Devices (Hands)
      • Gait Training Devices
      • Exoskeleton Devices
    • Non-invasive Stimulators
    • Wearable Devices
    • Brain Computer Interface (Cognitive Assessment and Training Equipment)
    • Neuro-rehabilitation Assessment Equipment
    • Consumer Neuro-rehabilitation Equipment

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Rupali Swain, Subodh Kharad

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size for rehabilitation equipment reached a value of USD 18.6 billion in 2019 and will expand at around 7.8% CAGR through 2026 with the rising prevalence of trauma cases and degenerative disorders.

The neurological rehabilitation equipment segment share will witness over 14.2% CAGR up to 2026 owing to the increased occurrence of neurocognitive disorders among the geriatric population.

The U.S. held 90% of industry size in North America during 2019 due to the increasing cases of disorders like Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Germany industry share was pegged at more than USD 1.3 billion in 2019 with the growing awareness towards rehabilitation equipment and higher number of rehabilitation centers.

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