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Stretcher Chairs Market - By Product (General Stretcher Chairs, Specialty Stretcher Chairs), Technology (Manual Stretcher Chairs, Powered Stretcher Chairs) End-Use (Hospitals and Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers) & Global Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI8674
  • Published Date: Mar 2024
  • Report Format: PDF

Stretcher Chairs Market Size

Stretcher Chairs Market size was valued at around USD 345.1 million in 2023 and is expected to reach around USD 509.9 million by 2032 at a CAGR of 4.4% from 2024 to 2032. The increasing prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and rise in number of accident and trauma cases is expected to significantly drive the market growth.

Stretcher Chairs Market

Musculoskeletal disorders encompass a range of conditions affecting bones, joints, muscles, and connective tissues, including arthritis, lower back and neck pain, and trauma-related disorders. These disorders have a notable global prevalence and impact a substantial portion of the population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Arthritis Data Working Group estimates that 27 million adults in the U.S. are affected by osteoarthritis, with 9 million reporting symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

Further, the rise of medical tourism in some countries, especially the developed nations, has led to increased demand for healthcare services, including surgical procedures that may require stretcher chairs for patient transport within hospitals or clinics. Thus, the aforementioned factors are projected to fuel the industry growth over the forecast period.

A stretcher chair, also known as medical transport chair, is a medical equipment designed for safely transporting patients within healthcare facilities or during emergencies. It serves as a versatile tool for moving patients who may be unable to walk or need assistance during transportation.

Stretcher Chairs Market Trends

Innovation and development in stretcher chair design plays a crucial role in propelling the product demand. Increasing focus on patient handling equipment, ergonomics, simple design, and the introduction of smart stretchers for real-time monitoring are enhancing caregiver convenience, and patient comfort, thereby leading to increased adoption of stretcher chairs in healthcare settings.

  • The emergence of wheelchair convertible stretchers, facilitating effortless transition between a wheelchair and a stretcher, offers a practical and efficient solution for healthcare facilities, hospitals, and emergency services, thereby bolstering market growth. With features designed for seamless conversion and mobility assistance, these innovative stretcher chairs have significantly enhanced patient comfort and the overall healthcare delivery process.
  • Moreover, the incorporation of intelligent functionalities into stretcher chairs for real-time monitoring and interventions during patient transportation is broadening their utility and demand. These smart stretcher chairs empower healthcare providers to monitor patients vital signs, track their condition, and intervene promptly when needed, thereby enhancing the efficiency and safety of patient care during transit. Furthermore, advancements in connectivity facilitate seamless data transmission to medical records, ensuring enhanced patient continuity of care and optimizing overall healthcare delivery.

Stretcher Chairs Market Analysis

Stretcher Chairs Market, By Product, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

Based on product, the market is segmented into general stretcher chairs and specialty stretcher chairs. The general stretcher chairs segment was the dominant segment in 2023 and is anticipated to reach USD 320 million by 2032.

  • General stretcher chairs are designed to cater to a wide range of patient needs and medical situations. They offer versatility in terms of patient transport and can accommodate various body types and conditions, making them suitable for use in different healthcare settings.   
  • Moreover, general stretcher chairs typically have lower acquisition and maintenance costs making it more preferred and demandable across healthcare settings. Hence, the above-mentioned variables are projected to boost the segment progression.

Based on technology, the stretcher chairs market is segmented into manual stretcher chairs and powered stretcher chairs. The manual stretcher chairs segment held leading revenue share and was valued at USD 201.2 million in 2023.

  • Manual stretcher chairs are straightforward to operate and do not require specialized training or technical expertise, this may result in its increased preference and demand across healthcare settings.  Additionally, its simplicity often translates to greater reliability, ensuring that the equipment is readily available when needed without the risk of technical failures.
  • Moreover, manual stretcher chairs are often built with sturdy materials and construction, capable of withstanding frequent use and rough handling. Their durability contributes to a longer lifespan and reduced need for repairs or replacements, further enhancing cost-effectiveness.


Stretcher Chairs Market, by End-use (2023)

The stretcher chairs market by end-use is categorized into hospitals and clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, and other end-users. The hospitals and clinics segment dominated the market with the revenue of around USD 189.7 million in 2023.

  • Hospitals and clinics frequently need to transport patients between different departments, such as from the emergency rooms to diagnostic imaging or surgery. Stretcher chairs provide a safe and comfortable means of transporting to patients within the facility.
  • Moreover, hospitals often serve as hubs for emergency medical supplies, and services, where ambulances bring patients in need of urgent care. Stretcher chairs are essential for safely transferring patients from ambulances to the emergency department or other treatment areas, thus, anticipated to fuel the product demand.


North America Stretcher Chairs Market, 2022- 2032 (USD Million)

North America stretcher chairs market accounted for USD 152.8 million revenue in 2023 and is anticipated to witness substantial market growth.

  • Advances in surgical techniques, such as laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries, have led to an increase in number of overall surgeries performed. Patients undergoing these surgeries often require transportation to and from the operating room on stretcher chairs, as they may need to be positioned carefully and comfortably before and after the procedure. Therefore, these increasing number of surgeries performed in the region is anticipated to contribute to the increased demand for stretcher chairs.  
  • Furthermore, North America experiences a variety of emergency cases, including accidents, trauma cases, and sudden illnesses, among others. The increasing frequency and severity of emergency cases lead to a higher demand for stretcher chairs in emergency departments (EDs) and ambulance services. The above-mentioned parameters is predicted to support the regional market expansion.

Stretcher Chairs Market Share

The stretcher chairs industry is highly competitive, featuring numerous large multinational corporations alongside small and mid-sized companies competing for improving their market footprint. An essential component of market strategy involves the ongoing development and introduction of innovative products incorporating latest technologies in a feature-rich product.

Stretcher Chairs Market Companies

Some of the eminent market participants operating in the stretcher chairs industry include:

  • Ambulancemed
  • Baxter International (Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.)
  • IBIOM Instruments Ltd.
  • Champion Manufacturing Inc.
  • GF Health Products, Inc .
  • MAC Medical, Inc.
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • Productos Metelicos del Bages, S.L
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Wy'East Medical Corporation

Stretcher Chairs Industry News:

  • In March 2021, Winco Manufacturing, LLC was acquired by Champion Manufacturing Inc., creating a comprehensive provider of clinical seating solutions across various healthcare settings. This acquisition allowed Champion to expand its product offerings including stretcher chairs, focusing on delivering high-quality medical seating products in the healthcare continuum.

Stretcher chairs market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2021 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Product

  • General stretcher chairs
  • Specialty stretcher chairs

By Technology

  • Manual stretcher chairs
  • Powered stretcher chairs

By End-use

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Other end-users

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

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


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy, Gauri Wani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Stretcher chairs market size was USD 345.1 million in 2023 and is expected to register 4.4% CAGR from 2024-2032 owing to increasing prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and rise in number of accident and trauma cases worldwide.

The general stretcher chairs segment is expected to reach USD 320 million by 2032 due to catering to a wide range of patient needs and medical situations and offering versatility in terms of patient transport.

North America stretcher chairs industry recorded USD 158.2 million in 2023 and is expected to register a commendable CAGR from 2024-2032 due to advances in surgical techniques, such as laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries in the region.

IBIOM Instruments Ltd., Champion Manufacturing Inc., GF Health Products, Inc., MAC Medical, Inc., Medline Industries, Inc., Productos Metelicos del Bages, S.L, Stryker Corporation, and Wy'East Medical Corporation, are some of the major stretcher chairs companies worldwide.

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  • Companies covered: 10
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