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Assistive technology products are designed to assist people who, because of specific disabilities or the general infirmities that often accompany aging, would otherwise be unable to participate meaningfully in economic, social, political, cultural, and other forms of human activity in their communities

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Disabled and elderly assistive technologies

  1. 1. Disabled and Elderly Assistive TechnologiesASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTSAssistive technology products are designed to assist people who, because of specificdisabilities or the general infirmities that often accompany aging, would otherwise be unableto participate meaningfully in economic, social, political, cultural, and other forms of humanactivity in their communities. Assistive technology encompasses a broad range of devices,from "low-tech" products such as eyeglasses and large-print books, to technologicallysophisticated products such as voice synthesizers, Braille readers, and wireless monitoringdevices.STUDY BACKGROUNDBCC published its last report on disabled and elderly assistive technologies in 2008. Sincethat time, continued progress in medical science as well as technology and healthcare,combined with demographic trends, societal evolution, and changing attitudes, havecontinued to drive the market for assistive technologies. Thus, it would seem that the timehas come for a new review of the market s overall size and direction.Not only has there been substantial growth in the number of disabled and elderly people,but they are living longer lives and living independently or semi-independently longer.These individuals need to perform activities such as shopping, personal hygiene, andcommunications that once might have been performed by a family member or aninstitutional caregiver.Not only do many disabled and elderly people need to perform basic activities forthemselves, but they have also undergone a revolution in their life expectations. They maynow expect to be gainfully employed, participate in the political process, and attend culturaland social events, to name only some of the possibilities.These changes have coincided with dramatic shifts in public and professional attitudestoward the disabled and the elderly. Persons with disabilities, including the elderly, are nowconsidered full citizens entitled to receive a range of services of their choosing to maintaintheir quality of life and enjoy full inclusion in society.The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, which took effect July 26, 1992, is theclearest expression of this attitudinal shift. The ADA says, in essence, that participation inthe mainstream of daily life is an American right, regardless of race, religion, or disability.The ADA contains provisions dealing with equality of employment, equal access togovernment services, equal access to private businesses that deal with the public, andtelecommunications for the disabled. Subsequent legislation and decisions by the courtshave clarified and extended the basic provisions of the ADA in a process that has continuedup to the present. These demographic, social, political, and legal developments havecreated an opportunity as well as a challenge for medical technology and manufacturing todevelop and commercialize new products.
  2. 2. Another recent piece of legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act of2010, is likely to have a significant impact on the market for various assistive technologies.Among its other provisions, the new law imposes a tax on medical devices such asprosthetic limbs, pacemakers, and wheelchairs that will increase the cost of these devicesand may decrease their use.The new health law contains various other provisions that could have a significant impact onthe market for assistive technologies, particularly through changes in Medicare. There isconsiderable controversy about the extent of these impacts even if the law is implementedas it is currently written (there is considerable political support for major changes in the lawor even its repeal). However, the uncertainty about the healthcare law s impact on theassistive technologies market makes this an opportune time to look at alternative scenarios.STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVESThe goal of the report is to examine market opportunities for assistive technology productsthat are now on the market or that are likely to enter the market over the rest of thedecade. Specific objectives of the report include analyzing the following:• Major product types and applications, both commercial and developmental.• Market size and segmentation, including historical data on sales by application andproduct type.• Market drivers and constraints.• Detailed market projections through 2016.• Industry structure, competition, and market shares.• Factors that may influence the long-term assistive technologies market.Browse All Medical Devices Market Research ReportsINTENDED AUDIENCEThe report has been written explicitly for those with an interest in disabled and elderly careissues, including the following:• Healthcare professionals• Manufacturers and distributors• Regulators and health insurers• Investors• The financial and analyst communityThe report is tailored especially for readers with an interest in the marketing, financial, andmanagement dimensions of the assistive technologies industry. However, readers with amore general interest in disabled and elderly care may find it useful as well.SCOPE AND FORMATThe report focuses on the U.S. market for the various types of devices and products that areon the market or under development to enable disabled and elderly persons to move about,see, hear, speak, dress themselves, and perform many other everyday activities as"normally" as possible. Where practical, market developments on the global level are alsoaddressed, although in less detail than domestic market developments.In the past few years, BCC has published a number of other reports in related areas, suchas prosthetics and orthotics, microelectronic medical implants, drugs for the elderly, as well
  3. 3. as anti-aging products. The findings and conclusions of these other reports will be cited inthis report, where appropriate, for the sake of completeness. However, it is not the authors intention to duplicate their coverage and analysis; attention will be focused instead on thefollowing:• Mobility- and dexterity-enhancing products.• Products for the vision-, hearing-, and speech-impaired.• Toileting and incontinence products.• Medical/personal monitoring products.• Other products such as environmental controls and daily living aids.This report does not cover physical therapy and exercise equipment designed for the elderlyand disabled. The scope of this report also does not include therapeutic treatments such assurgery that are intended to mitigate or eliminate the underlying causes of a particulardisability.In terms of format, the report is divided into the following major sections:• Technologies used in disabled and elderly care products• Conditions and applications addressed• Product types• Legal, regulatory, and insurance issues• Patent and IP issues Market size and segmentation• Market drivers• Market projections from 2010 through 2016• Industry size and structure• Competition and market sharesMETHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCESBoth primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. Thefindings and conclusions of this report are based on information gathered frommanufacturers and distributors, hospitals, doctors, and other end users. Interview datawere combined with information gathered through an extensive review of secondary sourcessuch as trade publications, trade associations, company literature, and online databases toproduce the baseline market estimates contained in this report.The base year for analysis and projection is 2010. With 2010 as a baseline, marketprojections were developed for 2011 through 2016. These projections are based on acombination of a consensus among the primary contacts combined with our understandingof the key market drivers and their impact from an historical and analytical perspective. Theanalytical methodologies used to generate the market estimates are described in detail inthe section on Detailed Market Projections.Unless otherwise stated, all dollar projections presented in this report are in 2010 constantdollars.ANALYST CREDENTIALSThe author of this report is Andrew McWilliams. Mr. McWilliams, a partner in the Boston-based international technology and marketing consulting firm of 43rd Parallel, LLC, is theauthor of the previous edition of this report. He is also the author of several other BCCResearch studies related to the subject of this report, including HLC016D - MicroelectronicMedical Implants: Products, Technologies and Opportunities; HLC038C - Patient Monitoring;
  4. 4. HLC054B - Home Medical Equipment: Technologies and Global Markets; HLC045A -Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Cosmetic Enhancement Products; HLC014D - Telemedicine:Opportunities for Medical and Electronic Providers; HL048C - Healthcare InformationTechnology; HLC066A - Medical Automation Technologies, Products and Markets; andHLC070A - Preventive Healthcare Technologies, Products and Market.Table of ContentsChapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - ComplimentaryASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTSSTUDY BACKGROUNDSTUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVESINTENDED AUDIENCESCOPE AND FORMATMETHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCESANALYST CREDENTIALSRELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTSBCC ONLINE SERVICESDISCLAIMERChapter- 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARYTable 0 : PROJECTED U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SALES, THROUGH 2016Figure 0 : PROJECTED U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SALES, 2010-2016Chapter- 3: OVERVIEWGENERAL DESCRIPTIONTECHNOLOGIESAPPLICATIONS AND CONDITIONS ADDRESSEDPRODUCT TYPESPATENT ANALYSISREGULATORY, LEGISLATIVE, AND INSURANCE ISSUESChapter- 4: U.S. MARKET FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, 2010 TO 2016SUMMARYDETAILED MARKET PROJECTIONSChapter- 5: GLOBAL MARKETSTable 62 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2016Figure 28 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETSHARES, 2010 AND 2016Table l28 :Chapter- 6: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND COMPETITIONNUMBER AND SIZE OF FIRMSMARKET SHARES
  5. 5. Chapter- 7: COMPANY PROFILESAUTOMATED VOICE SYSTEMS, INC.BAY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.BLUE CHIP MEDICAL PRODUCTSBRUNO INDEPENDENT LIVING AIDS, INC.COBOLT SYSTEMS, LTD.CONVATECCYBERNET MEDICAL CORP.DOLPHIN COMPUTER ACCESS, LTD.DUXBURY SYSTEMS, INC.DYNAVOX TECHNOLOGIESEXACT DYNAMICS B.V.FREEDOM SCIENTIFIC, INC.GW MICRO, INC.HONEYWELL HOMMED, LLCHUMANWAREINCLINATOR COMPANY OF AMERICAINVACARE CORP.KROWN MANUFACTURINGLIFTAVATOR INC.MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBHPHILIPS LIFELINE SYSTEMS, INC.PRIDE MOBILITY PRODUCTS CORP.RICON CORP.SAVARIA CORP..SCOTTCARE CORP.SIEMENS HEARING INSTRUMENTS, INC.SUNRISE MEDICAL, INC.SVENSKA CELLULOSA AKTIEBOLAGET SCATERRY GROUP, LTD.THYSSENKRUPP ACCESSTWIGWHIRLPOOL CORP.List of TablesSummary Table : PROJECTED U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SALES, THROUGH 2016Table 1 : PROJECTED NUMBER OF DISABLED PEOPLE IN THE U.S., THROUGH 2016Table 2 : REPORTED INCIDENCE OF HEARING PROBLEMS AMONG U.S. ADULTS, BYSEX/AGE GROUP, 2009Table 3 : REPORTED INCIDENCE OF BLINDNESS AND VISION IMPAIRMENT IN THE U.S.,BY SEX/AGE GROUP, 2009Table 4 : REPORTED INCIDENCE OF IMPAIRED MOBLITY AND DEXTERITY IN THE U.S., BYSEX/AGE GROUP, 2009Table 5 : INCIDENCE OF DOCTOR-DIAGNOSED ARTHRITIS CASES AND CHRONIC JOINTSYMPTOMS IN THE U.S., BY AGE GROUP, 2009Table 6 : PROJECTED TRENDS IN NUMBER OF U.S. TOTAL HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENTS,THROUGH 2016Table 7 : OSTOMY POPULATION WITH OSTOMIES, BY AGE GROUP
  6. 6. Table 8 : AMBULATORY AID MANUFACTURERSTable 9 : WHEELCHAIR MANUFACTURERSTable 10 : SCOOTER MANUFACTURERSTable 11 : MOTOR VEHICLE DISABLED ACCESS CONVERSION KIT MANUFACTURERSTable 12 : NAVIGATION AIDS MANUFACTURERSTable 13 : ACCESS AID MANUFACTURERSTable 14 : DISABLED BED, SEATING, AND ERGONOMIC AIDS MANUFACTURERSTable 15 : DAILY LIVING AIDS MANUFACTURERSTable 16 : SPEECH AND WRITING AID MANUFACTURERSTable 17 : HEARING AID MANUFACTURERSTable 18 : COMPUTER AID MANUFACTURERSTable 19 : READING AND VISION AID MANUFACTURERSTable 20 : ENVIRONMENTAL AID MANUFACTURERSTable 21 : MEDICAL/PERSONAL MONITORING AID MANUFACTURERSTable 22 : PROJECTED U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SALES, THROUGH 2016Table 23 : PROJECTED U.S. MOBILITY AIDS SALES, THROUGH 2016Table 24 : PROJECTED U.S. POPULATION 65 YEARS AND OLDER, THROUGH 2016Table 25 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF AMBULATORY AIDS, THROUGH 2016Table 26 : WHEELCHAIR USE BY AGE GROUP, 2010Table 27 : U.S. POPULATION UNDER 65 YEARS OLD, THROUGH 2016Table 28 : PROJECTED TRENDS IN THE NUMBER OF SEVERELY OBESE AMERICANS,THROUGH 2016Table 29 : U.S. SALES OF WHEELCHAIRS AND SCOOTERS, THROUGH 2016Table 30 : PROJECTED NUMBER OF U.S. WHEELCHAIR USERS AGED 18 TO 64 YEARS,THROUGH 2016Table 31 : U.S. SALES PROJECTIONS OF VEHICLE CONVERSIONS FOR THE DISABLED,THROUGH 2016Table 32 : U.S. SALES PROJECTIONS OF ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION AIDS FOR THE BLIND,THROUGH 2016Table 33 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF DISABILITY ACCESS AIDS BY SEGMENT, 2010THROUGH 2016Table 34 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF RESIDENTIAL ELEVATORS, THROUGH 2016Table 35 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF STAIR LIFTS, THROUGH 2016Table 36 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF WHEELCHAIR LIFTS, THROUGH 2016Table 37 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF ACCESSIBLE BATHTUBS AND SHOWERS, THROUGH2016Table 38 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF BATH AND POOL LIFTS, THROUGH 2016Table 39 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF TRANSFER LIFTS, THROUGH 2016Table 40 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF DOOR OPENERS, THROUGH 2016Table 41 : PROJECTED U.S. BEDS, SEATING SYSTEMS, AND OTHER ERGONOMIC AIDSFOR THE DISABLED MARKET, THROUGH 2016Table 42 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF HOME CARE MEDICAL BEDS AND SEATINGSYSTEMS, THROUGH 2016Table 43 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF OTHER ERGONOMIC AIDS, THROUGH 2016Table 44 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF DAILY LIVING AIDS, THROUGH 2016Table 45 : PROJECTED TRENDS IN THE FEMALE POPULATION OF THE U.S., THROUGH2016Table 46 : IMPACT OF GROWING PUBLIC AWRENESS ON MARKET FORINCONTINENCE/OSTOMY PRODUCTS, 2001-2009Table 47 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF INCONTINENCE AND OSTOMY PRODUCTS,THROUGH 2016
  7. 7. Table 48 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF COMMODE AND SHOWER CHAIRS, THROUGH 2016Table 49 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF OTHER DAILY LIVING AIDS, THROUGH 2016Table 50 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF COMMUNICATION AIDS, THROUGH 2016Table 51 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF HEARING AIDS, THROUGH 2016Table 52 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF SPEECH AIDS, THROUGH 2016Table 53 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF COMPUTER ACCESSIBILITY AIDS, THROUGH 2016Table 54 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF VISION AND READING AIDS, THROUGH 2016Table 55 : PROJECTED U.S. EYEWEAR SALES, THROUGH 2016Table 56 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF READING MACHINES, THROUGH 2016Table 57 : PROJECTED U.S. ACCESSIBLE BOOK SALES, THROUGH 2016Table 58 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF ENVIRONMENTAL AIDS, THROUGH 2016Table 59 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF MEDICAL/PERSONAL MONITORING AIDS, THROUGH2016Table 60 : PROJECTED U.S. PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE DEVICES, THROUGH 2016Table 61 : PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF REMOTE MONITORING DEVICES, THROUGH 2016Table 62 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2016List of FiguresSummary Figure : PROJECTED U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SALES, 2010-2016Figure 1 : U.S. POPULATION WHOSE DAILY ACTIVITES ARE LMITED BY HEALTHCONDITIONS, ACCORDING TO AGE GROUP, 2009Figure 2 : PROJECTED INCREASE IN U.S. DISABLED POPULATION, 2010-2016Figure 3 : PREVALENCE OF COGNITIVE/MENTAL IMPAIRMENT AMONG MEDICAREPARTICIPANTS, 2010Figure 4 : PREVALENCE OF SELECTED CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS AMONG MEDICAREPARTICIPANTS, 2010Figure 5 : U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PATENTS ISSUED SINCE 1976 AND PATENTAPPLICATIONS PENDING, BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGYFigure 6 : PROJECTED U.S. ASSISITIVE TECHNOLOGY MARKET TRENDS, 2010-2016Figure 7 : PROJECTED U.S. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY MARKET SEGMENTATION, 2010 -2016Figure 8 : PROJECTED MOBILITY AIDS SUBSEGMENTS, 2010 AND 2016Figure 9 : U.S. SALES OF AMUBULATORY AIDS, 2010Figure 10 : U.S. WHEELCHAIR AND SCOOTER MARKET, 2010Figure 11 : U.S. WHEELCHAIR/SCOOTER SALES BY AGE GROUP, 2010Figure 12 : LEADING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH WHEELCHAIR/SCOOTER USE, 2010Figure 13 : PROJECTED U.S. DISABILITY ACCESS AIDS MARKET, BY TYPE OF PRODUCT,2010 AND 2016Figure 14 : PROJECTED BABY BOOMER SPENDING ON HOME RENOVATION PROJECTS,2010-2016Figure 15 : U.S. DISABLED BED, SEATING, AND OTHER ERGONOMIC AID MARKETSHARES, 2010 AND 2016Figure 16 : U.S. SALES OF DISABLED BEDS AND SEATING, 2010Figure 17 : PROJECTED U.S. DISABILITY AIDS MARKET, BY TYPE OF PRODUCT, 2010 AND2016Figure 18 : U.S. INCONTINENCE AND OSTOMY PRODUCTS MARKET, 2010Figure 19 : U.S. SALES OF OTHER DAILY LIVING AIDS, 2010Figure 20 : U.S. UNIT SALES OF DIGITAL VERSUS ANALOG HEARING AIDS, 2010Figure 21 : TRENDS IN U.S. GDP VERSUS UNIT SALES OF HEARING AIDS, 2003 THROUGH2010
  8. 8. Figure 22 : U.S. COMPUTER ASSISITIVE TECHNOLOGY MARKET, 2010Figure 23 : U.S. MARKET FOR EYEGLASSES AND CONTACT LENSES, 2010Figure 24 : U.S. READING MACHINE SALES, 2010Figure 25 : U.S. SALES OF ACCESSIBLE BOOKS, 2010Figure 26 : PROJECTED MEDICAL/PERSONAL MONITORING AIDS SUBSEGMENTS, 2010AND 2016Figure 27 : U.S. ACTIVITY/EMERGENCY LOCATION MONITOR SALES, 2010Figure 28 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETSHARES, 2010 AND 2016Figure 29 : U.S. MOBILITY AIDS MARKET LEADERS, 2010Figure 30 : ACCESS AIDS MARKET LEADERS, 2010Figure 31 : BEDS, SEATING SYSTEMS, AND ERGONOMETRIC AIDS MARKET LEADERS,2010Figure 32 : DAILY LIVING AIDS MARKET LEADERS, 2010Figure 33 : COMMUNICATION AIDS MARKET LEADERS, 2010Figure 34 : COMPUTER ACCESS AIDS MARKET LEADERS, 2010Figure 35 : VISION AND READING AIDS MARKET LEADERS, 2010Figure 36 : MEDICAL/PERSONAL MONITORING AIDS MARKET LEADERS, 2010About Us:ReportsnReports is an online library of over 100,000+ market research reports and in-depthmarket research studies & analysis of over 5000 micro markets. We provide 24/7 online andoffline support to our customers. Get in touch with us for your needs of market researchreports.Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/marketsreportsOur Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/ReportsnReports/191441427571689Contact:Mr.Priyank7557 Rambler road,Suite727,Dallas,TX75231Tel: +1-888-989-8004E-mail: sales@reportsandreports.comhttp://www.reportsandreports.comVisit our Market Research Blog

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