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World Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids in Thousands of Units and US$. The major product segments analyzed are Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and Positioning Aids (Adult (Spinal Cord Injury), Pediatric, and Geriatric). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 193 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Apex Dynamics Healthcare Products, LLC, ArjoHuntleigh, ATO-FORM GmbH, DMA Ltd., Graham-Field Health Products, Inc., Invacare Corporation, Lamico, Inc., Medline Industries, Patterson Medical, Rebotec Rehabilitationsmittel GmbH, and Sunrise Medical. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

AMBULATORY & BATHROOM AIDS MCP-3201

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definition and Scope of Study I-3

Product Segments I-4

Ambulatory Aids I-4

Standing Aids I-4

Walking Aids I-4

Canes I-4

Crutches I-4

Walkers I-4

Bathroom Aids I-5

Commode Chairs I-5

Shower Chairs I-5

Patient Seating & Positioning Aids I-5

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1

Aging World Population Fans the Demand for Ambulatory Aids II-1

Looking For More Value? II-1

Advent of Innovative and Fashionable Products II-2

Improved Marketing to Drive Sales of Ambulatory Aids II-2

Innovation & Versatility Take the Lead to Shape Success II-2

Product Pricing Turns Mission Critical in Patient Aids II-3

Patient-Friendly Products to Drive Market Growth II-3

Focus on Product Packaging to Boost Sales? II-3

Patient Aid Market Focusing on Light Weight and Versatile

Products II-3

Challenges to the Industry II-4

2. Industry Analysis II-5

An Aerial View of the Homecare Industry II-5

Home Healthcare Industry - The Fastest Growing Sector II-5

The Changing Landscape of the Home Healthcare Industry II-5

Popularity of 'Alternate Site Care' Brings Home Healthcare

into the Spotlight II-6

Budding Consumerism - A Boon for the Home Healthcare Market II-6

Convenience Drives the Shift in the Distribution Mix II-6

Mobility and Bathroom Safety Aids Lead the Home Healthcare Market II-7

Assisted Living Services Gain Momentum the World Over II-7

Personalized Products on the Roll in the Homecare Sector II-7

Mobile Products: Emphasis on Improved Mobility II-7

3. Global Market Analysis II-8

Analysis by Region II-8

Analysis by Segment II-8

4. Product Overview II-9

Ambulatory Aids II-9

Standing Aids II-9

Standing Aids: Help Improve Cardiovascular Function II-9

Prone Standers II-9

Supine Standers II-10

Vertical Standers II-10

Standing Frames II-10

Econostand II-10

Standing Tables II-10

Adult Adjustable Standing Table II-10

Mobile Standers II-11

Assisted Standing Aids II-11

Standard Components of Standing Aids II-11

Standup Wheelchairs II-11

Tilt Chair: A Specialized Device II-11

Mobile Standers: Independently Operated by Users II-12

Swivel Walker: For Children with Spina Bifida and Paraplegic

Adults II-12

Walking Aids II-12

Walking Aids: Bringing Patients Back to an Active Life II-12

Proper Prescription of Walking Aids: The Key to Desired Outputs II-12

Canes II-13

Canes: Most Familiar and Versatile Aid to Ambulation II-13

Contralateral Usage: Provides Maximum Benefit to the User II-13

Designed to Suit the Needs II-13

Fitting: A Prime Factor II-14

Most Common Types of Canes II-14

Single Point Canes II-14

Standard Canes: A Candy Cane II-14

Quad Canes: A Three/Four Legged Pedestal II-14

Folding Seat Cane II-15

The Comfortable Canes II-15

Crutches II-15

Crutches: A Less Flexible Device II-15

Crutches - Product Type II-16

Axillary Crutch: The Most Familiar Crutch II-16

Arthritis Crutch: A Device for Persons with Poor Hand Strength II-16

Types of Crutches - By Utility II-16

Elbow Crutches II-17

Underarm Crutches II-17

Forearm Crutches II-17

Forearm Crutch: Preferred by Permanent Users II-17

Adjustable Crutches II-17

Walkers II-17

Walkers: Can be used as a Temporary or Permanent Device II-17

Models of Walkers II-18

Rigid Frame Walker II-18

Roller Walker II-18

Standard Walker II-18

Merry Walker II-18

Trekking Poles II-18

Tri Walker II-19

Seat Walker II-19

Multiwalker II-19

Three Wheeled Walkers II-19

Four Wheeled Walkers II-19

Roll-A-Bout Walkers II-19

Rigid Walkers II-19

Folding Walkers II-19

Walkers with Wheel Attachments II-19

Hemi Walkers II-20

Jade 3 Walker II-20

Some of the Other Walking Aids Include II-20

Walking Stick II-20

Transfer Walking Belt II-20

Lifts II-20

Bathroom Aids II-20

Bathtub Transfer Bench II-21

Bathseats II-21

Bathboards II-21

Bath Lifts II-21

Handrails: Most Commonly Used in Bathrooms II-21

Commodes II-22

Shower Commode II-22

Patient Seating & Positioning Aids II-22

5. Product Innovations/Introductions II-23

Stretchair Launches Versatile Hygiene-Chair II-23

A.R.T. Group Unveils Pediatric Tilt-in- Space Chair, Kids ROCK(TM) II-23

ARJO Unveils Malibu, a Bathing System II-23

Graham-Field Introduces Wide Range of Ambulatory products II-23

Keen Mobility Company Unveils Quest Cane II-23

DMA Unveils Uni-hold System II-24

A Revolutionary New Medical Crutch Developed in Canada II-24

Keen Mobility Comes Up With New Keen Krutch(TM) II-24

6. Recent Industry Activity II-25

ARJO and Huntleigh Merge to Form ArjoHuntleigh II-25

Creative Foam Corp. Acquires Iatrics Inc. II-25

GF Health Products Joins Forces with MedAssets II-25

Colours N' Motion Collaborates with Med Services II-25

Invacare Enters into an Exclusive Agreement with Microban II-26

Patterson Companies Acquires Ability one Products Corp II-26

EZ-International Takes Over Ortho-Kinetics, Inc. II-26

AbilityOne Acquires Smith & Nephew Rehabilitation Division II-26

7. Focus on Select Global Players II-27

Apex Dynamics Healthcare Products, LLC II-27

ArjoHuntleigh (USA) II-27

ATO-FORM GmbH (Germany) II-27

DMA Ltd. (UK) II-28

Graham-Field Health Products, Inc. (USA) II-28

Invacare Corporation (USA) II-28

Lamico, Inc. (USA) II-29

Medline Industries (USA) II-29

Patterson Medical (USA) II-30

Rebotec Rehabilitationsmittel GmbH (Germany) II-30

Sunrise Medical (USA) II-30

8. Global Market Perspective II-32

A. Analytics in Dollars II-32

Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - USA,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 2: World Long-term Projections for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 3: World 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and Bathroom

Aids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value

Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years

2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ambulatory Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 5: World Long-term Projections for Ambulatory Aids by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ambulatory Aids by Product Segment - Standing Aids and Walking

Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers) Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 7: World Long-term Projections for Ambulatory Aids by

Product Segment - Standing Aids and Walking Aids (Canes,

Crutches, and Walkers) Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 8: World 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory Aids by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &

2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 9: World 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory Aids by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

Standing Aids and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)

Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Standing Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 11: World Long-term Projections for Standing Aids by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 12: World 10-Year Perspective for Standing Aids by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &

2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Walking Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 14: World Long-term Projections for Walking Aids by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 15: World 10-Year Perspective for Walking Aids by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &

2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Canes by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America & Rest of World

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 17: World Long-term Projections for Canes by Geographic

Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 18: World 10-Year Perspective for Canes by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Crutches by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 20: World Long-term Projections for Crutches by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 21: World 10-Year Perspective for Crutches by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Walkers by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 23: World Long-term Projections for Walkers by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 24: World 10-Year Perspective for Walkers by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 26: World Long-term Projections for Bathroom Aids by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Commode Chairs, and Shower

Chairs Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 28: World Long-term Projections for Bathroom Aids by

Product Segment - Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 29: World 10-Year Perspective for Bathroom Aids by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &

2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 30: World 10-Year Perspective for Bathroom Aids by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs Markets for Years 2003, 2008

& 2012 II-58

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Commode Chairs by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 32: World Long-term Projections for Commode Chairs by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 33: World 10-Year Perspective for Commode Chairs by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &

2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Shower Chairs by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 35: World Long-term Projections for Shower Chairs by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 36: World 10-Year Perspective for Shower Chairs by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &

2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Patient Seating & Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - USA,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 38: World Long-term Projections for Patient Seating &

Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 39: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Patient Seating & Positioning Aids by Product Segment - Adult

(Spinal Cord Injury), Pediatric, and Geriatric Seating and

Positioning Aids Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 40: World Long-term Projections for Patient Seating &

Positioning Aids by Product Segment - Adult (Spinal Cord

Injury), Pediatric, and Geriatric Seating and Positioning Aids

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 41: World 10-Year Perspective for Patient Seating &

Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown

of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 42: World 10-Year Perspective for Patient Seating &

Positioning Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales for Adult (Spinal Cord Injury), Pediatric, and

Geriatric Seating and Positioning Aids Markets for Years 2003,

2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Adult (Spinal Cord Injury) Seating and Positioning Aids by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 44: World Long-term Projections for Adult (Spinal Cord

Injury) Seating and Positioning Aids by Geographic Region -

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 45: World 10-Year Perspective for Adult (Spinal Cord

Injury) Seating and Positioning Aids by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 46: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Pediatric Seating and Positioning Aids by Geographic Region -

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 47: World Long-term Projections for Pediatric Seating

and Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 48: World 10-Year Perspective for Pediatric Seating and

Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown

of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 49: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Geriatric Seating and Positioning Aids by Geographic Region -

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000

through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 50: World Long-term Projections for Geriatric Seating

and Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 51: World 10-Year Perspective for Geriatric Seating and

Positioning Aids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown

of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-78

B. Analytics in Units II-79

Table 52: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - USA,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 53: World Long-term Projections for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 54: World 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 55: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ambulatory Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 56: World Long-term Projections for Ambulatory Aids by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 57: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ambulatory Aids by Product Segment - Standing Aids and Walking

Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers) Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years

2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 58: World Long-term Projections for Ambulatory Aids by

Product Segment - Standing Aids and Walking Aids (Canes,

Crutches, and Walkers) Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2011 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 59: World 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory Aids by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &

2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 60: World 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory Aids by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Standing Aids and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)

Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 61: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Standing Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 62: World Long-term Projections for Standing Aids by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 63: World 10-Year Perspective for Standing Aids by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &

2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 64: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Walking Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, urope,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 65: World Long-term Projections for Walking Aids by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 66: World 10-Year Perspective for Walking Aids by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &

2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 67: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Canes by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 68: World Long-term Projections for Canes by Geographic

Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years

2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 69: World 10-Year Perspective for Canes by geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 70: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Crutches by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 71: World Long-term Projections for Crutches by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 72: World 10-Year Perspective for Crutches by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 73: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Walkers by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 74: World Long-term Projections for Walkers by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 75: World 10-Year Perspective for Walkers by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 76: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 77: World Long-term Projections for Bathroom Aids by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 78: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Commode Chairs, and Shower

Chairs Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 79: World Long-term Projections for Bathroom Aids by

Product Segment - Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 80: World 10-Year Perspective for Bathroom Aids by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &

2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 81: World 10-Year Perspective for Bathroom Aids by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs Markets for Years 2003, 2008

& 2012 II-105

Table 82: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Commode Chairs by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 83: World Long-term Projections for Commode Chairs by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 84: World 10-Year Perspective for Commode Chairs by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &

2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 85: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Shower Chairs by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 86: World Long-term Projections for Shower Chairs by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 87: World 10-Year Perspective for Shower Chairs by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &

2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Current & Future Analysis III-1

Ambulatory & Bathroom Aids Market - A Profile III-1

Aging Population Fans Demand for Ambulatory Aids III-2

Key Trends Sparks off Business in the US Patient and

Mobility Aids Space III-2

Growing Medical Rehabilitation Gears Up the New Age Patient

& Mobility aids III-3

Home Healthcare Market III-3

Competitive Scenario III-3

Table 88: Leading Canes Supplier in the US Ambulatory Aids

Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

Sunrise Medical, Invacare, Lumex, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Product Launches/Developments III-4

Strategic Corporate Developments III-5

Key Players III-7

Activeaid III-7

ArjoHuntleigh (US) III-7

GF Health Products, Inc. III-7

Invacare Corporation III-8

Keen Mobility Company III-8

Lamico, Inc. III-8

Medline Industries III-8

Patterson Medical III-9

Sunrise Medical III-9

Thomas Fetterman, Inc III-10

B.Market Analytics III-11

Table 89: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory

Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and

Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower

Chairs); and Patient Seating and Positioning Aids (Adult

(Spinal Cord Injury), Pediatric, and Geriatric) Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 90: US Long-term Projections for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory Aids (Standing

Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and

Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and

Patient Seating and Positioning Aids (Adult (Spinal Cord

Injury), Pediatric, and Geriatric) Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 91: US 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and Bathroom

Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value

Sales for Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids

(Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids (Commode

Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and

Positioning Aids (Adult (Spinal Cord Injury), Pediatric, and

Geriatric) Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 92: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory

Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and

Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower

Chairs) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 93: US Long-term Projections for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory Aids (Standing

Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and

Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs) Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 94: US 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and Bathroom

Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids

(Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids (Commode

Chairs, and Shower Chairs) Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &

2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

2. Canada III-17

A.Market Analysis III-17

Current & Future Analysis III-17

Market Overview III-17

Causes of Disability - A Review III-17

Table 95: Consumer Profile of Mobility Support Devices in

Canada: Percentage Breakdown of Users by Cause of

Disability (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Home Care Industry - A Profile III-18

Strong Market Worldwide in Home Care Products III-18

Heavy Dependence on Imports III-18

Product Launch III-19

B.Market Analytics III-19

Table 96: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment -

Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes,

Crutches, and Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs,

and Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and Positioning Aids

(Adult (Spinal Cord Injury), Pediatric, and Geriatric)

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 97: Canadian Long-term Projections for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory Aids (Standing

Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and

Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and

Patient Seating and Positioning Aids (Adult (Spinal Cord

Injury), Pediatric, and Geriatric) Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 98: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales for Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking

Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids

(Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and

Positioning Aids (Adult (Spinal Cord Injury), Pediatric, and

Geriatric) Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 99: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment -

Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes,

Crutches, and Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs,

and Shower Chairs) Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000

through 2010 III-22

Table 100: Canadian Long-term Projections for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory Aids (Standing

Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and

Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs) Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 101: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking

Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids

(Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs) Markets for Years 2003,

2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

3. Japan III-25

A.Market Analysis III-25

Current & Future Analysis III-25

Homecare Healthcare Industry - A Profile III-25

B.Market Analytics III-26

Table 102: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment -

Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes,

Crutches, and Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs,

and Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and Positioning Aids

(Adult (Spinal Cord Injury), Pediatric, and Geriatric)

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 103: Japanese Long-term Projections for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory Aids (Standing

Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and

Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and

Patient Seating and Positioning Aids (Adult (Spinal Cord

Injury), Pediatric, and Geriatric) Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 104: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales for Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking

Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids

(Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and

Positioning Aids (Adult (Spinal Cord Injury), Pediatric, and

Geriatric) Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 105: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment -

Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes,

Crutches, and Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs,

and Shower Chairs) Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000

through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 106: Japanese Long-term Projections for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory Aids (Standing

Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and

Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs) Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 107: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking

Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids

(Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs) Markets for Years 2003,

2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4. Europe III-32

A.Market Analysis III-32

Current & Future Analysis III-32

Trends in the European Mobility Aids and Associated

Paramedical Products III-32

Growth Fueled by Aging Population III-32

Table 108: Leading Players in the European Walking Aids Market

(2004): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Rebotec,

Ato-Form, Sunrise Medical, Homecraft, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

B.Market Analytics III-33

Table 109: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region -

France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 110: European Long-term Projections for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,

UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 111: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Product Segment -

Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes,

Crutches, and Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs,

and Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and Positioning Aids

(Adult (Spinal Cord Injury), Pediatric, and Geriatric)

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 112: European Long-term Projections for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Ambulatory Aids (Standing

Aids, and Walking Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and

Bathroom Aids (Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and

Patient Seating and Positioning Aids (Adult (Spinal Cord

Injury), Pediatric, and Geriatric) Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 113: European 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of

Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 114: European 10-Year Perspective for Ambulatory and

Bathroom Aids by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales for Ambulatory Aids (Standing Aids, and Walking

Aids (Canes, Crutches, and Walkers)); and Bathroom Aids

(Commode Chairs, and Shower Chairs); and Patient Seating and

Positioning Aids (Adult (Spinal Cord Injury), Pediatric, and

Geriatric) Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 115: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids by Geographic Region -

France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tho

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