The Global "Adaptive Strollers Market" is expected to grow at a CAGR during the forecasting period ( 2022-2029).
Adaptive strollers are designed for children with special needs facing mobility challenges. Adaptive strollers are preferred over pediatric wheelchairs since they are easy to use, lightweight, flexible, and collapsible compared to a restrictive or a heavy wheelchair.
The global market for the adaptive strollers market is primarily driven by increasing prevalence of cerebral palsy, brain injuries, spinal cord and others in children, which is increasing the demand for adaptive strollers globally. Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability of childhood. About 1 in 323 children has been identified with CP according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Growing advancements in the field of medicine especially with respect to improving mobility of patients are also driving the growth of the global adaptive strollers market.
However, the high cost of adaptive strollers is restraining the growth of the adaptive strollers market, especially true for markets in developing countries like China and India.
By application, the global market for adaptive strollers is segmented cerebral palsy, developmental delay, spinal muscular atrophy, traumatic brain injury, and others. Among these, cerebral palsy segment occupied the largest market share in 2018 due to higher incidence of cerebral palsy globally compared to other disorders is fuelling the demand for adaptive strollers. The prevalence of cerebral palsy for children aged <7 years is 1.6 per 1000 children. It is estimated that there are 310000 children with cerebral palsy in China and as the survival of low birth weight infants improves the prevalence of cerebral palsy will rise. Hence, with a rising incidence of cerebral palsy, the demand for adaptive strollers is growing globally.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is also common among children, which affects the motor neurons that control body movement. According to PLOS, 2018, SMA was the leading genetic cause of infant death globally, with an incidence of around 1 per 10,000 newborns worldwide.
Based on product type, the global market for adaptive strollers is segmented into single-seat and multiple seats, of which the single-seat product is dominant for the year 2018 and is expected to remain dominance over the forecast period (2019-2026).
North America is dominating the adaptive strollers market with largest market share in 2018 due to increasing mobility disorders faced by children and rising healthcare spending by the government and supportive government policies. The U.S. is driving the market in this region due to rising incidence of cerebral palsy and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation (UCP), 8,000 to 10,000 babies develop cerebral palsy each year and about two to three children in every 1,000 have cerebral palsy in the country.
The Asia-Pacific adaptive stroller market is growing at the highest growth rate because of the high unmet need for such type of specialized equipment along with an increase in the disposal income and rising affluence in this region.
Some of the major players of global adaptive stroller market include Convaid Products, LLC, Deming Designs, Inc., Thomashilfen.us, Eurovema Ab, Adaptive Star, Ormesa, Invacare Corporation, Meyra, Performance Health, Special Tomato (Bergeron Health Care), and Sunrise Medical LLC. Key players are adopting strategies such as new product launches along with an increased focus on R&D are other ways the leading players improve their market presence. For instance, In April 2019, Larktale, an Australian stroller brand launched two stroller models, The Coast and The Chit Chat, which are lightweight, compact strollers designed with innovative technologies and recyclable materials.
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