Global Patient Mechanical Lift Handling Equipment Market: Key Trends
A number of factors are responsible for promoting the global patient mechanical lift handling equipment market. Some of them are the rising number of accidents and increasing disabilities, spike in the elderly population, the risk of musculoskeletal injuries among caregivers in the process of manual handling of patients, and rules forbidding manual handling of patients. Besides, rise in obesity, which causes people to lose their mobility, has also helped promote the market. In fact, as per the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, around 30% of the global population were either obese or overweight in 2013.
On the contrary, lack of proper budget allocation and dearth of awareness among patients, mostly in developing and under-developed regions of the world about mechanical lift handling equipment, is slated to dampen the growth in the market, particularly in Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
Global Patient Mechanical Lift Handling Equipment Market: Overview
Patient mechanical lift handling equipment are lifts that are used to lift patients who are either unable to move or whose weight makes it unsafe to move or lift them manually. These equipment find application in hospitals, homecare, and elderly care homes. The different types of mechanical lifts available in the market are floor-based lifts, stand up and raising lifts/aids, powered sit-to-stand lifts, overhead/ceiling lifts, gantry lifts, and bath patient lifters. All these types of patient lifts function together to facilitate total patient transfer.