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Facts why Wheelchair Demand will Always be High

Wheelchairs are here to stay. Every day there is a patient who receives the news that he has to rely on a wheelchair for mobility either temporarily or permanently. The transition may not be easy, but with time a wheelchair user has to accept, adjust and embrace the world of wheelchairs.

Aging Population and Susceptibility to disabilities

It goes without saying that every day you and i grow older and older, the older you grow the more vulnerable you become to various diseases that affect mobility. This provides opportunities for the need for a wheelchair.

Surge in spinal cord injuries

The increase in spinal cord injuries has led to a growth in disability cases. As a result there has been an escalation in the demand for wheelchairs to cater for the injured people.

Rise in global obesity levels

Research shows that the levels of obesity have escalated in the past years. In severe cases, mobility of the victims has been affected and hence the solution has not been anything else but a wheelchair.

The growing demand for powered wheelchair

Wheelchair manufacturers now design easy to use, comfortable and technically up to date chairs to meet the growing demands of users. The availability of powered wheelchairs has made it easy for users to operate them even without assistance. This has ensured that users continue buying chairs that ensure their comfort.

The launch of smart wheelchairs with artificial intelligence control systems

This is considered the next frontier for growth in the wheelchair manufacturing industry. The availability of such provisions in the world of wheelchairs will most definitely lead to high demand of wheelchairs.


It is evident that with an increase in various cases of people’s inability to walk due to different reasons, coupled with the growth in leaps and bounds of the wheelchair industry has led to manufacture of convenient easy to operate and use chairs with variations on basic designs that are highly customized for individual user’s needs. This has greatly influenced positively the demand for wheelchairs and is a pointer to the wheelchair industry to roll their sleeves and work to meet this never ending demand.