Asia-Pacific Walking Assist Devices Market Outlook, 2028

The Asia Pacific Walking Assist Device market was valued at more than USD 600 Million in 2022 due to increasing awareness.

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The Asia Pacific walking assist device market has witnessed significant technological advancements. Smart walking assist devices equipped with sensors, connectivity features, and artificial intelligence has gained popularity. These devices offer real-time monitoring, gait analysis, and other smart functionalities. Some countries in Asia Pacific, particularly those with strong traditional medicine practices, have explored the integration of walking assist devices with alternative and complementary therapies. This approach aligns with holistic healthcare philosophies. Urban planning initiatives in Asia Pacific cities have started to focus on enhancing accessibility for individuals using walking assist devices. This includes features like accessible pathways, ramps, and elevators in public spaces. Emerging economies in the Asia Pacific region, such as India and Southeast Asian countries, present significant growth opportunities for walking assist device manufacturers. The increasing awareness of mobility solutions and improving healthcare infrastructure contribute to market expansion. Efforts are being made to address the affordability of walking assist devices in Asia Pacific. Manufacturers are exploring cost-effective solutions to make these devices accessible to a broader population. Addressing healthcare challenges in rural areas is a key focus. Walking assist devices are essential in regions where accessibility to medical facilities is limited, and efforts are underway to bridge this gap through innovative solutions. The Asia Pacific region attracts medical tourists seeking rehabilitation and mobility solutions. The availability of advanced walking assist devices contributes to the attractiveness of the region's healthcare services. According to the research report, “Asia Pacific Walking Assist Device Market Outlook, 2028,” published by Bonafide Research, the Asia Pacific Walking Assist Device market was valued at more than USD 600 Million in 2022. The adoption of telehealth services has influenced the walking assist device market. Telehealth consultations for mobility assessments and device recommendations have become more prevalent, especially in remote or underserved areas. In some countries with strong traditional medicine practices, there is an integration of walking assist devices with alternative and complementary therapies. This approach aligns with holistic healthcare philosophies. Integration with wearable technologies, such as fitness trackers and smartwatches, enhances the overall functionality of walking assist devices. Users can benefit from additional health monitoring features and connectivity. Voice-activated controls are being explored to enhance user convenience. This allows users to operate and control their walking assist devices through voice commands, reducing the need for manual adjustments. Augmented reality applications are being explored to provide users with real-time guidance and feedback on their surroundings. This can aid navigation and obstacle avoidance, enhancing the overall user experience. Rehabilitation programs for walking assist device users are incorporating gamification elements. This makes therapy more engaging, encouraging users to participate consistently in their mobility improvement programs. Collaborations with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based groups are on the rise. These partnerships aim to address the specific needs of different communities and ensure the effective distribution of walking assist devices.

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In China, the market is influenced by a rapidly aging population and a proactive approach to technological advancements. The country's large elderly demographic has led to an increased demand for walking assist devices, prompting manufacturers to invest in cutting-edge technologies such as robotic exoskeletons and smart walking aids. The Chinese government's initiatives to support individuals with mobility challenges, coupled with regulatory frameworks ensuring safety and accessibility, contribute to the market's growth. Furthermore, collaborations between local NGOs and manufacturers foster community engagement, ensuring that walking assist devices cater to diverse needs. In India, a burgeoning market for walking assist devices is emerging in response to both an aging population and a rising awareness of mobility solutions. The healthcare landscape in India is characterized by a combination of traditional medicine practices and a growing integration of modern technologies. The market trends include the development of culturally sensitive walking assist devices, considering the diverse population and unique healthcare needs. Government subsidies and incentives aim to make these devices more affordable, aligning with the country's commitment to inclusive healthcare. Educational initiatives and training programs play a crucial role in empowering healthcare professionals and caregivers to effectively utilize walking assist devices. The market dynamics in India reflect a blend of traditional values, rapid technological adoption, and a commitment to improving accessibility and healthcare outcomes. In terms of product the market is segmented into Walkers and Rollators, Canes & Crutches and Other Mobility Care Products. Canes and crutches are non-invasive and often preferred by individuals who may not require more advanced mobility devices. They offer a less restrictive and more adaptable solution, catering to a broad range of users with varying levels of mobility impairment. Canes and crutches are generally more cost-effective compared to some other walking assist devices. This affordability factor makes them accessible to a larger portion of the population, including individuals with limited financial resources. Canes and crutches have a long history of cultural acceptance in many Asian societies. This cultural familiarity can positively influence the acceptance and adoption of these walking aids, particularly among older individuals who may be more inclined to use traditional and well-established solutions. Canes and crutches are commonly recommended for rehabilitation purposes, especially after surgeries or injuries. They provide stability during the recovery process and assist individuals in regaining their mobility gradually. In addition based on end user, Adults often prefer non-invasive solutions for mobility challenges. Walking assist devices, such as canes, crutches, and walkers, offer a non-surgical and adaptable approach to addressing mobility issues, aligning with the preferences of many adults. Adults undergoing occupational therapy or rehabilitation often require walking assist devices as part of their recovery process. Healthcare professionals recommend these devices to aid in mobility and regain functional independence. Adults value community engagement and social participation. Walking assist devices enable adults to participate in community activities, social events, and gatherings, fostering a sense of belonging and overall well-being. Based on distribution channel the market is segmented into online and offline. Offline channels, such as brick-and-mortar stores, provide consumers with the opportunity for personalized assistance. Customers can interact with trained staff who can offer guidance on choosing the most suitable walking assist device based on individual needs and preferences. Offline channels allow customers to have a hands-on experience with walking assist devices. They can test-drive different models, feel the product's build quality, and assess its comfort and usability, contributing to more informed purchase decisions. Purchasing walking assist devices from physical stores provides the advantage of immediate availability. Consumers can obtain the product on the spot, avoiding the wait associated with online orders and shipping processes. Offline channels offer in-person customer service and after-sales support. Consumers can address concerns, ask questions, and seek assistance face-to-face, creating a sense of reassurance and enhancing the overall customer experience. Physical stores contribute to a brand's local presence and community engagement. Retail outlets become integral parts of neighbourhoods and communities, fostering relationships with customers and providing on-going support. Older adults, a significant demographic for walking assist devices, may prefer traditional retail channels due to familiarity and comfort. Offline stores are often designed to be accessible, providing a more convenient shopping experience for this demographic.

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Companies Covered in this report: Karma Medical Products Co., LTD. , Medline Industries, Sunrise Medical, Inc., Invacare Corporation, Besco Medical Co., LTD., Direct Healthcare Group , Drive Medical, Comfort Orthopedic Co., Ltd, Cardinal Health , Performance Health, Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA.

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Considered in this report • Geography: Asia Pacific • Historic year: 2017 • Base year: 2022 • Estimated year: 2023 • Forecast year: 2028 Aspects covered in this report • Asia Pacific Walking Assist Device market Outlook with its value and forecast along with its segments • Country-wise Walking Assist Device market analysis • Various drivers and challenges • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation Country covered in the report: • China • Japan • India • Australia • South Korea By Product • Walkers and Rollators • Canes & Crutches • Other Mobility Care Products By Distribution channel • Online • Offline By End User • Adult • Child The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary and secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and list the companies that are present in it. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual reports of companies, and government-generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources, primary research was conducted by conducting telephone interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducting trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this; we have started making primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting them in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us, we can start verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations, and organisations related to the Walking Assist Device industry, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing and presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

Companies Mentioned

  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • Invacare Corporation
  • Besco Medical Limited
  • Karma Healthcare Limited
  • Sunrise Medical LLC
  • Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
  • Direct Healthcare Group
  • Comfort Orthopedic Co., Ltd

Table of Contents

  • Table of Contents
  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Research Methodology
  • 2.1. Secondary Research
  • 2.2. Primary Data Collection
  • 2.3. Market Formation & Validation
  • 2.4. Report Writing, Quality Check & Delivery
  • 3. Market Structure
  • 3.1. Market Considerate
  • 3.2. Assumptions
  • 3.3. Limitations
  • 3.4. Abbreviations
  • 3.5. Sources
  • 3.6. Definitions
  • 4. Economic /Demographic Snapshot
  • 5. Global Walking Assist Device Market Outlook
  • 5.1. Market Size By Value
  • 5.2. Market Share By Region
  • 5.3. Market Size and Forecast, By Products types
  • 5.4. Market Size and Forecast, By End User
  • 5.5. Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel
  • 6. Asia-Pacific Walking Assist Device Market Outlook
  • 6.1. Market Size By Value
  • 6.2. Market Share By Country
  • 6.3. Market Size and Forecast, By Products types
  • 6.4. Market Size and Forecast, By End User
  • 6.5. Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel
  • 7. Market Dynamics
  • 7.1. Market Drivers & Opportunities
  • 7.2. Market Restraints & Challenges
  • 7.3. Market Trends
  • 7.4. Covid-19 Effect
  • 7.5. Supply chain Analysis
  • 7.6. Policy & Regulatory Framework
  • 7.7. Industry Experts Views
  • 7.8. China Walking Assist Device Market Outlook
  • 7.8.1. Market Size By Value
  • 7.8.2. Market Size and Forecast By Products types
  • 7.8.3. Market Size and Forecast By End User
  • 7.8.4. Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel
  • 7.9. Japan Walking Assist Device Market Outlook
  • 7.9.1. Market Size By Value
  • 7.9.2. Market Size and Forecast By Products types
  • 7.9.3. Market Size and Forecast By End User
  • 7.9.4. Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel
  • 7.10. India Walking Assist Device Market Outlook
  • 7.10.1. Market Size By Value
  • 7.10.2. Market Size and Forecast By Products types
  • 7.10.3. Market Size and Forecast By End User
  • 7.10.4. Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel
  • 7.11. Australia Walking Assist Device Market Outlook
  • 7.11.1. Market Size By Value
  • 7.11.2. Market Size and Forecast By Products types
  • 7.11.3. Market Size and Forecast By End User
  • 7.11.4. Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel
  • 7.12. South Korea Walking Assist Device Market Outlook
  • 7.12.1. Market Size By Value
  • 7.12.2. Market Size and Forecast By Products types
  • 7.12.3. Market Size and Forecast By End User
  • 7.12.4. Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel
  • 8. Competitive Landscape
  • 8.1. Competitive Dashboard
  • 8.2. Business Strategies Adopted by Key Players
  • 8.3. Key Players Market Positioning Matrix
  • 8.4. Porter's Five Forces
  • 8.5. Company Profile
  • 8.5.1. Karma Medical Products Co., LTD.
  • 8.5.1.1. Company Snapshot
  • 8.5.1.2. Company Overview
  • 8.5.1.3. Financial Highlights
  • 8.5.1.4. Geographic Insights
  • 8.5.1.5. Business Segment & Performance
  • 8.5.1.6. Product Portfolio
  • 8.5.1.7. Key Executives
  • 8.5.1.8. Strategic Moves & Developments
  • 8.5.2. Medline Industries
  • 8.5.3. Sunrise Medical, Inc.
  • 8.5.4. Invacare Corporation
  • 8.5.5. Besco Medical Co., LTD.
  • 8.5.6. Direct Healthcare Group
  • 8.5.7. Drive Medical
  • 8.5.8. Comfort Orthopedic Co., Ltd
  • 9. Strategic Recommendations
  • 10. Annexure
  • 10.1. FAQ`s
  • 10.2. Notes
  • 10.3. Related Reports
  • 11. Disclaimer

List of Table
Table 1 : Global Walking Assist Device Market Snapshot, By Segmentation (2022 & 2028) (in USD Million)
Table 2: Top 10 Counties Economic Snapshot 2020
Table 3: Economic Snapshot of Other Prominent Countries 2020
Table 4: Average Exchange Rates for Converting Foreign Currencies into U.S. Dollars
Table 5 : Global Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast, By Products types (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 6 : Global Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast, By End User (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 7 : Global Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 8 : Asia-Pacific Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast, By Products types (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 9 : Asia-Pacific Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast, By End User (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 10 : Asia-Pacific Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 11 : Influencing Factors for Walking Assist Device Market, 2022
Table 12 : China Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By Products types (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 13 : China Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By End User (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 14 : China Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 15 : Japan Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By Products types (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 16 : Japan Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By End User (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 17 : Japan Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 18 : India Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By Products types (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 19 : India Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By End User (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 20 : India Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 21 : Australia Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By Products types (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 22 : Australia Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By End User (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 23 : Australia Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 24 : South Korea Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By Products types (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 25 : South Korea Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By End User (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)
Table 26 : South Korea Walking Assist Device Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Million)

List of Figures
Figure 1: Global Walking Assist Device Market Size (USD Million) By Region, 2022 & 2028
Figure 2: Market attractiveness Index, By Region 2028
Figure 3: Market attractiveness Index, By Segment 2028
Figure 4: Global Walking Assist Device Market Size By Value (2017, 2022 & 2028F) (in USD Million)
Figure 5: Global Walking Assist Device Market Share By Region (2022)
Figure 6: Asia-Pacific Walking Assist Device Market Size By Value (2017, 2022 & 2028F) (in USD Million)
Figure 7: Asia-Pacific Walking Assist Device Market Share By Country (2022)
Figure 8: China Walking Assist Device Market Size By Value (2017, 2022 & 2028F) (in USD Million)
Figure 9: Japan Walking Assist Device Market Size By Value (2017, 2022 & 2028F) (in USD Million)
Figure 10: India Walking Assist Device Market Size By Value (2017, 2022 & 2028F) (in USD Million)
Figure 11: Australia Walking Assist Device Market Size By Value (2017, 2022 & 2028F) (in USD Million)
Figure 12: South Korea Walking Assist Device Market Size By Value (2017, 2022 & 2028F) (in USD Million)
Figure 13: Competitive Dashboard of top 5 players, 2022
Figure 14: Porter's Five Forces of Global Walking Assist Device Market

Market Research FAQs

ommon walking assist devices in the Asia-Pacific region include canes, crutches, walkers, rollators, and mobility scooters, designed to assist individuals with mobility challenges in walking and maintaining independence.

The growth of the Asia-Pacific Walking Assist Devices Market is driven by factors such as a rapidly aging population, a rise in the prevalence of mobility-related disorders, advancements in assistive technology, and increased awareness of the importance of mobility solutions.

Manufacturers in Asia-Pacific are addressing the demand for technologically advanced walking assist devices by incorporating features like GPS navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and sensor-based technologies to enhance user experience and convenience.

Challenges include affordability issues for some assistive devices, variations in healthcare infrastructure across countries, and the need for comprehensive education and awareness programs about the benefits and availability of walking assist devices.

Technology is playing a crucial role in the development of walking assist devices in Asia-Pacific, with innovations such as smart walkers, robotic exoskeletons, and connectivity features enhancing functionality and improving the overall user experience.
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Asia-Pacific Walking Assist Devices Market Outlook, 2028

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