The global pressure relief devices market is expected to generate $5,923.9 million revenue by 2030, advancing at a considerable rate of 6.5% during 2021–2030.
Online sales, along with the increasing demand for automated beds for patients with moving disability, is boosting the market growth. In fact, pressure relief device manufacturers are developing automated beds consisting of pressurized tubes that inflate with minimum displacement. Additionally, low-air-loss mattresses are becoming increasingly popular among individuals suffering from moisture-related diseases. Companies are stepping up their efforts to create healthcare mattresses with microscopic holes in the air cells, which allow cold air to pass through, while regulating the microclimate of heat and wetness.
The advancements in pain relief devices are, thus, creating new opportunities for the established companies as well as new entrants. Companies are interested in the development of alternating pressure overly systems that are driven by alternating pressure cycles. They are also tapping opportunities in the disposable mattresses that were used in COVID-19 care facilities and isolation rooms.
The advancements in the device design will drive high-tech devices sales at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Most high-tech devices are electrically powered and specifically intended for the periodic redistribution of pressure, which provides various benefits to patients with limited mobility.
Dynamic air therapy beds dominate the category, and they, along with kinetic beds, will show substantial sales growth in the next few years, as they are based on advanced technology.
The North American pressure relief devices market generated more than 37% of the global market revenue in 2021, and the region is set to maintain its dominant position in the coming years, owing to the increasing R&D investments and number of approvals, surging preference for newer products in the U.S., world-class healthcare infrastructure, and rampant hospital network expansion. Furthermore, the rising obesity rates in the general population, along with the increasing geriatric population in the region, is fueling the growth. The U.S. is the leading market in the region, and it is expected to have the faster growth in the future, due to the rising incidence of pressure ulcers in the country.
Moreover, Europe is the second-largest contributor to the market revenue. The high number of people being diagnosed with and treated for pressure ulcers in Western Europe, mounting popularity minimally invasive procedures, surging reimbursement for surgical procedures, and high penetration of advanced technologies contribute to the market expansion.
In recent years, organizations operating in the market have been involved in launching new products, collaborating and partnering with similar companies, merging with or acquiring competitors, and conducting research & development. For instance,
Major players operating in the pressure relief devices market are Acelity L.P. Inc., Arjo AB, BSN Medical Inc., GE Healthcare, Hill-Rom Holdings Inc., Invacare Corporation, Medtronic Plc, Paramount Bed Holdings Co. Ltd., Stryker Corporation, and Talley Group Ltd.