The adoption of therapeutic beds in the United States is spurred by a high incidence of chronic diseases and an increase in the elderly population. The market will witness several technological advancements over the next few years, and demand for specialty beds for obesity and pediatrics is expected to rise. Home healthcare is another fast-growing segment that therapeutic beds can tap into.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan's (healthcare.frost.com) Analysis of the Therapeutic Beds Market research finds that the market earned revenues of more than $3.97 billion in 2011 and estimates this to reach $5.23 billion in 2016. The analysis covers bed frames, mattress replacements, mattress overlays and integrated beds.
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The sale of mattress replacements and integrated beds drive the overall therapeutic beds market. The high incidence rate of bedsores also broadens the market base.
"As healthcare facilities recognize the need to focus on primary prevention of pressure ulcers, therapeutic beds are gaining acceptance," said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Aarti Shetty. "In addition, several health institutions motivate staff to participate more in prevention, leading to the development of pressure ulcer prevention protocols and programs. This has raised usage of prevention and management products such as therapeutic beds."
However, most therapeutic support surfaces have not witnessed major advancements in technology over the last few years. In 2010, a couple of surfaces integrating microclimate technologies were introduced, but this did not lure healthcare facilities to replace existing therapeutic surfaces.
Therefore, it is vital for market participants to strategically differentiate products. Competitors that develop technologically superior support surfaces must ensure that end-user needs such as ease-of-use, safety, and mobility are taken into account. Increasing the involvement of patients in their own care will further introduce a new set of needs.
"Manufacturers of therapeutic beds must stay abreast of key market drivers, restraints, and trends affecting the market and the economy," noted Shetty. "Their ability to demonstrate the clinical and economic benefits of the product is important."
Although manufacturers face several challenges, the need for innovative and safe products will continue to grow, creating scope for market expansion.
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