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Published on : Nov 11, 2019

The global market for personal mobility devices market is expected to induct new products in the years to follow. Personal mobility devices are used across a range of industries, including healthcare, banking, and manufacturing. Several legal provisions mandate the availability of personal mobility devices across public sector enterprises, banks, hospitals, and government buildings. Furthermore, the global quest to show sensitivity to the needs of differently-abled persons has also aided market growth. Hence, the global personal mobility devices market is expected to trace an upwards graph of growth in the years to follow. 

Personal mobility devices are a hot topic of discussion across regional and global forums. Singapore’s parliament has been taking up matters related to the use of personal mobility devices with utmost seriousness. There is an ongoing debate about the safety of personal mobility devices being used across public areas. The utility of personal mobility devices, however, remains undeniable. As discussion related to such devices surface across global platforms, the market vendors could capitalise on the growing popularity of these devices. 

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Issue of certificates related to the safety of personal mobility devices has become mandatory across multiple sectors. The Singaporean Government has released specific standards, under the UL2272 safety certification, for personal mobility devices. Such moves by national and regional governments shall compel market vendors to improve their safety standards. A team of students at the University of British Columbia runs a club that focuses on developing electric personal mobility. The ThunderBikes Club has completed a year of operation at the campus. 

Some of the leading players operating in the global personal mobility devices market are Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Invacare Corporation, GF Health Products, Inc., and Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. 

Need for Mobility Devices across Hospitals and Healthcare Centers

The need for personal mobility devices across the healthcare industry is indispensable. Cases of physical handicap are common across healthcare centers, which necessitates the availability of mobility devices such as stretchers, wheelchairs, and other in-ward aids. This factor has played an integral role in the growth of the global personal mobility devices market. Furthermore, hospitals and healthcare centers may lose out on important accreditations from national bodies if there is no system for aiding patient mobility. This is a key consideration for these units who are driven to induct a wide range of personal mobility devices. 

The quest of hospitals to be on top of their needs has played an integral role in market growth. Patients who regularly visit a healthcare unit for check-up may sign up for special services such as personal mobility devices. This trend has also bolstered demand within the global market in recent times.

Use of Personal Mobility Devices across Tourist Attractions

World-famous buildings, cities, and monuments are frequented by thousands of visitors, annually. These visitors prefer to experience the beauty and uniqueness of the place without any form of physical or mental strain. Hence, motorised vehicles for better mobility are a common sight across such places. This factor has emerged as a key driver of demand within the global personal mobility devices market. 

The rising geriatric population has also given a thrust to the growth of the global personal mobility devices market. A large section of the geriatric population lives alone, and this compels them to use personal mobility devices for several of their daily needs.