The Asia Pacific pressure relief mattress market size witnessed significant growth in the past and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period (2023-2030).
A pressure relief mattress incorporates materials like foam, air, gel, or water to distribute the pressure or weight of an individual evenly. These mattresses offer comfort and play a crucial role in treating and preventing pressure injuries. The market for pressure relief mattresses is segmented based on type, including fluid-filled, air-filled, and solid-filled mattresses. It is also categorized by distribution channels, such as direct and indirect sales, involving distributors, retail stores, and online retailers.
The market is expected to experience substantial growth due to factors like increased awareness of pressure injuries and significant investments in healthcare facilities. The presence of key economies like China, India, and Japan is anticipated to impact market growth positively. The rising incidence of ulcers and orthopedic diseases further drives the demand for pressure relief mattresses, considered a primary preventive measure for pressure ulcers, as highlighted by the CEO of Bruin Biometrics LLC, a medical technology company.
Substantial Investment in Healthcare Facilities
In Asia Pacific, in recent times, the medical and healthcare field has undergone rapid advancements due to scientific and technological progress. Integrating big data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT) has fueled substantial growth in the healthcare industry, with promising prospects for the future. Consequently, the pharmaceutical sector has achieved significant success in research and development, creating new medicines, treatments, and devices. Moreover, personalized and innovative healthcare solutions have become standard practices within the medical industry.
As businesses actively seek growth opportunities, countries like China and India, which have opened doors for foreign direct investment in the healthcare industry, have become attractive destinations. The increasing demand and growth in the healthcare sector are anticipated to positively impact the pressure relief mattress market throughout the projected period.
Increasing Awareness about Pressure Injuries
Pressure relief mattresses are a crucial preventive measure for pressure ulcers and are widely used in hospitals and medical facilities. The demand for these mattresses is increasing, particularly in hospitals where they are utilized on beds to ensure the well-being of patients and provide relief for discomfort in areas like the shoulders and elbows.
High Cost of Pressure Relief Mattress
Mattresses are vital in ensuring comfort and providing care to patients, particularly those suffering from chronic pain or requiring extended bed rest. It is crucial for a mattress to offer both comfort and effective pressure relief for areas of the body that experience stress and strain. Patients who spend prolonged periods in bed greatly benefit from pressure relief mattresses as they help prevent the development of pressure ulcers and bedsores, which can cause discomfort and increase the risk of infections. These mattresses employ various techniques to alleviate pressure on high-risk areas of the body. Although pressure relief mattresses tend to be more expensive, the integration of AI-enabled pressure sensors is anticipated to contribute to price increases in the future.
Growing Demand for Geriatric Care
The world is on the verge of a significant demographic transition, with the number of individuals over 65 surpassing younger populations. This shift is driven by declining fertility rates and notable increases in life expectancy, resulting in a continuous process of population aging. The World Health Organization reports that in 2019 there were approximately one billion people aged 60 and above. By 2030, this number is projected to reach 1.4 billion; by 2050, it is estimated to reach 2.1 billion. Developing countries are expected to experience a particularly rapid growth in their elderly populations.
Among the challenges faced by the aging population, the degeneration of lumbar spine joints is a common issue, leading to conditions such as osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. These conditions cause stiffness and reduced mobility, making everyday activities difficult. As a result, there is an increasing demand for advanced pressure relief mattresses, including kinetic beds and dynamic air therapy beds, to meet the needs of the rapidly growing elderly population and improve their overall quality of life.
The Asia Pacific pressure relief mattress market is segmented into product, end-user, and sales channels.
By product, it is further segmented into fluid-filled, air-filled, and solid-filled mattresses.
The air-filled mattress dominates the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 11.3% over the forecast period.
It is further segmented by end-user into individual, healthcare, and hospitality.
Healthcare dominates the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 10.8% over the forecast period.
By sales channel, it is further segmented into direct sales and indirect sales.
Indirect sales dominate the market and are expected to register a CAGR of 10.8% over the forecast period.
The pressure relief mattress market is segmented by country: China, Japan, India, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Rest of Europe. India dominated the market with a CAGR of 11.0% during the forecast period.
The demand and growth of the pressure relief mattress market in the Asia Pacific region vary across countries. With their sizable and comparatively younger populations, China, India, and Indonesia offer potential opportunities for market expansion. Conversely, Japan faces unique obstacles due to its rapidly aging population, resulting in a higher occurrence of pressure ulcers. As awareness and demand for pressure relief mattresses continue to rise in the region, there is a growing necessity for customized solutions that can address the diverse healthcare needs of different countries in the Asia Pacific.
Countries such as China, India, and Indonesia have younger populations than Japan in Asia Pacific. Due to its older population, Japan experiences a higher prevalence rate of pressure ulcers. The country faces a significant crisis related to the aging population and associated ailments, including pressure injuries. A study conducted in Go, Japan, in 2017 revealed that nearly 10% of the 1126 participants had one or more pressure injuries, which is relatively high for a rural setting. As the number of pressure injuries continues to increase, the need for prevention becomes more apparent, leading to a higher demand for pressure relief mattresses.
Moreover, Australia and New Zealand also have a high prevalence of pressure ulcers. A report published by the New South Wales government 2017 indicated an overall prevalence rate of 7.7% in NSW. Australia's annual expenditure on treating pressure injuries is approximately USD 600 million.
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