The global bariatric beds market size reached US$ 401.93 Million in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 561.42 Million by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 5.64% during 2023-2028. The rising prevalence of obesity worldwide, the increasing number of bariatric surgeries, and the emerging trend of home healthcare for post-surgical recovery and other long-term illnesses are some of the major factors propelling the market.
|Bariatric Beds Market Size in 2022
||US$ 401.93 Million
|Bariatric Beds Market Forecast in 2028
||US$ 561.42 Million
|Bariatric Beds Market Growth Rate (2023-2028)
Bariatric beds are heavy-duty beds designed to accommodate larger or obese individuals safely and comfortably. They are usually wider and exhibit a higher weight-bearing capacity than standard hospital beds. They have sturdy, durable, and strong frames built to bear the weight of patients who weigh up to 1,000 lbs. These beds have adjustable heights and side rails to protect against falls. They also feature casters that allow caregivers to easily wheel patients to different parts of a home or healthcare facility. They provide extra space and better support for heavier individuals to prevent excess pressure that can cause discomfort or pain while sleeping, leading to health issues like pressure sores. As a result, bariatric beds find extensive applications in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and at home.
At present, there is a rise in the prevalence of obesity, especially among adults, due to excessive calorie intake, sedentary lifestyle habits, and unhealthy dietary patterns. This, coupled with the increasing number of bariatric surgeries, is augmenting the demand for bariatric beds for preoperative and postoperative procedures. Moreover, the emerging trend of home healthcare for post-surgical recovery and other long-term illnesses owing to reduced length of hospital stay is supporting the growth of the market. In addition, the expanding geriatric population with lower immunity levels is more prone to developing chronic health conditions, such as cancer, neurological diseases, cardiac disorders, and spinal injuries. Along with this, inflating consumer healthcare expenditure and a surge in public and private funding to improve the number of beds to patient ratio have accelerated product adoption rates in homes and medical settings. Other factors, including the growing popularity of home-based medical devices, the rising burden of chronic diseases worldwide, favorable reimbursement policies, and continual technological innovations, are also providing a positive impact on the market growth.
Bariatric Beds Market Trends/Drivers:
Increase in cases of obesity and related comorbidities
Obesity is one of the most prevalent health conditions, and its incidence rates have been rising globally. It is associated with several health issues, such as cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders, and respiratory problems. A high prevalence of obesity and related comorbidities worldwide has led to an increase in the number of bariatric procedures. The growing awareness about the importance of proper bariatric care for better patient outcomes and the unique needs of bariatric patients has generated the need for specialized medical equipment. This, coupled with the increasing emphasis on enhanced patient care and satisfaction, is fueling the demand for bariatric beds. Moreover, the rapid expansion of hospitals, clinics, and long-term healthcare facilities, especially in emerging economies, catering to diverse patient populations, including bariatric patients, has propelled the growth of the bariatric beds market.
Rise in demand for specialized medical equipment
In recent years, there has been a rise in demand for specialized medical equipment, including bariatric beds, to cater to the needs of obese patients in hospitals, clinics, and home care settings. Bariatric beds are specifically designed to support and accommodate individuals who are obese or have a higher body mass index (BMI), providing enhanced safety, comfort, and mobility for bariatric patients to address their unique needs. Therefore, the rising awareness about the importance of proper patient care and favorable government initiatives to improve healthcare infrastructure are also contributing to the growth of the bariatric beds market. Also, healthcare facilities recognize the need for appropriate equipment to ensure the comfort and safety of bariatric patients, thereby driving the demand for bariatric beds.
Continuous technological innovations by key players
Innovations in technology have led to the development of more advanced bariatric beds with improved features such as motorized height adjustments, integrated scales, pressure redistribution systems, and patient monitoring capabilities. Such technological advancements are attracting healthcare providers and encouraging them to invest in modern bariatric beds to enhance patient care. Key players are introducing novel bariatric beds with high technical capabilities, including adjustable side railings, automatic height adjustability, fiber-made body, lightweight, and multi-storage facility. Along with this, rising investments in research and development (R&D) activities by key players to launch effective and efficient bariatric beds with modern features, such as easier and lockable movement of the bed wheels, are also anticipated to propel the growth of the bariatric beds market during the forecast period.
Bariatric Beds Industry Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global bariatric beds market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional, and country levels from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on weight capacity and end user.
Breakup by Weight Capacity:
- 500-700 lbs
- 700-1000 lbs
- More than 1000 lbs
500-700 lbs accounts for the majority of the share in the market
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the bariatric beds market based on weight capacity. This includes 500-700 lbs, 700-1000 lbs, and more than 1000 lbs. According to the report, 500-700 lbs represented the largest segment.
The weight capacity range of 500-700 lbs covers a significant portion of the bariatric patient population. While there are individuals who exceed this weight range, a majority of bariatric patients can be adequately supported within this capacity. Bariatric beds with weight capacities in the 500-700 lbs range are widely preferred by hospitals as they provide adequate support and stability for most bariatric patients while remaining cost-effective for healthcare facilities. They are typically constructed with sturdy frames, reinforced structures, and heavy-duty materials and are designed to withstand the higher weight. As a result, manufacturers have recognized the need for bariatric beds within this weight capacity range and are developing different models with new features, propelling the expansion of this segment. Moreover, the increasing focus on improving the number of beds to patient ratio is also predicted to fuel the segment growth during the forecast period.
Breakup by End User:
- Nursing Homes
Hospitals represent the largest end user segment
A detailed breakup and analysis of the bariatric beds market based on the end user has also been provided in the report. This includes hospitals, nursing homes, and others. According to the report, hospitals accounted for the largest market share.
Hospitals widely use bariatric beds to cater to the needs of obese patients while providing them with enhanced comfort, safety, and appropriate treatment. The main factors driving the expansion of this segment include the rising number of hospitals around the world and the widespread use of bariatric beds in bariatric units, intensive care units (ICUs), medical-surgical wards, rehabilitation centers, operating rooms, and maternity wards in hospitals. Additionally, the market is predicted to expand because of a rise in the number of bariatric procedures performed in hospitals. The rapid expansion of multi-specialty hospitals in both established and developing countries and the easy availability of favorable reimbursement policies are also expected to support the growth of the hospital segment during the forecast period.
Breakup by Region:
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
North America exhibits a clear dominance in the market
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, North America was the largest market for bariatric beds.
North America held the biggest market share since the region has a well-established healthcare infrastructure and comprises developed nations such as the United States. The United States is driving market growth because of the rising population, technological advancements in medical equipment, and an increase in comprehensive insurance plan coverages.
Another contributing aspect is the aging population in the region, as older individuals are more prone to age-related weight gain and obesity. Moreover, the increasing obesity rates across North America have also led to a rise in demand for bariatric beds. Along with this, the surging awareness and education about bariatric care, improving medical facilities, and supportive government initiatives are other factors supporting the growth of the bariatric beds market.
Europe is estimated to expand further in this domain during the forecast period. Owing to the region’s growing patient pool, heavy government investments in long-term healthcare, technological advancements, and improving infrastructure for healthcare research, Europe is predicted to experience substantial growth.
The global bariatric beds market is experiencing steady growth due to the strong presence of various industry players and improvements in distribution networks. The leading manufacturers are introducing a comprehensive portfolio of bariatric beds and related products, offering a range of features, sizes, and weight capacities to cater to the diverse requirements of different end users. The market is witnessing an increase in research and development (R&D) efforts and investments by key players to develop cost-effective and efficient bariatric beds. Competitors are focusing on product differentiation, technological advancements, quality improvements, and after-sales support to gain a competitive edge. We expect the market to witness new entrants, consolidation of portfolios, and a rise in strategic collaborations and partnerships to drive healthy competition within the domain during the forecast period.
The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the global bariatric beds market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the market include:
- Alerta Medical Ltd.
- Arjo AB
- Benmor Medical
- COBI Rehab A/S
- Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
- GF Health Products Inc.
- Haelvoet nv
- Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. (Baxter International Inc.)
- Joerns Healthcare LLC
- Merits Health Products Co. Ltd.
- Rotec International
- Stryker Corporation
- Zhangjiagang Medi Medical Equipment Co. Ltd.
- In February 2018, Alerta Medical Ltd. announced the launch of Alerta Bariatric, a pressure-relieving mattress system with cell-on-cell air cells and a static base section designed specifically for bariatric patients.
- In October 2018, Benmor Medical launched the Aurum+ Bariatric Bed, specifically designed for size, strength, and practicality. It is suitable for plus-size individuals, promotes safety to the user and carer, and provides clinical benefits to patients.
- In October 2018, Joerns Healthcare LLC announced the launch of a full suite of new products at AHCA 2018, comprising two new bed systems designed to fulfill emerging needs across the evolving care continuum. The Joerns BCX Bariatric Care is a fully adjustable bariatric bed for patients that delivers safety, comfort, and dignity united in one advanced solution for individualized care. On the other hand, Joerns PCX Personal Care bed offers supportive care and comfort for active adult lifestyles.
Bariatric Beds Market Report Scope:
|Base Year of the Analysis
| Historical Period
|Scope of the Report
||Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
- Weight Capacity
- End User
|Weight Capacities Covered
||500-700 lbs, 700-1000 lbs, More than 1000 lbs
|End Users Covered
||Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Others
||Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||Alerta Medical Ltd., Arjo AB, Benmor Medical, COBI Rehab A/S, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, GF Health Products Inc., Haelvoet nv, Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. (Baxter International Inc.), Joerns Healthcare LLC, Merits Health Products Co. Ltd., Rotec International, Stryker Corporation, Zhangjiagang Medi Medical Equipment Co. Ltd., etc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the global bariatric beds market performed so far, and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What are the drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global bariatric beds market?
- What is the impact of each driver, restraint, and opportunity on the global bariatric beds market?
- What are the key regional markets?
- Which countries represent the most attractive bariatric beds market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on weight capacity?
- Which is the most attractive weight capacity in the bariatric beds market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the end user?
- Which is the most attractive end user in the bariatric beds market?
- What is the competitive structure of the global bariatric beds market?
- Who are the key players/companies in the global bariatric beds market?
Key Benefits for Stakeholders:
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the bariatric beds market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global bariatric beds market.
- The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the bariatric beds industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.