Rehabilitation Robots Market Size & Share, by Type (Assistive, Therapeutic, Surgical, Exoskeleton Robot); Patient Type (Mentally-ill, Disabled, Pediatrics); End-user (Hospital, Orphanage, Nursing Home) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: May 01, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2035

Rehabilitation Robots Market size is predicted to reach USD 2 Billion by the end of 2035, witnessing around 23% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of rehabilitation robots was USD 800 Million. The growth of this market can be attributed to increasing medical conditions such as cumulative traumatic injuries, repetitive strain injuries, and occupational overuse syndromes.  According to WHO, in 2021, approximately 1.71 billion people worldwide were suffering from diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Owing to the increasing number of people suffering from such conditions, rehabilitation robots are frequently used. These devices help disabled and disabled patients stand, balance and maintain ambulation. 

Moreover, the increasing incidence of spinal cord injury is spurring the growth of rehabilitation robots, as the use of exoskeletons is recommended to improve the condition of spinal cord injury patients. This has been a major factor in the adoption of exoskeletons and therapeutic robots by patients and healthcare providers. According to the WHO, approximately 250,000 to 500,000 people worldwide suffer spinal cord injuries each year, and this rising number of patients has led to increased use of exoskeletons.  


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Rehabilitation Robots Market: Key Insights

Base Year

2022

Forecast Year

2023 - 2035

CAGR

~23%

Base Year Market Size (2022)

~USD 800 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~USD 2 Billion

Regional Synopsis

North America (U.S., and Canada)

Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)

Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)

Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)

Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa

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Rehabilitation Robots Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Market-Growth-Drivers

Growth Drivers

  • High Share of the Aging Population with Physical and Mental Disorders - In fact, the high proportion of older people with physical and mental disabilities is the main driver of the rehabilitation robots market. According to a report, the world population over the age of 60 is expected to reach 2 billion by 2050, from 900 million in 2018. Additionally, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 26% of Americans aged 18 and older suffer from a particular year with a mental disorder. 
  • Evolution of Digitalization and Adoption of Robots - Advances in digitalization and the introduction of robots are indeed key factors driving the rehabilitation robots market. For instance, the demand for home healthcare services is increasing due to the rising demand for comfort for patients. Rehabilitation robots are becoming smaller, more portable, easier to use, and more suitable for home use. InMotion ARM, a robotic arm rehabilitation system, can be used in patients’ homes to provide continuous rehabilitation therapy and reduce the need for in-person visits. 
  • High Demand for Robotic Medical Sector – Hospitals across the world on a large scale have started integrating robotics technology in the rehabilitation units. Thus, the growing demand for robotics in this center is estimated to boost market growth in the upcoming times.

Challenges

  • Limited Effectiveness - Rehabilitation robots have shown the potential to improve patient outcomes, but their efficacy is still being researched. Further research is needed to determine which patients may benefit most from these devices and which specific interventions are most effective. This might pose a challenge to the market growth in the upcoming times.
  • High-Priced Manufacturing and Development of Required Contemporary A.I.
  • Scarcity of Distribution Channels for Rehabilitation Robots


Rehabilitation Robots Segmentation

Type (Assistive, Therapeutic, Surgical, Exoskeleton Robot)

The exoskeleton robot segment is poised to dominate the global rehabilitation robots market by registering a CAGR of 38% in the time period between 2023-2035. Exoskeletons are designed to accelerate human strength and other medical capabilities. The increasing number of patients with physical movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, stroke, etc. is a major factor accelerating the demand for exoskeletons as these diseases limit voluntary body movements and cause problems in daily routine activities. Robotic exoskeletons are emerging as rehabilitation tools to improve a variety of health-related outcomes after spinal cord injury. For instance, ReWalk is the first exoskeleton to receive FDA clearance for rehabilitation use in the United States. This robotic exoskeleton enables people with spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, roll over, and climb.  

End-User (Hospital, Orphanage, Nursing Home)

The hospital segment in the rehabilitation robots market is set to hold the largest revenue share of 48% by the end of 2035. This growth is primarily due to rising healthcare costs and the rapid adoption of advanced technology in healthcare facilities. Additionally, a large population with musculoskeletal disorders, spinal cord injuries, etc. tend to move to hospitals for rehabilitation therapy, fueling the growth of this segment. 

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

            Type

  • Assistive
  • Therapeutic
  • Surgical
  • Exoskeleton Robot

 

             Patient Type

  • Mentally-ill
  • Disabled
  • Pediatrics

 

                End User

  • Hospital
  • Orphanage
  • Nursing Home

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Rehabilitation Robots Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

The market in the North America region is estimated to hold the largest share of 35% over the predicted time period. This can be attributed on the back of the remarkable deployment of advanced technology in the region, combined with the growing healthcare sector. The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) release the World Robotics 2020 Industrial Robots report, which showed that 293,200 units of industrial robots were operating in factories in the United States in 2020. Meanwhile, 2.7 million industrial robots were operating in factories and industries around the world. Moreover, the rising FDA approvals for medical exoskeletons and rising awareness of technologically sophisticated systems would fuel market expansion in the region.

APAC Market Analysis

On the other hand, the market in the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to witness notable market growth of 27% over the estimated period on the back of noteworthy increment in the adoption of robots in each sector. Aging societies in the Asia-Pacific region, such as Japan and China, are driving the growth of the medical device and medical device testing industry, creating a huge market for rehabilitation robots in the region. Stroke is one of the leading causes of adult disability in China. This has led to increased awareness of robotic therapy and stimulated investment in this technology. In 2018, Avicrobot (a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China) developed a lower extremity rehabilitation robot. The company also collaborated with Xijing Hospital (China) to develop the robot. Together they founded the Rehabilitation Robot Research Center and provided data support for such robots. 

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Companies Dominating the Rehabilitation Robots Landscape

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    • Hocoma AG
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis 
    • MAN&TEL Co., Ltd.
    • CYBERDYNE Inc.
    • Myomo Inc.
    • ReWalk Robotics Ltd.
    • Reha Technology AG
    • Motek Medical B.V.
    • Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc.
    • BIONIK Laboratory Corp.
    • ABILITY Network Inc.

In-the-news

In The News

  • DIH, a global leader in rehab robotics and virtual reality, has collaborated with Reha Technology agreeing to distribute their robotics products and promote the gait therapy devices in the US and Europe markets.
  • Hocoma AG launches a software platform, HocoNet, to connect hospital information systems with Hocoma’s partner devices.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani


  • Report ID: 4049
  • Published Date: May 01, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The increasing number of senior citizens with physical disorders and the high prevalence of spinal cord injuries are expected factors driving the growth of the rehabilitation robot market.

The market size of rehabilitation robots is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 23% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035.

The major players in the market are Hocoma AG, MAN&TEL Co., Ltd., CYBERDYNE Inc., Myomo Inc., ReWalk Robotics Ltd., Reha Technology AG, Motek Medical B.V., Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., BIONIK Laboratory Corp., and ABILITY Network Inc.

The hospital segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

North America is estimated to create notable growth opportunities for market growth over the forecast period.
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