Report Description

India wheelchair market stood at USD188.13 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.87% during the forecast period. This can be attributed to growing at a robust rate during the forecast years. The Wheelchair market is driven by the growing geriatric population dependent on wheelchairs. Additionally, the prevalence of diseases among the youth due to their everyday lifestyles is a major factor that drives this segmental growth. Furthermore, advancements in the basic wheelchairs and making them more equipped with technology and adding more comfort, are the major drivers that increase the production of more newly launched wheelchairs in India. This, in turn, is anticipated to positively impact the market growth.

Furthermore, wheelchair manufacturers are moving beyond the basic Manual wheelchairs. They are coming up with new models to aid the user and make things easier for him/her to move around easily and independently. New advanced technology is used to develop the easiest handling and cost-effective wheelchairs for the users and also leads to enhancing the growth of the wheelchair market.

Advancement in Wheelchairs Drives Market Growth

Continuous updates in the wheelchair physiology along with the technological advancements in the wheelchair are providing the wheelchair with its utmost reliable features for the users. The inclusion of updated features like eye sensor controls, functioning controls with AI automation or finger touch controlling, and upgrades in customization such as adding more comfort by cushioning, extra support for posture control, and pressure reliever points, adding these features are making Wheelchairs the priority or viable option for the users or patient. This implies ensuring more dependency and safety to the user, thus increasing the market demand. Newer Wheelchairs include features such as fewer manual handling controls, fewer attendant requirements, controlled movements, and full automation or semi-automation.

Rising Disease Prevalence Among the Elderly to Drive the Market

The increase of disease prevalence among the growing elderly geriatric population is a measure that is expanding the Wheelchair demand. The increase in wheelchair dependency for old age people is directly related to their comfort and independence for carrying their everyday lifestyle nowadays. The rising frequency of chronic diseases among people around the world has boosted user reliance and demand for wheelchairs. The wheelchair demand is also considered among the old age people to continue their everyday chores smoothly with utmost comfort as well as the wheelchair is used to aid them throughout their clinical checkups and routines with utmost comfort for locomotion, thus expanding their market demand. 

Increasing Disability in India Demands the Wheelchair Market

 According to the WHO reports, there is an increase in the disability ratio observed in India. The ministry of social justice and the empowerment of the Government of India aid the empowerment of people with disabilities of all kinds, such as hearing, visual, speech, locomotive and mental disability, thereby providing them with respective supportive medical devices and assistance. Thus, the growth in the disability ratio is automatically shifting the demand toward the India wheelchair market.

Also, there are various government policies launched there to provide wheelchairs to patients with locomotive disabilities. Nowadays, according to the government observed trend, either the government provides the wheelchairs or, in many cases, provides funds to the patients to buy the desirable wheelchairs. Thus, enhancing the patient's market reach and at the same time expanding the wheelchair market demand.

Inclusion of Wheelchairs in the Sports Community Supports Market Growth

India’s differently-abled athletes had recently yielded many medals in the recent Olympics in Tokyo. People become more hopeful and reliant on wheelchairs after seeing differently-abled athletes using them and winning in various sports. This usage of wheelchairs in distinct sports brings more reliance and trust to the differently-abled people, thus gaining more traction toward the wheelchair market. Also, along with the user’s choice, many governments and public sports authorities are organizing sports campaigns like wheelchair basketball, wheelchair weightlifting and including and enhancing the reliance of the differently-abled people on wheelchair usage and, thereby, boosting the India wheelchair market in the future. 

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Market Segmentation

The India wheelchair market is segmented based on type of product, application, end user, category, and regional distribution. Based on the type of product, the market can be split into manual and powered. Based on application, the market can be divided into institutional and personal. Based on institutional type, the market is divided into hospitals & clinics, rehabilitation centers, and others. In terms of end user category type, the market can be categorized into adult and pediatric. Based on the distribution channel type, the market can be fragmented into retail and non-retail.

Company Profiles

Karma Healthcare Limited, OttoBock Healthcare India Pvt. Ltd, Vissco Rehabilitation Pvt. Ltd, Ostrich Mobility Instruments Pvt. Ltd, Pride Mobility Products Corp, Forza Medi (India Pvt. Ltd, Stryker India Pvt. Ltd (Stryker Corporation), NeoBolt, Silverline Meditech Pvt. Ltd. are among the major market players in the Indian platform that lead the market growth of the India wheelchair market.



Market Size Value in FY2022

USD188.13 Million

Revenue Forecast in FY2028

USD296.89 Million

Growth Rate


Base Year


Historical Years

2018 – 2022

Estimated Year


Forecast Period

2023 – 2028

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR for 2018-2022 and 2023-2028

Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments Covered

·         Product Type

·         Application

·         Category

·         Distribution Channel

Regional Scope

 South; West; North; East.

Key Companies Profiled

Vissco Rehabilitation Aids Private Limited, Karma Healthcare Limited, Ostrich Mobility Instruments Private Limited, OttoBock Healthcare India Private Limited, Forza Medi (India) Pvt. Ltd, Stryker India Private Ltd, Silverline Meditech Pvt. Ltd., MediMove India Mobility LLP, MEDIVA Healthcare Private Limited, Pride Mobility Products Corp.

Customization Scope

10% free report customization with purchase. Addition or alteration to country, regional & segment scope.

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Delivery Format

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Report Scope:

In this report, India Wheelchair market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • India Wheelchair Market, By Product:
    • Manual
    • Powered
  • India Wheelchair Market, By Application Type:
    • Institutional
      • Hospital & Clinics
      • Rehabilitation Centers
      • Others
    • Personal
  • India Wheelchair Market, By Category:
    • Adult
    • Pediatric
  • India Wheelchair Market, By Distribution channel:
    • Retail
    • Non-Retail
  • India Wheelchair Market, By Region:
    • South
    • West
    • North
    • East

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in India wheelchair market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).

Table of content

1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Impact of COVID-19 on India Wheelchair Market

5.    Voice of Customer

5.1.  Wheelchair Users, By Gender

5.2.  Wheelchair Users, By Age Group

5.3.  Wheelchair Users, By Region

5.4.  Factors Contributing to an increase in demand for Wheelchairs

5.5.  Factors influencing Purchase Decision for Wheelchairs

5.6.  Source of Information

5.7.  Preference for Wheelchairs, By Product Type

5.8.  Unmet Needs/Challenges

5.9.  Brand Awareness

6.    India Wheelchair Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.     By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     Market Share & Forecast

6.2.2.     By Product Type (Manual v/s Powered)

6.2.3.     By Application (Institutional v/s Personal)         By Institutional (Hospitals & Clinics, Rehabilitation Centers, Others)

6.2.4.     By Category (Adult v/s Pediatric)

6.2.5.     By Distribution Channel (Retail Sales v/s Non-Retail Sales)

6.2.6.     By Region         By States (Top 3 States)

6.2.7.     By Company (FY2022)

6.3.  Market Map

7.    India Manual Wheelchair Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1. By Value & Volume

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1. By Application

7.2.2. By Category

7.2.3. By Distribution Channel

7.3.  Pricing Analysis

8.    India Powered Wheelchair Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value & Volume

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Application

8.2.2.     By Category

8.2.3.     By Distribution Channel

8.3.  Pricing Analysis

9.    Market Dynamics

9.1.  Drivers

9.2.  Challenges

10.  Market Trends & Developments

11.  Policy & Regulatory Landscape

12.  Import-Export Analysis

13.  India Economic Profile

14.  Competitive Landscape

14.1.              Vissco Rehabilitation Aids Private Limited

14.2.              Karma Healthcare Limited

14.3.              Ostrich Mobility Instruments Private Limited

14.4.              OttoBock Healthcare India Private Limited

14.5.              Forza Medi (India) Pvt. Ltd

14.6.              Stryker India Private Ltd

14.7.              Silverline Meditech Pvt. Ltd.

14.8.              MediMove India Mobility LLP

14.9.              MEDIVA Healthcare Private Limited

14.10.            Pride Mobility Products Corp.

15.  Strategic Recommendations

The data given for any year represents the market during the period, i.e., 1st April of the previous year to 31st March of that year. eg: For 2023E, the data represents the period, 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023.

Figures and Tables

Figure 1: India Wheelchair Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2018-2028F
Figure 2: India Wheelchair Market Size, By Volume (Million Units), 2018-2028F
Figure 3: India Wheelchair Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2018-2028F
Figure 4: India Wheelchair Market Share, By Application Type, By Value, 2018-2028F
Figure 5: India Wheelchair Market Share, By Institutional type, 2018-2028F
Figure 6: India Wheelchair Market Share, By Category Type, By Value, 2018-2028F
Figure 7: India Wheelchair Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028F
Figure 8: India Wheelchair Market Share, By Company, By Value, 2018-2028F
Figure 9: India Wheelchair Market Share, By Region, By Value, 2018-2028F
Figure 10: India Manual Wheelchair Market Outlook, By Value, 2018-2028F
Figure 11: India Manual Wheelchair Market Outlook, By Product Type, Market Size (USD Million), 2018-2028F
Figure 12: India Manual Wheelchair Market Outlook, By Application Type, Market Size (USD Million), 2018-2028F
Figure 13: India Manual Wheelchair Market Outlook, By Institutional type, Market Size (USD Million), 2018-2028F
Figure 14: India Manual Wheelchair Market Outlook, By Category Type, Market Size (USD Million), 2018-2028F
Figure 15: India Powered Wheelchair Market Outlook, By Value, 2018-2028F
Figure 16: India Powered Wheelchair Market Outlook, By Product Type, Market Size (USD Million), 2018-2028F
Figure 17: India Powered Wheelchair Market Outlook, By Application Type, Market Size (USD Million), 2018-2028F
Figure 18:  India Powered Wheelchair Market Outlook, By Institutional type, Market Size (USD Million), 2018-2028F
Figure 19: India Powered Wheelchair Market Outlook, By Category Type, Market Size (USD Million), 2018-2028F

Frequently asked questions


India wheelchair market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.87% and reach USD296.89 million by 2027 on account of the growing use of wheelchairs in commercial spaces such as airports, shopping malls, among others.


Manual wheelchairs dominated the market in 2022 with an overall share of 83.75% on account of their low cost.


The high cost of the technologically updated wheelchairs, shortage of inadequate government aided wheelchair provision system, lack of awareness among rural people and community, and rising adoption of refurbished equipment across emerging economies are some of the major factors limiting the growth of the market.


The major trends in terms of wheelchair market include the launching new models of electric wheelchairs such as eye-sensor controlled wheelchairs, growing inclusion of wheelchairs in the sports community, and increased domestic production within schemes like “Make In India’.


Sakshi Bajaal

Business Consultant
Press Release

India Wheelchair Market to Grow at a CAGR of 7.87% through 2028F

Jun, 2022

Increasing spinal cord injuries and rising geriatric population are driving the growth of India wheelchair market in the forecast period, 2023-2028.