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How do Elderly and disabled assistive devices help?

Published Date : June 15, 2017


One of the most disheartening times is when despite all the needs and desires, there is nobody who can look after you, and one has to completely depend on working on their own and understand the work a little better that way. Of course, convenience is something that has eased majority lives, but there are the old people who also need this kind of support, that normally does not happen just through machines.

Speaking more in terms of medical problems, there are often problems that one can take up while they are growing up, or something that they are simply born with. There are a lot of disabilities, especially in today’s day and time, and they have really increased in huge numbers. Problems like paralysis, handicapped children, autistic children, dyslexia and so on are a mixture of both mental and physical problems that are not easy to combat. But with proper medical and emotional support, these diseases and illnesses can also be easily taken care of.

Market Status of elderly and disabled assistive devices

The global elderly and disabled assistive devices market is anticipated to garner more market share owing to factor like increasing prevalence of geriatric and disabled population across the globe. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have released a data which states that the population of elder individuals aged 65 years and above stood at 46.2 million in 2014 in the US alone and this number is expected to grow more than 98 million by 2060. Due to enhanced technology and medicine, the average life expectancy has increased and therefore the demand for the elderly and disabled assistive devices will experience a steady growth in the coming years. But, high cost of a few devices like cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA), and power wheelchairs have led to reduced adoption rate of these devices.The news is basically targeted towards pharmaceutical companies who have outshone each other in producing medicines. They have actually discovered that a need to create medicines for such problems has increased so drastically in the past decade, that this market does not see itself stopping anytime soon. It becomes a very disappointing matter of course, but then these are the consequences of all the environmental, physical and mental changes that the world is adapting to.

What are these supportive devices and how do they function?

People with disabilities have a special way with life. They are also often known as other human beings are the ‘special needs’ people. And this is true, both mentally and physically. These special people are those whose needs are mostly surrounded by such devices and the love of all of them who care for them. Some of the devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, specially designed scooters and so on become of utmost importance for them at times. Even for the elderly, there are times that only machines can be used to treat the kind of illness that they may be suffering. Change in medicines due to sugar, allergies from changing medicines and so on can be seen, so walking sticks and other such similar instruments are used at this age.


It is not just electrical devices that are meant for these situations, it is also those that can basically be convenient and are not very difficult to use. These devices at least make sure that they provide a solution and also do no trouble these special people.

Crystal Market Research published a report on “Elderly and Disabled Assistive Devices Market by Product - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2025” released and accessible at