Report: Pressure Relief Market Will Top $4 Billion by 2019

Pressure ulcers are a debilitating problem for a number of consumers with limited mobility - and it's a medical problem that will drive growth in the pressure-relief device market in the years to come, according to a new report from GBI Research.

The report is called "Pressure Relief Devices Market to 2019: Increasing Focus on Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Quality of Care to Drive Growth."

The report examined pressure-relieving mattress overlays, specialty beds (both purchased and rented) and mattresses.

In 2012, the size of that market was $2.9 billion. GBI estimates that by 2019, the market size will stand at $4.1 billion.

"Previous research shows that more than 2.5 million Americans are expected to develop this condition every year," GBI Research said about pressure ulcers in a news announcement. "The rising prevalence of obesity will also drive the pressure relief devices market growth. Obese patients are at an increased risk of developing pressure ulcers, as they are required to stay in hospital for longer periods and have slower wound-healing times."

GBI Research provides business intelligence reports for a number of global industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, and clean technology. GBI Research has offices in Europe, Asia and North America.

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Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at lwatanabe@1105media.com.

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