Updated on 14 May 2013
"Newer, lighter and stronger materials providing rigid but light weighted wheelchairs encourage more patients to use them, as it lasts longer than conventional wheelchairs," said Frost & Sullivan healthcare consultant, Ms Poornima Srinivasan. "Crutches and walking sticks also use superior materials to enhance product use and widen the customer base."
"Domestic manufacturing or partnerships with local manufacturers at competitive rates will facilitate their entry in emerging economies," noted Ms Srinivasan. "Collaborations with local market participants will also improve distribution and give a foothold in countries with significant growth potential."