Pressure relief devices decrease pressures from the human body. Skin and tissues directly compressed between the bone and support surface such as, bed and wheelchair increases pressure on human body. Moreover, skin and tissues are pulled in different direction, which also increases body pressure. To overcome on this problem, some advanced pressure relief devices, such as foam filled mattresses, fibre filled mattresses, gel filled mattresses, air filled mattresses and standard foam mattresses, are designed to decrease pressure from different parts of the body. In addition, some high-tech devices, such as air fluidized devices, low air devices and turning beds are also used to reduce body pressure. These devices are placed on the top of mattress and reduce pressures from the body. Gel filled mattresses are viscoelastic materials and decreases pressure from shoulders and hips. These mattresses are also used to reduce headaches and neck pain. Air fluidized beds provide healing environment for affected tissues by minimizing the external forces.
The North American and the European regions dominate the global pressure relief device market. Increasing aging population, large number of patients with pressure related disorder creates immense potential for growth of global pressure relief devices market. In addition, emerging economies, such as China and India, are expected to show rapid growth in pressure relief devices market due to low manufacturing cost and easily availability of skilled labours for manufacturing of these devices.
Global pressure relief devices market has emerged as one of the fastest growing segment in medical devices market. This is due to high demand of pressure release treatment. These treatments maintain blood pressure, reduces heart problems and body pain. The market is driven by various factors, such as increasing aging and obese population, improved healthcare infrastructure. Moreover, increased government funding and rising awareness towards pressure related diseases are also supporting in growth of the pressure relief devices market. In addition, high adoption rate of mattresses for home care use holds immense potential for growth of pressure relief devices market.
However, meditation and exercises hamper growth of the pressure relief devices market. The meditation process maintains blood pressure, hypertension, heart disease and stress. Moreover, high-tech mattresses and cushions require regular maintenance.
Some of the major players operating in the market are BSN Medical, Inc. and Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.. ArjoHuntleigh, Paramount Bed Co. Ltd., 3M Health Care Ltd., Kinetic Concepts, Inc. and Invacare Corporation are the other leading companies operating in pressure relief devices market.
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