Purpose: The Industry Profile on Wheeled Mobility is a very broad and accessible compilation of knowledge pertaining to the wheeled mobility industry and marketplace. The Industry Profile is relevant to the development and refinement of public policy, legislation, grants, products, clinical practice, service delivery, third-party payment, standards, product delivery, and research programs. Anticipating that industries and markets constantly evolve, the Industry Profile includes many recommendations across all topics.
Results: The Industry Profile has five expert chapters on: funding and legislation, standards, accessible public transportation, wheelchair transportation safety, along with an interpretive overview. There are four stakeholder perspectives chapters on: research related to mobility and seating/positioning, the role of clinicians in service delivery, mobility product supply and parent's perspective on mobility. The Industry Profile includes two additional chapters on: market demographics and a comparative analysis of consumer and expert perspectives focused on the strengths and weaknesses of current products and direction of and need for technology and product development. Finally, the Industry Profile includes compilations of manufacturers, their contact information and products; conferences and trade shows, and national organizations.
Conclusion: This Industry Profile fills an important need for critical stakeholders of the wheeled mobility industry and market. However, this Industry Profile cannot be regarded as fully complete or fully up to date. Many important topics are not covered in depth. As a consequence, this Industry Profile should be regarded as a foundation for future studies of an important and evolving industry and market.
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