Healthcare furniture includes all goods used in hospitals and clinics. These goods are basically moveable & stationary objects intended to support either patients or physicians. The healthcare facilities consider different factors before selecting furniture such as ergonomics, bariatrics, and aesthetics. These facilities focus first on the patient's comfort. Secondly, the focus is on reducing hospital-acquired infections. Thirdly, selection of furniture according to bariatric patients. And lastly, selecting furniture to make the environment family-friendly for visitors. The healthcare facilities are needed to be designed in a way that the examination room used for gynecology on one day can be used for pediatrics on the next. Therefore, interchangeability and movability of the furniture as a response to immediate changes is the prime impacting factor. Innovative technologies are adding useful components to healthcare furniture to make furniture more comfortable for patients and increase the ease of functional capabilities.
An increasing number of hospitals-rapid emergence of new hospitals across developing nations and a high number of hospitals in developed countries with a rising number of patients worldwide is expected to drive market growth. Furthermore, the rising geriatric population worldwide is likely to increase the demand for healthcare furniture such as riser recliners / lift chairs, tub chairs, and profiling beds.
However, the long life span of the furniture restricts its repetitive purchasing, which may hamper the market growth. Nonetheless, technologically innovative products like motorizing stretcher chairs are being introduced in the market. These chairs enhance the patient's comfort and help achieve superior clinical performance. This is likely to provide lucrative opportunities for market growth. Healthcare furniture market is projected to be US $ 3,817.2 Mn in 2018 to reach US $ 6,153.1 Mn by 2028 at a CAGR of 4.7%.