The medical carts and workstations market size was valued at USD 4.6 billion in 2021 and is poised to grow at a significant CAGR of 14.8% over 2022–2028. Market expansion is driven by the rising incidence of musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) and the expanding use of electronic medical records (EMR) in hospitals. For instance, 1.71 billion individuals worldwide will be affected by musculoskeletal problems in February 2021. In addition, due to population increase and aging, the number of people with musculoskeletal issues is rapidly rising. The need for medical carts will grow shortly due to these considerations. The use of mobile carts is expanding due to constantly improving technology that provides better layout, construction, alternatives, and features that satisfy consumer needs. For instance, in December 2021, Advantech, a well-known supplier of medical computer systems and services, added the AMiS-30EP pole cart to its AMiS product range. This product can be equipped with various monitors and devices, depending on the application. These technological advancements will probably cause the industry to grow soon. Moreover, in August 2021, Capsa Healthcare introduced its brand-new Trio mobile computing workstation. Electronic health records are mobilized by Capsa’s Trio point-of-care platform, which also facilitates effective and precise drug management. The market is probably going to grow soon as a result of these developments. Medical cart advancements, including the availability of light items with better mobility and ergonomics, are anticipated to improve the usage of these devices. The safety of nursing personnel is increased by the availability of handle and wheel mounts to the proper and appropriate sizes of batteries. Manufacturers can now offer the consumer a base upon which to build based on requirements while remaining cost-effective due to customization. Customization is becoming more popular in the medical cart market due to shifting consumer preferences, which directly affect how these carts are designed. In 90% of healthcare facilities, digital medical records are the standard, and medical laptop carts on wheels are in high demand. Furthermore, to help doctors and nurses, these carts are evolving and becoming more portable. Because of this, the market is expanding and meeting the expectations of the quick-changing healthcare environment.
Recent Market Developments:
In February 2020, Ergotron, Inc. (U.S.) and Ingram Micro China Ltd. (China) collaborated to donate medical carts to aid in the coronavirus outbreak. The carts were provided to Huoshenshan and Leishenshan hospitals’ emergency facilities.
In April 2020, Midwest Products & Engineering (MPE-INC) (U.S.) introduced an emergency response cart to solve ventilator workflow issues related to the urgent treatment of COVID-19 patients.