1. Development of rehabilitation medical device industry
Rehabilitation medical equipment refers to the medical equipment used for evaluation, training and treatment in rehabilitation medicine, which can help patients evaluate and improve their body function, recover their body strength and make up for functional defects. Rehabilitation medicine, preventive medicine, clinical medicine and health care medicine are called “four major medicine” by the World Health organization. As an important part of modern medicine, rehabilitation medical services and rehabilitation medical devices can help patients to speed up the recovery of physical function, reduce the recurrence rate, reduce complications, and save the overall cost of treatment, playing an increasingly important medical, economic and social value in the medical system.
From the perspective of demand, China has a large number of people who need rehabilitation, such as puerpera, patients with mental disabilities, patients with nervous system diseases, patients with bone, joint and muscle diseases, and the elderly, resulting in a huge demand for rehabilitation medical services and rehabilitation medical devices. With the acceleration of population aging, the number of patients with chronic diseases is increasing year by year, the number of puerpera after the two child policy is released and other factors, the demand for rehabilitation medical services and rehabilitation medical devices in China will continue to grow.
2. Development trend of rehabilitation medical device industry
(1) Traditional rehabilitation treatment technology is constantly upgrading
Traditional rehabilitation includes sports rehabilitation, occupational rehabilitation, physiotherapy, traction, speech, traditional Chinese medicine and other treatment methods. The treatment equipment mainly includes light, electricity, sound, magnetic, heat, cold, mechanical and other physical factor treatment related equipment, as well as simple sports rehabilitation training equipment and muscle strength training equipment such as standing bed, hammock, parallel bars, thruster, power car, etc. In recent years, with the continuous improvement of the level of science and technology, the traditional rehabilitation medical technology is also constantly upgrading, and the treatment effect is constantly improving.
(2) New rehabilitation technology has been developed and commercialized
With the continuous development and progress of science and technology, many new rehabilitation treatment technologies are gradually developed and commercialized, among which the most representative is the integration of transcranial magnetic stimulation technology, rehabilitation robot technology and artificial intelligence technology with rehabilitation medical field. Transcranial magnetic stimulation technology has the advantages of high intensity, high penetration, non-invasive and painless stimulation, and has become an important technology for the treatment of mental diseases and nervous system diseases. In 2008, the US FDA first approved magnetic stimulation for the treatment of depression. In recent years, with the application of new technologies such as magnetic field depth and focus, navigation and positioning, the therapeutic effect of transcranial magnetic stimulation in depression, Parkinson’s disease and other diseases has been improved. The application of new technologies such as image-assisted navigation and automatic tracking of the mechanical arm of the stimulation coil is conducive to improving the accuracy of brain target treatment positioning, so as to improve the clinical efficacy.
Rehabilitation robot is a high-end rehabilitation medical technology developed in recent years. It is the product of the combination of robot technology and medical technology. It helps disabled patients recover their motor function and brings the hope of returning to society. Rehabilitation training robot can replace the mechanical repetitive operation of rehabilitation therapists. It frees therapists from the heavy and repetitive training work, so that professionals can focus more on the improvement of treatment plan, and also provides the possibility for remote rehabilitation and centralized rehabilitation.
The integration of artificial intelligence technology and rehabilitation medical field is also deepening. With the continuous maturity of deep learning, voice interaction, computer vision and other technologies, the application scenarios of artificial intelligence become more and more abundant, and gradually play a role in medical image aided diagnosis, AI assisted doctor, drug research and development, medical robot, big data analysis and other aspects. The combination of artificial intelligence technology and traditional rehabilitation medical devices, evaluation equipment and rehabilitation robot technology makes the use of rehabilitation medical devices develop towards the direction of simplification and intelligence, and makes the popularization, sinking and even household use of rehabilitation medical devices become possible.
(3) Market demand is sinking to secondary hospitals, primary hospitals, private hospitals, community families and other fields
In recent years, the state has increased policy support in the field of rehabilitation medicine, actively explored the establishment of a three-level rehabilitation medical service system, and successively introduced measures such as stipulating that rehabilitation medicine department should be set up in secondary and above general hospitals, encouraging private capital to invest directly in rehabilitation hospitals, supporting the transformation of secondary comprehensive hospitals into specialized rehabilitation hospitals, and increasing the coverage of medical insurance reimbursement for rehabilitation projects As a result, the market demand for rehabilitation medical devices has gradually extended from tertiary hospitals to secondary hospitals, professional rehabilitation hospitals and community hospitals, and will gradually move towards family and social rehabilitation in the future.
(4) The diseases covered by rehabilitation are constantly enriched
Traditional rehabilitation mainly includes neurological rehabilitation and orthopedic rehabilitation, mainly for patients with stroke, paraplegia and orthopedic surgery. With the improvement of people’s living standards and the improvement of medical service ability, emerging hot spots continue to appear. For example, pelvic floor rehabilitation begins to care for the problems of urinary leakage and constipation of middle-aged and elderly people, and provides rehabilitation programs with evaluation, electrical stimulation and magnetic stimulation as the core; postpartum rehabilitation comprehensively focuses on postpartum women’s pelvic floor function, body, muscle, breast and other problems, to help puerpera recover comprehensively Body function; cardiopulmonary rehabilitation for heart and lung function evaluation and targeted rehabilitation training treatment, improve the basic circulation function of patients with heart disease and lung disease; cancer rehabilitation for a variety of cancer patients to provide psychological, diet, training and life guidance and rehabilitation training; Child Rehabilitation for cerebral palsy and other patients, improve motor, speech, cognitive ability, improve the quality of life.
In the future, rehabilitation will cover more functional and chronic diseases, and will continue to sink in the direction of family and socialization, serving more people.
Post time: May-14-2021