| Patient chairs are integral to healthcare delivery. There are a number of different types of chairs such as dental chair, gynecological chairs, lift chairs, patient chairs, recliner chairs, stretcher chair, wheel chair, with each one meant for use by patients experiencing different medical conditions. Changes in disease prevalence is affecting the demand for different types of hospital chair products. For instance, a growing obese population in the US is increasing the demand for for bariatric mobility equipment. The number of obese people in 2004,were 68.9 million, while this number shot up to 74.7 million in 2006. These trends would lead to lead to greater product innovation and more intense competition.