There is no consensus among manufacturers about whether bariatrics should continue to be its own category or whether it should be incorporated into other HME segments.
American obesity rates and the need for larger, higher durability products has transformed bariatrics from a niche market into the HME mainstream, vendors say.
For the HME industry, sales potential in bariatrics is as strong and durable as the products in the category. In fact, manufacturers report that their bariatric business continues to grow in tandem with the nation’s waistlines.
HME manufacturers are throwing a lot of weight behind bariatric versions of products as consumer demand continues to grow.
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