The need for medical devices (bandages, walking aids, wheelchairs, hospital beds and so on) in Germany is increasing. This is clearly substantiated by statistics from the German Association of Private Health Insurance (Verband der Privaten Krankenversicherung, PKV-Verband [PKV]). In the PKV’s statistical report from 2019, there was already a recognisable growth of 7.35 per cent per policyholder compared to the previous year, whereby the insurance benefits grew by only four per cent overall. Looking at the demographic development in Germany, an additional noticeable increase can be expected with the baby boomer generation. The percentage of medical devices in outpatient services is already 8.18 per cent of the total costs.