Assistive Tech Showcase: Powerchairs and mobility scooters
The latest exciting products to enter the market in powerchairs and mobility scooters. (From May, 2018)
Latest addition to the SunTech portfolio
Following the success of its award-winning eFOLDi mobility scooter, the SunTech UK team have released its latest addition, a lightweight compact powerchair that folds in just a few seconds at the touch of a button.
Featuring lift up arms, a cup holder and under seat basket, the company says the new powerchair is an ideal travel companion and is also AirSafe.
With a removable lightweight battery for easy off-board charging, users also have the option of adding a second battery to double the range to 24+ miles.
According to SunTech UK, its adjustable back rest, large foot plate and lightweight design set it apart from the competition. The entire chair weighs just 25kg, including the battery and electric power fold, so users will not need heavy duty lifting equipment to get it into a car boot.
For companies interested in purchasing the new chair or becoming a partner, contact 0203 143 5168 or email email@example.com
Rascal adds new features to its model line-up
Electric Mobility is adding high-spec models across its line-up and has launched the Rascal P327 with Seat Lift.
The heavy-duty 4mph Mid-Wheel Drive powerchair has a maximum carrying capacity of up to 28 stone & is suitable for both indoor/outdoor usage.
Delivering a premium look and feel by blending the XL base practicality & technology and building on the success of the existing P327 XL model, it also offers durable full suspension & outstanding manoeuvrability.
The company says to match consumers’ rising expectations, the P327 Seat Lift has a range of up to 20 miles and delivers great performance with 55Ah batteries.
This model includes a comfortable & adjustable Captain’s seat with 10-inch scissor lift mechanism. The scissor lift design delivers a smooth & quiet lift action & reaches a maximum floor to seat height of 87 cm when fully elevated.
The P327 with Seat Lift is available now through the Motability Scheme.
To find out more, contact the Area Dealer Manager, call the sales team on 0800 252614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Robustness meets elegance with luxury Kensington
Described as robust and hardwearing whilst remaining sleek and elegant, The FreeRider Kensington is a class 3 which the company says is more saloon than sporty.
Featuring 13-inch wheels, five-inch ground clearance and balanced suspension, the Kensington has been designed to smooth out bumps and provide users with a smoother ride on roads and pavements.
The scooter has a long 55-inch base, padded Captain’s seat and a maximum carrying weight of 25 stone and also features simple controls, a rear-view mirror, front and rear lights and indicators.
Available in a red or blue, the luxury, sturdy scooter also has the option for puncture proof tyres.
Karma Mobility blazes a new trail
A compact indoor/outdoor powerchair, Karma Mobility’s Blazer features a Captain’s seat which has been designed to provide the user with increased levels of comfort and postural support.
Easily adjusted to meet the requirements of the user, the powerchair is able to perform in confined spaces due to its dimensions – a 60cm overall width and 100cm length.
With standard large front castors and rear wheel suspension however, the Blazer is equally at home in an outdoor environment according to the company.
There are two speed options, 4mph and 6mph and in addition to the standard batteries, larger versions are available should the user require an increased range.
The Blazer also has an option of a sling seat which can have a seat depth of 16-inch to 18-inch, adjustable backrest with a range of minus three degrees to 12 degrees, ergonomic armrest which incorporate 25-32cm height adjustable arm pads which also flip back to allow for an easy transfer in & out of the chair and an adjustable headrest system.
“We see the powered wheelchair market as being more competitive than ever with new suppliers moving into the market. Karma is constantly monitoring the market to look for opportunities and developing new products to meet market demand, please look out for new developments at Trade Days later this year” commented Mark Duffield, General Manager, Karma Mobility.
Modular design allows for endless choices
Suitable for conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and spinal injuries, Ottobock’s new Juvo powered wheelchair range is designed to be easily adaptable and provide a bespoke mobility solution to people with specific needs.
With a wide array of choices including options for front or rear wheel drive, the Juvo provides good directional stability and a small turning circle and has a maximum weight limit between 140kg and 160kg, depending on the model.
Additionally, a choice of seating is available, including a new Baxx line of seating solutions with an ergonomic shape, improving postural stability and comfort.
Another benefit of the Juvo’s modular design is its versatility in control of the chair. The TEN° Joystick control device provides innovative rotary control with a 10-degree rotation angle, making it easy to access the speed regulation, plus a soft hand pad and high-resolution 3.5-inch colour display.
Award-winning range makes dealers choice a Breeze
TGA’s flagship Breeze range from TGA offers renowned performance, quality and reliability to the trade and end users according to the company.
The award-winning family includes the Breeze S4, a Class 3, four-wheel scooter which comes available with a rigid all-weather canopy for all-season independence.
Described as a robust and highly dependable scooter that is popular with most customers, the Breeze range offers a safe and durable mobility solution.
The Breeze S3 provides enhanced manoeuvrability and the Breeze Max offers an impressive user weight limit of 39 stone.
For dealers seeking all the features and benefits of the Breeze but with a more compact chassis, the mid-range Breeze Midi 3 and 4 have recently undergone improvements including motor, light and design upgrades.