Assistive Tech Showcase: Walking aids and wheelchairs
The latest exciting products to enter the market in wheelchairs and walking aids. (From Nov, 2017)
New level of European style rollator
Designed in conjunction with the company’s UK design team, the new Z-Tec UK Walker 2 features an ultralight, strong tubular frame, finished with an aesthetically pleasing matt anodised colour.
Designed for optimum stability and style, according to the company, the rollator is fitted with 8″ rugged wheels suitable for outdoor use and is easily adjustable to suit different heights.
Weighing 7.9kg, the rollator can be folded with an easy lift motion for storage in a car or public transport and is able to support a maximum user weight of 136kg.
Available in three colours, with grey fitted mouldings and a cane holder, as well as easy-to-use locking half-loop arthritic brakes for people with limited hand movement, Z-Tec says the product will not disappoint.
Globetrotting with GlobeTraveller
The latest addition to the Van Os Medical lightweight wheelchair range is the GlobeTraveller, available in both self-propel and transit.
Weighing just 10kg, the chair can be easily put in the boot of the car for a day at the coast or taken on a voyage around the seas.
Described as an ideal chair for occasional use, the GlobeTraveller has been launched with a special offer of £79.00 for transit and £110.00 for self-propel.
Bariatric walker glides into the market
Designed to be both manoeuvrable and strong, Uniscan’s lightweight Grand Glider Plus is engineered to take a user weight of up to 40 stones and boasts a generous 29” width frame.
Ideal for the larger customer, the walker is part of Uniscan’s extensive range, with the company designing and manufacturing bespoke walkers in the UK since 1983.
All models carry a 2-year manufacturer warranty and a parts/refurbishment service is available, as well as the company requiring no minimum order level and also able directly drop a walker to a retailer’s customer if needed.
Four new colours for two for one device
Incorporating a unique design which enables users to transform it from a rollator into a wheelchair and back again in one simple movement, the Rollz Motion 2 from Topro is now available in four new colours.
The two for one rollator and wheelchair now comes in island blue, pebble white, mattblack and dark purple and features a maximum user weight of 125kg / 19st 9lb, seat dimensions of 42cm x 45cm x 55cm and a minimum and maximum user height of 1.60m to 1.90m / 5ft 3” to 6ft 3”
Topro says the Rollz Motion 2 can accommodate most users and is ideal for anyone that requires the assistance of a rollator and wheelchair but does not wish to purchase both.
“We are always looking to support our UK retailers with new products and enhancement to current models and I believe this new range of attractive colours will help when they are talking to potential customers in their showrooms” commented Paul Briggs, Managing Director of Topro.
Along with other models from the Topro portfolio, the Rollz Motion 2 will be on show on stand E34 at the OT Show.
Progeo looks to impress Rehacare with new range
Italian wheelchair manufacturer Progeo launched three new wheelchairs – the Duke, the Noir 2.0 and the Joker Junior 2.0 – showcasing the new range at 2017’s Rehacare exhibition in Dusseldorf.
Made up of two frames in carbon-fibre monocoque, with differentiated section shapes to ensure resistance and reactivity, the Duke displays the same design and characteristics of a made-to-measure wheelchair whilst still providing the opportunity for final adjustments, including guided rear height adjustment.
Progeo’s Noir 2.0 is the only made-to-measure carbon fibre wheelchair in the market, according to the company, with the new version providing a new look and improved performance. With an eye-catching, linear design, the Noir 2.0 has been carefully engineered to achieve minimum weight, maximum resistance and impressive manoeuvrability.
The company’s new Joker Junior 2.0 is a rigid frame manufacturer to meet the needs of children, including lightness, adaptability and personalisation. The 2.0 version also includes a redesigned frame shape with abduction and a new footplate system to allow for optimum posture.
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Electric Mobility launches exclusive selection of rollators
The new TAiMA range, featuring four high-end rollators from German manufacturer Dietz, is now available in the UK, exclusively through Electric Mobility’s Rascal product range.
Rolled out at Trade Days 2017, the four stylish designs include the TAiMA M, TAiMA M-GT, TAiMA XC, AND TAiMA S-GT
Electric Mobility has partnered with the German brand to bring sturdy and sophisticated rollators to the UK and many of the Dietz rollators include polyurethane tyres, reflectors for night visibility, backrests and tilting aids*. There is also a wide selection of additional accessories available.
Jonathan Hearth, Managing Director explains: “We are excited to enter into this market, with the TAiMA range complementing our comprehensive portfolio of scooters and powerchairs. These rollators are durable, long lasting and comfortable and these are the key features consumers are looking for to improve their quality of life.”
Call an Electric Mobility Area Dealer Manager to arrange a demonstration or for further information.
*features specific to individual products, not entire range.
Having specialised in the production of walking sticks for over 35 years, Classic Canes produce a variety of different sizes and designs to suit a wide range of consumers.
The company’s Managing Direction, Charlotte Gillan, gave some advice for retailers looking to stock the company’s unique, high-quality models for this time of year.
“Bright reds are always popular as Christmas gifts, especially the vivid polka-dot designs. Equally, this is the time of year for glamorous canes with Swarovski Elements crystals set into them, sparkling glittery finishes and quirky handles such as ducks, lions and frogs.”
Established in 1982 when there was a very limited selection of walking sticks available, especially for women who would have to make do with a man’s walking stick cut down to height, the company now produces over 700 products.
These range from the very traditional to the high avant garde, with the company ensuring there is a walking stick suitable for everyone as a present this Christmas.
Drive Expedition and Suspension
The Expedition wheelchair is a feature-rich travel chair which provides practicality and comfort, with a host of features.
The chair has a maximum user weight of 150kg and uses a lightweight, manoeuvrable aluminium frame with a silver finish. It features a 20” nylon seat & back offering comfortable support and are durable and easy to clean, as well as arthritic friendly cable brakes to allow for immediate access for an attendant to reduce speed or lock brakes for parking.
Weighing 12.5kg, the Expedition also includes quick-release swing-away footrests to facilitate transfers and dual cross brace for added support and stability.
The Suspension rollator combines modern design with a sophisticated, shock-absorbing suspension system and practical features and has been developed with comfort in mind according to the company.
Aiming to help to ease aches and pains caused by uneven or rough terrains by reducing vibrations transmitted through the rollator frame when in use, the Suspension Rollator lessens usage impact to provide a smoother journey.
The Suspension Rollator is side folding for compact storage and transportation and includes a soft, flexible backrest seat, allowing users to rest comfortably when needed. The rollator also includes large, arthritic friendly, loop lock brakes, a removable zipped storage bag to carry essentials and a cane holder.