Medical equipment supplier Rehasense showcased its full range of mobility solutions including power-assisted wheelchair systems (PAWS), Track Wheel and other examples from its manual wheelchair and rollator portfolios at this year’s Naidex to a variety of dealers, users, and OTs at the show.

Lee French, Managing Director at Rehasense, commented: “We were delighted with the positive response our products received over the two days.

“I think it is fair to say no one was too sure how well attended the show would be after the last two years, but we were inundated with enquiries from retailers both existing and potential, healthcare professionals and end users.

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“Our rollators, manual wheelchairs, Power Assisted Wheelchair Systems (PAWS) and Track Wheel all received fantastic feedback and we had several special offers available for the trade which also proved to be popular.”

Products featured at the event included the City, the entry-level model in the assisted wheelchair systems range from Rehasense UK. Available with a 12” or 14” wheel, the City is designed mainly for use around town. The 12” wheel is ideal for smooth tarmac roads, while the larger 14” wheel can handle surfaces that are slightly more uneven.

In addition, the City can be used indoors due to its turning circle of one metre. Standard features on the model include forward/reverse mode, traction control for when setting off on a slippery surface or slope, cruise control that removes the need to constantly hold the throttle, and ‘Walk Mode’.

The mid-range Cruiser is designed for wheelchair users looking for a power add-on that enables them to venture off standard road surfaces and onto more uneven terrain such as a forest trail. With a larger 16” wheel, the Cruiser offers a smooth comfortable ride and comes with a range of standard features, including traction and cruise control.

Completing the PAWs line is the top-of-the-range Tourer model, which can take wheelchair users across terrain that would normally be inaccessible.

With a 20” wheel, 4” wide tyres and longer wheelbase for increased clearance and manoeuvrability, the Tourer is equally at home on tarmac or in an off-road environment where it can easily overcome sand, gravel and obstacles such as tree roots and very uneven ground that would be impassable in a wheelchair.

Moving onto power add-ons, the Track Wheel is designed to transform a standard manual wheelchair into an agile tricycle to enable wheelchair users to experience greater freedom. Whether the user is active around town or going for more adventurous days out over rougher terrain, such as in the forest or on the beach, the Track Wheel is an ideal companion, according to the firm.

By attaching the 12” Track Wheel, the wheelchair’s castors are raised, which slightly tilts the chair backwards. By noticeably reducing the rolling resistance, the user can enjoy increased speed, manoeuvrability and comfort.

Weighing from 2.6 kg and available in single-arm carbon and double-arm aluminium or carbon, the Track Wheel adds very little weight to the existing wheelchair. The single arm model is designed for use with rigid wheelchairs while the double arm model will be for use with foldable wheelchairs featuring fixed integrated footrests. Attaching the Track Wheel to the wheelchair frame requires no tools, and the entire process takes a matter of seconds.

At 8.2kg, the ICON 35BX is the lightest wheelchair in the ICON range and features an ergonomic seat and back angle for a superb seating position. The ICON 35LX, which weighs 9kg, is fitted with enhanced ergonomic seating, back upholstery, and adjustable armrests for increased support and pressure relief if required.

Both models have seat widths of 16” and 18” respectively and, when folded, take up little space with length, height and width dimensions of 26”x29”x11”. Both models have a maximum user weight of 125kg.

Standard features on the ICON 35BX and LX include swing away leg rests with release lever, stepwise brake control with cable, armrest (height adjustable on the LX), and carrying handle for transporting when folded.

In addition to the mobility solutions already mentioned, the Space LX rollator combines intuitive design, smooth lines, and high-strength alloy materials, yet weighs 5.8kg. Height-adjustable handles with indexed settings provide excellent user comfort while increased safety comes from the quick positive braking system.

Available in medium and large, and a choice of colours, the Space LX is fitted with a backrest and stick holder as standard along with integrated removeable basket and has a maximum user weight of 150kg.

 

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