Power chairs provide mobility to a wide variety of patient
groups. From individuals with temporary injuries to those with
long-term and life-long disabilities, such as ALS, muscular dystrophy
and MS, benefit from using power wheelchairs.
The industry is in the midst of upheaval because of funding cuts
and legislative regulation. The major, recent hits to power mobility
have come with the ongoing tribulation of competitive bidding, as well
as the recently passed healthcare reform legislation: the elimination of
the first-month purchase option; the manufacturer’s excise tax; the rebid
of Round One of competitive bidding, and the expansion of Round
Two competitive bidding program, which covers standard power
mobility (complex rehab fortunately was carved out of the program).
Despite these changes in the business environment, the potential
power chair client base is a demographic whose numbers are growing
at an exceptional rate. Statistically, baby boomers, which constitute
27 percent of the U.S. population, are turning 62 at a rate of
365 people per hour. Their increasing numbers make the standard
power mobility market a very viable segment industry
Q6000Z HD features enhanced weight capacity
- Offers an enhanced weight capacity of
- Compatible with a broad array of rehab
options including Q-Logic Drive Controls
and TRU-Balance Power Tilt (up to 400
lbs.) with seat sizes up to 24x24 inches.
- Features Mid-Wheel 6, which allows six
wheels on the ground for stability, and
ATX Suspension, which incorporates front
OMNI-Casters for enhanced performance
over more varied terrain.
Bariatric Power Wheelchair folds for easy transport
ActiveCare Medical Wildcat 450 bariatric power wheelchair is based on the design of company’s Wildcat folding power wheelchair. It folds to a 13-inch width and has a 450 lb. user weight capacity. The wheelchair has received the K0824 HCPCS code by Medicare. The Wildcat 450’s features include a lightweight steel frame, Adjustable height, flip-up armrests, programmable dynamic controller with common connectors and an adjustable length controller mount that can be affixed to either the left or right armrest.
Tracking Technology Enhances Mobility
Quantum Rehab’s Accu-Trac tracking technology synchronizes power between motors for straighter tracking and automatically distributes torque for enhanced obstacle climbing. The device is designed to provide efficient operation, reduced fatigue, user independence and fewer steering corrections for power chairs with specialty controls. The tracking technology is available on Quantum’s Q6000Z. Quantum Rehab division of Pride
Tracked Chair Gets You There, Inside and Out
- Battery powered TracAbout is ideal for the physically challenged.
- Allows operator to cross soft surfaces, sand, snow, mud, ruts, and still operate indoors.
- Joystick control with 5 variable speeds up to 3.5 mph.
- Travels up to 12 miles on a full battery charge.
- Negotiates 20 degree slopes, 30 inch doorways, and thresholds without “cocking”.
- Measures 43 inches (1092.2 mm) long, 27 inches (685.8 mm) wide.
- Weight is 410 lbs, depending on seating and battery group.
Heavy-Duty Power Chair is Stable
TDX SI HD Power Wheelchair
Invacare’s TDX SI HD Power Wheelchair features SureStep Stability Assist, a top speed of 5 mph and 22NF batteries. The unit’s center-wheel drive and narrow footprint provide enhanced indoor maneuverability, and the brightly painted frame and integrated rear suspension offer a simple design. The heavy-duty chair has a 450-pound weight capacity.
Customize Your Pediatric Wheelchair
The Zippie pediatric wheelchair line offers a wide range of customizable mobility solutions. The Zippie TS features a unique foot release system option and a cable management system for individuals who prefer the standard hand release trigger option. The Zippie IRIS is equipped with a rotation-in-space design, 55-degree or 40-degree tilt ranges and swing-in/swing-out hangers. All Zippie chair models are available with optional hub locks, angle adjustable push handles and colorful spoke guards.
Pride Mobility Products
Ride in Style
Pride Mobility’s Jazzy 614HD power wheelchair is equipped with dual enhanced in-line motors, which are designed to provide enhanced torque, range and efficiency. The unit features 6 in. casters on the front and rear, Active-Trac ATX suspension, a depth adjustable foot platform, tool-less shroud removal and rear battery access. The HD model offers seating with 24 in. width and depth and a 450-pound weight capacity.
Innovation in Motion
- Mid-wheel pediatric power wheelchair
offers off-road maneuverability with two
1,300-watt, four-pole motors.
- Power seating options include a 50-degree tilt-in-space angle, a 12" seat
elevator, power elevated leg rests and
non-shearing power recline.
- Features a computer-assisted driving
system, mid-wheel knobby tires, a
passive steering system and a 400-lb.
Variety of Seat Options
- The front-wheel drive power wheelchair is
equipped with a single stage motor, low
seat-to-floor height and two speed packages
in five or seven mph.
- The unit features a wide footplate for foot
position flexibility and indoor and outdoor
- Available with a rehab seat, tilt,
tilt/recline, tilt/recline/elevate and tilt/
Stable and Powerful
Pronto M41 Power Wheelchair
- SureStep suspension, a center-wheel
drive platform, and a compact frame
provide stability and maneuverability.
- High-efficiency in-line motors offer fast
speed and long battery range.
- Has a semi-recline van seat with widthand
height-adjustable arms and a
Dynamic A-series controller built into the