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
Power Positioning Chair
Tru Balance 2 Lift and Tilt
• Tru Balance 2 Lift and Tilt delivers 10 inches of elevations with a 50-degree tilt.
• The power chair has a 300 lb. weight capacity.
• Power recline, power front rigging and TRU-Comfort seating are available.(866) 800-2002
Pride Mobility Products
Pride Mobility Releases New Jazzy with More Maneuverability
The Jazzy 614HD features enhanced in-line motors, advanced ATX suspension, and powerful electronics at an affordable price. The device has a 450 lb. weight capacity and 6-inch casters on the front and rear wheels for maximum stability. It also features an Activ-Trac® ATX Suspension for enhanced performance over more varied terrain. The 614HD also has a tool-less shroud removal and a depth adjustable foot platform. (800) 800-8586
Amigo Mobility International Inc.
Halachically Approved Power Chair
• Each Shabbat Amigo is inspected and certified by the Zomet Institute in Israel and offers a single on/off key switch for either Shabbat or Normal mode.
• The circuit board is mounted inside the throttle enclosure, and a toggle switch changes operation from normal to Shabbat mode.
• With no throttle lever activation by the rider, the module’s timing circuit sets the chair in motion after seven to 11 seconds, satisfying the “no work” Sabbath restriction. (800) 248-9131
Innovation in Motion
• The X4 Extreme is a true 4-wheel drive power chair that easily traverses sand, snow and mud.
• Power comes with 6” curb-climbing ability and a top speed of 5.5 mph.
• Options include a power seat elevator, 55-degree tilt-in-space, power recline and a power-elevating leg rest.
Pride Mobility Products
The Q614 combines performance and maneuverability in a package that delivers value. The power chair features enhanced in-line motors and advanced ATX suspension. The product is fully compatible with a broad range of seating and electronics options including the new Q-Logic NE and NE+ controllers. Plus, the Q614 offers coverage in the Group 3 standard, single power and multiple power codes.(800) 800-8586
Pride Mobility Products
The Quantum 6000Z uses powerful four-pole motors for high speed with maximum torque. The Mid-Wheel 6 design allows for aggressive outdoor performance and precision indoor maneuverability. The chair accepts a broad range of seating and electronics options including Quantum Rehab’s exclusive TRU-Balance 2 Power Positioning Systems and Q-Logic Drive Controls. (800) 800-8586
Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing
Geo 4 Wheel Powered Wheelchair Base
The Geo 4 Wheel Powered Wheelchair Base offers indoor and outdoor use with a height-adjustable seat and flip-back, adjustable arms. (877) 224-0946
Mid Wheel Power Chair
The Mid Wheel Power Wheelchair from Adepta features a patented suspension system that allows ground contact with the wheels at all times. An adjustable, non-tip, pressurized footplate hydraulically adjusts with foot pressure for added stability when entering or exiting the wheelchair. A controller arm telescopes horizontally in and out. The range is 25 miles with a maximum speed of 5 mph. (888) 818-5110
21st Century Scientific Inc.
Bounder Plus H-Frame
The Bounder Plus H-Frame power wheelchair by 21st Century SCIENTIFIC is available with independent, drive-wheel suspension. The combination gas-shock and coil-spring design is strong, durable and simple, providing users a smooth, low-maintenance car-like ride. Independent swing arms feature more than 2” of shock-absorbing vertical movement on each drive wheel. The H-style base frame uses 2.5”x1.5”x0.125” wall steel and is TIG welded for strength and durability. The standard super torque three motors deliver a top speed of 11.6 miles per hour. (800)448-3680
Low center of gravity
Leisure-Lifts' Boss 6 NS features a 27" turning radius, designed for in-home use. The 3/4 drive doesn't teeter-totter when lunging forward or when stopping. The ultra-low, 15-inch seat height is designed for shorter users and a lower center of gravity makes the wheelchair easier to drive and control. The easy step-on footrest allows for front-user access.