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
Wheelchairs of Kansas
The bariatric Overlander PEV features rugged tires, a steel frame, four-ply tires and two, four-pole motors. The suspension is adjustable and is rated at 750 lbs., and the seating system features a powered-transfer-assist option. The reclining captain’s seat boasts flip-up armrests.(800) 537-6454
The Q600 Series is versatile to meet diverse client needs while providing a superb range of coverage in the Group 2, Group 3 and Group 4 Single and Multiple Power codes. The Q600s feature proven quality, a high degree of parts commonality and outstanding patient outcomes.(866) 800-2002
Pride Mobility Products
Enjoy the Freedom of Mobility
The Jazzy 614HD features enhanced in-line motors, advanced ATX suspension and powerful electronics.
• New, dual enhanced in-line motors offer greater efficiency, torque, range and performance.
• 6-inch casters on the front and rear deliver maximum stability.
• Active-Trac ATX Suspension provides enhanced performance over varied terrain.
Jazzy 614HD(800) 800-8586
Shoprider Mobility Products
A Powerchair for Active Lifestyles
The Shoprider Trooper powerchair combines style, comfort and user-friendly features. The sleek, compact, K0823-approved Powerchair features a swivel seat and ELR capability. The heaviest piece weighs 59 lbs. Other features include:
• Removable battery packs with U1 batteries
• Length and angle adjustable footplate
• Height adjustable seat and adjustable arms
Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing
Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing Introduces the Image GT
The new sleeker-looking Image GT mid-wheel drive allows for a tighter turning radius. The front-swivel anti tippers have true independent adjustable suspension, which helps prevent the drive wheels from losing contact with the ground. The seat reclines for comfort and folds down for portability. The footplate is angle, height and depth adjustable. The product comes complete with batteries with rear-entry battery component. (877) 224-0946
Smooth turning radius
The compact, rear-wheel drive power chair offers a weight capacity of 250 lbs. Its maximum speed is 3.5 mph with a range of 15 miles. Featuring a smooth 27" turning radius, the power chair offers indoor maneuverability while meeting many outdoor obstacles head-on. The product comes in red or blue with a charcoal-gray, stadium-style seat and a 40-amp programmable controller.
Quantum Rehab offers New Seating System
TRU-Balance 2 Lift & Tilt
• Offers maximum versatility and ease of adjustment.
• Provides 10 inches of elevation for enhanced access to out-of-reach items and 50 degrees of tilt.
• Available with power recline, power front riggings and TRU-Comfort seating.
The Upside: The product will be available on Quantum Power Chairs, including the popular Q600 and Q6000Z.(866) 800-2002
Versatile Power Wheelchair with Narrow Width and Compact Design
The MPV5 power chair features a narrow design and a rounded front allowing clients to turn corners easily and navigate in small spaces like hallways and bathrooms. The swivel seat and fold-up footplate allow for easier transfers. Two large direct drive motors makes the product suitable for outdoor use. The chair can be disassembled and placed in the trunk of most cars, or, in its entirety, with the assistance of a ramp or lift
Tubular steel frame
With a new tubular steel frame to reduce overall weight and new, four-pole motors for maximum torque, the Q6000Z provides optimal six-wheeled performance. The product accepts a broad range of seating and electronics options, including the TRU-Balance 2 power-positioning systems and Q-Logic drive controls. (866) 800-2002
Low seat-to-floor height
Featuring a super-low seat-to-floor height of 17.5" with 45 degrees of tilt, the Corpus C300 power chair increased its ground clearance to 3" and offers powerful and quiet four-pole motors. The modular design allows for growth and added seat functions. The ergonomic back features built-in, adjustable lumbar and trunk supports.