Auto Access

Auto access products are designed to help people with limited mobility hit the road and travel independently. Services and products range from the entry level, such as ramps and simple lifts, to the more detailed, such as complete vehicle conversions. Many HMEs can ease their way into providing auto access with the more “entry level” products, as those items often do not necessitate the tools and expertise that massive van conversion projects require.

For instance, ramps are used for patients that are traveling with a caregiver who can help them get in and out of the vehicle, and that help take care of getting the mobility device in and out of the vehicle. Or they can be used for patients with only limited mobility that can be ambulatory for short durations of time and that are capability of setting up the ramp and loading and unloading the device on their own.

Also, lifts attach to a vehicle and allow a power mobility device user or caregiver to roll the device onto the lift, secure it and hit the road. But, they do not require overhaul of a vehicle like a conversion would.

Auto access continues to provide an attractive retail sales category for providers, which is important because tighter Medicare funding has forced providers to seek new revenue streams. Here are some recent solutions on the market:


Harmar Mobility LLC

HARMAR AL580-HDX

AL580-HDX

Heavy-duty vehicle lift carries hefty chairs

  • High-capacity hitch mounted lift.
  • Designed to carry popular heavy-duty power wheelchairs on a hitch-mounted vehicle lift.
  • Ideal for large power wheelchairs that can’t be carried inside a vehicle (due to size restraints).
  • (800) 833-0478

Q’STRAINT

INQLINE

INQLINE

INQLINE is a fully tested, heavy-duty winch and restraint system featuring dual automatic retractors that double as front tie-downs; making it the ideal solution for both passenger onboarding and passenger securement. Guiding mobility passengers up or down a ramp, even in ideal conditions, can be difficult and sometimes dangerous. INQLINE simplifies the process and reduces liability with an ergonomic thumb controller that allows the operator to manually steer the passenger in and out of the vehicle. Controlled steering not only reduces the possibility of tip overs but gives the operator full command and confidence to tackle common hurdles like curbside parking, uneven surfaces and shifting weight distribution.

  • (800) 987-9987

Q’STRAINT

Quantum Gen II

Quantum Gen II

Updated wheelchair securement station features new technology, lighter weight

With the release of the Quantum Gen II, Q’STRAINT is enhancing the CRT industry’s first virtually autonomous wheelchair securement station. The product allows mobility device passengers to self-secure within 25 seconds with minimal assistance. Faster installation, modular serviceability and a 10% lighter weight are new features of the Gen II model. In addition, the product is equipped with ITS Technology that can be integrated with most transit agencies’ proprietary operating systems, providing planners with data on ridership patterns, dwell times and mobility seating availability.

  • (800) 987-9987

R82

Quokka

Quokka

Quokka keeps children in casts and braces comfortable and safe

The Quokka is a convertible child restraint system that meets a range of postural requirements with an ergonomic design. The Quokka can be used in rear facing for a child that weighs 5 – 39.6 lbs, and forward-facing orientation can be used for a child that weighs 22 – 39.6 lbs. The Quokka’s Spica positioning wedge ensures a casted user is kept both upright and stable during transit. The sides of the seat are specially formed to fit legs that are casted or in a brace, while the head and neck are held secure with the adjustable head support and multi positional 5-point safety harness.

  • (844) 876-6245

BraunAbility

Turny Evo Seat

Turny Evo Seat

Turny Evo Seat makes handicap vehicle transfer smooth, effortless

The BraunAbility Turny Evo mobility seat is a vehicle transfer seat for SUVs, trucks and vans that moves completely outside the vehicle and lowers it down to the user’s desired level. This makes it easier for you to sit down or transfer from a wheelchair. Once you're seated, push a button and the Turny Evo transfer seat will lift you inside the vehicle. The Turny Evo vehicle transfer seat can lower the seat to users’ level, whether they’re transferring from wheelchair to seat or seat to wheelchair, you can always transfer to a lower point.

  • (800) 946-7513

AMF-Bruns of America

SmartRamps

SmartRamp

SmartRamp makes transportation for wheelchair users easier

SmartRamp from AMF-Bruns is designed for both minivans and full-sized vans and intended to make transportation of wheelchair users easier by speeding up vehicle entry and exit. Available in an optional swivel model, the ramp is produced with lightweight perforated aluminum metal profiles, which are non-slip and ultra-strong. The ramp is fitted with a quick-locking system and features single-hand operation with two handles and pneumatic absorber. Weight capacity ranges from Standard 660 pounds, Extra Load Capacity at 440 pounds and Total Capacity at 1100 pounds.

  • (877) 506-3770

AMF-Bruns of America

eFutureSafe Anchorage System

eFutureSafe Head & Backrest Seatbelt Anchorage

AMF-Bruns releases versatile wheelchair anchorage system

The eFutureSafe Head & Backrest Seatbelt Anchorage provides customized head, back and neck adjustments for drivers with upper extremity issues. With a hand-controlled adjustment feature, users can customize head, back and neck adjustments. When not in use, the device turns inward toward the vehicle wall, leaving space for a seat. The patented design meets all applicable regulations and is compatible with AMF-Bruns restraint systems. Other features include an integrated certified 3-pt shoulder belt and emergency release.

  • (877) 506-3770

AMF-Bruns of America

EasyPull Winch & Restraint System

EasyPull Winch & Restraint System

Ramp winch and restraint system loads and secures wheelchairs

  • Winch and restraint system pulls the wheelchair and passenger up the ramp and into the vehicle and secures the wheelchair to the vehicle.
  • Features automatic tensioning; signal sounds to indicate if wheelchair is unlatched; two speed levels; and a compact design.
  • Meets the applications of RESNA, WC18, ISO 10542 and DIN 7500-2.
  • (877) 506-3770

Convaid

Carrot 3 Special Needs Child Restraint System

Carrot 3 Special Needs Child Restraint System

Designed for children and teens 3 to 15

The Convaid Carrot 3 Special Needs Child Restraint System is designed for children and teens from approximately age 3 to 15. The back of this booster reclines flat (180 degrees) from a fully upright position (90 degrees). Optional extensions allow for years of potential growth. The contoured headrest, body conforming foam and optional shoulder wings improve side impact protection. The firm lateral supports are optional and encourage midline alignment of the trunk. The inserts for the seat, hips and trunk come standard and provide custom positioning.

  • (888) 266-8243

Harmar Mobility LLC

AL425HD

AL425HD

High capacity power chair lift allows for reduced effort

Harmar introduced the AL425HD, a 450 pound capacity Power Chair Hoist. The AL425HD offers powered lifting and rotation functions that reduces effort to load a large variety of power chairs. It offers a built-in offset post that allows the mobility device to be easily loaded from the side of a vehicle. Due to the increased weight of the power chairs – the AL425HD is ideal for pick-up trucks and full size vans. It is designed with adjustable base adapters for faster installation and comes with a weather resistant hand control or an optional wireless control if preferred.

  • (800) 833-0478

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