Power Wheelchair

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


Quantum Rehab

Edge 3 Stretto

Edge 3 Stretto

The hottest new power base from Quantum Rehab, the Edge 3 Stretto gets its name from the Italina Stretto, which means narrow and the base holds up to its name. Featuring an overall width of 20.75 in. with 12.5 in. drive wheels, the Edge 3 Stretto is the narrowest power base in America, according to the company. The Edge 3 Stretto’s narrow width makes it an ideal option for children, teenagers and small adults. It provides outstanding maneuverability in tight spaces and is equipped with independent SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension). Optional iLevel delivers 12 in. of power adjustable seat height at walking speed (up to 3.5 mph). The Edge 3 Stretto comes standard with LED front and rear fender lights and a USB charger.

  • (800) 800-8586

Pride Mobility Products

Go Chair MED

Go Chair MED

Compact, portable and perfect for travel, the new Go Chair MED* is a feature-rich power chair that disassembles easily in just a few steps. With feather-touch disassembly, the Go Chair MED provides lightweight travel, with the heaviest piece at just 36 pounds, and independence on the go. A large footplate gives consumers the comfort they need while the convenient storage pocket keeps their items close at hand. The Go Chair MED is HCPCS Code: K0821 Group 2 Portable. *Pride FDA Class II Medical Devices are designed to aid individuals with mobility impairments.

  • (800) 800-8586

Sunrise Medical (US) LLC

QUICKIE Q500 H

QUICKIE Q500 H

The new QUICKIE Q500 H power wheelchair brings a unique “hybrid” blend of rear- and mid-wheel technology. With the drive wheel closer to the mid-position, the Q500 H has improved traction and a smaller turning radius over a traditional rear-wheel drive and improved outdoor driving over a mid-wheel drive. The unique and responsive suspension system coupled with the drive wheel placement allows the Q500 H to be a highly maneuverable rear-wheel drive power wheelchairs. Available with the adjustable SEDEO PROT seating system in Group 3 standard and HD, and Group 4 standard duty.

  • (800) 333-4000

Sunrise Medical (US) LLC

QUICKIE Q700-UP M

QUICKIE Q700-UP M

Standing wheelchair allows users to stand at up to 77 degrees

Combining its Q700 M mid-wheel drive base and SEDEO ERGO seating system, Sunrise Medical has launched its QUICKIE Q700-UP M standing wheelchair. The chair enables patients to experience the positive health benefits of standing, including maintenance of vital organ capacity and the potential to avoid pressure sores. The Q700 chair comes with Sunrise’s new biomechanical standing seating system that can stand at up to 77 degrees. Users can take advantage of up to six programmable memory positions.

  • (800) 333-4000

Sunrise Medical (US) LLC

JAY Syncra Seating System for SEDEO Pro

JAY Syncra Seating System for SEDEO Pro

New seating system specifically engineered for tilt and recline

To help wheelchair users avoid body displacement and increase comfort while reclining, Sunrise Medical has launched its new JAY Syncra Seating System for SEDEO Pro seat frames. The system combines a scalloped back shell and a cushion with a lowered pelvic wall and deep femoral troughs to keep the body in the right position while the chair is tilted or reclined. Clinicians now have better options for adapting aftermarket seating to powered seat frames, the company said.

  • (800) 333-4000

WHILL

Model Ci

Model Ci

Power wheelchair connects with Bluetooth app to drive remotely, manage speed

Driving across rough terrain is not a problem for the WHILL Model Ci power wheelchair, equipped with large wheels and two powerful motors that make for smoother rides. The wheelchair is also connected to mobile devices through Bluetooth app controls that allow the rider to drive remotely, lock and unlock and manage speed settings from their phone. Users can also quickly disassemble the chair into three components (seat, front driver base and rear driver base) that can easily fit into a car trunk. Accessories include smart keys, lap belts, footrest adapters, and spare batteries.

  • (844) 699-4455

Merits Health Products, Inc.

Avid Rehab

Rehab and Pilot

Merits shines spotlight on products, plus two new divisions

In addition to its line of power wheelchairs, scooters, manual wheelchairs and beds, Merits Health Products items will showcase its two new divisions, Avid Rehab and Pilot. Avid Rehab is focused on developing high-end complex rehab products. Pilot is Merits’ home access division, which is focused on making patients’ homes accessible. Also on display will be recent offerings from the core brand, such as its single power option, Group 2 power wheelchair, the Vision Ultra.

  • (800) 963-7487

Sunrise Medical (US) LLC

QUICKIE Q700 SEDO PRO

QUICKIE Q700 SEDO PRO

Sunrise announces new power wheelchair

The new QUICKIE Q700 SEDO PRO from Sunrise Medical is an adjustable mid-wheel drive power wheelchair for moderate to complex clinical needs. The SEDO PRO combines a highly adjustable seat frame with a choice of support and positioning options, and users can choose from four backrest options and a variety of footrest options. The QM700 M mid-wheel drive base allows for travel over uneven terrain with its SpiderTrac 2.0 suspension and climb curbs up to 3 inches.

  • (800) 333-4000

WHILL

Model Ci

Model Ci

Stylish power mobility device offers handy Bluetooth features

WHILL’s Model Ci It disassembles for easy transport, offers indoor/outdoor versatility, and is equipped with Bluetooth BLE4.2 and mobile data technology for additional peace-of-mind and quicker support. Whether experiencing fatigue or to simply move the device out of the way, the iPhone app lets users and caregivers remotely control the device. Users can also lock and unlock the device to prevent unwanted usage and access real-time device diagnostics.

  • (844) 699-4455

SHOPRIDER Mobility Products, Inc.

XLR14

XLR14

Group 2 chair focuses on stability and handling

Shoprider’s XLR14, a Group 2 Complex Rehab Power Wheelchair, comes equipped with 14 in. Drive Wheels and a self-adjusting mid-wheel drive suspension system that is accompanied by four independently suspended front and rear casters. This adds stability via six points of contact with the ground, and a smooth driving experience that will handle virtually any driving surface. Equipped with our power tilt seating system, the XLR 14 has 50˚ of tilt available. The XLR 14 also has a flip forward seat for easy battery access, long-range battery options, and a 300 lb. weight capacity. (Read more about these chairs.)

  • (800) 743-0772

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