Mobility

The mobility products can be tricky to navigate as the industry seems to be split into two worlds: funded and retail. Luckily, for HME providers this can lead consumers to their stores in more ways than one.

The global wheelchair market is expected to reach $6.1 billion in 2022, according to market research and consulting firm Lucintel, because of a growing elderly population, increased spinal cord injuries and continuing wheelchair needs from other mobility patient groups. Lucintel predicts that power chairs will see the most of the growth, which is great for providers as standard power scooters and chairs are sold easily in their stores.

Medicare makes the process of funding mobility difficult and lengthy leading some consumers to fund their own independence. For instance, geriatric patients have largely accepted the fact Medicare won’t pay for mobility products beyond bottom-rung options, which means they are more willing to pay out of pocket for what they want, sometimes with the help of their family.

At the same time, CRT patient needs continue to grow and are require highly specified solutions. Manufacturers in that segment of the mobility market continues to expand in terms of the types of products that they offer to serve the needs of pediatric to adult patients.

Ultimately, this means that providers looking to sustain and hopefully grow their funded and cash revenues must stock a broad variety of mobility devices, as well as accessories for users who might need to enhance their funded or cash product. Display multiple chairs around your store so that you can easily provide comparisons for customers. Above all, train your staff to be knowledgeable experts on all the products offered.

Let’s take a look at some of the most recent items on the market:


Sunrise Medical

Switch-It Cool Cube

Switch-It Cool Cube with Pro Spot Proportional Switches

A new level in customizable power wheelchair speed, direction

The Switch-It Cool Cube with Pro Spot Proportional Switches system is designed to give power wheelchair users flexibility in switch management and performance. The Cool Cube central hub input ports interface with multiple types of switches and sensors, and when combined with Pro Spot proportional switches, users have control of their power wheelchair’s speed and direction. Pro Spot proportional switches offer full and continuous range of speed and direction. The percentage of programmed speed is directly proportional to the pressure the user applies on the switch. In addition, each switch correlates with an auditory tone to inform users of which switch they are using.

  • (800) 333-4000

EasyWheelz LLC

Safe Transfer Kit

Safe Transfer Kit

New kit provides safe, efficient transfer in and out of a wheelchair

The Safe Transfer Kit is designed to that resolves the issue of feet getting entangled in the footrests of standard wheelchairs. The kit’s rotator levers allow for a clean manipulation of the footrests, and it includes two swing-away leg extensions with torsion springs that default the footrests into the up position. Two levers mounted to the leg extensions let the passenger or transporter move the footrests into the down position as necessary. In addition, the kit includes a detachable push bar that mounts across the existing handle bars of a wheelchair, which allows for one-handed maneuvering.

  • (262) 475-9842

Pride Mobility Products

Jazzy Zero Turn

Jazzy Zero Turn

Four-wheel scooter features three-wheel turn radius

  • Four-wheel scooter with a three-wheel turning radius featuring Pride’s patented iTurn Technology.
  • CTS Suspension and dual motors provide a smooth ride over varied terrain.
  • Includes full LED lighting package, under seat storage, USB charger port in tiller and standard front basket.
  • (800) 800-8586

Pride Mobility Products

ZT10 Scooter

ZT10 Scooter

Pride Mobility launches scooter for versatile terrain

The ZT10 Scooter from Pride Mobility is a full-size 4-wheel scooter, and with its patented iTurn Technology, the ZT10 has a 3-wheel turning radius. The power dual motor provides indoor and outdoor use with traction on gravel, trails and grass. Other features include a 3-speed control dial; full LED lighting package with turn signals; and an integrated cupholder in the tiller. The ZT10 supports a weight capacity up to 400 pounds.

  • (800) 800-8586

Pride Mobility Products

Wrangler Scooter

Wrangler Scooter

Pride Mobility rolls out a rear-wheeldrive PMV for rugged terrain

The Wrangler Scooter is a rear-wheel-drive personal mobility vehicle (PMV) designed for outdoor use and rugged terrain. The PMV features a dual inline, 24-volt DC motor, full suspension, back-up sensors and a weight capacity of 350 pounds. It comes with a full LED lighting package that includes headlights, directional signals and hazard lights. For convenience, the Wrangler contains an onboard battery charger with an XLR charging port on the tiller.

  • (800) 800-8586

Pride Mobility Products

Jazzy Zero Turn

Jazzy Zero Turn

Pride Mobility introduces new iTurn technology

The Jazzy Zero Turn power chair features a tight 38.25 inch turning radius, giving this four-wheel power chair the maneuverability of a three-wheel chair. Pride Mobility’s patent-pending control system iTurn Technology works with the chair’s two motor drive to allow users to navigate tight corners and spaces. Other features include CTS suspension, full LED lighting package, and built-in USB charger for portable devices. The chair uses two 22 amp-hour batteries for an operating range up to 10 miles. The Jazzy Zero comes in six colors: Fire Opal, Green Moonstone, Onyx Black, Pearl White, Pewter and Sapphire Blue.

  • (800) 800-8586

Sunrise Medical

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

Zoomability Inc.

Zoom

Zoom

All-terrain vehicle takes users to the outdoors

The Zoom is a four-wheel drive, all-terrain mobility vehicle designed to make outdoor recreation more accessible to wheelchair users. It is capable of handling many types of off-road conditions, like snow, sand, hills and rocky terrain. On a smooth surface, the Zoom batteries will last up to 25 miles, and for rougher terrain, the battery life will range from 15-19 miles. The Zoom’s maximum speed varies by market with the maximum speed set to either 12 mph or 9.3 mph and the optional high-/low-speed selector with reduced speeds set to 3 mph to 6 mph.

  • (215) 917-0403

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