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:


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

ZIPPIE Voyage

ZIPPIE Voyage

Lightweight stroller launched with more options for child seating and positioning

With the launch of the updated ZIPPIE Voyage lightweight stroller, Sunrise Medical has added more options to support growing children and their caregivers. The Voyage offers adjustable components to create a seating system customized to the child, accommodating a wide variety of ventilators and functional accessories like utility hooks, an O2 cylinder holder and a rear accessory platform. An enhanced folding mechanism is simple for parents, and a new stroller handle is angle and height adjustable to accommodate caregiver heights and preferences.

  • (800) 333-4000

Numotion

Gyroset Glory and Gyroset Vigo

Gyroset Glory and Gyroset Vigo devices

Bluetooth headset, now offered through Numotion, turns head into virtual joystick

As part of a new partnership, Numotion – the country’s largest complex rehab technology provider – will become the first U.S. distributor for NOW Technologies’ full line of next generation power wheelchair control systems. The Budapest-based NOW Tech offers products utilizing Bluetooth and gyroscopes that create smooth, intuitive proportional head control. The Gyroset Glory and Gyroset Vigo devices resemble a mobile phone headset that turns the user’s head into a virtual joystick. Other companion products create streamlined controls for chair tilt and recline.

  • (877) 876-5332

GF Health Products

Lumex Knee Walker

Lumex Knee Walker

Knee walker provides comfortable option for patients healing from foot injuries

Ideal for patients recovering from foot surgery, Achilles injuries and foot breaks or sprains, the new Lumex Knee Walker can be a more comfortable alternative to crutches and help patients still carry out an active lifestyle. The walker comes with a built-in shock absorber designed to provide a smoother ride as well as a contoured, padded polyurethane knee pad for maximum comfort. Patients can use the product in indoor or outside environments and use the adjustable handle and knee pad to accommodate their specific height.

  • (800) 347-5678

Inspired by Drive

Miko Tilt-in-Space Mobility Base

Miko Tilt in Space Mobility Base

Lightweight mobility base gives pressure relief, easy transport for child

Designed to grow with the child, the new Miko Tilt-in-Space Mobility Base features a tilt-in-space wheelbase and fully reversible Flexi seating system. The chair offers pressure relief by redistributing the pressure of the child’s back and shifting it away from posterior locations. The Quick-Lok seating interface allows the seat to be adjusted from a forward to rear-facing position, while the lightweight frame folds for quick and easy transport. The Miko with Flexi comes with a rear wheel lock, under-seat carrier and fold-away canopy.

  • (800) 454-6612

GF Health Products

Traveler SE Plus

Traveler SE Plus

Foldable wheelchair makes transportation and seat elevation easier

With the addition of the Traveler SE Plus to its standard Everest & Jennings wheelchair line, GF Health Products is introducing an effective combination of a standard wheelchair for transportation with adjustable seat height. The chair is easily foldable and comes with tool-free swingaway footrests or swingaway elevating legrests. A carbon steel frame with hammertone finish provides strength and durability for the patient. In addition, the TSE Plus has a two-position axle and caster fork that provides two inches of seat height adjustment.

  • (800) 347-5678

GF Health Products

Wheelchair Positioning Tray

Wheelchair Positioning Tray

Easy-to-clean wheelchair tray designed for relaxation

Ideal for eating, reading and writing while seating in a wheelchair or resting in bed, the new Wheelchair Positioning Tray by GF Health Products has an ergonomic design with contoured cutout and a comfortable beanbag-style base. The tray is easy to clean and includes depressions to place cups or bottles. A convenient carry handle is attached to the tray, which also comes with a washable nylon cover, which provides a zippered small pocket on top and a side pocket.

  • (800) 347-5678

Pride Mobility Products

Zero Turn 10 Scooter

Zero Turn 10 Scooter

Full-size four-wheel scooter provides navigation in tight spaces and around corners

The Zero Turn 10 Scooter is a full-size four-wheel scooter with a three-wheel turning radius. Featuring patent-pending iTurn Technology, the Zero Turn 10 provides navigation in small spaces and around corners. Other highlights include Comfort-Trac Suspension; indoor/outdoor use with high traction including on gravel, trails, and grass; a full LED lighting package with sequential turn signals; an integrated cupholder in the tiller; a puddle light; a USB charging port; and a 400 lbs. weight capacity.

  • (800) 800-8586

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