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


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

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

KD Smart Chair

Special Edition

Special Edition

Portable power chair ships ready-to-roll

The Special Edition (SE) folding power wheelchair is made of a durable, lightweight aluminum alloy that supports passengers weight of up to 330 lbs. The portable SE Chair folds and unfolds with a push of a button and weighs 59 pounds, which makes it convenient for transport, travel and storage. The SE model also includes a 12 inch rear wheel system for better performance on all surfaces. This FDA-approved power chair ships directly from Florida fully assembled, and once charged is ready to go.


    Golden Technologies

    GP162 Envy

    GP162 Envy

    Golden Technologies intros next-gen LiteRider

    Golden Technologies is rolling out the GP162 Envy, the next generation in its LiteRider series. Placing a premium on comfort features that will help retailers drive cash sales, the Envy offers a larger foot plate and redesigned style with a decorative color shroud. Colors include Cherry Red and Paradise Blue, along with limited edition vibrant colors including Envy Green, Solar Flare Orange, Sunburst Yellow and Satin Silver. The chair has a turning radius of 28.5 in., and features two 22 amp-hour batteries for an operating range of up to 15.5 miles.

    • (800) 624-6374

    Quantum Rehab

    4Front

    4Front

    New levels of comfort and performance in a power chair

    The 4Front by Quantum Rehab sets new levels of comfort and performance in front-wheel-drive power chair technology. Featuring automotive-grade suspension, the 4Front delivers among the smoothest rides, dampening bumps and jarring on rough terrain for increased user comfort. Advanced drive tracking provides predictable handling indoors and out. Group-34 batteries allow up to a 16-mile range, and safe seat elevation provides up to 12” of lift while driving at 3.2 mph.

    • (800) 800-8586

    Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

    Titan AXS Mid-Wheel Drive Powerchair

    Titan AXS Mid Wheel Drive Powerchair

    Turn on a dime in mid-wheel powerchair

    Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has announced the addition of the Titan AXS Mid-Wheel Drive Powerchair to its Power Mobility Product Line. The mid-wheel design allows the user to turn on a dime while the unique frame design keeps all six wheels on the ground at all times to provide stability and maneuverability. Equipped with the latest technology, the Titan AXS combines true U1 batters with Bluetooth in a programmable controller for easy troubleshooting and service.

    • (877) 224-0946

    Merits Health Products, Inc.

    P323-3MPSS Vector Multi-function Rehab Power Wheelchair

    P323-3MPSS Vector Multi-function Rehab Power Wheelchair

    Rehab Power Wheelchair Offers Adjustable Center of Gravity

    Merits P323-3MPSS Vector Multi-function Rehab Power Wheelchair has a center of gravity that changes based on the sliding seat, a mechanical shear reduction device for injury prevention and armrests that adjust automatically when reclined. The wheelchair’s dual in-line motor helps enhance efficiency, torque, range and performance. A seat elevator and power footplate, power elevating leg rests and a PG R-NET multi-functional controller are optional. Maximum speed of the P323-3MPSS Vector is 5 mph and the unit has a range of 24 miles. Weight capacity is 300 pounds.

    • (800) 963-7487

    Pride Mobility Products

    Go-Chair

    Go-Chair

    Pride Launches New Chair for Retail Mobility Market

    Pride Mobility Products’ all-new Go-Chair has been designed to meet the needs of the retail mobility market. Showroom-ready, the compact, portable Go-Chair has an MSRP of $1,909. With contemporary styling, the Go-Chair is available in six colors, a 300 lb. weight capacity, 18 Ah batteries, and a top speed of 3.7 mph. As a portable power chair, the Go-Chair features Pride’s “Feather Touch” disassembly, and easily fits in most vehicles. Based on consumer input, dual under-seat enclosed compartments provide storage of personal items.

    • (800) 800-8586

    Zoomability Inc.

    Zoomability

    Zoomability

    Power Mobility for Individuals with Active Lifestyles

    The Zoom Uphill from Zoomability is a battery-powered, all-terrain mobility device capable of handling the outdoors and its variety of obstacles and types of terrain, including city streets and sidewalks. It can handle hills, rocky and uneven ground, sand, snow and ice; all due to its patented design with a hub motor located at each wheel that allows all four tires to move independently and maintain contact with uneven surfaces.

    • (215) 917-0403

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