Mobility equipment supplier Gerald Simonds has announced the launch of a re-designed version of the popular Veloce folding wheelchair, which is manufactured by Canada-based Motion Composites.

The most significant change to the latest model is the addition of the award-winning carbon fibre frame design, which is also found in the Apex Carbon wheelchair, and enables the Veloce to perform like a rigid wheelchair yet have the flexibility of a folding frame.

With a transport weight of 5.4 kg, the carbon fibre frame provides durability, strength, fatigue resistance and extreme temperature tolerance. It also has a maximum user weight of nearly 18 stone and width and depth dimensions of 35.6cm to 50.8cm.

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In addition, the Veloce enables users to easily adjust the front and rear seat to floor heights, seat bucket and centre of gravity, whilst the hinged one-piece footrest means that the frame can be easily folded for transportation or storage.

Emily Tomson, Marketing Manager at Gerald Simonds, said: “We are delighted to announce this latest addition to our portfolio of lightweight manual wheelchairs.

“The original Veloce has been a very popular model and this latest innovation by the design team at Motion Composites will benefit our customers who are looking for a wheelchair to suit their active lifestyle.”

Established in 1983, Gerald Simonds Healthcare is a supplier of lightweight manual, powered and standing wheelchairs, powerdrives, seating and pressure care products.

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