Karma reports Trade Days success, meeting both new and existing retailers
Karma Mobility has announced another successful Trade Days having used the two-day event to showcase several new products, including the second generation VIP2 folding tilt-in-space wheelchair, Ergo 115 Tall, 125 Tall and the Star 2 wheelchair.
“We were also delighted with how well received the latest additions to our product portfolio were, especially the VIP2 which received extremely positive feedback,” commented Mark Duffield, General Manager at Karma Mobility.
“Having an event solely targeted at the trade is great for us and over the course of the two days we met with many existing retailers from around the UK and also had the opportunity to engage with a significant number of potential new ones”
The latest addition to Karma’s manual wheelchair portfolio, the second generation VIP2 folding tilt-in-space wheelchair includes a new recline feature and headrest design. It offers users a combination of tilt-in-space and reclining positions to ensure they can achieve optimum levels of pressure relief, positioning and comfort at all times.
Still incorporating a 35-degree tilt, the VIP2 now also comes with either a backrest with fixed recline positions or an adjustable reclining back of 30 degrees. The recline angle of the fixed backrest is adjustable from -5 degrees to 15 degrees.
Additionally, the VIP2 comes with an adjustable headrest with a greater range of position options, while other enhancements include a deeper seat for taller users and a tension adjustable backrest, which the company highlights were very popular options on the VIP-515.
According to Karma, it believes in listening to its retailers and customers, and outlines that one concern many users of reclining wheelchairs have is the risk of sliding.
Responding to this issue, Karma has located the pivot point of the VIP2 close to the user’s hip joint, which synchronises with the motion of the body and the chair, therefore reducing the sensation of sliding when reclining.
The feeling of anxiousness some users experience when going into the tilt position has also been considered by Karma, with the design of a unique weight shifting system in the VIP2. The system allows the centre of gravity to travel between the front and rear wheels while tilting, which provides steadier balance and greater feeling of security.
Supplying the NHS and mobility retailers throughout the UK with its wheelchairs, Karma Mobility extensively tests and evaluates each of its products before they are placed on the market. The company says that its products therefore stand the test of time and prove to be an excellent long-term investment.