Aerolite Motion Healthcare Powerchair

Motion Healthcare, the powered mobility specialist, has added a new lightweight folding powerchair called the Aerolite to its growing product portfolio designed to capture the entry-level end of the market.

Offering a stripped-back option to its successful Foldalite range, the new Aerolite model continues the focus on transportability, weighing only 22kg or 19.5kg with the lithium battery removed.

The powered wheelchair also boasts fold up height adjustable armrests, fold-away footrest and anti-wheels an easy to remove joystick and an attendant control option.

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“The idea behind the Aerolite is to expand our range of folding powered wheelchairs to cover all areas of the market,” explained Tim Mills, Head of Business at Motion Healthcare.

“The Foldalite range has really proven a hit among our partners and sits at the top end of that category, however, we know that there are plenty of customers that still want that same quality of product but in a stripped-back, lighter form available a lower price point. Our Aerolite ticks all of those boxes.”

Centring on a simple design, Motion says the Aerolite is aimed at customers who travel and are looking for a combination of indoor manoeuvrability while still being comfortable on pavements and in shops.

According to Motion Healthcare, despite its entry-level price point, the new powered wheelchair also boasts features seen on more advanced and heavier powerchairs.

“One of the key aspects of the Foldalite which customers appreciate is its ease of use so we wanted to ensure that being straightforward and uncomplicated is at the heart of the Aerolite,” continued Tim.

“With our new model, users can fold or unfold the chair with a simple pull or push and it comes with a single lithium battery which comes with its own charge socket, allowing customers to charge the battery off-board.”

In addition, Motion confirmed that the Aerolite is below the Civil Aviation Authorities maximum capacity for air travel.

Having released a wide range of new products since entering the market in 2016, Tim discussed what the company has planned for the remainder of the year.

“We released four new products just before the COVID-19 outbreak and have more in the pipeline,” he explained.

“These have been stalled slightly because of all the disruption but we still intend to bring more new products to the market this year, alongside bringing our current range to our selected dealers.”

With more releases in the pipeline, the head of business highlighted that the immediate priority for Motion is reconnecting with its trade partners following the end of the coronavirus lockdown.

“Even though our retailers have reopened and are largely starting to see trade increase, we know that they will need our support moving forward so it has been great to be able to get out and starting seeing our trade partners again,” he finished.

“Many suppliers have yet to bring their reps back out to the field but we think it is important that we are out on the road, meeting with our partners that want to see us so we can find out what can be done to aid their recovery. If any Motion partner who hasn’t been contacted yet wants to hear from either myself or Dave Pennington-Shaw, please just get in touch.”

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