Retailers’ Buyers Guide to powerchairs 2020
Ranging from lightweight travel-orientated ranges to custom-built power wheelchairs for complex needs, the powerchair sector is bustling with new innovation. Check out the THIIS retailers’ buyers guide to powered wheelchairs to discover which products to consider showcasing in showrooms and demonstrating to customers.
Joyrider Folding Powered Chair from e-goes
With its clever and modern minimalist design, the Joyrider folding powerchair now boasts an innovative enhancement to make the chair even more transportable.
The frame can now be split into two parts, with one being the main frame & seat and the other, the rear wheel section including the motors, battery and power module.
The rear section, the heaviest part, weighs only 14.8kg, including the 1.8kg battery. In addition, the chair is also shorter when split and folded, making it easier to store and suitable for a wider range of car boots.
According to e-goes, users or their partner who would normally find lifting an electric wheelchair difficult, the split-frame Joyrider offers a “stylish way to get out and wider their horizons.”
K Active from Kymco
A superb out-of-the-box solution for dealers looking for a robust powered wheelchair says Kymco, the crash-tested K Active comes with a range of options and accessories and a maximum speed of 6mph. Highlighted as a perfect showroom model by the company, the seating and footrests have the ability to be adjusted and adapted on-site, to suit clients’ needs.
Edge 3 Stretto from Quantum Rehab
Featuring a narrow width for outstanding manoeuvrability and SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension), the new Edge 3 Stretto from Quantum Rehab is quickly proving to be a dealer favourite as an indoor and outdoor option.
Selected as Lifestyle and Mobility’s March Product of the Month, the Stretto comes with 12.5-inch or 14-inch drive wheels and seat sizes suitable for both paediatric and adults.
Designed to fit into the smallest of spaces, the Stretto boasts a 20.5-inch overall width, allowing for seamless indoor performance, whilst the addition of iLevel allows users to elevate to 12 inches whilst driving at 3.5mph.
With such powerful features crafted into such a small chair, the Edge 3 Stretto is a praiseworthy addition to Quantum’s powerchair portfolio.
Titan FWD from Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
With its tight turning radius and front-wheel drive operation, the Titan FWD provides users with enhanced handling and manoeuvrability.
The chair features an adjustable length controller mount and a height-adjustable reclining seat with adjustable padded armrests and headrest to boost the user’s comfort.
A height-adjustable, flip-up footplate is included as standard and the armrests are also removable, all to assist with side transfers.
The 4mph Titan FWD is capable of a maximum range of 19 miles and includes a Dynamic Shark programmable controller to provide users with an enjoyable driving experience.
K5 Folding Powered Chair from e-goes
With adjustability in abundance and numerous features to enhance user experience, the K5 is the new high-end folding powerchair from e-goes.
From a seated position, the user can change the backrest angle and height, as well as the reach of the armrests.
A premium level chair in the market, the device features powerful motors, large diameter rear wheels for more challenging terrains and a high capacity Li-Ion battery.
The LCD Joystick control panel also offers several customisable functions including the ability to adjust the responsiveness of the chair from soft, though normal to powerful, making the K5 easy to set up to suit the conditions and user preferences.
Rascal Rio Powerchair from Electric Mobility
A petite and lightweight chair with big capabilities, the Rascal Rio 4mph is a modern and stylish at just 23-inches wide, it easily dismantles into three parts making it perfect for transportation and storage while charging.
Boasting an upgraded new PG nVR2 Controller and longer seat backrest to provide higher levels of comfort for those customers who rely on an everyday powerchair, the Rio can achieve a range up to 8 miles and a maximum carry capacity of 18 stones.
Offering dealers an ideal compact indoor and outdoor powerchair to showcase to customers, the Rio’s compact and unique design makes it a worthy addition to any showroom collection.
iGo Fold from Pride Mobility
The iGo Fold is the latest addition to the Pride Mobility iGo range, featuring unique automatic remote-controlled folding technology to allow for easy transport and storage.
Offering a maximum speed of 4mph and additional storage in both the backrest & underneath, the iGo Fold is designed for those with an active lifestyle.
The chair also boasts a large footplate, 50Ah lithium batteries and a maximum weight capacity of 18 st 8lbs.
‘InStore’ Folding Powerchair from Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Selling more units since launch than any other powerchair in Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare’s range, the ‘Instore’ Folding Powerchair has proven to be a runaway success for the company.
The chair features two lightweight lithium iON batteries but is fully operational with just one, allowing the second battery to be charged during use if required.
Specifically designed to easily fold and unfold to a compact size in seconds, the small and portable powerchair can be stowed away for car, train and aeroplane travel.
Described as the ideal travel companion, the lightweight aluminium-alloy frame weighs 28.7kg including batteries and boasts a 13 miles max range when using both batteries.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare’s Instore folding powerchair also features easily removable padded seats and back cushions, an easy-to-use controller, as well as under-seat storage for user’s valuables.
Ergo Traveller from Karma Mobility
Incorporating its patented ‘S-Ergo’ seating system, the Ergo Traveller is a lightweight, compact and manoeuvrable powerchair.
Compact enough to fit through most internal doorways and be stored away when not in use, the chair is also robust enough to withstand use outdoors and can be disassembled into four manageable components.
With the heaviest of the four parts weighing 24kg, the company says the Ergo Traveller is well suited for users that often travel by car.
In addition, the powerchair features a quick-release battery pack, right- or left-hand joystick controls, height-adjustable and flip back armrest, adjustable backrest angle and height adjustable footplates.
An optional attendant control can also be fitted to allow a carer to control the powerchair if necessary.
Series 5 from Freedom One Life
Designed for both indoor and outdoor use to EN 12184 safety standard, the Series 5 from Freedom One Life is designed by a wheelchair user to give users a chair which has not only been fully crash tested but incorporates a full 50 degrees of tilt to ensure optimal comfort.
Vivio from Kymco
A tried and tested traditional folding style powered wheelchair that provides a versatile out-the-box solution, the Vivio features seating and footrests that have the ability to be fine-tuned in dealers’ showrooms for the needs of the user, enabling retailers to provide a solution to customers there and then.
Paravan PR25 from Precision Rehab
The Paravan PR25 powerchair from Precision Rehab uses automatic stabilizer wheels to enable the seat system to be powered from normal seat height to floor level, allowing children and small adults to access the chair from ground level.
With a base width of 64cm and choice of tilt in space and seat lift, the PR25 is easy to manoeuvre and boasts maximum user weights of 60kg and 120kg.
TGA WHILL Model C from TGA
Continuing to deliver impressive sales for dealers across the UK, according to the company, the futuristic TGA WHILL Model C is unlike any other transportable powerchair on the market.
Offering retailers stocking the product a unique offering to adult and paediatric customers seeking advanced tech and a sleek aesthetic, the powerchair easily dismantles into three manageable components for car boot storage and is suited for users’ work, home or around town.
The front omni-wheels provide forward and lateral movement without the need for traditional castors, bringing a new degree of manoeuvrability to the powerchair market, whilst features such as a remote-control app, ‘mouse style’ joystick and clear numerical battery display propel the chair into a league of its own.
Trekinetic GTE from Trekinetic
Inspired by Formula One, the Trekinetic GTE was designed to push the limits of what a powerchair can do says the company. The three-wheel design allows it to cope with almost any terrain on the planet and the carbon fibre seat makes it lightweight and easy to transport.
Optimus 2 RS from Electric Mobility
The robust Optimus 2 RS is a front-wheel-drive, 6mph powerchair that is described as the ultimate off-road companion for users seeking comfort and safety across a multitude of terrains such as dirt, snow or sand without sacrificing manoeuvrability.
With its pneumatic tyres with studded tread providing excellent traction and an impressive range of up to 37 miles, the Optimus 2 RS is the practical electric powerchair for sustained outdoor adventures.
Single-wheel suspension and high climbing ability make it ideal for tackling high kerbs and higher slopes.
A sporty finish completes Optimus 2 RS package to create a prime powerchair that is sure to stand out from the crowd in the showroom.
Ezi-Fold from Monarch Mobility
Built around a magnesium/aluminium frame to give a manageable lifting weight of 26kg, Monarch Mobility’s ultra-light and foldable Ezi-Fold takes transportability to a new level.
Boasting a maximum carrying capacity of up to 23.6 stones, this 4mph chair is described as a great asset for enhancing mobility in both the home and outdoors and comes with the latest in powerchair technology.
Leon from Karma Mobility
The Leon powerchair from Karma Mobility has been designed to take full advantage of rear-wheel drive when being used outdoors.
Geared for speed without compromising on stability or control, the Leon has a narrow wheelbase of 62cm which allows for agile manoeuvrability and makes it well suited for even the most active of users.
Featuring a full suspension system for an extra comfortable ride and a top speed of 8mph, the Leon comes in a range of seat options including a Captain’s Seat, sling seat, power tilt and power decline which can be applied independently or together, depending on the users’ individual requirements.https://thiis.co.uk/retailers-buyers-guide-to-powerchairs-2020/https://i1.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Buyers-Guide-to-Peoerchairs.jpg?fit=850%2C550&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Buyers-Guide-to-Peoerchairs.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomRetailer NewsRetailers' buyers guide to...Supplier NewsTrade FocusTrade Newscomplex chairs. e-goes,Drive DeVilbiss,Electric Mobility,Freedom One Life,Karma Mobility,Kymco,Monarch Mobility,powerchairs,Pride Mobility,Quantum Rehab,TGA Mobility,travel powerchairsRanging from lightweight travel-orientated ranges to custom-built power wheelchairs for complex needs, the powerchair sector is bustling with new innovation. Check out the THIIS retailers' buyers guide to powered wheelchairs to discover which products to consider showcasing in showrooms and demonstrating to customers.Joyrider Folding Powered Chair from e-goesWith its clever...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine