Retailers’ Buyers Guide to wheelchair and mobility scooter accessories 2020
With wheelchairs, powerchairs and mobility scooters being amongst the most popular product categories in the mobility sector, there are numerous accessories to accompany these big-ticket items, from power add-ons for manual wheelchairs to stylish bags designed specifically for the mobility aids.
THIIS’ guide to mobility accessories reveals the latest and greatest products for dealers to consider offering to their customers.
Triride power add-on range
Described as the original power add-on by the company, Triride produce various models to suit different performance needs of individual users. All models are customisable through the company’s exclusive innovative software and configuration options to suit each user’s requirements.
Flexi Mobility Bag from MyWren
The premium, heavy-duty Flexi Mobility bag from MyWren is made using waterproof 1680d Oxford fabric and includes removable crutch/walking stick holders.
Featuring easy grip zip pulls, the bag is available in regular, large, XL and a Hi-Vis offering.
Designed to meet the needs of manual wheelchair, powerchair and mobility scooter users, MyWren only sells to the trade and also offers a bespoke embroidery service as well.
Elasticated Hem Wheelchair Poncho from Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
The Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Elasticated Hem Poncho encompasses the user and wheelchair, making it ideal for providing protection against wet weather.
The poncho is made from a waterproof navy fabric that boasts a hood and zipped front, as well as head-to-toe protection.
Lightweight and easily stored, the poncho also features a press-stud tie point to fasten to the wheelchair frame for added security.
Available in attractive retail packaging, the poncho is quick and easy for users to slip over their head and also has strategically placed slots to accommodate the wheelchair pushing handles.
eKit from Mountain Trike
A separate power add-on kit which can be easily fitted to any existing standard Mountain Trike all-terrain wheelchair, the modular system enables customers to adapt their trike to suit their abilities should their circumstances change at any time without having to purchase a new model.
The device features a 250W, hub motor powered by a 36v, 12.8Ah, Li-ion battery which includes mains charger to provide additional power to the user.
Riders can use a throttle twist-grip or thumb lever to power the chair forward, with five power settings to choose from, ranging from full power (level 5) to 50 per cent (level 1), whilst an LED display screen shows the speed, distance, average speed, max speed and power setting.
Scooter Garage from Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare’s Scooter Garage is a rigid folding steel structure with a heavy-duty canvas cover that protects users’ scooters from the weather and from break-ins.
Its rigid folding steel structure with heavy-duty canvas cover cleverly uses the scooter’s weight to secure it to the ground, eliminating the need to permanently fix the garage down in most cases. The garage comes with holes, however, if users do wish to secure and fix it to the ground.
Featuring two access flaps for easy battery charging and suitable for most medium to large scooters, users can also purchase and use a padlock (not included) to lock the garage.
Empulse R20 from Sunrise Medical
With the new Empulse R20 pushing aid, it has never been easier to support an attendant pushing a wheelchair, says the company.
Uphill, downhill or long trips, the R20 is able to assist in every situation.
Boasting a unique folding function, the device weighs under 5kg to allow for easy transportation when users self-propel their wheelchair.https://thiis.co.uk/retailers-buyers-guide-to-wheelchair-and-mobility-scooter-accessories/https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Buyers-Guide-to-Mobility-Accessories.jpg?fit=850%2C550&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Buyers-Guide-to-Mobility-Accessories.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomRetailer NewsRetailers' buyers guide to...Supplier NewsTrade FocusTrade NewsDrive DeVilbiss healthcare,eKit,Flexi Mobility Bag,Mobility aids,Mobility scooters,mountain trike,MyWren,power add-on,powerchairs,Scooter Garage,Triride,wheelchairsWith wheelchairs, powerchairs and mobility scooters being amongst the most popular product categories in the mobility sector, there are numerous accessories to accompany these big-ticket items, from power add-ons for manual wheelchairs to stylish bags designed specifically for the mobility aids. THIIS' guide to mobility accessories reveals the latest and...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine