Sunrise Medical announces launch of wireless head control device for powered wheelchair users
Mobility solutions manufacturer Sunrise Medical has launched a wireless, proportional head control that allows drivers to control their power wheelchairs and other devices with subtle and intuitive head movements.
The Switch-It Vigo head control was developed by Now Technologies, which joined Sunrise Medical in 2022, and complements the full product line of state-of-the-art controls designed specifically for use on power wheelchairs.
Boasting a sleek design the wireless headset is unobtrusive and discreet, allowing for better social interaction while driving the power wheelchair. The driver has an unobstructed field of view and friends can make eye contact and see facial expressions.
Sensors in the headset makes for an accurate reading of the head position, which allows the smooth operation of the wheelchair. Since the Vigo sits on the driver’s head, perfect placement is achieved more easily and maintained when using seat functions and other movements, even during transfers.
The Vigo head control allows riders to utilise their full range of head movement available to them (however restricted this may be) to intuitively drive their power wheelchair and control their computer by the tilt of their head
With desktop and mobile apps, the driving experience can be easily personalised down to the smallest details and can be adjusted to adapt to changing needs.
“Adding the Switch-It Vigo to our portfolio reinforces Sunrise Medical’s commitment to offering the most comprehensive powered mobility solutions to chair drivers with the most complex needs,” said Bernd Krebs, Chief Technology Officer of Sunrise Medical.
“Clinicians and providers should be reassured that, between our Quickie power bases, Sedeo seating systems, and Switch-It alternative drive controls, they can find a solution that will get their clients independently driving.”
In January 2024, Sunrise Medical announced that it would be partnering with mobility retailer Lifestyle and Mobility to support a powered wheelchair race over Wales’ highest mountain which aims to raise £100K for the Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK charity.https://thiis.co.uk/sunrise-medical-announces-launch-of-wireless-head-control-device-for-powered-wheelchair-users/https://thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/gallery-gyroset-lifestyle2.jpghttps://thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/gallery-gyroset-lifestyle2-150x150.jpgNewsroomSupplier NewsTrade Newsaccessible,head control,Sunrise Medical,VigoMobility solutions manufacturer Sunrise Medical has launched a wireless, proportional head control that allows drivers to control their power wheelchairs and other devices with subtle and intuitive head movements. The Switch-It Vigo head control was developed by Now Technologies, which joined Sunrise Medical in 2022, and complements the full product...Liane McIvorLiane McIvorliane@thiis.co.ukEditorTHIIS Magazine