4Front’s all-new front-wheel-drive power base took its smooth-riding inspiration from the motocross and dirtbike industries.
And the “seat elevation at the speed of life” that Quantum Rehab has so successfully marketed? 4Front users can drive up to 3.2 mph while elevated 10″, thanks to Quantum’s Safe Seat Elevation technology.
“We’ve added a lot of stability features,” Brislin said, in reference to 4Front’s seat elevation. “The suspension, in particular, allows the chair to be stable and safe.”
4Front can be coded K0848, K0849, K0856 or K0861, for standard, single or multiple power options applications. Accessories include standard LED front and rear fender lights, and Brislin said that after 4Front’s initial early-October launch, “We’re going to have a couple of options and configurations in which you don’t even require the front anti-tips.” 4Front offers seat widths and depths starting at 12″ and going up to 22″ and a weight capacity of 300 lbs., ensuring that this front-wheel-drive offering is an option for a wide range of users.
4Front is also WC19 crash tested and compatible with EZ Lock automotive securement systems.
“We took a step back and said, ‘We need to make this innovative; we need to make this really client focused,’” Brislin said of 4Front. “Quantum has grown quite a bit over the last almost 20 years, and we want to make sure we are giving all those product offerings. We’re giving our providers and our consumers an alternative, if [front-wheel] is a drive-wheel position that they like or they want.
“We’re a listening company. The reason we’ve gotten to these levels of success is because of the people we listen to — our therapists and providers, and ultimately, the people driving our chairs.”