2022 Mobility Product Award Winner: Accessories, Wheelchair
This retractable and adjustable Swing-Away Anti-Tipper
with integrated tip assist is the solution for freer and
safer movement without compromises and undesired
tipping. It helps wheelchair users to stay secure and
stable when facing obstructions, while helping caregivers
to transition over curbs and raised doorways. The
beauty of the Swing-Away Anti-Tippers is that they can
easily be rotated horizontally under the chair by the user or the caregiver at
any moment… so no need to remove them when they’re not in use.
2022 Mobility Product Award Winner: Ultralightweight Wheelchairs
The HELIO C2 folding wheelchair is Motion
Composites’ flagship model. The result of a
series of innovations, it features revolutionary
components, an impeccable finish, and all the
advantages carbon fiber offers. Every detail was
designed to improve performance and reduce
weight, to lessen the energy required to propel.
With its innovative materials and advanced
engineering, the HELIO C2 is one of the lightest,
most technologically advanced wheelchairs in its category.
NXT Armadillo Multi-Adjustable Postural Back Support
2022 Mobility Product Award Winner: Backs: Planar Backs & Laterals
The NXT Armadillo Back Support is
a multi-adjustable postural support
back that features a three-section
modular shell with smartGEL Infused
Visco Technology back cushion. Combined with NXT’s smartx3D fabric,
Armadillo provides the ultimate breathability, durability, comfort and support.
It’s designed to adjust to fit the unique contour of the user’s spine and to
accommodate users with kyphosis and other unique spinal positioning needs.
The HELIO C2 features revolutionary
components, an impeccable finish, and all
the advantages of carbon fiber. Every detail
improves performance and reduces weight
to lessen the energy required to propel. With
its advanced engineering, the HELIO C2 is
one of the lightest, most technologically
advanced wheelchairs in its category. The
chair capitalizes on carbon fiber’s vibration-damping characteristics that promote
client health and independence. An HD
configuration option adds minimal weight
to the frame. A patented symmetrical cross
brace enhances propulsion efficiency and
provides exceptional durability.
2021 Mobility Product Award Winner: Seat Cushions (E2607-2608)
The BioFit’s multi-layer design provides
deep immersion, support and skin protection
for users at medium to high risk of
skin breakdown by redistributing pressure over the full sitting
surface. The sleek BioFit features smartx3D four-way stretch
fabric for breathability, durability and comfort. A smartGEL foam
offers a higher Indent Force Deflection and Density to reduce
heat buildup and minimize skin integrity issues.
2021 Mobility Product Award Winner: Ultralightweight Wheelchairs (tie)
A balanced blend of technology and
design, the APEX Carbon is the ultimate in
lightness, durability, flexibility and style.
Motion Composites was born from the
desire to improve wheelchairs by taking
advantage of carbon fiber’s excellent physical attributes. The
APEX offers all the advantages of carbon fiber in a slick, fully
adjustable chair that becomes a true extension of the user’s drive.
2021 Mobility Product Award Winner: Manual Wheelchairs, Standard
The aluminum HELIO A6 folding
wheelchair is a blend of efficiency and
durability. Boasting avant-garde design
and advanced technology, it has one of
the best price-to-quality ratios on the
market. Thanks to high-quality parts, it promises unrivaled sturdiness
The award-winning APEX ultralightweight
rigid wheelchair is available with an
aluminum or carbon fiber frame in seat
widths and depths from 12" to 20" (30.5 cm
to 50.8 cm). Dial in a precise fit for each user
and user lifestyle by choosing front and rear
seat-to-floor heights; camber (0°, 2°, 4°, 6°
or 8°); center of gravity; footrest angle (in 5°
increments); back angle (80° to 101°); armrest
height; and overall width. Design details
include an integrated guard and rigidizing
system. Laser-etched markings allow easier
adjustment of key components to specify
Helio Manual Wheelchair
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:
The Motion Composites Helio line is great in that with just changing the center brace, you can have a heavy-duty weight capacity of 350 lbs. with no additional weight of the chair. The chair already is the lightest K0005 I’ve ever used, so having an ultralight heavy-duty unit is nice. Also, the parts compatibility is really good across the Helio line. The carbon upgrade is competitive with titanium upgrades of other chairs, but cuts a huge amount of weight from an already light chair. This material is a game changer for weight: Titanium wasn’t really any lighter than the newest aluminums, but carbon is way lighter.
— Jeff Decker, ATP/SMS, CRTS, National Seating & Mobility
Designed to optimize ride, reduce weight
and provide optimal stability and performance,
the new APEX uses state-of-the-art
carbon fiber manufacturing technology
to produce a frame that is lightest in class
as well as durable and adjustable. With a
special rigidizing system, the APEX delivers
the smooth ride you expect from carbon
fiber, but also increases lateral stability
and responsiveness. APEX’s carbon fiber is
molded to precise specifications and tested
to ISO and ANSI/RESNA standards. APEX has
a transport weight of 9.2 lbs. to facilitate
Cutting-edge carbon fiber
technology gives the ultralightweight
design of the new
APEX outstanding strength
and durability. With a transport
weight of just 9.2 lbs., APEX
provides superior weight in a fully
adjustable rigid chair. A more
open, responsive design concept
increases rear-frame rigidity and
improves lateral stability, while
comfort and easy transportability
for active lifestyles.
A cutting-edge design and 7000 series aluminum have produced the Helio A7, which in its standard configuration is the lightest in its category, according to Motion Composites. The A7 features a Symmetrical Hydroformed Crossbrace, oval-shaped tubes, and oversized pivot axles working with an Ultrarigid Folding System to maximize rigidity and conserve user energy. The A7 can achieve a seat-to-floor height as low as 13.5" (with a 4" caster and a standard frame).
Now available in America, the Helio C2 boasts a transport weight of just 12 lbs. while offering strength and durability thanks to carbon fiber technology. The C2’s symmetrical crossbrace and one-piece side frame reduces weight and distributes forces equally throughout the frame for superior energy transfer and propulsion efficiency. The C2 is also available in a heavy-duty model (350-lb. weight capacity while weighing just 6 ounces more than a standard C2).
Using a system that Motion Composites calls “Ultrarigid Folding,” the Veloce features a symmetrical carbon fiber crossbrace, oval-shaped tubes and oversized pivot axles to maximize frame rigidity and responsiveness. But the transportability traits of a folding chair are also preserved for consumers who prefer to fold and go. With a total weight of 17.6 lbs. and a transport weight of 11.22 lbs., the Veloce is a breeze to lift and store in a motor vehicle.