An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2018:
Ki has, once again, listened closely to the needs of the consumer, therapist and supplier, and responded with a very well-thought-out and beautifully designed solution!
This chair is a great product for the manual chair user who wants to continue to self-propel with upper or lower extremities, but needs some extra positioning and/or pressure relief. The weight and ease of folding is impressive for all of the function it provides, and consumers and therapists find it attractive!
As always, Ki has also been mindful of our funding challenges, and has been able to provide pricing that aligns well with our current funding restrictions.
— Mala Aaronson, OT, ATP, CRTS, National Seating & Mobility
Built to be durable and low maintenance, the Quickie QX offers simplicity plus Quickie’s most popular options at a conscientious price point. QX’s light weight makes it easy to foot or hand propel. The 5" casters provide maneuverability over thick carpet or outdoor obstacles. The aluminum frame has a 265-lb. weight capacity, and the one-piece side frame and three-arm cross brace that locks inside the side frames provide a more stable feel.
The true dual-axle position on the Tracer EX2 wheelchair allows for repositioning the 24" rear wheels and the 8" casters for adult and hemi seat-to-floor heights. Offset permanent arms provide full seat width up to 20" with a permanent arm and a hemi-spaced footrest. The Tracer EX2 also offers a full line of accessories to meet individual users’ specific needs.
Convaid | R82
Convaid’s new Flyer is the latest addition to the company’s tilt-in-space portfolio. This lightweight, all-day pediatric chair is great for kids who are “graduating” from a stroller-style chair. The Flyer is modular and portable, built with growth in mind while accommodating aftermarket seating. Remove the seating module from the mobility base for easy lifting, transporting and storage. The Flyer grows in width, depth and height to keep up with kids.
The pull-based propulsion of REV Wheels is designed to minimize factors that can contribute to shoulder injury and pain in manual wheelchair users. Rowheels offers two models: The REV-HX was created for quickness and responsiveness, while the REV-LX was made to be easier to use. Rowheels says both models can strengthen shoulder and back muscles that are neglected during standard self-propulsion. REV Wheels are HCPCS coded E2227 and are covered via insurance, including Medicare, Veterans Affairs and private insurance funding.
The Quickie 2 pairs advanced aesthetics and technology with a folding frame (and a redesigned crossbrace) to create a more rigid, stronger and lighter wheelchair. Despite a higher weight capacity of 300 lbs., the Quickie 2’s overall weight is lighter. An incredibly versatile axle plate, plus modern wheels, caster housings and upholstery, create a great-looking, easy-handling and even more adjustable folding wheelchair. The modern Quickie 2 comes with adjustable push handles and is available in Lite and HP (High Performance) options. A 28-color palette gives each end-user the ability to add his or her own style.
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Wallaby Folding Wheelchair
Key Kids’ Words: WC19-compliant
Available in 12” and 14” seat widths, the Wallaby is WC19 bus-transit-compliant for children between 50 and 80 lbs. and includes standard transit tie-down brackets. The Wallaby features height-adjustable push handles, flip-back padded desk arms and a standard pelvic belt for additional comfort and safety. The chair also has push-to-lock wheel locks, 22” rear wheels with 6" front casters, swing-away footrests with tool-free height-adjustment, and a calf strap.
The fully customizable, tilt-in-space Trekker accommodates functional or rest positions, providing increased sitting tolerance for maximal comfort. The Trekker comes in a range of colors and is an easy-to-use, portable chair that meets the needs of caregiver, user and therapist or physician. It features a separate base and seating module, which is reversible, so the user can face away or toward the caregiver. Trekker also accepts adaptive and aftermarket seating to accommodate the needs of therapists and users. The chair allows up to 170° of adjustable recline and tilt ranging from -5° to 45°.
Key Kids’ Words: Compact folding, lightweight for travel
A popular pediatric tilt-in-space wheelchair that is convenient, lightweight and compactly folds, the Convaid Rodeo provides up to 45° of adjustable tilt to offer pressure relief and upper-body support. This tilt-in-space Convaid is fully customizable to meet its user’s specific therapeutic needs and provides five years of growth capability through its seat depth feature. Rodeo’s Cordura upholstery comes in a wide selection of colors and is removable and fully washable. The Rodeo offers 90° to 110° of recline and is easy to fold for convenient portability. Available in sizes 10, 12, 14, and 16 for users up to 170 lbs., Rodeo comes with a transit option that meets WC19 transport safety standards.
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The Kanga adult tilt-in-space wheelchair is designed to meet the needs of clients requiring an adjustable tilt-in-space wheelchair, especially within the Medicare capped-rental and long-term-care markets. The Kanga provides up to 45° of tilt and requires use of a separate seating system. The wheelchair has adjustable T-style armrests, and also features adjustable height, seat depth and seat width. It’s equipped with angled backrest, anti-tippers, quick-release axles and optional swing-away footrests with adjustable-angle footplates or elevating legrests.