Mobility Direct (U.S. distributor)
Invented by Swiss wheelchair user and outdoor enthusiast Patrick Mayer, Wheelblades offer chair users greater access in snowy conditions. Wheelblades attach to front casters of manual chairs; the Wheelblades’ greater width distributes the user’s weight and propulsion energy over a greater surface area to keep casters from sinking into the snow. Two tracking channels on the underside of the Wheelblade compresses snow to ensure stability. Wheelblades can be easily and quickly attached to front wheels measuring 1.8 to 6 cm wide (approximately .71" to 2.36" wide). Check out wheelblades.ch, or Wheelblades’ American distributor for more information.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Wallaby wheelchairs are bus-transit approved when used with headrest extensions and five-point harnesses. Available in 12" and 14" widths and 12" depths, the Wallaby has a powder-coated steel frame, nylon upholstery, pelvic belt with reversible cover, 22" rear and 6" front swivel rubber wheels, height-adjustable push handles and push-to-lock brakes.
Invacare’s MyOn is designed with flexibility to meet a wide variety of consumer needs and preferences. This highly adjustable chair, from the height of its backrest to the armrests, allows for maximum customization and adaptability. Two Allen keys and a wrench, included with every MyOn, take care of chair adjustments. The MyOn’s crossbrace makes for easy folding, and the chair also features transfer-friendly wheel locks and fold-down back canes.
Comfort Tilt Model 587
BRODA’s latest innovation offers 45° of tilt via a sleek frame design that performs gentle, quick, easy repositioning. Model 587 accepts aftermarket backs, cushions and other accessories. It’s available in seat widths of 16", 18" and 20 ", in depths of 16" to 20", has a weight capacity of 250 lbs., and has adjustable seat-to-floor height of 14" to 19". Back angle and height-adjustable arms can be adjusted for optimal comfort.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
This K0004 wheelchair has a 300-lb. weight capacity and is available in 16", 18" and 20" seat widths. The adjustable-depth seat can be changed from 16" to 18", while 24" mag wheels on quick-release rear axles allow for 17", 18" and 19" seat-to-floor heights. With swingaway footrests or elevating legrests, height-adjustable or flipback arms in desk or full lengths.
The Catalyst lineup has five models in the K0004 and K0005 classes, with all featuring 7000 series aluminum for durability and lighter vibration dampening. The Catalyst has a transit weight of 21-24 lbs. and is available in seat widths of 14" to 22". Seat depths range from 14" to 20", with camber of 0°, 2° or 4°. Weight capacity is 250 or 350 (heavy-duty) lbs.
The Sprout pediatric wheelchair folds for easy transport and storage, and the frame grows in width through four sizes to keep up with kids (seat depth grows from 9" to 18"). Widths and depths can be configured independently. In four sizes (12", 14", 16", 18") in weight capacities of 100 to 165 lbs.
Sunrise Medical (US) LLC
With a weight as low as 19 lbs., the X’CAPE lets kids spend less energy on propulsion, so they have more left to learn, play and explore. XLOCK technology enables the X’CAPE to fold, while preserving rigid-frame-like performance. Available with fixed-front frame option or swing-in/out hangers. Seat widths/depths start at 8".
Thanks to 30° of tilt, the Cruiser helps to improve kids’ postural control throughout the upper body, while the Self-Tensio self-tensioning seating system helps to promote neutral pelvic positioning. Available in sizes 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18, with a 250-lb., weight capacity, the built-to-order Cruiser can accommodate children right into their teens and adulthood. A transit option is available with four bright red anchors, H-harness positioning belts, foot positioners and headrest extension. The Cruiser folds easily and weighs just 27 to 32 lbs., depending on size selected.