Power Assist


Cheelcare

Companion Q

Companion Q

2022 Mobility Product Award Winner: Power-Assist Systems

Cheelcare’s latest model features cutting-edge controls to unlock the freedom of power assist for anyone who has limited hand dexterity. The user applies downward force to the handlebars to accelerate, releases to stop, and pushes forward on the handlebars to brake. This replaces the gripping, twisting, or squeezing required by a standard twist throttle or squeeze brake. It’s a game-changing, front-mount solution, perfect for children, those with quadriplegia, and those affected by Parkinson’s or stroke.


    Alber USA

    Alber e-motion M25

    Alber e-motion M25

    2022 Mobility Product Award Winner: Power-Assist Systems

    Add e-motion drive wheels to almost any wheelchair using two discrete adapters. While in motion, sensors built into the pushrims measure drive movement and provide the wheelchair rider with the desired power. This allows riders to move, steer and brake their wheelchairs with very little effort. With a weight of only 17 lbs. per drive wheel, the e-motion is one of the lightest active add-on drives available.

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    Alber USA

    SMOOV one

    SMOOV one

    This innovative electric drive mounts easily to the wheelchair whenever extra power is needed (and is also easily removed). The modern, sporty power unit significantly increases a driver’s mobility and range. Operate the SMOOV one via an ergonomic control unit that mounts just about anywhere on the chair. The SMOOV one and the control unit can both be charged using the included magnetic charging cable. The SMOOV one app customizes driving experiences. With a speed up 6 mph and a range of up to 12 miles, SMOOV one takes on all types of terrain and surfaces, including gravel, wet roads or cobblestones.

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    Cheelcare

    Cheelcare Companion

    Cheelcare Companion

    2021 Mobility Product Award Winner: Power-Assist Systems

    Companion is a front-mount power assist for rigid and folding wheelchairs. Companion’s patent-pending design is sleek, easy to maneuver, fast, and lightweight. It can also be personalized, allowing users to tailor the Companion’s aesthetics and function to their lifestyles. Its powerful motor boasts multiple speed settings, with a top speed of 16 mph and a range of 16 miles on a full three-hour charge. Get connected and moving in less than 10 seconds thanks to a quick-connect mechanism.


      Sunrise Medical (US) LLC

      QUICKIE Attitude

      QUICKIE Attitude

      Available in manual or hybrid-electric models, the QUICKIE Attitude hand bike is an add-on for QUICKIE Q7 NextGen, 7R, 7RS, 5R, QRi, GT, GP and Q2 Lite Fixed Front & Non Hemi. It has a four-point docking mechanism that allows the hand bike to lock so its user is ready to go in seconds. Starting at 32 lbs., Attitude is lightweight and easily maneuverable. The manual option comes with either the standard 30-speed gearing or optional 8-speed integral hub. Choose a thumb gear shifter or grip shifter for those with limited dexterity. To reduce fatigue, the powered motor can be engaged going into hill climbs or whenever a power boost is needed.

      • (800) 333-4000

      Yamaha Motor Corp. USA

      NaviONE Power Assist

      NaviONE Power Assist

      An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2018:

      I looked at the power add-on wheels from Yamaha, the NaviONE. It does have some features that make it unique. The NaviONE has a system that controls all the components as one, where one wheel communicates with the other for more precise control and operation. They can also be set up for hemi propellers and users with uneven arm strength.

      It has two different battery options, nickel and lithium, with the lithium battery’s expected range around 22 miles. It also has some built-in features for rollback prevention, downhill speed control, uphill assist, and side slope stability. The installation looks fairly straightforward to fit a variety of frames.

      — Rick Graver, ATP, Medtech Services Inc.

      • (714) 229-7959

      MAX Mobility

      SmartDrive MX2 Power Assist

      SmartDrive MX2 Power Assist

      An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:

      I have a client who couldn’t push his manual [chair] more than 40 feet and needed power, but didn’t have a vehicle to transport the power. The new SmartDrive MX2 power assist has solved that problem for him. He is so excited to be able to keep up with his friends and even go faster than them. They now have to keep up with him….

      — Toby Bergantino, ATP, Numotion

      I look at power assist in two categories: push assist and self propel. The [best] self propel is without a doubt the SmartDrive. With the new model having connectivity to an app on the phone, it’s really expanded its capabilities in customization and tracking.

      — Jeff Decker, ATP/SMS, CRTS, National Seating & Mobility

      • (800) 637-2980

      Invacare Corporation

      Alber e-motion & Twion Power Assists

      An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:

      I look at power assist in two categories: push assist and self propel. [With] push assist, I think the e-motion wheels are the standard, with the ability to adjust how much it amplifies your push. And now with the smaller, Bluetooth-enabled Twion set, it cuts weight in half.

      — Jeff Decker, ATP/SMS, CRTS, National Seating & Mobility

      • (800) 333-6900

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