Adaptive Switch Laboratories
Micro Extremity Control
This fully proportional joystick has a built-in mode change function and requires just 18 grams of force to deflect. Pushing directly down from neutral will reset the chair to the next mode that is turned on. A new feature: Changing the slide switch on the interface will allow the client to reset the reverse direction. This will benefit those who, due to weakness, don’t have another switch site available or can’t remove their hands from the joystick.
Q6 Edge HD
Quantum Rehab describes this heavy-duty power chair as “real-world ready” thanks to ultra-high torque 4-pole motors, Mid-Wheel 6 Drive Design ATX Suspension and Group 24 batteries. The Q6 Edge HD accepts a range of rehab seating, including TRU-Balance Power Positioning, and has a weight capacity of 450 lbs.
2nd Generation Alltrack
The next generation of Alltrack power chairs has the same balanced performance and superior quality, but with a sleeker look. Using higher-grade components results in lowering overall service costs. Available in multiple drive configurations.
With an impressively narrow base design that also results in stability and maneuverability, the X3 power chair is a new collaboration between ROVI and the seating experts at Motion Concepts. The X3 has been submitted for K0848, 849, 856 and 861 Group 3 codes, with the goal of officially launching and taking orders in April.
Sunrise Medical (US) LLC
Quickie Pulse Options
The Quickie Pulse power chair just expanded its reach thanks to an additional array of options. The Pulse series of chairs — there are six different models — now boasts more Specialty Input Devices, including 15 new Switch-It proportional and non-proportional controls, and six new proportional controls from Adaptive Switch Laboratories. The Pulse line now also accommodates accessories from RAM and Active Controls ranging from phone and tablet holders to auxiliary USB power sources and the ReCharge battery charger.
K300 PS Junior
The K300 front-wheel drive power base, with a 165-lb. user weight capacity, has growth built right in. Seat widths are available 11-16", and seat depths from 10" to 18". Armrests are adjustable, and the K300 offers seat elevation and optional power or manual tilt (45°) functions, plus programmable R-net controls. To ensure kids can keep up with pals, the base comes with a 5-mph top speed, with an upgrade to 6.5 mph available. An array of eye-catching color choices make sure that heads turn when the K300’s owner arrives on the scene.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Support bariatric consumers in style with Drive Medical’s new Trident heavy-duty (K0825) front-wheel-drive power chair. Trident has a 450-lb. weight capacity with 22" or 24" seat widths, captain’s-style seating, a semi-reclining back and adjustable-height headrest. Padded armrests are height, width and angle adjustable. Consumers can enjoy a 4-mph top speed and a 15-mile maximum cruising range on flat-free, non-marking black tires. They can also adjust the seat forward or backward for the positioning they prefer. The 24" seat width Trident is available Dec. 4, 2014; the 22" width version is available Dec. 30.
iDevice Bluetooth Module
Apple fans — and their ATPs — rejoice! Curtiss-Wright has a new Bluetooth Module for iDevices to enable power wheelchair users to control iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch products via their PG Drives R-net electronics. The new module works with all existing R-net modules, without requiring firmware upgrades. And it can be operated via any R-net input device, including hand-, finger- and chin-operated joysticks and the Omni specialty control interface. There’s good news regarding non-Apple products, as well: Use the new module in tandem with existing R-net modules to create a singular system for Apple products, Android devices and Windows-based computers.