The ultralightweight Elevation is suitable
for a wide range of users and allows them
to embrace daily activities. Unique features
such as gas strut suspension, ultra-lightweight
frame, dynamic/on-the-fly seat
height adjustment, and adjustable back
angle make the Elevation a highly adaptable
chair. The gas springs used in dynamic seat
height adjustment are selected and positioned
at the factory for the weight of the
user. Optional rigid-articulating side guards
allow for superior lift and stability when
in elevated seat positions. Users can easily
adjust their sitting posture to suit activities.
Ethos is an ultralightweight rigid chair with a
dual-frame design and Isolation Technology
(ISO Tech). ISO Tech creates an incredibly
smooth ride experience, while protecting the
rider from the onslaught of high-frequency
vibration that would generally be experienced
in a standard wheelchair design.
Interchangeable ISO Tech polymers enable
tailoring of the ride experience through
varying densities so the ride can go from soft
and supple to stiff and rigid. The dual-frame
design elevates performance to rival that of a
dual-tube rigid, while providing adjustability
that no other rigid frame can provide.
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
The Invacare ProSPIN X4 Ultralight Manual Wheelchair combines the look, feel and performance of a rigid wheelchair with the portability and convenience of a folding chair. This modern take on a convenient folding frame features a side frame that minimizes connections for a stronger frame, multiple seat-to-floor heights, and wheel locks that can switch from push-to-lock to pull-to-lock. A heavy-duty option means the ProSPIN X4 can accommodate consumers weighing up to 350 lbs.
Invacare Top End
Eliminator NRG Racing Wheelchair
The new Eliminator NRG Racing Wheelchair is the fastest, lightest, stiffest and most responsive ride in Top End’s line, and it’s designed for elite racers aiming for the top of the podium.
The chair’s carbon fiber main frame is designed to provide increased tensile and yield strength to produce a smooth ride with controlled handling. The 200-gram full carbon fork boasts an aerodynamic design that flows into the headtube for a clean, sleek appearance. Athletes can use the tailored and fitted hybrid cage to fine-tune their positioning and optimize their power transfer. And a new-and-improved racing compensator improves the chair’s turning radius, while the brake lever can be placed anywhere on the steering handle according to each racer’s individual preference.
Little riders need kid-friendly technology! The new Pilot has built-in forward growth adjustment so kids can maintain optimal rear wheel access for the most efficient propulsion possible (without needing to relearn push mechanics). A clean frame design features a seat pan and side panels that provide easy access to the adjustment bolts, so changes are simple and intuitive to make. Adjustments can be done without compromising access to the rear wheels. The ultralightweight design and carbon fiber frame panels make the Pilot 50 percent lighter and ever-so-easy to navigate for kids. Sized from 8x9" to 14x15".
Suitable for most types of users, the küschall Champion has the driving performance and stability of a rigid wheelchair, plus all the advantages of a foldable one. A unique horizontal folding mechanism turns this wheelchair into one of the smallest traveling chairs, and a standard soft locking mechanism on the backrest prevents it from opening while folded. Nine seat positions and five backrest angles provide easy positioning of the center of gravity. The Champion features stepless adjustments in the front and rear, a standard aluminum frame and a slightly upholstered backrest.
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.
Sunrise Medical (US) LLC
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.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:
The fixed titanium TiLite (TR, pictured) is my go-to chair mainly with spinal cord injury (SCI) clients. There is no need for growth or major adjustment with post five-year-plus clients, so getting rid of the numerous adjustments allows for a much lighter chair and no excess wear/slop in the fixed chair from years of use. They hold up to the rigors of an active SCI client for years with little or no wear/breakage.
— Jeff Decker, ATP/SMS, CRTS, National Seating & Mobility