BOSS HD Equalizer Bariatric Tilt System for Power Chairs
Offering a full range of tilt while also maintaining an environmentally practical low seat-to-floor height isn’t easy — but PaceSaver’s BOSS HD Equalizer system does just that. It provides 0° to 50° of weight-shifting tilt while managing to keep the seat-to-floor height at 17.5" to enable power chair users to optimally access various daily environments. The BOSS HD also offers 3" of center-of-gravity balance adjustment. The seat adjusts to 30" wide and 26" deep, and the sculptured back adjusts in angle, depth, height and back gap. Available options include elevating legrests or heavy-duty elevating legrests; swing-away and center column extra-wide/long footrest; thigh/hip/elbow supports; swing-away joystick mount; tie-down anchor points; and oxygen tank, among others.
Stealth Products, Inc.
Tarta Original Back
The Tarta Original backrest was designed to be adaptable to the end user’s needs. Every single part of the Original can be customized to fit the individual, using minimal tools and via easy adjustments. Tarta Original is the most flexible backrest in the world: The central column gives freedom of movement and support to improve quality of life for the user. Comfortable, washable foam pads can be used in any combination, and with 12 different shapes to choose from, it’s unique to each individual’s needs. The Original is the winner of five international design contests, confirming the value of this revolutionary product.
Obi Dining System
Mealtimes are more than just sustenance; they’re also social and emotional gatherings that feed the soul.
The Obi robotic dining companion makes it possible for people with physical disabilities — particularly those affecting their upper extremities — to dine independently instead of having to be fed by companions.
The Obi system can be quickly set up by a caregiver to tailor the food delivery per the preferences of its user. Then the user controls the dining experience via two switches, one that accesses the food that the user has selected, and the other that delivers the food to the user.
Patented Obi features and functions include multi-directional food capturing, portion control, spoon wiping and repositioning, all intended to make the dining experience as efficient and effective as possible. The Obi weighs about 7 lbs., which makes it easily transportable, and its rechargeable battery can provide up to four hours of service on a single charge so that Obi can function outside the home as well as inside it. Obi’s base and arm can be wiped down with a disinfecting wipe or a wet towel, and Obi’s spoon, plate and placemat can all be washed by hand or in a dishwasher.
Obi has been successfully funded by Veterans Affairs, Workers’ Compensation and other payors, and the Obi team can supply info on reimbursement from private insurers and Medicaid programs. Obi can also be purchased as a retail system.
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.
This in-wheel suspension for manual wheelchairs absorbs impact shocks and vibrations while also providing rigidity and stability to minimize the pain and fatigue often associated with daily wheelchair use and propulsion. The three arms inside the wheel absorb shocks from any direction, and the arms automatically compress when encountering bumps or uneven terrain. SoftWheel remains rigid over flat terrain, but offers cushioning on bumpy pavement or offroad, thus absorbing shock that would otherwise be felt by the wheelchair user. Choose from Acrobat M (Magnesium) or Acrobat A (Aluminum) in 24" and 25" sizes.
SHOPRIDER Mobility Products, Inc.
Available as a K0835 (sling/solid seat/back) or a K0836 (captain’s seat), the Group 2 single power option XLR boasts extra-long battery range, a 14" mid-wheel drive with suspension system, and independently suspended front and rear casters. Achieve 50° of tilt via the power tilting system (and a manual semi-recline back can further help with positioning). The XLR14’s compact footprint and four shrouds (red, blue, pewter and black) are classic Group 2 power chair features, but the longer battery life and significant tilt capacity anticipate the needs of more involved clients.
This mid-wheel-drive power chair has a standard weight capacity of 300 lbs. (136 kg) with a heavy-duty option of up to 450 lbs. (205 kg). It is ideal for active users splitting time between indoor and outdoor activities. The Alltrack M3 allows users to easily maneuver over day-to-day obstacles while providing unsurpassed stability from its suspension and exclusive 8" (205 mm) front casters (optional). It features a short turning radius, adjustable rehab seating, low seat-to-floor height down to 15.75" (400 mm), PG Drives electronics and 4-pole 5.9-mph (9.5 km/h) or 6.5-mph (10.5 km/h) high-speed German motors.
Focus CR Power Tilt
The Focus Power Tilt is designed to provide rehab clients with the benefits of tilt in space while allowing them to control their own tilt. The system includes features such as a standard toggle control (right or left) or pendant control that can be hung anywhere with a control lock-out feature and battery status indicator. An optional interface for electronic controllers such as egg switches is also available. The Power Tilt is equipped with a manual disconnect to reposition the client if the battery is accidentally discharged. When a power wheelchair is not the right choice for a customer, the Focus Power Tilt is designed to provide a fantastic option.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
The Trident power wheelchair features a shroudless design to give techs easy access to internal components and batteries. For added client comfort and greater customization opportunities, the headrest adjusts to three heights and two depths; the captain’s seat is available in 18" or 20" widths, and the padded armrests are adjustable and removable. Other Trident features include a programmable controller; a flip-up footplate with rubber bumper; flat-free, non-marking wheels; easy free-wheel operation; and large, anti-tip wheels with suspension for a safer and smoother ride.
Merits Health Products, Inc.
This new single power option, Group 2 power wheelchair can be an ideal solution for many clients who may not qualify for a Group 3 power chair. The Vision Ultra is compact and versatile, with six wheels on the ground for enhanced stability and the built-in durability to withstand the test of time (not to mention active clients). This unit features 14" drive wheels, a 300-lb. weight capacity and a seat-to-floor height starting at 16.5". The Vision Ultra can be ordered with three different seating systems to accommodate the needs of a wide range of users.
Grooved Mushroom Joystick Handle
The textured, rounded top of this new joystick is comfortable and secure for users grasping from above. Users grasping the joystick from the side will find its grooved shaft helpful and can tuck their fingers below the knob. Top and side grooves provide superior grip control, even for users with limited hand function. The joystick has an optimal height for gripping, but can be easily trimmed for those needing to use a palmar hand position or fingertip control. The springy, tough polyurethane is safe and easy to clean by hand or in a dishwasher.
Matrx Kid*ab*ra Vi Cushion
Ideal for pediatric users at moderate to high risk for skin breakdown, the Invacare Matrx Kid*ab*ra Vi wheelchair seat cushion was designed with dual-density, high-resiliency foam with a viscoelastic insert for comfort and support. The moisture-resistant, breathable cover protects the foam and can be easily wiped clean — important for busy families on the go.
Stimulite Contoured Cushion
Designed to provide positioning as well as comfort, the Stimulite Contoured Pediatric cushion has a soft top layer fused to a firmer bottom layer of flexible Stimulite honeycomb. Adductors, abductors and an ischial dish comfortably position the child, while the soft honeycomb cells hold the child securely in place. By providing optimal pressure relief, stability, shear force reduction and ventilation, the cushion helps to protect against pressure injuries. At 2.5" thick and weighing 1 to 2 lbs., the cushion is suitable for all activities and is naturally antibacterial.
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".
With a mid-wheel-drive configuration, a turning radius of 20" and a width of just 23.25", the ROVI X3 power base offers great maneuverability in tight spaces. New highspeed motors increase the X3’s top speed to 6.2 mph and offer faster acceleration. An Active Ride Control independent suspension system and powerful 4-pole motors work together to provide superior climbing ability and uncompromised stability with a smooth, powerful ride. The new OnTraxx Enhanced Driving Module enhances drive response and directional control for the driver when going over uneven or sloping terrain.