A Walk on the Wild Side: Medtrade Head-Turners You Don't Want to Miss
Amid the bustle of busy providers and the rustle of closing deals, the Medtrade show floor can take on the excited rush of a safari adventure. The call of the wild summons the industry's best and brightest for premieres of the most innovative products on the market. If hunting the perfect items to stock your store is your goal, lace up your hiking boots, slap on the sunscreen and let this handy list of some of Medtrade's must-sees be your guide.
Start with a Sunrise
Sunrise Medical, that is. The Quickie® Groove promises to delight rehab providers with its built-in front- or rear-wheel-drive conversion, Quickie Intellidrive technology and adjustable Perfect Fit seating system.
Listen to Nature
You won't hear a sound as Permobil's C300 Corpus boasts a powerful yet quiet four-pole motor. The modular design also features an ergonomic back with built-in, adjustable lumbar and trunk supports that allow for growth and added seat functions.
Watch Out for Crossfire
The Top End® Crossfire Titanium at Invacare's booth incorporates an open frame for easy vehicle entry and exit. Spontaneous wheeling gets the help of inset fork bearings for smooth turning without falling front casters.
Feel the Pressure Melt Away
Graham-Field Health Products wrestles pressure ulcers with the Lumex® AltaDyne 5-inch, alternating pressure/low-air loss overlay system, a portable option for alternating pressure mattress replacement systems.
Get an All Access Pass
Noble House's Noble*Direct offers an integrated, Windows-based office software solution for access to patient eligibility information for a single patient or a group of patients based upon user-defined criteria.
Pick Up a HITCHhiker
But only if it's from EZ-ACCESS. The HITCHhiker ramp attaches to most vans and SUVs equipped with a rear hatch or side-hinged door and outfitted with a 1.25- or 2-inch hitch receiver.
Increase the Load
Bruno Independent Living Aids' Out-Sider Meridian lift boasts a large platform and an increased load capacity of 350 lbs. Choose from three packages for scooters, power chairs and an optional swing-away.
Observe Posterity in Action
What better way to celebrate powered mobility than with Pride Mobility Products? The company celebrates the 10th birthday of Jazzy with the new Jazzy Select, featuring an Active-Trac suspension and a turning radius of 22 inches.
Explore the Center of Gravity
Leisure-Lift perfects the low center of gravity with the RF-P3 chair. ULCG frame technology reduces chair and seat height and allows the chair to track better, maintaining a straight driving line at fast speeds with less drift.
Take to the Trails
Drive Medical introduces a clever idea with the Clever Lite walker. The device comes with a flip-up seat and a built-in handle that allows users to sit or step inside the frame by raising the seat.
Seek Protection from the Elements
Don't just leave a scooter or power chair out in the rain. Keep equipment protected with Harmar Mobility's AL3000 covered outside lift. The lift features a plastic, watertight cover and spring-assisted operation.
Keep Both Feet on the Ground
Stability is key with Adepta's introduction of the Mid-Wheel Power Wheelchair. The chair features a suspension system that allows ground contact with the wheels at all times.
CTM Homecare rolls out the welcome mat for the three-wheeled HS-125. The scooter's lightweight design disassembles into compact pieces, with the heaviest weighing only 22 lbs., for the ultimate in portability.