Ethos Ultralightweight Chair
As seen at the 2019 International Seating Symposium: Self-propelling isn’t the only activity that can fatigue ultralightweight manual wheelchair users. So can absorbing the endless vibration and jostling transmitted through the chair every time it rolls over a crack in the sidewalk, a transition from carpet to flooring, or any of a thousand other discrepancies on the ground. Vibrations can trigger spasticity, cause pain, and decrease sitting tolerance. But Ki Mobility has a new answer. Its Ethos wheelchair is specifically designed to reduce movement in the legs and feet as the chair rolls. The Ethos seat frame is isolated from the base frame to reduce the vibration that is transmitted to the wheelchair user. The bottom frame is rigid to prevent loss of energy, but a small cross brace up front provides some caster flexion to produce a comfortable and efficient ride. The chair also offers a wide range of seat widths and depths, front and rear seat heights, camber, and frame/highlight colors so Ethos can be tailored and fit optimally to every user. Ethos was designed by longtime wheelchair user Alan Ludovici, Ki Mobility’s Senior Design Engineer.
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".