I’ve recently been looking at propulsion aids for people who have limitations that make propelling a wheelchair difficult. The last few wheelchair devices I added to the site were to make propulsion easier by using motors. Today I’ve added a page on the Neater Uni-Chair.
The Neater Uni-Chair is designed to provide people who only have the use of one foot and one hand independent mobility in a manual wheelchair. The Uni-Chair uses a single handrim that propels both wheels through a specialized differential and a movable footplate that allows the user to steer the wheelchair with their foot.
This chair is manufactured in the UK but is available in North America through their US distributer.
Click here for more information on the Neater Uni-Chair
Quickie Xtender Propulsion Assist Wheels
I’ve added a new product page to the website’s wheelchair section on the Xtender power assist wheels for manual Quickie wheelchairs. The Xtenders are options for Quickie wheelchairs only and can be added to compatible models at the time of purchase or as an add-on later.
The Xtenders are similar in theory to the Alber e-Motion wheels I added yesterday but have some specific differences. For one, they only are compatible with select Quickie Wheelchairs. Two, they are available in two models depending on the needs of the user. Three, they can be ordered with either Lithium or Nickel batteries. Four, the wheels actually communicate with each other to provide controlled tracking.
Click here for more information on the Xtender Power Assist wheels.
e-Motion Power Add-On Wheels
I’ve just added a new product page to the Mobility Basics website about the power add on wheels from Invacare. These wheels are battery driven and can be added to many different makes and models of wheelchairs the make propelling the chair easier for the user.
The wheels are operated by pushing on the handrims and can greatly increase the speed of the chair and the power of the user. The combined improvement in propelling the wheelchair leads to more independent use and much reduced fatigue.
The e-Motion wheels can be pushed as regular wheels are pushed and activated when needed for enhanced propulsion or kept activated all the time for constant assistance.
Click here to get more information on the Alber e-Motion Wheels.
Virtual Health Care
I received an email the other day from our friends at Home Healthcare Solutions in Ireland that contained an Infographic they have created on Virtual Health Care and asked me to share with our visitors.
I can see the value and many of the benefits of Virtual Health Care and agree wholeheartedly that we can use technology to increase productivity in the healthcare field and save time and money for patients.
This infographic, which can be seen in full on their blog or can be downloaded here as a .pdf, discusses the monetary and time savings that can be achieved by doing medicine in a new way.