HOW TO TURN A MANUAL WHEELCHAIR INTO A POWER WHEELCHAIR
Manual wheelchairs are the perfect choice for active users as they offer a high degree of independence, are lightweight, and are available in folding options, making them ideal for travel. However, some outdoor terrains pose a challenge for many manual wheelchair users, such as steep inclines and rough surfaces, or even simply tacking long distances.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could transform your manual wheelchair into a power wheelchair when you need it most? Well you can!
Many of the leading wheelchair manufacturers now offer power add-on kits for their manual models, designed to give you an extra boost of power whenever you need it. Light weight and easy to fit, power add-on kits can be fitted and removed as often as you like and are portable. In addition, newer models can be controlled and managed through mobile devices.
Here are our top picks of power add-on kits that are currently on the market and available from Independence Mobility.
Invacare SMOOV One
The latest and most exciting addition to Invacare’s power add-on portfolio is the SMOOV one! This impressive power assist offers you additional power and ultimate performance, is quick and easy to attach to your manual wheelchair and has a top speed of 10km/h!
It can maintain a constant speed with one single push and is operated by a Bluetooth hand control unit that conveniently attaches to the chair. SMOOV one’s powerful drive wheel will travel up to 20km distance, weighs just 7.2kg and features a handy USB-C socket for charging purposes making it ideal for active individuals who are always on the go.
The SmartDrive gives you freedom to do more. It moves with you and it’s so lightweight, you don’t even know it’s there. You can spin in place, be in a wheelie, or hop off curbs. It is compatible with your active lifestyle.
SmartDrive was created with manual wheelchair users in mind. The mounting location, the ergonomic handle, the weight, and the OmniWheel were all designed to create a seamless power assist experience.
It is simple and intuitive to operate, with the help of the PushTracker BLUETOOTH® wristband.
Alber E-Pilot Hand bike
The Alber e-pilot transforms a manual wheelchair into a sporty hand bike in just a few simple steps. Choose between using your manual wheelchair as standard, or simply attach the e-pilot, connect to your smartphone and access the smart features to go further and faster. Long or short journeys, the elegant lithium-ion battery pack gives maximum flexibility with more range up to 50km. It also allows the ability to master everyday obstacles with the strong, efficient front wheel and powerful drive.
For more information on power add-on kits for manual wheelchairs, see our website or call us on 0113 2628000.