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Wheelchair Propulsion Assists

Wheelchair propulsion assists can improve the quality of life and personal independence of persons living with a spinal cord injury or paralysis by increasing personal traveling range and removing the cause of upper extremity pain or injury without requiring a large powered wheelchair. Wheelchair propulsion assists can be either manual, such as lever action, or powered assist add on units.

Types Of Wheelchairs – A Visual Tour

Have a look at the different types of wheelchairs, click on thumbnails for larger images, get excited, get inspired, or just enjoy the eye candy.

ROWHEELS – Reduced Pushing Effort Wheelchair Rims & Wheels

The ROWHEELS Revolution 1.0 transforms lives by enabling mobility and eliminating the aches and injuries often associated with traditional wheelchairs.

Grit Freedom Chair – Lever Drive Wheelchair

The GRIT Freedom Chair’s easy to push lever drive helps you get a heart-healthy workout while enjoying the outdoors with the people you love.

SmartDrive MX2+ Wheelchair Power Assist

The SmartDrive MX2 +  wheelchair power assist can power you up steep hills and through thick carpets. It’s intuitive to use and will go for miles on a single charge.

Quickie Xtender Power Assist From Sunrise Medical

The Quickie® Xtender® electric assist wheelchair accessory expands the range of mobility for manual wheelchair users by adding power assisted wheels to a manual frame.

Yamaha Navione Wheelchair Power Assist System

NAVIONE is Yamaha’s innovative and intuitive wheelchair power assist system that can enable manual wheelchair users to expand the range of their day-to-day lives.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

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