Quantum Rehab introduces the 4Front front-wheel drive power wheelchair, featuring Smooth Ride Suspension (SRS).
“As we developed the 4Front, we heard from clinicians, providers, and consumers that they wanted a front-wheel drive power chair with suspension that addresses real-world needs,” explains Jay Brislin, vice president of Quantum Rehab, in a media release.
“The market didn’t want just another power chair, but one that focuses on ride quality, drivability, and safety. We looked at the top suspension systems in other industries, especially automotive, and spent two years evolving what’s now SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension) on the 4Front.”
The 4Front features automotive-grade suspension components and engineering to create performance and stability, with optimized user ride comfort. Its SRS is engineered with four coil-over, gas-charged shocks that are integrated into the power base, allowing independent wheel travel and power base stabilization, delivering safe seat elevation up to 10 inches at 3.2 mph.
“We understood the necessity of medically based absorption on the 4Front for the smoothest ride possible,” shares Jay Doherty, director of clinical education, in the release.
“For clients with spasticity, tone, decreased balance, or limited strength, unwanted power chair movement can be both detrimental and fatiguing. This also holds true for those using specialty controls, such as a head array. SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension) on the 4Front lessens bumps and jarring, creating among the smoothest, most stable seating environments for the user,” he adds.
A range of seating and specialty drive control options are available in a power base using Group 24 or Group 34 batteries. Caster Angle Sensor Encoder technology allows predictable handing on varied terrain.
[Source: Quantum Rehab]