Quickie 5R is built to adjust to changing user environments.

Quickie 5R is built to adjust to changing user environments.

It may be time to re-think the definition of “environmentally friendly” with the launch of the Quickie 5R ultra lightweight rigid wheelchair, from Fresno, Calif-based Sunrise Medical. The new wheelchair reportedly is built to offer performance that adjusts to the user’s environment or conditions.

The Quickie 5R is designed to adapt with its user as the environment or conditions change. The new wheelchair is described by the company as a device that utilizes the frame geometry and ride quality of the Quickie GT, and improves upon it with a hydro-formed caster link and swept-back axle plate. The axle plate is designed to be quick to adjust, offers two lengths to accommodate vertical adjustment needs, and features a window that displays the frame color.

Pete Coburn, president of US commercial operations for Sunrise Medical, states in a release from Sunrise Medical, “We are excited to introduce the latest in rigid chair innovation. The Quickie 5R represents another exciting addition to our outstanding portfolio of industry-leading manual wheelchairs.”

It joins the Quickie rigid wheelchair portfolio as what the company describes as its most adjustable product, and has an extensive selection of premium options and accessories.

For those who have specific needs or want specific upgrades for their product, the 5R offers premium options and accessories. Options include the Quickie Xtender power assist, Depth Adjustable Back, XTR Suspension, WC-19 Transit, Carbotecture Forks, and others.

“Our goal is to deliver the technology, performance, and eye-catching design that define the ultra lightweight category, with an additional emphasis on adjustability,” said Brent Hatch, senior director of product management, manual wheelchairs.

[Source: Sunrise Medical]