by Judy O’Rourke
A look at the latest cutting-edge products in the industry.
Bariatric Shower/Commode Chair
Duralife, South Williamsport, Pa, offers the 300-BEX bariatric shower/commode chair, designed for the heavier-weight client, aiding clients and caregivers with safe bathroom and shower activities. Its features help meet the needs of rehabilitating patients, long-term care, or homebound clients. The reinforced schedule 80 PVC frame combines high strength with low maintenance. The chair features a weight capacity of 600 pounds and comes with six extra, heavy-duty locking casters, a commode pail, a solid full-width PVC seat, and a retractable footrest.
Hausmann Industries Inc, Northvale, NJ, is among the first in the industry to introduce its Green-Line of “eco-friendly” treatment tables, carts, and medical furniture, using environmentally safer alternatives to traditional materials for improved indoor air quality and healthier patients.
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Push-rim Power Assist System
Frank Mobility Systems Inc, Oakdale, Pa, introduces the e.motion M15 push-rim power assist system, a rehabilitation mobility device powered by lithium-ion batteries. Users can expect to achieve an average range of 15 miles per charge. The system features the ergonomic control system, a rollback delay setting, on/off, switching between power modes, parameter programming checking battery life, and self-diagnostic code indicators.
TRU-Balance Lift & Tilt, the newest seating innovation from Quantum Rehab, Exeter, Pa, provides 10 inches of elevation for enhanced access to out-of-reach items, and 50° of tilt. It is available with power recline, power front riggings, and TRU-Comfort seating, and offers a maximum weight capacity up to 300 pounds. TRU-Balance Lift & Tilt will be available exclusively on Quantum Power Chairs, including the highly popular Q600 and Q6000Z.
Vertical Platform Lift with Optional Canopy and Motor
Bruno Independent Living Aids, Oconomowoc, Wis, has added an optional canopy and a new, quieter motor to its popular vertical platform lift (VPL), for smoother and more comfortable access to a porch or deck. Made from durable, lightweight fabric, the canopy can be retrofitted for existing VPL installations or included in most new orders (not available for the 90º configuration). Use of the lift from an exterior porch or deck is no longer controlled by the elements. By face mounting the motor with rubber isolation mounts, the ride is quieter and has less transferred vibration.
Premium Stairway Lift
Harmar Mobility, Sarasota, Fla, introduces the Pinnacle premium stairway lift, driven by a unique helical drive system whose modular gear rack powers a lifetime of smooth rides and soft landings. It is complemented by a standard 16-foot track length, with lengths available up to 70 feet. The 11-inch-wide unit can easily change from the left to the right side. Simple operating controls and indicator lights keep the rider informed and in control of the lift at all times, and a removable key ensures only authorized users will be operating the unit. Advanced safety sensors prevent damage by obstructions on the stairs.