Invacare Corporation and Alber USA announce the US introduction of SMOOV one, a rear-mounted power-assist solution designed to aid manual wheelchair users.

With SMOOV one, users will be able to significantly increase their mobility and range while reducing the stress on the driver’s shoulders, the companies note, in a media release.

“We are excited to introduce such an innovative product to the US market. The SMOOV one is extremely beneficial to our customers’ livelihood, and we have already seen great success since its launch last year in Europe. This solution has represented yet another technological leap forward for Invacare and is a great addition to our leading portfolio of mobility products.”

— Joost Beltman, Invacare’s vice president of sales and marketing for North America

“Our team conducted deep analysis into client insights and, with the support of a cross-disciplined team, we were then able to design a superior product that reduces shoulder wear and tear. Early client feedback has been resoundingly positive and we are thrilled to now introduce this novel solution to the US market.”

— Sebastian Zitzler, director of sales at Alber, Oakdale, Pa

Per the release, benefits offered by the SMOOV one include:

User-Friendly Design
SMOOV one provides portable, on-demand power that is easily attached and detached from rigid and folding wheelchairs whenever the driver needs extra power. The quiet, brushless drive is controlled with a front-mounted ergonomic control unit that is easy to operate.

Dynamic Driving Performance
The unique design allows the driver unit’s wheel to maintain contact with the ground, making it reliable on a variety of indoor and outdoor surfaces and inclines. The SMOOV one’s single-drive wheel is coated with a rubber layer and features tire treads making it easy to navigate challenging terrains. Even quick turns are easy with the wheel’s 359-degree swivel fork.

Superior Power & Control
The SMOOV one control unit puts power and control right at the driver’s fingertips, enabling users to adjust speeds with ease. SMOOV one users can also download the app to enrich their experience and extend their control. With the app, wheelchair drivers can control the drive unit, set it to cruise mode, change preset drive settings, record trips, monitor battery life, and view the details for any error codes.

[Source(s): Invacare Corporation, Alber]

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