Powered add ons are a great addition to any wheelchair user that would like some addition performance support. Our powered addition range covers:
Power Packs – These are battery packs which are added to the back of a manual wheelchair usually to allow an assistant extra powered support when pushing a wheelchair and its user. They are available in single way movement, dual directional movement, and heavy duty. Some are folding and able to stay on the chair when not in use and others are removable.
Other battery packs which attach to the back of the chair such as the Smart Drive by Permobil are controlled by the user and in this case through the self propelled wheels, using modern technology and Bluetooth assistance.
Hand Bikes – The attitude hand bike from Sunrise Medical is a front add on which allows the user to power themselves forward with the motion of pedalling in front. It comes with 3 available options depending on the users requirement, full manual, hybrid and fully automatic.
The new F55 by Sunrise is a front powered bike addition with no need for manual pedalling.
Our assessments for Powered add ons can be done at your home, in our store, or another place you may be wanting use this regularly. Usually trying a add on at home gives you a greater understanding seeing how it will fit and work within your own environment. Discussing your needs with one of our wheelchair specialists before hand will help us select a few options to bring.
Our assessments are not limited to any timescales, we spend time with you and your family and healthcare professional ensuring all requirements are covered, that we understand your needs and expectations including what you want to achieve now whilst future proofing where we can.