Small footprint, big impact

The F3 Corpus offers the smallest footprint of the F-series front wheel drive power wheelchairs. Its compact size and agility allows users to easily maneuver in and out of tight spaces. The optimized battery weight distribution, lower center of mass and fully adjustable ComfortRide suspension improve stability while traversing inclines or declines. Experience the enhanced functionality of the F3 by combining outstanding chassis performance with Permobil’s industry leading Corpus Seating System offering 12” of ActiveHeight and up to 30º of ActiveReach forward tilt technology.

Corpus Power Seat Functions

 

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    ActiveHeight™ and ActiveReach

    With up to 12” of vertical seat adjustment and 30° of ActiveReach forward tilt capability, the F-Series empowers you to reach for more and go further faster with new elevated drive speeds of up to 3.2mph.

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    ComfortRide Suspension

    Conquer your world with ComfortRide fully independent, adjustable suspension. Enjoy superior vibration reduction, ride comfort and drive performance for the widest variety of driving scenarios.

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  • The Air, Foam and Gel cushion of the Power Wheelchair.

    Comfort is King

    Corpus®, the world’s leading ergonomic seating system, just got better. Biomechanically optimized power positioning has been enhanced with Corpus Ergo Seat cushion with redesigned pelvic well and new Corpus Ergo backrest cushions with dual density foam. New Stretch-Air cover option is a breathable, machine washable fabric with a low moisture vapor transfer.

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    Compact Stability

    The F3 Corpus offers the smallest footprint of the F-series front wheel drive power wheelchairs. Its compact size and agility allows users to easily maneuver in and out of tight spaces.

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    Make a Statement

    New high power LED head lights are twice as bright, making it easier to see and be seen. With a sleek new design, expanded color/hydrographic options and powerful new LED lighting you should be prepared to turn a few heads in your new F-Series.

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    Permobil Connect

    We live in a world where connection is everything. Your chair should be no exception and now features the same level of technology that you’ve come to expect in your daily life.

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  • BodiLink® Now Available on Corpus Seating System

    BodiLink wheelchair accessories specifically designed for the Corpus power positioning seating system provide best in class hardware and anatomical support to provide the highest level of articulation and comfort to meet a vast array of positioning needs.

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The Corpus® Seating System

Corpus®, the world’s leading ergonomic seating system, just got better. Biomechanically optimized power positioning has been enhanced with improved Ergo seat and backrest cushions. Our new dual density backrest foam promotes greater surface area contact while the redesigned Ergo seat pelvic well insert can help pressure redistribution and reduce peak pressures. Stretch-Air covers offer a breathable, moisture resistant fabric material to enhance comfort and help protect underlying foam.

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We build for you.

Look around Permobil, and you’ll see people who not only understand the challenges you face, they live them every day. And they know how to use design, technology and creativity to solve these challenges.

Robert Smith Permobil
Signature

Made for you by:

Robert Smith Jr.
Flex Force

Stylish.

With a variety of trim colors and an aggressive tread upgrade option, your new ride is sure to turn heads.

Frame Colors
Premium Color Options
  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Bronze
Color Options
  • Midnight
  • Violet
  • Sky
  • Aqua
  • Spring
  • Canary
  • Sunset
  • Chili
  • Flamingo
  • Arctic
Hydrographics
  • Carbon Fiber
  • MossyOak Breakup Country
  • CDG Poly Green
  • Water Lily
  • Sugar Skulls
  • Fireball
  • Midnight Patriot
  • American Liberty
Fabric

Colors represented on our website are for reference only. Please see your local provider for actual color samples.

Gold Platinum Bronze Midnight Violet Sky Aqua Spring Canary Sunset Chili Flamingo Arctic Carbon Fiber MossyOak Breakup Country CDG Poly Green Water Lily Sugar Skulls Fireball Midnight Patriot American Liberty

It doesn’t stop there. Accessorize your Permobil. See accessories.

Education & Evidence

Proof in motion.

The right chair can make all the difference — in your life, in your independence, and in your long-term health. See how we’re using the latest medical research to deliver information that moves everyone in our industry forward.

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Latest Blog Posts
What is Durable Medical Equipment (DME)?

One of the most important concepts to understand when charged with selecting a mobility device is that not all equipment is the same! There are 2 different categories of equipment that have distinct requirements and criteria: Durable Medical Equipment (DME), and Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT). Today we will look more closely at the more standard or basic category, DME.
DME equipment is often what people generally think of when they think of wheelchairs. These are the standard wheelchairs you see in hospitals or nursing homes and are purchased in bulk to meet short term needs. They also include scooters and standard power wheelchairs with a captain’s seat and back. DME wheelchairs are considered standard or basic as they come in limited sizes and have very little adjustability. These wheelchairs are not designed to fit individual needs but are more for short term mobility needs.

Smart Actuators: what are they and what do they do?

Today's blog is written by Rachel Maher, our clinical education specialist in Australia.
Actuators are used on power wheelchairs to make the seat move – so it is an actuator that makes a seat move back into tilt, or the back support recline, or the leg supports elevate. A smart actuator is an actuator that has a sensor attached to it, allowing it to sense its position in space. A smart actuator is able to sense its position at any point between being fully retracted or fully extended, or for example whether the seat is in no tilt, or in 15 degrees of tilt, or 45 degrees, as opposed to being in no tilt, or full tilt.

Lessons learned in our many years of developing Standing Power Wheelchairs

It is easy to look at the F5 Corpus VS and be in awe of its ability to transition someone from sitting to standing with smoothness and grace. While the flagship chair of the Permobil line is amazing in all capacities we cannot overlook the lessons we have learned in the last 43 years of manufacturing standing power wheelchairs. What you all know as the F5 Corpus VS was a lifelong journey of love, dedication, and the drive to give our end users the same technological advantages that we all use in our everyday lives

Lesson #1: End users need a full range of power seat functions
While the first Permobil standing power wheelchair in 1977 was innovative, we quickly discovered that compromising other power seat functions to achieve our goal was not ideal. From only utilizing recline and power leg movements, to limiting tilt to 25 degrees in the 1980’s and 90’s, we learned that asking our end users to give up key components of their seating system would not best meet their needs. In 2004, with the introduction of the Permobil Combi, we accomplished our goal of giving our power wheelchair end users full power seat functions and did away with the “either/or” option. Our standing wheelchair has continued to evolve into what we know today as the F5 Corpus VS.

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Support

F3 Corpus

Contact our Support Representatives:
800-736-0925
support@permobil.com

Specifications
Maximum User Weight 300 lbs
136 kg
Maximum Speed 6 mph
10 km/h
Driving Range (1) 13 miles
21 km
Base Width 24"
610 mm
Base Length 36" (40" w/ anti-tippers)
915/1016 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 26.5"
673 mm
Ground Clearance 3"
75 mm
Drive Electronics R-net 120A
Battery Type Group 24 Gel, Group 34 Gel
Optional Seat Elevator 12"
300 mm
Seat to Floor Height 17.5", 18.5", 19.5"
445, 470, 495 mm
Power Tilt Options 0° - 50° Posterior
5º, 10°, 20° & 30° Anterior
Recline Options 85º-120° (manual), 85º-180° (power)
Legrest Elevation 85° - 170°
Armrest Pad Lengths 10", 13", 16" & 18"
Seat Widths 17" - 23" (by 2" increments)
420 - 570 mm
Seat Depths 14" - 22" (by 1" increments)
370 - 570 mm
Backrest Heights 20", 23" - 28" (by 1" incr.)
505, 580-710 mm

1 This represents the theoretical driving range when testing the wheelchair according to RESNA WC-2, Section 4. This test is performed under ideal conditions and actual range will vary depending on battery and driving conditions. These specifications are dependent on the configuration of the wheelchair. For further information not mentioned in this sheet, please refer to the user manual which can be downloaded from the Permobil web site, or contact your local Permobil office. *The range may be reduced if the wheelchair is used frequently on slopes, rough ground or to climb curbs often.