One Chair. Endless Options

Finally, a true Permobil quality solution for those users who require a more traditional rehab style seating system with limited to no power seat functions. Designed with adaptable seating and positioning needs in mind, the M1 offers all the flexibility without the compromise.

  • A black back handle of the wheelchair.
    Adaptable Seating & Positioning

    Open and sleek design with 1” diameter rigid tubular backrest frame allows mounting of virtually any seating and positioning solution. You can now select from a variety of positioning options from a simple curved back to custom molded seating – all with minimum loss of seat depth.

  • Transport-Up of a drive controller of the Power Wheelchair.
    Durability You Can Feel

    You can feel confident that your chair can withstand the rigors of an active lifestyle. The M1 features locking, flip back arm rests with two points of contact for added security. Center mount and swing-away legrest options designed for durability and ease of use.

  • Suspension Systems in Power Wheelchair with Multiple Components.
    Proven Technology

    Reliability comes standard with proven drive unit technology also found in the M3 and F3 power series. The unique suspension geometry and linear spring design provides a more stable chassis while the vibration dampening FlexLink™ ensures a smooth ride over a variety of terrain.

Endless Options

Designed to meet your individual needs, the M1 accommodates ROHO® seating & positioning solutions as well as third party options.

Learn More about Permobil | ROHO® Seating & Positioning Products

 

Introducing New M1 Accessories

More on chair options allows you to truly customize the M1 to fit your needs.

Learn More about M1 Accessories
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
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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
Accent Colors
  • Galactic Green
  • Midnight Black
  • Ocean Blue
  • Power Pink
  • Radiant Red
  • Sunburst Orange
Fabric

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

Galactic Green Midnight Black Ocean Blue Power Pink Radiant Red Sunburst Orange

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

M1

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

Specifications
Maximum User Weight 300 lbs
Maximum Speed 5 mph
Range 16 mi*
Base Width 24"
Base Length 35.5"
Minimum Turning Radius 20.5”
Ground Clearance 3”
Recommended Battery Type Group 34
Weight Including Batteries 319 lbs**
Drive Electronics R-Net 90A, VR2 PM 90 (Advanced) or
PM 70 (Advanced and Basic)
Seat-to-Floor Height 16”, 17”, 18”
Tilt Options 0° – 50°
Recline Options 85° – 110° (manual)
Legrest Angle 80 – 140° (power) [ >19” seat depth]
90 – 150° (power) [ ≤19” seat depth]
80 – 135° (manual)
Backrest Height 18” – 29” (by 1” incr.)
Seat Depth 14" – 22" (by 1” incr.)
Seat Width 14" – 22" (by 2” incr.)
Armrest Options 2"x10", 2"x14”, 4"x10”, 4"x13"

†Specifications may vary based upon configuration. Please refer to your owners manual for warnings and instructions for the safe operation of your wheelchair in a variety of driving conditions.
††The maximum user weight for a seat depth of 14” cannot exceed 165 lbs.

* Actual driving range will vary based on driving and battery conditions.
**Includes weight of base, curved backrest and battery.