PushTracker App

SmartDrive advances daily mobility for the manual wheelchair user. The PushTracker app produces and delivers activity statistics designed to promote optimal health for the manual wheelchair user. Track distance, pushes and coast time to help you decrease the demand on your upper body.

  • Track your journeys and then list them based on your activity.

  • Check your distance, push count and coast time to maximize efficiency.

  • Set goals based on your mobility health related needs.

  • The PushTracker App allows those who use the original PushTracker or SwitchControl to seamlessly adjust all their settings.

  • The PushTracker App allows those who use the original PushTracker or SwitchControl to easily perform all wireless updates.

Education & Evidence

Seamless power assist experience

Pushing a manual wheelchair can put stress on shoulders and lead to serious issues in the future. SmartDrive offers a range of controls and activity-tracking technology to deliver a seamless power assist experience that may reduce repetitive stress.

Paired with the PushTracker E2 and SwitchControl, SmartDrive offers added flexibility, convenience and control options to empower your active lifestyle.

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Today's blog is written by Rachel Maher, our clinical education specialist in Australia.
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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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