The Direct Backrest Frame is a specialized aftermarket backrest frame designed to mount Jay 3, Matrx Elite and Varilite Icon backrests ranging in width from 14″ to 20″. After removing the hardware that typically comes with each backrest, the frame hardware is able to mount directly to the backrest. Slotted mounting brackets and 1″ UniTrack linkage disks provide a close, adjustable mount that maximizes seat depth. By rotating the linkage discs, the frame allows for up to 10° of backrest pitch; and the spring-loaded release lever makes it easy to remove the entire backrest and frame assembly.
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As we’ve been discussing the benefits of front wheel drive recently, we had an unsolicited story come our way. Joseph Maimone lives in NC and is a published author, radio contributor, and has a following on YouTube. He sustained a spinal cord injury from a skiing accident in 2004 and has been in a wheelchair ever since. This is his story of how standing has improved his health and lifestyle. Thanks to Todd Dewey, ATP with Numotion for connecting us with our friend Joseph to share his story.
Part 2 in our two-part series exploring the potential benefits and uses of front wheel drive power wheelchairs. Check out Part 1.
Last week we looked a few reasons a front wheel drive (FWD) power wheelchair might be right for you. We discussed how FWD wheel base configuration can increase how close you can get to surfaces for function and drive maneuverability to ease navigation of tight corners. This week we continue our conversation by taking a look at the following reasons FWD might be the right mobility base for you:
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Part 1 in our two part series exploring the potential benefits and uses of front wheel drive power wheelchairs.
We at Permobil have over 50 years of redefining not just ability but also mobility. Today we are focusing on front wheel drive solutions and our story really starts with our founder, Dr. Per Udden who made the first Permobil power wheelchair in the basement of his hospital in Sweden. Dr. Udden believed in a better solution that allowed his clients and patients to get independent mobility, and with this idea in mind he created the first power wheelchair. Early on, Permobil has believed in the benefit of front wheel drive as an ideal platform for indoor and outdoor mobility.
So how do you know if a Front Wheel Drive power wheelchair is right for you?