Independence through exploration

The Explorer Mini is a regulatory cleared powered mobility solution that facilitates self-initiated movement and early exploration for young children 12 – 36 months of age with mobility impairments. Designed to support development, the Explorer Mini is an ergonomic device with multiple weight bearing surfaces to help promote safe, stable upright postures while providing opportunities to improve strength, endurance and postural control.

Learn More

  • Maximize Early Learning

    The Explorer Mini is a developmentally inspired power mobility device designed to aid in the achievement of early childhood milestones by encouraging self-initiated movement for children with mobility impairments.

  • Developmentally Inspired Seating

    Intuitive design featuring integrated table and backrest is supportive and allows freedom of movement. While the adjustable saddle seat supports hip development and facilities functional sitting or can be removed for incremental standing activities.

  • Exploration Made Easy

    The Explorer Mini is a lightweight, easy to transport power mobility device that supports development and encourages self-initiated exploration. At a fraction of the weight of a typical power wheelchair families can take the Explorer Mini wherever they go allowing their child with mobility impairments the opportunity to explore and learn in home and community environments.

  • Supporting On-Time Development

    Midline proportional joystick with bright yellow ball handle helps promote visual development, reaching, grasp and release and use of bilateral upper extremities while providing multiple sensory input experiences for the very young child with mobility impairments.

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

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.

maximize early learning with the Explorer Mini

Request an Explorer Mini trial by filling out the form below:



Latest Blog Posts
Power Seat Function Combinations

This is the 7th blog in our series about power wheelchairs. Check out the 1st blog,2nd blog,3rd blog,4th blog, 5th blog, and blog 6th. Check out our Power Wheelchair Guide for more information about power mobility.

Our last three blogs in the power wheelchair series have been about individual power seat functions. Simply put power seat functions are the different positions a power wheelchair can achieve. Today we're looking at how power seat functions and combinations available on different power wheelchair base types.

Power seat functions can always be combined. The available power seating options, however, are dependent to some extent on the type of power wheelchair base selected. Not all power wheelchairs can accommodate all power seat functions or the amount of the power seat function required for medical and/or functional needs. Some of the potential benefits to combining power seat functions include:

Cushion Considerations: Providing the Required Postural Support

This is the 3rd and final blog in our series on cushion considerations. Check out the1st blog and 2nd blog. Check out our Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Guidefor more information about wheelchair seating.

As we determine the appropriate method of pressure redistribution and cushion material, we must be aware of and consider how to address any postural abnormalities that may be present. Everyone is unique and has distinctive shapes and angles. Examples of asymmetrical postures at the pelvis include:

Pelvic tilt
Pelvic obliquity
Pelvic rotation

Manual wheelchair frame materials: Titanium

This blog is part of our TiLite balanced ride blog series. Seepart 1,part 2, part 3, and part 4. See our page all about a TiLite Balanced Ride here.

Hi readers!Curtis has handed the mic to mefor this blogto share with youhow titanium is another key materialchoiceto considerin the manufacture of ultra-lightweight manual wheelchairs. My name is Thomas Halka, and I’m an OT and clinical educator at Permobil.
“See a need; meet a need.”
As a father ofyoung children, I am constantly striving to train them up to be excellent in what they do and to serve the needs of others. One of our family sayings is “see a need; meet a need”. This encouraged them to open their eyes to the world around them and act on what they see by serving others.

View all blog posts.