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.

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  • 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.

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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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