Be connected

The new R-Net OMNI2 alternative drive interface unlocks the power of today’s advanced technologies. The clean two-section design features a 3.5” VGA high resolution ultra slim display and separate input component with standard USB charger port. A built-in light sensor automatically adjusts screen brightness for better visibility in sunlight or low light conditions.

Control the world through your wheelchair with built-in IR and Bluetooth

The OMNI2 features the same advanced Infra-Red (IR) control and integrated Bluetooth found in the Permobil Joystick Module. Use the programmable IR to operate TVs, DVDs, cable/satellite or other compatible environmental controls. Connect and control up to 4 supported Bluetooth devices including 2 for mouse control and 2 iDevice for iOS SwitchControl & VoiceOver functionality. Customize names of paired devices for improved menu navigation and easily switch between connected devices without unpairing.

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
Making a Stand

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.

Benefits of Front Wheel Drive Part 2

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:

Obstacle Negotiation
Enhanced Steering
Smooth Ride
Stable Base of Support

Benefits of Front Wheel Drive Part 1

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?

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