Seamless power assist experience

The SmartDrive gives you freedom to do more. It moves with you and it’s so lightweight, you don’t even know it’s there. You can spin in place, be in a wheelie, or hop off curbs. It is compatible with your active lifestyle.

Between pushing thousands of times a day, frequent transferring and need to reach overhead, manual chair users put a lot of strain on the muscles and joints in their arms. While we can’t control everything—we can control how many pushes are done each day with SmartDrive.

SmartDrive was created with manual wheelchair users in mind. The mounting location, the ergonomic handle, the weight, and the OmniWheel were all designed to create a seamless power assist experience.

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    SmartDrive MX2+

    The SmartDrive MX2+ can power you up steep hills and through thick carpet. It’s intuitive to use and will go for miles on a single charge. Turn on, get out there and rediscover your independence!

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    Now with PushTracker E2

    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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    SwitchControl

    SwitchControl now comes standard and gives users another customizable option for controlling their SmartDrive. With the push of a button SmartDrive can be engaged for a momentary burst of power or activated in latched mode for consistent power over extended distances.

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    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.

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  • Original PushTracker

    The original PushTracker provides someone the option who wants to use a simpler wearable. It’s small, lightweight, and uses tap gestures to control the SmartDrive. The original PushTracker allows you to program your settings for optimal control and pair it with SwitchControl and the PushTracker app for even more functionality.

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  • Smart Evaluation App

    A mobile based app for clinicians and ATPs developed to improve safety, connectivity, training, and evaluations efforts for SmartDrive devices anywhere

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Education & Evidence

Power your push, your way

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.

Learn about how to design your own SmartDrive experience

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