SwitchControl Now Comes Standard

SwitchControl (formerly known as the thumb throttle) is now a no charge option included with every SmartDrive. SwitchControl can be used in combination with a PushTracker/E2 or by itself.

 

SwitchControl 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. This empowers a more diverse user population to experience SmartDrive with increased confidence and when paired with the PushTracker E2 offers added flexibility, convenience and control options.

SwitchControl is programmable. Gain more control over your wheelchair by setting the speed and mode you prefer.

Momentary Mode

Latched Mode

Education & Evidence

Seamless power assist experience

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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Latest Blog Posts
Maintaining Your Ride: Manual Wheelchair Maintenance

This is 4th blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. Check outblog 1,blog 2, and blog 3.

Manual wheelchair users are not excluded from the need to perform regular wheelchair maintenance. The adverse effects of not maintaining a manual wheelchair include wheelchair breakdown and being without mobility.
Steps for Maintaining a Manual Wheelchair

Clean manual wheelchairs often and we recommend every 2-3 weeks
Inspect for wear & tear
Tighten hardware such as seating components such as caster/forks. Listen for sounds your wheelchair doesn’t normally make as this is a good indicator a part is loose.
Inspect seating components such as cushion, seat sling, and back support
Adjust as needed such as wheel locks and tire pressure adjustments
Proactive replacement such as tires, casters, and upholstery

Maintaining Your Ride: Power Wheelchair Maintenance

This is 3rd blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. Check out blog 1 and blog 2.

In our maintaining your ride blog series, we’ve looked at cleaning and disinfecting seating and positioning products, manual wheelchairs, and power wheelchairs. To keep your wheelchair in good working order we strongly recommend maintenance. Today we are focusing on power wheelchair maintenance.
Steps for maintaining a power wheelchair

Clean power wheelchairs often
Inspect for wear & tear
Tighten hardware such as on headrest and seating components
Inspect the seating components such as cushions and back supports
Adjust as needed
Be proactive with replacement components including batteries

Maintaining Your Ride: Wheelchair Cleaning & Disinfecting

This is 2nd blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. Check out blog 1 here.

Last week we talked about seating and positioning care and maintenance specifically looking at cleaning and disinfecting wheelchair cushions. This week we’re talking a look at the cleaning and disinfecting manual and power wheelchairs.

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