Manual Wheelchairs

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TiLite Manual Wheelchairs

TiLite provides you more options so you have less trade offs.  TiLite manual wheelchairs are designed to create an optimal balance between lightweight, durable, and individualized configuration.

SmartDrive Power Assist

SmartDrive is the leader in rear-mounted power assist because it gives you the freedom to do more.  It was designed with manual wheelchairs users in mind with its strategic mounting location, ergonomic handle, weight and patented OmniWheel.

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We see a wheelchair the same way you do. As an extension of you. Not just of your body. But of your personality. Why? Because many of our employees are also TiLite users. They depend on our chairs as much as you do. And they’ve learned through experience how to use design, technology and creativity to improve lives.

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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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Methods of Pressure Redistribution: Immersion and Envelopment

We've talked about methods of pressure redistribution in the past. To quickly recap pressure cannot be eliminated in seating, so instead, we must focus on the redistribution of pressure. Taking the same amount of pressure and spreading it out over a greater surface area will do this, but even then, there are different methods in doing such. Today we're taking a closer look at immersion and envelopment and the benefits and considerations associated with this style of pressure redistribution.
Immersion
The principle in which a material allows the body to compress or “sink” into it to provide some pressure redistribution with increased surface area contact.

A User’s Balanced Ride Story: Titanium Vs. Aluminum Manual Wheelchairs

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.

Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT), Long-Term Use Manual Wheelchairs

This is the 2nd blog in our manual wheelchair guide series. See the 1st blog here. Check out the Manual Wheelchair Guide to learn more.

The first blog in our manual wheelchair guide series focused on DME short-term use manual wheelchairs. Today we turn our focus to Complex Rehabilitation Technology long-term use manual wheelchairs. There are two categories of equipment that have distinct requirements and criteria: Durable Medical Equipment (DME), and Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT). CRT products are significantly different than standard DME.

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