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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Cushion Considerations: Cushion Medium

This is the 2nd blog in our series on cushion considerations. Check out the1st blog and our Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Guidefor more information about wheelchair seating.

It is important to understand the available mediums when choosing a cushion. No matter the geometry, the quality of the medium will affect the application of the cushion. Each material or medium has benefits and considerations. The mediums or materials commonly used in cushion fabrication include:

Foam
Air
Honeycomb material
Gel/fluid inserts or
Combinations of the materials

Explaining Power Seat Functions: Power Standing

This is the 6th blog in our series about power wheelchairs. Check out the 1st blog,2nd blog,3rd blog,4th blog, and
5th blog
. Check out our
Power Wheelchair Guide
for more information about power mobility.

Our last two blogs in the power wheelchair series have been about power seat functions. We know that power seat functions are the different positions a power wheelchair can achieve and today we're taking a closer look at power standing.

Manual wheelchair frame materials: 6000 & 7000 series aluminum

Hi again. In our last Balanced Ride blog we discussed the importance of material science in the complex rehab technology industry. Frame material choice in ultra-lightweight manual wheelchairs (ULMWCs) plays a pivotal role for someone searching for a more Balanced Ride. Today we are going to dive a bit deeper how and why aluminum is used when manufacturing ULMWCs. Aluminum is the material used most often, though it is still surprising that it was only 50 years ago that people started to use it in the design and production of ULMWCs. Especially when you consider the fact that wheelchairs or similar devices have been used for over 2000 years.

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