TGA will be showcasing why its award-winning wheelchairs, powerpacks, powerchairs and mobility scooters deliver enhanced postural support and moving and handling advantages at The OT Show on 21-22 November. But before you attend the show at Birmingham’s NEC, here’s what to expect to see on stand E34…
Swiss-designed attendant controlled and self-propelled Strongback wheelchairs incorporate a contoured backrest for effective lumbar support. These sculpted designs mould around the natural curvature of the spine so that better postural positioning can be achieved with reduced slumping or slouching.
The lightweight and foldable Strongbacks provide greater postural support and a healthier seated position for many wheelchair users without the need for complex adjustments. What’s more, each model is compatible with a TGA wheelchair Powerpack.
The four TGA Powerpacks on display provide powered propulsion, so the risk of back and muscle injury from pushing is minimised especially when negotiating uneven surfaces, slopes and kerbs.
Powerpacks consist of a motor, wheel(s), battery pack and responsive handle grip controls which are operated by a carer. The result? A better experience outdoors for both wheelchair user and carer with greater accessibility, flexibility and range.
Each Powerpack is compatible with most wheelchair designs, including specialist tilt-in-space models, through a vast range of fitting brackets. The Solo, Duo, HD and PLUS models provide a choice in terms of power and traction – all with utmost performance and reliability, while the PLUS is a proven bariatric solution that propels occupants weighing up to 32 stone.
WHILL Model C powerchair
Alongside demonstrations of ergonomic TGA wheelchairs and powerpacks, stand E34 will also showcase the pioneering new WHILL Model C powerchair. Representing a breakthrough in contemporary mobility product design and incorporating advanced technology and manoeuvrability, the Model C can easily be dismantled into three constituent parts and has been specifically developed for users with less complex seating requirements – delivering independence at work or in the home.
Its front omni wheels offer consistent power and traction so urban and rural environments are equally accessible – without the need for traditional castors and results in the smallest feasible turning circle. Remote control is possible via a smart phone via an Apple app so positioning of the powerchair is flexible before and after a side transfer. WHILL Model C is a lifestyle product that empowers users and promotes healthier mental and physical well-being.
Zest Plus mobility scooter
Finally, for OTs seeking a scooter solution for clients, TGA will be demonstrating the Zest Plus. This mid-sized mobility scooter can be dismantled into five, easy-to-lift components for storage in a car boot. This minimises the risk of back injury for users or carers and strain-free assembly is enhanced by precise fitting parts and simple locking mechanisms. Rare in its class, the Zest Plus includes active suspension which provides added stability and support to users, particularly important to those with challenging musculoskeletal conditions.
TGA’s product specialists can be found at the NEC Birmingham’s OT Show, stand E34, on 21-22 November.