Mobility manufacturer Invacare officially launched its full range of new LiNX control technology onto the UK market at Trade Days this week.
Distributors and retailers in Birmingham were able to see and try out the first touchscreen remotes for powered wheelchairs.
LiNX has harnessed touchscreen technology to offer remotes featuring 3.5” LCD displays, Bluetooth connectivity and wireless programming.
The technology has been developed after extensive research involving healthcare professionals and consumers. Invacare says the LiNX is an ‘insight inspired’ control system that provides superior drive performance, and with its intelligent technology, the system will learn and adapt to driver habits over time to give a consistent performance for the lifetime of a powerchair.
LiNX features wireless programming for quick and simple control set up, dramatically reducing assessment and handover times. With LiNX, any adjustments made to driving set up, however minor, can be made wirelessly via Bluetooth while the chair is being driven, providing instant feedback. Everyone can experience a more interactive and personal service tailored to suit individual driving abilities.
Another first for Invacare is the MyLiNX web portal and App. The cloud-based portal provides access to diagnostic data available from every LiNX powerchair using the app. Access to this software will enable retailers, providers and healthcare professionals to have complete visibility of a powerchair’s performance data such as usage, fault history, battery charging patterns and much more.
The MyLiNX app allows customers to see the health status of a powerchair. By using Bluetooth to connect the LiNX control to a smart device, the app will show battery charge, drive time, system faults with suggested remedies. MyLiNX will increase customer’s confidence knowing that a quick check of their smart device will let them know how their powerchair is performing
LiNX is compatible with an extensive range of specialist controls, both proportional and non-proportional, to offer solutions for the more complex mobility requirements.