Karma Mobility is bringing some of its latest and most advanced equipment to the Trade Days show next month where it hopes to show retailers it has the kit available to help them meet their customers’ complex needs.
Leading its product showcase on stand TB01 will be the Ergo 115 Tall, 125 Tall, the VIP2 folding tilt in space wheelchair and Star 2 wheelchair.
The S-Ergo 115 Tall and S-Ergo 125 Tall now feature a maximum seat depth of 19” making both models ideal for taller users.
Both models are available as a transit or self-propel model and are made from lightweight aircraft grade aluminium and are two of the company’s lightest crash tested wheelchairs.
The 115 and 125 incorporate the patented S-Ergo seat system which promotes pressure relief by spreading the user’s weight over a wider area which also increases stabilisation and reduces sliding.
Increased levels of strength and durability are provided by the frame which consists of oval tubed double cross braces.
Additional standard features on the S-Ergo 115 Tall and S-Ergo 125 Tall include slowing brakes, quick release wheels, swing away footrests and detachable upholstery for ease of cleaning.
Also on show will be the second generation VIP2 folding tilt in space wheelchair which includes a new recline feature and headrest design.
The VIP2 is the latest addition to the Karma Mobility portfolio of manual wheelchairs and offers users a combination of tilt in space and reclining positions to ensure they can achieve optimum levels of pressure relief, positioning and comfort.
The VIP2 still has 35-degree tilt and now comes with either a backrest with fixed recline positions or an adjustable reclining back of 30 degrees.
The VIP2 comes with an adjustable headrest with a greater range of position options, while other enhancements include a deeper seat for taller users and a tension adjustable backrest.
In response to some users’ concerns of the risk of sliding in reclining chairs, Karma has located the pivot point of the VIP2 close to the user’s hip joint which synchronises with the motion of the body and the chair therefore greatly reducing the sensation of sliding when reclining.
The feeling of anxiousness some users experience when going into the tilt position has also been taken into account with the design of a unique weight shifting system.
The system allows the centre of gravity to travel between the front and rear wheels while tilting which provides steadier balance and greater feeling of security.
The recently launched Star 2 will also be on the stand. This new wheelchair comes with a patented footrest hanger design for added user comfort.
Mark Duffield, general manager, said: “We hope these latest enhancements to our range of manual wheelchairs will further help support our UK retailers when they are talking to customers looking for a suitable wheelchair to meet their requirements and we are delighted to be showcasing these innovations at Trade Days.
“The two-day event provides us with a fantastic opportunity to engage with existing and potential new retailers from around the UK in a relaxed atmosphere and myself and the rest of the team are anticipating another successful show.”