Bromakin has sold the first Ottobock Juvo mid-wheel drive powerchair in the UK.
Customer Karen Danks has been using Ottobock chairs for many years and even extended her Motability contract on her previous powerchair to wait for the Juvo mid-wheel drive to be released.
She chose a B6 model of the Juvo, in a vibrant green colour, through Loughborough retailer Bromakin.
The Juvo B6 mid-wheel drive fits into Danks’ lifestyle, with its tight turning circle ideal for navigating the narrow corridors and doorways in her home, and the torsion drive system giving her added confidence while out at the shops or going to garden and flower shows with her friends.
There are additional smaller features which suit Danks’ needs, too. The footrests can be moved and adjusted using just one hand, while the seat can be tilted to an angle which suits her while she’s out, then tilted back to help her get out and transfer to her manual wheelchair, sofa or bed.
She said: “I love the colour so much. I’ve always loved bright and loud colours so this is perfect. This is the first time I’ve owned a mid-wheel drive chair and it’s already perfect, even though it feels different from previous chairs I’ve owned. I can’t wait to show my friends and family.”
Steve Asher, of Bromakin, said: “Karen’s been a customer of ours for many years and she knows what she wants.
“When she knew about the Juvo mid-wheel drive, and the colours she could have, she held out for it and I think it was definitely worth the wait. This chair will be ideal for her lifestyle and we hope she enjoys getting out and about with it.”
Rob Redgewell, Ottobock UK’s retail business development manager, added: “Our first Juvo mid-wheel drive could not have gone to a better customer than Karen. She’s been so loyal to us over the years and we’re so pleased that she’s so happy with her new chair.”