Invacare has launched a new power add-on device designed to propel manual wheelchair-users up to 20km and up slopes with a 16% gradient.
The SMOOV has been designed and manufactured in Germany by Alber and is capable of a top speed of around 6mph.
Designed to be compact and sleek, the unit is intended for everyday use and for users wanting to travel longer distances.
It can maintain a constant speed and is operated by a Bluetooth hand control unit that attaches to the chair.
SMOOV weighs just over 7 kg and features a USB‐C socket for charging, making it suitable for active individuals.
It offers hands‐free driving with a flexible 360° drive wheel providing extra power when needed.
The unit is easy-to-use and docks or undocks to most makes of manual wheelchairs either fixed or folding.
It will travel over most types of surfaces, maintaining a constant speed up slopes of 16%. The extra power and performance with SMOOV is designed to ease fatigue or hand cramps on longer journeys.