SmartDrive MX2+ is a lightweight, power-assist for manual wheelchairs that allows you to go up hills and ramps, over thick carpet, long distances, and essentially, anywhere where it is hard to push.
Plenty of manual wheelchair users take the view they should maintain regular fitness and an active, healthy lifestyle, which is essential for general wellbeing and feeling good. Nevertheless, there are times when we can all use a helping hand – and that might be the best way to describe how the SmartDrive works.
The SmartDrive MX2+ is a lightweight walking-speed power-assist device for manual wheelchairs designed to enhance capability, rather than to replace it altogether.
With a range of up to 12 miles on level ground, the SmartDrive MX2+ gives you freedom to do more. It moves with you and it’s so lightweight, you don’t even know it’s there. You can spin on the spot or hop off curbs, making it completely compatible with your active lifestyle.
Easy to install
Weighing in at only 25lbs it’s easy to install as it simply attaches to the back of your chair. It can be fitted to virtually any type of wheelchair including folding, tilt-in-space, one-arm drive and standing.
By reducing the amount of time you have to manually push every day, SmartDrive protects shoulders from associated aches and pains as well as reducing the likelihood of repetitive strain injury (RSI) which can pose a risk to the long-term lifestyle choices available to wheelchair users, and is another way in which the product promotes a lively and independent lifestyle.
Feedback from users underlines the ‘life-changing’ aspect of feeling more confident about mobility. They confirmed that the SmartDrive was great for internal use and smooth pavements with gentle inclines – but where energy seems to leak away. The anti-rollback feature that allows you to stop on a hill and then easily start going again comes into its own here, even if you just use it for a quick breather, rather than slogging on and arriving at your destination, dripping with sweat and feeling ragged.
Given that the unit fits behind the seat, control comes from a neat Bluetooth enabled PushTracker wristband. With a few ‘tapped’ commands the unit will start or stop – and this includes mid-roll, with its intuitive mechanism able to match current roll speed, if required.
The SmartDrive MX2+ compliments the abilities of wheelchair users who don’t want to necessarily change their current wheelchair in order to gain further freedom but who need to husband their energy and strength wisely, in order to control and increase their independence.
If you are in employment you may be able to receive funding for the SmartDrive through the Access to Work Scheme. Contact us today for a personal demonstration and see for yourself how SmartDrive MX2 can help to increase your mobility and independence for the better.