SwitchControl Now Comes Standard

SwitchControl (formerly known as the thumb throttle) is now a no charge option included with every SmartDrive. SwitchControl can be used in combination with a PushTracker/E2 or by itself.

 

SwitchControl gives users another customizable option for controlling their SmartDrive. With the push of a button SmartDrive can be engaged for a momentary burst of power or activated in latched mode for consistent power over extended distances. This empowers a more diverse user population to experience SmartDrive with increased confidence and when paired with the PushTracker E2 offers added flexibility, convenience and control options.

SwitchControl is programmable. Gain more control over your wheelchair by setting the speed and mode you prefer.

Momentary Mode

Latched Mode

Education & Evidence

Seamless power assist experience

Pushing a manual wheelchair can put stress on shoulders and lead to serious issues in the future. SmartDrive offers a range of controls and activity-tracking technology to deliver a seamless power assist experience that may reduce repetitive stress.

Paired with the PushTracker E2 and SwitchControl, SmartDrive offers added flexibility, convenience and control options to empower your active lifestyle.

Learn about how to design your own SmartDrive experience

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Latest Blog Posts
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Permobil has attended and supported the Abilities Expo for a number of years. So when the event for the disability community moved from an in-person experience to a virtual experience we were excited to be a part of the first Abilities Virtual. Below is a video of the interview between the president of Permobil Chuck Witkowski and Paul Amadeus Lane along with the transcript of the conversation.

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There are three areas to understand when choosing a wheelchair seat cushion: methods of pressure redistribution, cushion geometry, and cushion medium. Today's blog focuses on cushion geometry.

Linear

Refers to a flat seat cushion
Can be a variety of mediums (foam layers, foam with gel, air, etc)

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This is the 3rd blog in our manual wheelchair guide series. See the 1st blog and 2nd blog. Check out the Manual Wheelchair Guide to learn more.

So far in our manual wheelchair blog series we've taken a look at both the DME and CRT manual wheelchair options on the market. Today we're taking a closer look at the CRT K0005 ultra lightweight manual wheelchair.
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