Let's Get Moving - Spring/Summer 2021

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“I don’t know what the top is for me.”

SEAN SIMONSON ENDURO MOUNTAIN BIKER ON CHASING HIS RACING DREAMS

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MILLIE GONZALEZ Millie Gonzalez, M.A., is co-founder of the New Jersey Disability Collective as well as a communication strategist, writer and editor. Named Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey 2019, Millie uses her platform, #LiveFiercely through Self-Care, to promote good health, mental wellness and civic engagement. Get to know Millie at linkedin.com/in/millieg78 and on Instagram and Twitter (@millieg78).

KERRI KNUDSON Originally from San Jose, California, Kerri Knudson now lives in Utah, which has been home for more than 15 years. Knudson was born with arthrogryposis, a rare muscle disorder, which led her to find her adventures in a wheelchair. Follow Knudson’s adventures on Instagram (@get_a_grip_sis).

TRACEY NEITHERCOTT Tracey Neithercott is a writer and editor who covers all things health and wellness. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and moonlights as a young adult author. She can be found on Instagram (@traceyneithercott) and Twitter (@T_Neithercott).

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It’s really cool to see the wheelchair industry becoming more proactive and that Permobil is leading the way — Todd Stabelfeld Permobil User


“Telehealth is one of the best options out there ...”

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THE ROAD IS ROUGH T H E R IDE DOESN’T H AV E T O B E .

Learn more at www.kimobility.com


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Alber e-motion®

Alber twion®

SmartDrive MX2+

SMOOV® one

Type

Power Assist Wheels

Power Assist Wheels

Rear-Mounted Add-On

Rear-Mounted Add-On

Manufacturer

Invacare

Invacare

Permobil

Invacare

Ease of Travel

Easy removal for travel in car. Features airplane mode, which prevents the e-motion from turning on during flight.

Detach the wheels with quick release feature

Easy to attach and detach

Easily removeable

Motor/Battery

e-motion hub motor in three sizes (22", 24", 25"). Automatic battery charger included. Optional control unit available.

Lithium ion battery powers the device for up to 12 miles, charges up to 80% in four hours

25 W brushless DC powers up to 12.3 miles

Built-in battery pack with up to 12 miles of range and powerful hub drive motor. Bluetooth provides a seamless wireless connection between the control and drive unit.

Weight

17 lbs per wheel

13 lbs per wheel

12.5 lbs

16 lbs (drive unit)

Speed

5.3 mph

6 mph

5.5 mph

Up to 6.5 mph

• New mobile app • Cruise Mode

Unique Features

• “Lighter, faster, stronger and smarter” than the previous e-motion (M15) • Assisted braking when going downhill • Patented roll-back delay while driving uphill

• High-tensile aluminum alloys, high-tech plastics and the latest digital motor technologies • Offers proportional power (harder push results in more power)

• Multiple ways to control, including SwitchControl buttons (momentary or latched), original PushTracker, or PushTracker E2

• Aluminum locking claw to secure unit • Simple to remove from the chair

• Offers tap gestures and SwitchControl buttons

• App allows users to customize ride, check battery life

• Lightest power assist add-on on the market

•Offers users three ways to stop: grabbing the hand rims, hitting a button on the side or using the speed dial

• Offers activity feedback with the PushTracker app

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STAND TALL Group 3

POWER WHEELCHAIRS

*Pelvic positioning strap not shown on-chair for clarity purposes

ask your NSM ATP what this could mean for you!

SEATING SERIES


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We love seeing this kind of smile on our clients’ faces! “All smiles when we work with vendors like @nsmobility to help our friends access their environment AND fun!” — @sptkids.chesterva

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