- March 2, 2020
- Posted by: BHTA
- Category: Exhibitions, Healthcare News, Industry News, Members News, New Product launch
Karma Mobility will be launching several ground breaking new products on stand N572 at this year’s Naidex. For over 20 years, the company has been supplying Karma’s comprehensive range of powerchairs and lightweight manual wheelchairs to the NHS and to end users through a network of several hundred retailers across the UK. Every product is extensively tested and evaluated before being placed on the market and stand the test of time and prove to be an excellent long-term investment. The team will be on hand throughout the show to demonstrate these new additions to the product portfolio, answer any questions and discuss potential retailer opportunities.
“Naidex is the perfect event for us to launch these new products as we will be able to gather feedback over the two days from end users, retailers and healthcare professionals, all of whom are vital user groups to us as a business” commented Mark Duffield, General Manager, Karma Mobility.
The latest version of the ever-popular Blazer powerchair from Karma Mobility will be unveiled at Naidex 2020. New features include a folding backrest which features a height of 540mm compared to the previous height of 460mm along with a reduced overall width of 580mm which was previously 600mm. These latest enhancement follows the recent introduction of a Captains seat which has been designed to provide the user with increased levels of comfort and postural support.
A compact indoor/outdoor powerchair, the Blazer can easily be adjusted to meet the specific requirements of the user and is perfect for use in confined spaces due to its latest enhancements which have reduced the width while the length is still only 100cm. However, thanks to its standard large front castors and rear wheel suspension the Blazer is equally at home when being used in an outdoor environment.
The Blazer also has an option of a sling seat which can have a seat depth of 16” to 18”, adjustable backrest with a range of -3 degrees to 12 degrees, ergonomic armrest which incorporate 25-32cm height adjustable arm pads which also flip back to allow for an easy transfer in and out of the chair and an adjustable headrest system. To allow for cushions and to ensure the user can easily position their chair under tables or desks, the Blazer with sling seat has a 44cm seat to floor height. There are two speed options on the Blazer – 4mph and 6mph and in addition to the standard batteries, larger versions are available should the user require an increased range.
Also making its debut at Naidex will be the Agile – the latest addition to Karma Mobility’s comprehensive range of lightweight manual wheelchairs. With a taller than normal 51cm tension adjustable backrest, 18” seat depth, three seat widths of 16”, 18” and 20” and a maximum user capacity of 125kg the Agile has been designed to be suitable for most potential users. As with every Karma Mobility wheelchair, the Agile has been created to help both the user and carer with features such as the 80˚ removeable footrests and flip back arm rests which ensure a safe transfer is possible from either side. Height adjustable armrests and elevating foot rests are also available.
The Agile can be fitted with 14”, 22” or 24” wheels and by simply adjusting the conversion plate and changing the wheels, it can be converted from a transit to self-propel wheelchair. For ease of storage and transportation, the Agile is fitted with quick release wheels and when the backrest and seat are folded, the Agile is just 76cm x 78cm. As with every Karma Mobility wheelchair, the Agile not only offers great performance but great looks and is available with a white, black and pearl silver frame which can be mixed with a choice of black or grey upholstery. Accessories for the Agile include: pelvis belt, anti-tipper, cane holder, oxygen tank holder, IV pole holder, and rear extension plate. For additional peace of mind, the Agile has been crash tested and is approved for transportation in accordance with ISO 7176-19 meaning it is suitable to be used as a seat in a motor vehicle for transportation.
The Morgan powerchair is now available with a highly configurable Versus Seat which can be adjusted from 337mm to 662mm in width and from 150mm to 600mm (stepless) in depth should the standard seat not be suitable for the user. This latest addition to the Morgan also offers a power seat lift of 300mm, a power recline of 45˚, power tilt of 45˚and a power elevating leg rest of 60˚. The Morgan has been described as ‘a great all-round companion’ with excellent indoor and outdoor capabilities plus a small turning circle of just 65cm for superb indoor control that is provided by the mid-wheel drive. The independent suspension and power motor allows the powerchair to navigate and handle rough terrains with ease, whilst the narrow width of just 60cm makes it easy to cruise through doorways, into lifts and around confined spaces. There is also the option of different colour choices, seating and power options all of which combine to make the Morgan a truly bespoke power chair.
Additional features of the Morgan include: power tilt with centre of gravity shift, power recline with sheer reduction, power elevating leg rests and power seat rise.
For more information on the full range of powerchairs and manual wheelchairs available or to discuss retailer opportunities call 0845 630 3436 or visit www.karmamobility.co.uk