Active Wheelchair Push Assist

Empulse R90

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Upgrading: smart support for active wheelchair users

Moving around in a manual wheelchair requires great strength on the part of either the person in the wheelchair or their companion, especially on soft, uneven surfaces or on inclines. Empulse R90 is an active wheelchair power assist which makes it possible easily to retrofit wheelchairs with an electronic drive. Thanks to its innovative construction, the device can be installed so that the motor is positioned centrally between the traction wheels. It is thus situated directly beneath the user’s centre of mass, thereby minimising shear forces and making for easy manoeuvring and steering as well as turning on the spot while keeping the overall dimensions of the wheelchair compact. The ergonomically designed handle of the Empulse R90, its low weight at 7.4 kg including the battery, and its sophisticated mounting concept with V-Lock docking mechanism make the appliance easy to use and straightforward to attach to the wheelchair. Thanks to the quick-release battery, the Empulse R90 is ready for use immediately. The battery is easy to remove for charging and transporting and can be replaced on the go for increased range. The user can customise driving parameters via the R90 app, which also displays an overview with information such as drive time, distance, average speed and battery level.

Statement by the Jury

Empulse R90 is an impressively innovative mobility solution for wheelchair users that allows them to extend their activity radius without requiring much effort. This helpful electrical device features a user-friendly design that makes it very easy to install and operate. With its compact dimensions and clean design, the Empulse R90 fits in discreetly and makes everyday life easier for wheelchair users and their companions, thanks to the sophisticated functionality on offer.

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