Complex Rehab Technology: Always Innovating and Improving

Complex Rehab Technology: Always Innovating and Improving

Early 20th century wheelchair next to the Quickie® Q7 NextGEN™

Remember the day when you realized that your new microwave could pop a bag of popcorn in 90 seconds rather than 3 minutes? How about the first time you spoke an address into your cellular phone, hit start, and then a voice spoke to you and told you how to get to your destination? (I prefer the British accented voice on my phone.) Consistent, steady innovation is what we have all come to expect with modern day technology. Well, innovation is not limited to Apple, GE, and Samsung. No, we expect and see innovation in complex rehab technology as well!

Did you know the industry started out with wooden front wheel wheelchairs with cane seating (see photo to the left)? Now, wheelchairs have evolved to utilize titanium and 7000 series aluminum in most of our ultra lightweight manual mobility bases today.

Check out these recent innovations and features available from Sunrise Medical

Quickie 2 & Quickie 2 Lite

Mag Wheels

New 24” 5-Spoke Mag Wheel – This wheel is over a pound lighter and is more rigid than the current Mag wheel. The closed spoke design prevents debris from collecting on the spokes

Tension Adjustable Upholstery

Updated Tension Adjustable Upholstery – Offerings on the Quickie 2 & Quickie 2 Lite now include; Quickie Ballistic, Quickie 3DX, and JAY GO.

Quickie IRIS & Zippie IRIS

Rocker Cover

New Rocker Cover – Provides a clean and modern look, while preventing debris from getting into the rocker area.

Vent Tray Options

New Vent Tray Options – Dovetail vertical mount is available to be utilized with LTV & Trilogy style ventilators.

Quickie 2 & Quickie 2 Lite AND Quickie IRIS & Zippie IRIS


Updated Swing-In Swing Out Hangers – Optimized bi-directional handle design and placement for ease of release. The tapered locking mechanism ensures a secure lock over an extended period of time. Watch video of new hangers.

Elevating Legrests

New Elevating Legrest and Articulating Legrest – Includes 2” of height adjustment to better align pivot with knee joint to accommodate varying cushion profiles. Also features an angle adjustable mechanism that is easy to release and indexed with audible clicks through the range of motion

Innovation is a necessity. A big “thanks” to our end users, caregivers, and healthcare providers who demand “better products” as well as our product managers and engineers for continuously finding solutions we are able to persevere and succeed.

Have a question or are you interested in a product? Join the other 40,000 individuals that like us on Facebook or watch our product innovation videos on YouTube. Better yet, submit a question to our blog! ( - easy enough right?) We are also on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Our mission is to “Improve People’s Lives” and we are doing it each and every day with new features and upgrades to complex rehab technology. Don’t sit around and miss it, get out there and go for it!

Disclaimer: The contents of this blog are intended to be utilized as a general resource for clinicians and suppliers to then use clinical reasoning skills to determine optimal seating and mobility solutions for individual clients. Steve and Angie are unable to answer questions from members of the general public including caregivers and end users. Members of the general public should direct specific questions to their own clinicians, medical, suppliers, or other health care professionals.

Posted by: Date: 7/14/2014 3:05:22 AM
Filed under: Guest, ManualWheelchairs, Mobility
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Your good understanding and kindness in taking care of all the stuff was precious. I'm not sure what I would've done if I hadn't discovered such a step like this.
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