FRENSO, Calif., June 4, 2019 — Sunrise Medical is pleased to introduce the Switch-It® Cool Cube™ with Pro Spot™ Proportional Switches system, designed to provide power wheelchair users with the ultimate flexibility in switch management and performance. The Cool Cube central hub input ports easily interface with multiple types of switches and sensors. When combined with the industry's first Pro Spot proportional switches, users enjoy precise control of their power wheelchair's speed and direction.
The Cool Cube central hub automatically senses the type of switch you have engaged; so there is no confusing set up," said Jeff Rogers, Senior Product Manager, Power Wheelchairs. "It is also compatible with all switch alternatives currently available on the market. Users can elect to utilize the Pro Spot proportional switches or opt for any combination of switches with which they may already be comfortable. This technology is truly designed to meet the varying levels of ability faced by users today."
Pro Spot proportional switches offer full and continuous range of speed and direction for superior drivability. Once light contact is made with the Pro Spot switch, the power wheelchair will begin to move at roughly 40% of programmed speed. With continued pressure (proportionality), the power wheelchair will increase to 100% of programmed speed. This represents a dramatic improvement over current proximity or mechanical switches, which deliver only two options: full on or full off. In addition, users can elect to activate the Pro Spot auditory feedback option. Each port of the Cool Cube central hub emits a different audible tone to provide the user with an auditory signal that will coincide with the selected proportional switch. The tone has three settings: off, soft, or loud.
Pro Spot proportional switches offer a wide variety of switch mounting positions. Head, leg, tray, and hand positions can be easily accommodated. Pro Spot proportional switches can be ordered as a system with the Cool Cube central hub in a variety of configurations. Users can opt for either four or five switches and any combination of five different colors depending on personal need. The Cool Cube system comes with a one-meter extension cable and qualifies for reimbursement (E2328).
Please visit the Cool Cube product page to learn more about this exciting new product offering!
About Sunrise Medical: A world leader in the development, design, manufacture, and distribution of manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, motorized scooters, and both standard and customized seating and positioning systems, Sunrise Medical manufactures products in their own facilities in the United States, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, China, Holland, and Poland. Sunrise Medical's key products, marketed under the QUICKIE®, Sopur, ZIPPIE®, Sterling, JAY®, WHITMYER®, and SWITCH-ITreg; proprietary brands, are sold through a network of homecare medical product dealers or distributors in more than 130 countries. The company is headquartered in Malsch, Germany, with North American headquarters in Fresno, Calif., and employs more than 2,200 associates worldwide.