Fresno, Calif., July 20, 2021 – Packed with patented new features and a new frame design, the QUICKIE Nitrum® ultra-light wheelchair has become a global phenomenon. In less than a month after launch, Nitrum was awarded "Retailer's Choice of the Year 2020" by one of the most influential European trade magazines, "THIIS" in the UK. The Nitrum's brand new 3D visualizer on the Sunrise Medical website has attracted more than 30,000 users globally.

Now Sunrise Medical has further expanded QUICKIE Nitrum's configuration range with additional options. The new dual tube Hybrid Frame offers the highest rigidity and strength, and the new fixed Active Rigid option offers the lightest weight possible in a Nitrum configuration. Combined with its patented caster link, Twist-Lock backrest, and ovalized ShapeLoc frame technologies, Sunrise Medical continues to push the boundary of excellence and innovation.

"We've raised the bar again," says Larry Jackson, President of Sunrise Medical North America. "With the release of this newest edition of the QUICKIE Nitrum, we are proving our commitment to listening to our end users and continuously innovating in the segment of ultra lightweight manual wheelchairs."

With the extended Nitrum configuration range, Sunrise Medical now offers 36 frame solutions in total, and one of the most extensive color selections in the industry. So every user can find an option that best suits their individual preferences for the best fitting, most comfortable, and energy efficient ride.

  1. QUICKIE Nitrum – Minimalistic open frame; lightest weight starts at 10.8 lbs.; full range of adjustability; user weight capacity of 275 lbs.
  2. NEW QUICKIE Nitrum Hybrid – Ultra rigid, dual tube frame; still only 12.8 lbs.; full range of adjustability; user weight capacity of 300 lbs.
  3. NEW Active Rigid Options available on both frames – Optional fixed welded backrest and axle stems save even more weight, increase frame stiffness, and reduce moving parts.

Personalize your mobility, mobilize your personality.

For those who wish to personalize their own Nitrum, they can now conveniently select from all the available options and colors with a 3D visualizer offered on the Sunrise Medical website, wherever they are and whenever they want. To add more fun into the user experience, Sunrise Medical also offers users the first augmented reality (AR) application in the industry, which makes it possible to display various pre-set wheelchair options in the user's real life environment.

For more information on the QUICKIE Nitrum series, please visit the Nitrum product page.

About Sunrise Medical: Committed to improving people's lives, Sunrise Medical is a world leader in the development, design, manufacturing, and distribution of innovative, high-quality assistive mobility devices and services. Distributed in more than 130 countries under its own 18 proprietary brands, the key products include manual and power wheelchairs, power assist products, pediatric and geriatric therapeutic devices, mobility scooters, daily living aids, and more. Operating in 23 countries, Sunrise Medical Group is headquartered in Malsch, Germany and employs over 2,800 associates worldwide.