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Powered Neuro Wheelchairs

Case study arrowThe MND Association has worked with three wheelchair manufacturers (Invacare, Ottobock and Sunrise Medical) to create new models of Powered Neuro Wheelchair that meet the needs of people with MND.

The provision of the most appropriate wheelchair for people with MND has, in the past, been complicated. Most often, costly adaptations had to be made to existing wheelchair stock, leading to delays in people getting their wheelchair.

The new chairs have been designed to avoid these problems, in an affordable way for wheelchair services. Development The Powered Neuro Wheelchairs were developed with the help of people living with and affected by MND, wheelchair service managers, therapists and rehabilitation engineers, other health and social care professionals and other charities.

The resulting Powered Neuro Wheelchairs are suited to the needs of people with MND and other similar, progressive conditions. Features Each of the Powered Neuro Wheelchairs is suitable for indoor and outdoor use and has features that are designed to be adapted as the condition progresses, so that further costs can be minimised.Features include: - powered tilt-in-space, to prevent slumping, sliding or falling to one side - a cushioned, tension adjustable backrest - a seatboard that can be supplied with the most appropriate cushion - different headrest options that can be adjusted to suit as the condition progresses - padded arm rests - options for adding different controls and switches - independent angle-adjustable foot rests.

Each chair has been designed to offer a high specification at an optimum cost, and to be affordable within the remit of local wheelchair services. Watch the video The Association has produced a video in conjunction with the manufacturers which shows the features and the clinical reasons for their selection.


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