So you think pushing a manual wheelchair around in the conventional way isn’t all it’s cracked up to be?
Maybe the old arms have humped out a few miles more than they can stand or you’re just worried about the old upper extremities making it into old age with you.
Perhaps conventional arm powered wheelchair pushing comes up short on distance, or maybe stroking the rims just isn’t your idea of exercise or fun. Well, Rio Mobility might just agree with you.
Rio Mobility is a small California based company that has focused on alternative and supplemental propulsion systems (Ok, add on systems) that can be readily adapted to manual wheelchairs. So far they have developed and offer three very unique systems.
|Rio Mobility Dragonfly: The Dragonfly™ is an innovative attachable handcycle that converts almost any wheelchair into a speed machine. Climb hills, pass joggers and maneuver on sidewalks with ease. The Dragonfly™ brings you power & speed in a compact package.||Rio Mobility Firefly: The Firefly™ is an electric-powered version of the Rio Mobility Dragonfly handcycle. It replaces the Dragonfly's handcrank with a compact motor to propel a wheelchair while the user steers. Get the functionality of a scooter, only faster, without transferring from a manual wheelchair.|
|Rio Mobility Pivot: The Pivot™ is a revolutionary dual lever drive that replaces your quick-release rear wheels. Go forward with both the push and pull stroke, which doubles your power, balances your muscles and relieves strain on your shoulders.||Get more information at the Rio Mobility website.|