Technology is now evolving at such a rapid rate that new solutions that can support your health, fitness and improve lifestyle are being announced regularly. This can only be good news as their impact allows for you to be healthier, fitter and more independent – and will ultimately enhance your quality of life.

Serious injuries, such as a spinal cord injury, can be traumatic. Coming to terms and adjusting to the many everyday challenges of living with an injury can be especially difficult. After dealing with the immediate implications of your injury, it is essential to consider your wider health and fitness needs.

As difficult as it is, neglecting to do this can have a negative impact on recovery and potentially lead to setbacks.

Regain independence down Electric Avenue

The need to regain independence in your life is vital. Even simple tasks like visiting the shops or taking the dog for a walk can appear insurmountable obstacles post-accident. New challenges such as fatigue and repetitive strain injury (RSI) can be challenging. Fortunately, the difficulties faced by manual wheelchair users can be mitigated by using new mobility products to regain their independence and improve their wellbeing by doing so.

Many of these mobility products are electrically powered, so why not take a trip down Electric avenue now and find out more!

Quadrix – all-terrain exhilaration

Pete Lau injured his spinal cord in 2014 and explained how he “longed to get out with Deb and the boys and shred the countryside”. Peter told us that he’d tried all kinds of equipment before finding the Quadrix Watts which “hits the sweet spot” mentioning too, that he’d recently clocked up “22 miles of testing Lakes countryside and today one of our favourite local rides of 16 miles with an epic downhill”, describing it as: “Simply amazing!”

Find out more about the Quadrix range of all-terrain wheelchairs

Batec – electric wheelchair attachments

Freedom and independence, of course, aren’t merely achieved by finding blue sky and fresh air. TV personality, Sophie Morgan, has a busy, city lifestyle and uses a Batec electric handbike, a product she describes as “Possibly the most life transforming piece of equipment that I have come across as a user”, to get around, adding: “I live and work in London. I clip the Batec on to my chair and zip off to catch the tube, the bus or simply cruise along in the bike lanes all around town.”

Disability can make simple things complicated. The good news is that technology can make them simple again, enabling disabled people to get back to living, instead of constantly monitoring their energy levels and being anxious about their mobility needs.

“When I get where I’m going, be it work, shopping, the gym, a park, a restaurant, a bar or club – I simply detach it and carry on as normal. Even users with very severe disabilities can connect and disconnect the Batec autonomously” says Sophie.

Find out more about the Batec range of electrical wheelchair attachments.

SmartDrive – lightweight wheelchair power assist

As a wheelchair user, you will be putting a lot of strain on your shoulders from pushing your chair all day. This leaves you open to RSI and increased pain even if you are only pushing yourself around inside. This can be avoided by using a device like the SmartDrive MX2+.

This lightweight, walking-speed power assist is simple to operate and quickly clips onto the back of your chair. It offers a range of up to 19km at a top speed of 6km/h. Operation is easy with a tap-controlled Bluetooth wristband making the SmartDrive ideal to use indoors, or on relatively flat outdoor surfaces.

Find out more about the SmartDrive

With adjustments and technology disabled people are rediscovering the independence and wellbeing they thought was gone for good, so why don’t you take a trip down Electric avenue today and give us a call on 0800 180 4850 to arrange your home demo.


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