While the others may struggle……

TrackChair will get you there

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What is TrackChair?

The TrackChair is a wheel assembly kit for manual wheelchairs that offers many versatile configurations. If you use a manual wheelchair chances are the TrackChair system can improve your mobility. The TrackChair enables the user to propel and control the wheelchair with one hand, leaving the other hand free for other tasks. TrackChair features two hand rims on either side. The user can use either rim with either hand to control and drive the chair.


Who Can Benefit?

Paraplegia,
Quadriplegia,
Hemiparesis,
Hemiplegia,
stroke,
and the elderly



Paraplegia


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Potential configuration:
- Dual hand rims on each wheel

Benefits:
- Efficient and easy steering
- Strength of both arms is directed to a single wheel when required
- Travel across slopping terrain with ease
- Carry objects


The TrackChair enables the user to propel and control the chair with one hand, leaving the other hand free for other tasks. TrackChair features two hand rims on either side. The user can use either rim with either hand to control and drive the chair.
For example:
- Shout a round of beers
- Hold your partner’s hand while strolling
- Carry your baby
- Carry a hot coffee
- Answer your mobile phone
- Use one hand to shade your eyes from the sun



Quadriplegia


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with partial mobility loss, reduced hand dexterity

Potential configuration:
- Single hand rim on each wheel
- Differential action or full-time low gear
- Optional Inflatable hand rim

Benefits:
- Valuable exercise can be achieved around the home
- Reliability is increased (i.e requires no motors or batteries)

Differential action:


Moving in a straight line is similar to a conventional manual wheelchair
- Turning is geared and only half the effort is required
- The force required to brake during turning is significantly reduced

Full time low gear:


Identical operation to a conventional manual wheelchair with only half the effort required to drive. In this mode, the chair’s speed is reduced.



Inflatable hand rim:


Many quadriplegics in manual wheelchairs use the tyres to obtain grip, which can be unhygienic. Pump-up rims do not run on the ground & are therefore more hygienic than current methods
- Can be set to low pressure, which helps form the shape of the operator’s palm/hand
- The road tyres can be fully pressurised to maintain low rolling resistance


Hemiparesis

Hemiparesis & uneven upper limb strength
The dual hand rims enables the operator to share their limbs combined strength across both wheels


Hemiplegia & stroke

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Hemiplegia & stroke patients

Potential configuration:
- Dual hand rims on one wheel only
- Conventional one-armed drive or TrackChair geared one-armed drive option

Benefits:
- No tools required to change between left and right hand drive
- Strong drive system with minimal backlash (i.e. loose movement)


The elderly,

The elderly, frail and those with reduced upper limb strength

Potential configuration:
- Single hand rim on each wheel
- Low gear option

Benefits:
- Hand rim rotates twice for every wheel rotation halving the effort required to push the hand rim











OFF-Road

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Holding both hand rims together on both wheels locks the wheels together.
Now both wheels have to slip before traction is lost.
Single wheel obstruction can now be overcome as the strength of both arms is applied to both wheels to over come the obstacle.
As the wheels can be effectively locked together, the chair will not pivot about the obstacle but drive over it in a straight line.
The geared turning makes light work of changing direction when the front castors are deep in uneven terrain








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