Permobil introduces the M1 mid-wheel drive power chair, a new solution designed to adapt to consumers' unique seating and positioning needs. Featuring an open, rigid tubular backpost design the M1 accommodates virtually any seating system from a simple curved backrest, to ROHO® AGILITY® Back Systems and custom molds with minimal loss of seat depth.
"We understand that it can be challenging for consumers to find compatible 3rd party and aftermarket seating. The unique design of the M1 allows integration of traditional rehab seating systems with a sleek modern look. Consumers can now select the seating solution that is right for them and easily adapt to their chair without compromise," says Melissa Bourque, Director of Business Development – Power Wheelchairs, Permobil Americas.
In addition to flexible seating configurations the M1 has adapted the latest Permobil technology including proven and reliable drive motors, sleek design and FlexLink technology. FlexLink suspension absorbs vibrations so consumers can feel more secure and maintain better positioning regardless of the terrain.
"The M1 combines the things that our consumers love most about their Permobil chairs including sleek design, reliability and now customizable seating solutions," says Larry Jackson, President of Permobil Business Region Americas. "We are constantly working to improve our solutions so consumers can live independently regardless of circumstance and the M1 continues that tradition."
The 1" rigid, tubular backrest design allows consumers to customize their Permobil with virtually any seating solution. Now, consumers can easily select and add on required seating options including curved, solid backrests, ROHO AGILITY and custom seating with minimal loss of seat depth. UniTrack rails allow for easy mounting of accessories and electronics.
Locking, flip back armrests with two points of contact built to withstand a consumer's active lifestyle and avoid loosening over time. The durable center mount legrest assembly was adapted from Permobil's Corpus seating system while the soon to be released multi-position swing-away legrests facilitate lower extremity positioning and swing out 135° for transfers.
Built from the same chassis as the market leading M and F series models, the M1 features proven drive units and consistent service methods to promote reliability for the consumer. The patent pending FlexLink's unique suspension geometry and linear spring design provides advanced vibration reduction for a smooth ride over various terrains.