Type of Attachment or Accessory:
Tell us what your attachment looks like:
Black powerassist which attaches (with clamp) to the axle bar of fixed frame wheelchair. A Bluetooth wristband activates and deactivates the powerassist function by tapping the wheel.
How did you get this attachment:
Grant from a Charity
Where did you get this attachment:
Albion mobility It is made by Permobil.
What would you rate this Attachment, Additional Part or Accessory:
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This item makes me more comfortable?
This item is easy to put on and take off?
This item is easy to transport?
It is easy to carry the item?
This item is great off road?
This item can easily be adapted?
Please explain how you attach/remove the item from your wheelchair or scooter:
The SmartDrive hooks onto its own clamp which is fixed to the axle bar of my Tilite chair. It took a while for me to master attaching and detaching it while sitting in my chair.
Do you struggle to be in your wheelchair or scooter without this item?
How long does the battery last?
Up to 8-10 miles on reasonably flat ground.
I am now unable to self propel on carpets, up inclines or over anything but short distances. The SmartDrive gives me the freedom to go most places and I’ve used it to fundraise for the Brittle Bone Society (who offered to get it and my Tilite chair for me) doing 50 sponsored walks of varying distances. It is best to use on smoother surfaces but can cope with dry grass and slightly stony paths. My SmartDrive has changed my life by giving me freedom to enjoy many of the things I’d had to give up, including seemingly simple things like meeting friends, going shopping, enjoying fresh air and much more.
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