TGA Mobility, a respected supplier of scooters and wheelchairs to the trade, will be unveiling the latest version of its ergonomic and lightweight StrongBack wheelchair at Trade Days (Stand TDB8, 8-9 October, NEC).
The original attendant-controlled StrongBack has delivered significant success for TGA dealers since its launch in 2016. It has proven to be popular choice with high street consumers especially as it is the perfect partner for the TGA powered wheelchair powerpack. The StrongBack is a Swiss-designed, foldable wheelchair that is lightweight, ergonomic and encompasses an innovative contoured backrest for effective lumbar support. The new model is a manual self-propelling version that includes all the benefits of the previous StrongBack and has a remarkable 135kg user weight capacity for such a lightweight design.
The design of a traditional folding wheelchair commonly includes a vertical backrest, ineffective ergonomics and unsupportive materials that do not provide appropriate postural positioning and stability for a user. Without effective lumbar support and the ability to achieve a neutral trunk, pelvic and spinal position, wheelchair users are prone to poor posture and subsequent discomfort. Hence TGA has worked closely with its Swiss manufacturer to continue development of the StrongBack concept so that users with upper body mobility can benefit from a better manual wheelchair.
Dealers will be able to benefit from selling a product with several outstanding features. These include 24’’ quick release wheels, anti-tip castors and an extremely low lifting weight of 7.9kg (without wheels and leg rests). The StrongBack is available with 40 and 45cm seat widths and is fitted with attendant brakes. When folded the StrongBack is easily handled through its compact shape and lightweight components so storage in a car boot is hassle-free. This considered design provides a suitable solution for a wide variety of customer needs without the need for complex bespoke adjustments – reducing time for retailers and increasing availability for high street consumers.
Daniel Stone TGA Managing Director comments: “Our new StrongBack wheelchair has so much to offer dealers and their customers. It provides advanced ergonomics and superior strength in a design that is cost effective and suitable for varying needs. It encompasses all the quality and durability you would expect from TGA as we continue to be regarded as the leading specialist for reliable scooters and wheelchairs. We expect our new StrongBack to generate high levels of interest at Trade Days especially as we will be offering exclusive introductory deals at the NEC.”