The TGA Strongback Wheelchair

The TGA StrongBack Wheelchair

TGA, a leading specialist in quality mobility scooters and wheelchairs, will unveil its new Swiss-designed ‘StrongBack’ wheelchair at Naidex 2016 stand B29 & D9 (NEC, 27-28 April). 

The pioneering inventor of the TGA ‘StrongBack’ wheelchair, Dr. Christian Grothe, will be available for product presentations on day 2 of Naidex (27 April) – 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Stand D9.

For 30 years TGA has been renowned for continually launching new products including innovative mobility scooters, wheelchairs and wheelchair powerpacks. This proven heritage will be once more reiterated at Naidex 2016 by the introduction of its new StrongBack wheelchair.

Developed in Switzerland, this attendant-controlled foldable wheelchair incorporates a fully adjustable backrest based on the award-winning ‘StrongBack’ seating concept. This adaptable backrest is a unique ergonomic shape that moulds around the occupant to provide greater comfort and relief from back pain.  This is enhanced by integrated postural support inbuilt into the wheelchair frame.

The StrongBack provides a solution for users who struggle to achieve correct posture and are prone to pressure and circulation related issues. It has attendant brakes as standard and easy-glide, maintenance free front and rear solid tyres so pushing is less strenuous. If carers prefer to reduce strain or muscle stress, then the StrongBack is totally compatible with the TGA range of four Wheelchair Powerpacks. A Powerpack consists of a motor unit, drive wheel and battery pack that can be operated by the carer and attaches to the underside of the wheelchair utilising the welded location pins. Whichever TGA Powerpack is preferred, from the single wheel Solo to the bariatric ‘PLUS’, it will provide powered propulsion so a carer can steer the wheelchair with significantly reduced pushing.

The new TGA StrongBack wheelchair is lightweight with an overall weight of only 11.3kg – it can be lifted by carers without back or muscle strain. It will fold in a matter of seconds and only requires a minimal amount of storage space – enhanced by leg rests that can be locked in a reversed, compact position. The impressive new StrongBack wheelchair is available in 40 and 45cm (16 and 18”) seat widths and provides day-long comfort for occupants weighing up to 115kg (18 stones). A self-propelling version will be available later in the year.

Eric Cooper, TGA Wheelchair Powerpack Specialist commented: “The introduction of our new StrongBack design is a significant development in manual wheelchair provision. It addresses the growing need for ergonomic wheelchairs that can adapt to deliver better postural support on an individualised basis. Users and their carers choosing this exciting new product will be able to enjoy many lifestyle and well-being benefits. Christian and I look forward to demonstrating the unique features of our new StrongBack wheelchair to all visitors attending Naidex.”