Leading UK wheelchair manufacturer Ottobock, has launched a new power wheelchair designed for people living with motor neurone disease (MND). Working in collaboration with MND Association, the new B400 Neuro Power Wheelchair is compact, comfortable and is designed for use outdoors and inside the home. The chair offers a range of options and features which have been designed based on feedback from wheelchair users.
The B400 Neuro Power Wheelchair was developed as part of a MND Association initiative, funded by the Department of Health, to develop wheelchairs better suited to the requirements of people living with MND and other neurological conditions. In addition to being compact enough to fit in the home environment and sturdy enough for outdoor use, the chair has been designed to support accessories and technologies where required and has many options for seating position and cushioning.
- A small, compact design with 80cm turning radius and rear wheel drive for easy transfer and adjustments
- High performance, long-lasting batteries with a travelling distance of 35km
- Soft, comfortable seating
- Adjustable seating positions with 45 degree power tilt-in-space and 30 degree power recline as an option
- Adaptable electronic interfaces as standard
“Our new wheelchair is designed to adapt to the often rapidly changing needs of people with MND,” said Simon Tempest, Mobility Solutions Manager, Ottobock. “It has been a great honour to work with the MND Association on this project and we hope we’ve created a wheelchair that will enable those living with this debilitating disease the chance to remain independent, comfortable and mobile.”
The Ottobock B400 Neuro Power Wheelchair is now available at wheelchair services across the UK. The wheelchair is tested to twice the ISO standards and comes with a two year manufacturer’s warranty (excluding batteries) on parts and 4 years on the frame.