Cyclone Technologies, the UK’s leading rehabilitation and training specialist for people with severe walking impairments, is set to launch three new innovative product ranges at the 2013 Mobility Roadshow, which will take place at the International Centre in Telford, from 27 to 29 June.
The first of the three product ranges, which will all be sold exclusively in the UK and Ireland by Cyclone Technologies, comes from leading US all-terrain vehicle (ATV) manufacturer and supplier, Polaris. Cyclone Technologies has now been announced as the company’s official disability partner and will be supplying adapted versions of Polaris’ RZR and Ranger series of off-road vehicles for active disabled people who would like to explore the great outdoors.
Ideal for tackling the most rugged terrain, the Ranger range of ATVs boast strong, powerful engines. Customers can choose from petrol engines up to 60hp, a 30hp AC electric motor or a fuel-efficient high-torque diesel. The vehicles also have a high cargo capacity and can carry up to 1,000lbs, whilst providing the strength to tow up to 2,000lbs.
The Ranger series also features independent rear suspension, on-demand all-wheel drive that automatically engages all four wheels when more forward traction is required, and reverts back to two-wheel drive as necessary. Additionally, cab ergonomics deliver outstanding driver and passenger comfort, and available features include tilt steering and a sliding seat to accommodate drivers of all sizes.
On all full size and CREW 800 models, adjustable suspension for heavy loads is available and electronic power steering (EPS) for easy low-speed steering and improved responsiveness at higher speeds for all-day rides with less fatigue, along with independent rear suspension (IRS) for a smooth ride over the roughest terrain. The RZR series provides the ultimate combination of power, agility and suspension. Whether users are travelling along trails, up and down dunes or across wide-open spaces, all models feature a high horsepower-to-weight ratio, fast throttle response, ground-breaking power and exceptional acceleration.
The range also features an optimised mass design where the engine and other components have been strategically placed to keep the weight low and deliver an agile, responsive ride, with unmatched cornering and razor-sharp handling. All RZRs also have long suspension travel and high performance shocks to meet the demands of extreme off-road conditions, along with ultra-smooth IRS and high performance engines which deliver an incredible 88hp.
Also to be launched at the show by Cyclone Technologies is a range of wheelchairs from GTM Mobil Technology. Designed for active rehabilitation, lifestyle and professional sports use, each wheelchair in the range is bespoke to the user, providing an enhanced postural position, high levels of comfort and optimum chair performance.
The wheelchairs are individually made using only the highest quality materials such as aircraft quality aluminium, kevlar and carbon fibre. Components such as alloy castors are milled from a block, in order to ensure maximum quality and inherent strength. Wheels, hubs, spokes, rims and tyres are all of world class quality.
Gold medal winning Paralympian and long-term user of GTM wheelchairs, John Harris, will be in attendance at the event on Thursday 27 June to support Cyclone’s launch of the GTM Mobil range, having known founder of the company, Stuart Dunne, for over 25 years. John has recently set up a new company, which promotes athletes and other disabled speakers and secures engagements by meeting an organisation’s needs for an inspirational celebrity.
Last but not least, Tailwind, produced by manufacturer Clinton River Medical Products, offers the style and comfort of a manual chair, combined with the on-board support of quiet and discreet motors which deliver a signal to provide a smooth boost of power as and when required.
With the help of a built-in computer controlled by a single conveniently located on/off switch, this intelligently designed and innovative power-assist wheelchair helps users to confidently and safely navigate challenging terrain – uphill, downhill, across grassy areas and other uneven surfaces, whilst being provided with just the right amount of assistance for any given situation.
Dave Hawkins, Managing Director of Cyclone Technologies, said:
“We’re very excited about this year’s Mobility Roadshow, as we’ll be launching three new product ranges for Cyclone Technologies, which we’re confident will receive a positive response from customers both old and new. Polaris, GTM and Clinton River Medical Products are all renowned for manufacturing innovative, high quality products, and we’re looking forward to introducing these ranges to the UK market.”
Cyclone Technologies’ Mobility Advisor, Johnny Dawson-Ellis, a 33 year-old paraplegic, will be demonstrating the ReWalk exoskeleton mobility device, which is supplied exclusively in the UK and Ireland by Cyclone Technologies, and manufactured by Israeli company ARGO Medical Technologies.
Also on show will be Cyclone Technologies’ full range of active wheelchairs from leading Italian wheelchair manufacturer, Progeo, along with Restorative Therapies Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) systems, the RT200 and RT300. The RT200 is the UK’s first and only ‘hybrid’ FES system, which exercises arms and legs at the same time, whilst the RT300 allows individuals to exercise their legs or their arms from their wheelchair, and stimulate up to ten muscle groups.
Find out more about Cyclone Technologies and their products at www.cyclonemobility.com