Company behind “bionic suit” launches world’s most advanced power-assisted wheelchair to UK market

Cyclone_TailwindThe distribution company behind, ReWalk – the bionic suit that allows people with lower-limb disabilities to stand and walk independently – has launched a new power-assisted, all-terrain wheelchair.

Tailwind is a lightweight chair that helps users to confidently and safely navigate challenging terrain with the help of a built-in computer, which is controlled by a single, discreet switch.

The chair is battery-powered for everyday use and doesn’t require any programming. It will take away the burden of downhill braking and the force required to go uphill, and the sensitivity of the power-assist feature will be fully adaptable to suit each user’s requirements.

Each Tailwind will be made-to-order and configured to meet individual needs, from width and depth, to specifics such as camber or front frame angle. A range of optional extras are available, too, including Spinergy wheels, tyres, push rim coatings, arm rests, lap belts, push handles and frog leg forks, so users can personalise their wheelchair.

It can also be easily dismantled, ensuring that users will be lifting only a little over 30lbs when transferring the chair to a vehicle. It also features quick-release wheels, easy battery removal, and a fold-down backrest.

Tailwind is manufactured by Clinton River Medical Products, and is distributed exclusively in the UK and Ireland by Cyclone Technologies.

Dave Hawkins, Managing Director of Cyclone Technologies, said:

“Tailwind is ideal for active wheelchair users and will deliver a new level of independence for those looking to go where they want, when they want, with the convenience, fit and style of a manual wheelchair and the required power to do the things they love.

“We’re very excited about introducing this product to the UK market, and feel confident that it will make a very positive and valuable difference to our customers’ lives.”

Cyclone Technologies is a leading supplier of bespoke, lightweight wheelchairs, and is the UK’s exclusive supplier of exoskeleton mobility solution, ReWalk. The company also offers a full range of treatments and services from its purpose-built rehabilitation and training facility, Cyclone Plus, in Ottringham, East Yorkshire. This includes Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and Far Infrared Heat therapy, in addition to ReWalk training and multi-gyms.

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