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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

These little device gives wheelchairs an electric boost

Many wheelchair which uses the machine to facilitate the users, but unfortunately makes wheelchair becomes larger, heavy and very expensive. Maybe only SmartDrive MX2 will become the solution that can be used (plug and roll) in a regular wheelchair.
The Smart-Drive MX2 provides a versatile alternative – it's an electric drive designed to attach to an ordinary wheelchair and give a boost up hills, over difficult surfaces, or whenever it's needed. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Pm86uR)
SmartDrive MX2 is small and lightweight (only about 7 kg) devices and we simply put it in the back of the wheelchair to use. SmartDrive MX2 has a special bracelet with a motion sensor that functions as a remote control for these little drive motor. 
The Smart-Drive MX2 is an electric drive unit designed to attach to an ordinary wheelchair and give a much needed boost whenever it's needed. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Pm86uR)
Power is produced from a 250W brushless DC motor combined with a LiFePO4 36 V, 3.4 Ah battery. The MX2 also has an anti-rollback feature, so that if you stop midway up a hill, the unit can get you going again without the threat of slipping backward.
The unit has an anti-rollback feature, so that if you stop midway up a hill, the unit can get you going again without the threat of slipping backward. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Pm86uR)
Its use is quite simple, to activate the machine simply by pressing the ON/OFF button then simply move our hands when will run the wheelchair, hand gestures which will rapidly increase the speed and vice versa, slow movement will slow the wheelchair, to stop simply by hitting slowly the wheel.
The unit also has Bluetooth LE Drive Control to allow access from a smartphone. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Pm86uR)
These little device that used to make wheelchair claimed ran up to the speed of 9 km/h and capacity of the battery in it can be used as far as 19 km. SmartDrive MX2 can also be paired with a smart phone via a Bluetooth connection from the phone and we can adjust some settings in it.
SmartDrive MX2 scheduled to be sold in the range of US $6,000 (about Rp.84 million), it is not cheap but cheaper than buying a motorized wheelchair. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MAX MOBILITY | SLASHGEAR]
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