Wheelchair E-fix

An electric wheelchair that can easily be converted to a manual wheelchair – appropriate for travel

Panthera wheelchair with e-fix
Panthera wheelchair with e-fix

Description
E-fix consists of pushrims with electrical motors sitting in the hub, battery pack and joystick steering. E-fix makes it possible to easily convert a manual wheelchair into an electric wheelchair. Pushrim, battery pack and joystick steering can quickly be installed and removed using the quick release/attachment function.
E-fix can be installed on most wheelchairs.

The user’s joystick is adapted with a cradle that enables him to steer the wheelchair.

Users comments
Erik uses e-fix on trips. When he flies he can drive right up to the plane and minimize the risk of damage to the wheelchair.
With e-fix he can even use any taxi at all. The parts fit in the trunk even in small cars.

Made by
Alber, www.alber.de/en/index.php (last checked March 2017).

Paid for by
County council

This tip is from 2009

Battery pack and joystick steering on Panthera wheelchair
Battery pack and joystick steering on Panthera wheelchair

Tipsare: Erik

Erik lives together with his wife and his child in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1996 and has a high tetraplegia (C4-5). He has personal assistance 21 hours a day.