The SmartWheel: The Ultimate Clinical Tool

The SmartWheel examines manual wheelchair use by analyzing each push on the handrim to measure:

  • Push Forces
  • Push Frequency
  • Push Length
  • Push Smoothness
  • Speed
  • And More

The SmartWheel creates automated reports that allow therapists to optimize:

  • Wheelchair set-up and push style.
  • Equipment selection and insurance justification.
  • Client evaluations through database comparison.

The New 2013 SmartWheel: Now Even Better

Key new features of the 2013 SmartWheel:

  • Modular design accommodates all wheel sizes:
    • Ability to easily change wheel and handrim sizes (22”, 24”, 25” and 26”); no tools are needed!
  • Improved battery life: 30% longer battery life while connected to computer.
  • Uses 9V rechargeable or alkaline batteries: Allows for flexibility in using and acquiring spare batteries.
  • SmartWheel computer allows simultaneous connectivity to both the SmartWheel and other wireless networks.
  • Upgraded software: Allows for new software modules to be integrated as they are released.
  • Compatible with older SmartWheel data files.
  • Weighs less than 9 lbs (25% lighter than prior SmartWheel).

The SmartWheel: Setting the Standard

The SmartWheel sets the standard in the field of wheelchair use analysis. SmartWheel use is supported by evidence-based research, an active SmartWheel Users Group and Database, and a strong presence in leading clinics nationwide.

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines on Upper Limb Preservation support the importance and use of SmartWheel data.
  • Clinical Decision-Making Flowchart for SmartWheel use is published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2008).
  • 7 of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals have SmartWheels (US News & World Report Rankings, 2009).
  • The SmartWheel Users Group is made up of leading rehab centers throughout the US and Overseas.
  • SmartWheel users have exclusive access to the largest database of manual wheelchair use in the world, a database that is regularly updated.
  • The SmartWheel has FCC, CE, and FDA (Class I) approvals.

Why the SmartWheel is Good for Your Patients

  • 75% of all manual wheelchair users experience upper limb pain or injury.
  • Pain in the shoulder, wrist, and hand (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) is common.
  • Justification of the proper wheelchair, optimal set-up, and proplusion training all serve to reduce this incidence of pain and injury.
  • The SmartWheel facilitates each of these tasks and supports a standard of care that improves quality of life for manual wheelchair users.

Why the SmartWheel is Good for Your Clinic

  • The SmartWheel provides data for what clinicians do everyday: Wheelchair evaluation, equipment justification, and skills training.
  • SmartWheel use fits directly into evaluation, wheelchair management & training CPT Codes.
  • SmartWheel users have exclusive access to the largest Database of Manual Wheelchair Users in the world, and it's always being updated.
  • As a recognized leading edge tool, the SmartWheel brings new patients through the door and is a source for generating revenue & referrals.
We Don't Make the Wheelchair. We Make the Wheelchair Better.
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