Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive, chronic auto-immune disorder within the central nervous system. MS affects neurons, the cells of the brain and spinal cord, that transport information and allow the brain to control the body. Multiple sclerosis symptoms may include the loss of muscle control, vision, balance and sensation. MS primarily affects adults between the ages of 20 and 40 and is more commonly found in women than men. Multiple sclerosis types include clinically isolated syndrome, (CIS), relapsing-remitting (RRMS), secondary progressive (SPMS) and primary progressive (PPMS).
If you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Quantum® narrow wheelchairs can help improve your mobility and independence. Depending on the severity of your condition, it is possible that you can be fitted for a complex rehab narrow electric wheelchair that is customized to meet your specific needs. The Edge 3 Stretto™ narrow wheelchair is compatible with a variety of power seating, positioning and drive controls, such as Q-Logic 3.
Q-Logic 3 Advanced Drive Controls is a control system that is user-friendly and highly customizable. The optional iAccess component features programmable push button and toggle options. Patients with limited muscle control can more easily customize their seating, maximizing independence. This system comes standard with Bluetooth®. Using Bluetooth in conjunction with the Q-Logic 3, you or your loved one can operate his or her smart phone or tablet right from the Q-Logic 3 controller.
Individuals with multiple sclerosis may benefit from Stealth Products® wheelchair cushions. Each cushion provides a different function, such as general use and skin protection and positioning.
If you or a loved one has multiple sclerosis, Quantum can provide products to meet you or your loved one’s needs and maintain independence and mobility. An MS patient can be fitted with a power wheelchair base that is compatible with specific components that aid in pressure relief, sitting tolerance, positioning and repositioning and more. Learn more about the medical benefits that TRU-Balance® 3 Power Positioning Systems on electric wheelchairs provides.
The Edge 3 Stretto™ electric wheelchair is available with iLevel® power adjustable seat height, allowing users to elevate up to 12 inches while driving at 3.5 mph so they can navigate crowds. Added seat height aids in completing daily tasks, such as transferring, reaching and cooking. The Edge 3 Stretto also comes standard with LED motorized wheelchair fender lights, allowing users to see and be safely seen while crossing streets and parking lots.