When discussing with your therapist about which narrow power wheelchair is right for you, remember that you have choices! While your new narrow motorized wheelchair must meet your medical needs, quality-of-life needs are just as important. At Quantum, we understand the importance of maintaining independence in and outside the home, which is why we design our products with you in mind. Your doctor or therapist may have suggestions for you, yet it’s important to do your own research to see what narrow motorized wheelchair products are available to you. By doing your own research, you are better equipped to advocate for your needs!
After the Seating/Mobility Evaluation
You are probably familiar with the mobility evaluation and fitting process. If not, you can learn more about how do you get fitted for a wheelchair. Once you have completed an evaluation, it’s important to speak with the Assistive Technology Professional, or ATP, who works for your authorized Quantum® dealer. The ATP and your therapist offer suggestions to you regarding which narrow power wheelchair best suits your needs. They’ll also prescribe appropriate electronics, power positioning components and even a cushion if it is necessary. Doing your own research, however, it just as important, especially when it comes to narrow motorized wheelchair electronics.
Edge 3 Stretto® Narrow Motorized Wheelchair
The Edge 3 Stretto® narrow power wheelchair is a great choice for individuals who live in tight quarters or have to navigate narrow doorways and thresholds in the home. If you feel that the Stretto is a good fit for you, the next step is to decide which drive control system is best for you. While there are several options compatible with the Edge 3 Stretto, the Q-Logic 3 Advanced Drive Control System is highly customizable and expandable. Q-Logic 3 comes standard with Bluetooth® technology, so you can operate your tablet or smart phone using your Q-Logic 3 joystick screen. With optional Q-Logic 3 EX Enhanced Display, you can also operate a wide range of appliances that use infrared (IR) remote controls using your electric wheelchair controller. From adjusting the thermostat to operate the television, utilizing environmental controls through Q-Logic 3 gives you greater independence in the home. Learn more about what you can do with Q-Logic 3, an expandable controller for power wheelchairs.
Be an Advocate for Yourself
While it’s important to work with your therapist and ATP on which components are medically necessary on your electric wheelchair, it’s also important to advocate for your quality-of-life needs. If you feel that you would benefit from Q-Logic 3, speak up. Remember, you have the power of choice.