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RGK Launches within the US With a Wheelchair That Weighs Much less Than 9 Kilos

Woman in manual wheelchair wearing black dress playing with two young girls on patio.

U.S. wheelchair customers now have entry to a number of the United Kingdom’s most modern custom-fit handbook chairs and equipment because of a partnership between UK-based wheelchair producer RGK and Dawn Medical North America.

The flagship product of RGK’s U.S. lineup is the opens in a brand new windowOctane Sub4, a inflexible titanium wheelchair, custom-fit to each person and assured to weigh lower than 8.8 kilos. To realize this low weight, almost each a part of the Sub4 body is fastened — no changes — they usually’ve saved weight on a component-by-component foundation. Aspect guards and wheel lock mounts are titanium and welded to the body. RGK partnered with opens in a brand new windowSpinergy to make various unique elements, like sideguards, footplates and entrance caster wheels, out of “solid carbon fiber,” a complicated manufacturing approach that they are saying creates a extra impact-resistant materials.

sideview of Octane sub 4 with Spinergy carbon wheels.
The Octane Sub 4 takes minimalism to a complete new stage.

As well as, each Sub4 is made to measure, from ergonomic seating size to border taper to entrance caster place, all based mostly on the person’s wants. With their “Genius Program,” an RGK design professional works with the person’s seating staff, whether or not ATP or clinicians, to make sure the chair is optimized for the person. “If it’s not performed correctly, we’ll construct you one other chair. Interval,” says Jim Black, RGK’s director of strategic accounts and enterprise improvement, and a wheelchair person himself.

RGK additionally presents the Octane FX, a titanium chair that performs like a inflexible body, however with a novel folding mechanism. The footplate and casters fold beneath the seat pan, shrinking the body dimensions sufficient that it could possibly match into an airline overhead baggage bin. Even with the folding mechanism, the listed body weight is just 12 kilos.

RGK Octane FX without wheels and with front frame folded under.
The Octane FX’s distinctive folding mechanism is designed with journey in thoughts.

“I don’t compromise with my handbook mobility, [so] why would I anticipate others to? Good just isn’t adequate. We’re dedicated to creating a greater product than we’re obligated to for the well-being of our clients,” says Josh Anderson, a handbook wheelchair person and vp of enterprise improvement at Dawn Medical North America.

Large front caster wheel attached to chrome wheelchair frame.
The FrontWheel attaches on the entrance of the body and works with most inflexible footplates.

The FrontWheel is an off-road wheel attachment much like opens in a brand new windowthe FreeWheel however with just a few distinctive options. Thanks to 2 minimalistic body mounts, the FrontWheel attaches solely on the entrance of the footplate, making it appropriate with a greater diversity of footplates. This additionally eliminates the necessity for spreading the ft aside to accommodate the attachment mechanism, like with the FreeWheel. One other characteristic of the FrontWheel is the casters keep off the bottom when backing up.

Lastly, RGK presents an array of opens in a brand new windowsports activities wheelchairs, from elite-level basketball, tennis and rugby chairs to adjustable newbie and program-ready sports activities chairs.

To study extra about all of RGK’s U.S. choices, together with pricing, specs and insurance coverage protection, go to the Dawn Medical web site.



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