Yamaha eWheelchair JW Swing ("Navione" eWheelchairs in the USA)

ebikemom

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What an awesome idea to provide e-assist to conventional wheelchairs. Everyone doesn't need an "electric" wheel chair that does all of the work. To be as active as possible and still have access to high places, hills, etc., without having to resort to a ride-on or full-electric wheelchair must be a terrific thing!
 

ebikemom

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@Timpo , I forwarded these links to a colleague of mine who has MS and both walks and uses a motorized wheelchair (scooter type, with a joystick), depending on distance and how he is doing--MS symptoms are quite variable from day to day, so I understand. Anyway, he didn't know that such a wheelchair existed, that would allow him to get more physical activity by using his arms. These are also, it turns out, available in the US under a different product name. He was able to find a dealer in the city he lives in.

Meanwhile, I have edited the thread title to add the English name, and here is a link to the product pages from Yamaha USA. Members, please provide this information to folks you know who might find it useful. :)

https://www.yamahanavi.com
 

Timpo

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@Timpo , I forwarded these links to a colleague of mine who has MS and both walks and uses a motorized wheelchair (scooter type, with a joystick), depending on distance and how he is doing--MS symptoms are quite variable from day to day, so I understand. Anyway, he didn't know that such a wheelchair existed, that would allow him to get more physical activity by using his arms. These are also, it turns out, available in the US under a different product name. He was able to find a dealer in the city he lives in.

Meanwhile, I have edited the thread title to add the English name, and here is a link to the product pages from Yamaha USA. Members, please provide this information to folks you know who might find it useful. :)

https://www.yamahanavi.com
ohh that's great I didn't know that Yamaha had one in the states! Thanks for the link!

And great! Hopefully he gets to join the EBR community! :D
 

JRA

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My son who is a quad has a chair fitted with a similar system and it has proven to work very well for his needs. It is now 10 yrs. old and has had a few glitches over the years. If it fails again I would recommend the Yamaha but would like to see some wider more compliant rim/tires.
 

ebikemom

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Hopefully he gets to join the EBR community! :D
I'll let him know that he and his "two wheeler" would be welcome here!!! :) He used to be an avid cyclist, but has not found an adaptive cycling solution thus far ...
 

JRA

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This is the solution we came up with for my son. Took awhile to figure out that it went better with the chair wheels off though....there are plenty of adaptive cycling solutions out there it is just a matter of finding one that works for someones level of injury or facilities.
 

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Timpo

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This is the solution we came up with for my son. Took awhile to figure out that it went better with the chair wheels off though....there are plenty of adaptive cycling solutions out there it is just a matter of finding one that works for someones level of injury or facilities.
That's cool! I don't know if you have seen this but this one has four wheels so might be a little more stable?

Also this bike can go off road, which is bonus.
The downside is though, compare to something like Yamaha eWheelchair, it's bulky and heavy.. probably 120+ lbs???

 

JRA

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@Timpo as I said there are many levels of injury that make a big difference in how or what can be used on a per person basis. My son't injury is such that he can't manually transfer so being able to keep in his chair works best for him. Also he can fit his attachment in his van with two other regular bikes to go for a ride other than around his hood. Something like the above would be big and heavy to transport.

He has attended functions that have allowed him to try some higher tech type devices but they aren't useful enough for his lifestyle. The DaVinci Mobility unit he has works just fine for his needs.
 

Timpo

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@Timpo as I said there are many levels of injury that make a big difference in how or what can be used on a per person basis. My son't injury is such that he can't manually transfer so being able to keep in his chair works best for him. Also he can fit his attachment in his van with two other regular bikes to go for a ride other than around his hood. Something like the above would be big and heavy to transport.

He has attended functions that have allowed him to try some higher tech type devices but they aren't useful enough for his lifestyle. The DaVinci Mobility unit he has works just fine for his needs.
ah I see... thank you for explaining that. yeah sounds like the Davinci is the best solution for your son.