Sienna with Auto Access Seat
As seen at the San Jose Abilities Expo: Built by Toyota specifically for its popular Sienna minivan and installed by the manufacturer, the Auto Access seat lifts up and rotates to provide easier transfers for consumers. It’s available for the Sienna LE or XLE models, and since the seat is designed and made by Toyota, it perfectly matches the rest of the Sienna interior. The Auto Access Seat, with a weight capacity of 330 lbs., is covered under Toyota’s factory warranty.
Swash Bidet Seats
As seen at the San Jose Abilities Expo: The Swash system fits most existing toilet fixtures and then delivers cleansing water at the push of a button on the remote control. All Swash models offer posterior and anterior cleansing, adjustable water pressure, aerated wash spray, self-cleaning nozzles, and a gentle-close seat and lid. Deluxe models also offer adjustable water pressure, water heating, heated seats and a warm air dryer, among other features, to maximize users’ independence in the bathroom.
Armada Ramp System
The modular Armada ramp system is designed to be extremely light and flexible to make installations easier than ever. The ramps can also be moved or reconfigured as needed. They assemble with a 1/2" wrench, and thanks to all-anodized, high-strength aluminum, the ramps don’t chip, rust or flake. Heavy-duty welded construction is enhanced with a bidirectional knurled tread that’s skid resistant and won’t wear off. Sections are 36" wide in 4', 5', 6' and 8' lengths with custom sizes available.
The “platform-less” Superarm lift can be transferred from vehicle to vehicle with minimal modification needed and fits most minivans and full-sized vans. The Superarm lift can wield up to 600 lbs. and has also been adapted to fit applications such as yachts and homes — so contact Handicaps to ask what sorts of customizations are available.
Passport Vertical Platform Lift
The Passport Vertical Platform Lift features all-aluminum construction with powder-coated steel support legs. It has a 750-lb. weight capacity, but a total weight of just 380 lbs. Available in 52" and 72" straight or turn platforms.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
These scooter and wheelchair ramps are available in a range of sizes to meet many different needs. Perforations prevent water from collecting on ramp surfaces. When the ramps aren’t needed, they can be easily removed and stored in their carrying bags until the next use.
Toyota Northstar Access360
This side-entry conversion for the Toyota Sienna provides 360° of wheelchair maneuverability inside the cabin, plus industry-leading headroom inside and at the door, especially helpful for large power chairs and tall passengers. Entering/exiting the Sienna occurs at the touch of the OEM vehicle remote. When the ramp is deployed, the Powerkneel system lowers the vehicle and reduces ramp angle.
Designed to provide maximum independence, the QLK-150 docking system is ideal for wheelchair users who drive their own vehicles or want to quickly secure their own chairs via a single-point system. The QLK-150 has been successfully crash tested to higher WC19 loads, and has been tested forward, rearward and sideways. It features a compact design with a larger touch area and embedded LED indicators to show system status. A “flush” surface eliminates snags and gives 3/16" of additional bolt clearance.
DARIOS Hand Controls
As seen at the San Jose Abilities Expo: Combining function with beautiful form, DARIOS driving controls feature a digital ring installed on the steering wheel — without interfering with steering wheel airbag deployment. A wired connection between the steering wheel and the dashboard transmits the position of the accelerator ring to the gas pedal. KEMPF says DARIOS was tested in Daimler AG labs in Germany and found to be immune to electromagnetic noise, thus preventing unintentional accelerations.
AutoAbility offers its Advantage series of rear-entry, wheelchair-accessible minivan conversions for the Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country and Toyota Sienna models. Several seating configurations are offered to provide greater flexibility for both wheelchair users and other passengers. AutoAbility says its vehicles are fully crash tested and exceed FMVSS and CMVSS impact requirements for frontal, side and rear offset and rollover standards.
Prairie View Industries
PVI’s TrekAway Independence platform lifts are loaded with features to enhance user efficiency. The lifts feature SmartPoint technology, so they know when to fold out of the way during operation. A Plug-N-Play option and a “quick-charge” removable lithium battery can get consumers back on the road in 30 minutes or less. The lifts have a 350-lb. lifting capacity via a platform measuring 27.5x39". They’re compatible with Class II or III hitches.
Whatever the need — stationary or sliding, shower/tub system or commode — the multiCHAIR series has an answer. A unique leg-clamping design combined with the solid-feeling rigidity of a welded joint provide users with durability and security while using the products — but multiCHAIRS are also easily assembled and disassembled, even in small hotel rooms. Because they’re built to order, special requirements can be accommodated without the hassle of needing special or customized parts.
Combi Toileting Chair
Smirthwaite is focused on seating & positioning throughout a child’s day, whether the child is playing, learning, socializing, performing activities of daily living, or standing upright. The Combi Toileting Chair includes a potty, a commode seat, a seat pad and a pelvic strap, all standard.
Prairie View Industries
Multifold Reach Ramp
The ideal portable vehicle ramp combines strength and light weight so it can support a wide range of mobility vehicles, but still be easy to handle. The Multifold Reach ramp does just that: Available in lengths ranging from 6' to 10', it has a weight capacity of 700 to 800 lbs., but weighs just 36 to 63 lbs., depending on length. An extended hook helps to clear rear bumpers without sacrificing strength. Includes a limited lifetime warranty.
Seen at the Abilities Expo in San Jose: Rifton’s multi-tasking Hygiene Toileting System (HTS) that seems to anticipate just about every activity that happens in the bathroom, just about every positioning requirement for special needs children, and just about every wish ever thought up by parents and caregivers. The HTS supports toileting, showering and bathing — including salon-style hair washing, thanks to up to 15° of rearward tilt. Take the HTS seating off the base and attach it securely to a toilet; roll the seating and the base over the toilet; or use the commode pan and the HTS functions as a stand-alone toilet. Accessories include seat and back pads, headrest, butterfly harness, anterior support/tray, lateral supports, hip guides, commode pan, deflector, abductor, ankle straps, calfrest and footboard. Choose the basic model or the fully accessorized one; choose the stationary, mobile (wheeled) or bathtub base.