A reader asked whether there are any wheelchair apps for Electron Wheel, but that electric wheel isn’t dedicatedly design for wheelchairs, so we found SmartDrive MX2. It’s a power assist device custom designed for wheelchairs.
The SmartDrive MX2 is an advanced and powerful electronic wheel that fits on almost any wheelchair, including folding chairs. The power assist device measures only weights 12.5 lbs, and as shown in the images, it shows off a unique and portable design in order that you can easily attach it to the hitch on back of a wheelchair and become a part of the wheelchair.
The electric power assist device comes equipped with a 250 watt brushless DC motor that brings a speed range between 0.5 – 5.5 mph, and its built-in LiFePO4 36V 3.4Ah rechargeable battery offers up to 12-mile range on a single charge, moreover, the electric wheelchair will power the user up steep hills, through thick carpet and more, and an anti-rollback feature lets you stop it on a hill securely and easily get it going again.
Furthermore, SmartDrive MX2 also features simple and intuitive control. Just pushing the wheels, you can activate the assist device, and tapping brake lets you stop the wheelchair. And just like a cruise control, you can control the speed via the speed of your push. Additionally, it also brings you some tricks for your active lifestyle like spinning in place, being in a wheelie or hopping off curbs. Apart from that, built-in Bluetooth LE Drive Control allows to wirelessly communicate with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone.
The SmartDrive MX2 electric assist device will set you back over $6,000 USD. If you’re interested, jump to Max Mobility for its more details.