Invacare, Alber launch wheelchair power assist device

Invacare (NYSE:IVC) and Alber this week launched the Smoov One power-assist solution to assist manual wheelchair users.

Smoove One is a portable, rear-mounted power add-on that uses insights of wheelchair drivers and power assist design experience to increase mobility and range while reducing stress on driver’s shoulders.

“We are excited to introduce such an innovative product to the US market. The SMOOV one is extremely beneficial to our customers’ livelihood and we have already seen great success since its launch last year in Europe. This solution has represented yet another technological leap forward for Invacare and is a great addition to our leading portfolio of mobility products,” Invacare VP of sales and marketing Joost Beltman said in a news release.

Benefits offered by the power assist include a user-friendly design with on-demand power that is easily attached and detached from rigid and folding wheelchairs whenever extra power is needed. …

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