Invacare Corporation Introduces Invacare® AVIVA® STORM RX™ Narrow Base Power Wheelchair

ELYRIA, Ohio, January 31, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC) today announced the release of a new, narrower version of the Invacare® AVIVA® STORM RX™ rear-wheel-drive power wheelchair.

The narrow-base model offers several new features over the standard version of the AVIVA® STORM RX™, a next-generation chair launched in August 2021, including:

  • 22.4″ overall width – A reduction of 2″

  • Smaller seat sizes – Seat sizes as small as 11″x11″ (Ultra Low Mini), a 3″ reduction from Ultra Low Maxx

  • Lighter – Chair weight reduced by more than 13% (45.4 lbs)

  • Tighter turning radius – Reduced by 0.4″

“I’m excited about the many benefits the narrow base adds to our already impressive range of AVIVA STORM RX, the only next-generation rear-wheel-drive electric wheelchairs that truly have 4 wheels on the ground. First feedback from our end users have been extremely positive, with the narrow base providing additional maneuverability and navigation that even surpasses some mid-wheel drive chairs on the market today.I truly believe this chair provides our end users with the best ride quality of its category and the peace of mind to safely navigate multiple environments without having to worry about what’s behind them,” commented Ann Quigley, vice president of sales, Motion Concepts, a division of Invacare.

The AVIVA STORM RX series is an innovative leap forward in our rear-wheel drive electric wheelchairs, focused on improving the end-user experience through design, technology and performance.

Design

With its sleek base, the flared front end supports the use of the mid-mount foot platform for an overall reduction in turning radius, allows the legs to tuck under the chair, allows a user to closer to its surroundings and facilitates easier support pivot transfers.

Technology

LiNX® technology redefining rehabilitation continues to improve the setup process with new and improved features. From preset programming settings, over-the-air wireless programming, to integration with ASL specialty controls, setup is as easy as turning on the LiNX remote. The standard LED lighting system helps users illuminate the area in front of them.

Performance

With a short wheelbase and narrow width, the AVIVA STORM RX offers a compact base footprint for excellent handling.

The all-new, patent-pending Invacare SureGrip™ suspension system helps deliver a smooth, quiet riding experience indoors and out. A rear anti-tipper uses a shock absorber to help react to vibration and noise, providing a smoother, quieter ride. The drive motor is pushed down for better traction as the rear anti-tipper engages over a bump and the front caster bearing has an elastomer damper to help reduce vibration and impact.

To learn more about the Invacare AVIVA STORM RX Narrow Base Power Wheelchair, visit https://rehab.invacare.com/.

LiNX is a registered trademark of Dynamic Controls.

About Invacare Corporation

Invacare Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers and distributors in its markets of medical equipment used in non-acute care settings. At its core, the company designs, manufactures and distributes medical devices that help people move, breathe, rest and perform essential hygiene. The company provides clinically complex medical device solutions for diseases that are congenital (eg, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida), acquired (eg, stroke, spinal cord injury, head trauma, post-acute recovery , bedsores) and degenerative (eg, ALS, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), elderly, bariatric). The company’s products are important parts of care for people facing a wide range of challenges, from those who are active and involved in work or school every day and who may need mobility or respiratory support, to those cared for in residential care facilities, at home and in rehabilitation centres. The Company sells its products primarily to home medical equipment providers with retail and e-commerce channels, residential care operators, distributors and government health departments in North America, Europe and Asia. /Peaceful. For more information about the company and its products, visit the Invacare website at www.pro.invacare.com.

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