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With front-wheel, mid-wheel and rear-wheel drive, you have the option to choose between the specific driving characteristics and motor powers of three drive types in two frame widths.
A high degree of flexibility is assured by the new VAS (variably adjustable seat) frame solution with Ergo-Joint back support angle adjustment as well as innovative special and environmental controls, among other features.
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Jon's Juvo big day out at the Emirates Stadium
We invited Jon Bolding, captain of the England powerchair football team, to enjoy a day out test driving Ottobock’s Juvo B5 mid-wheel-drive powerchair.
Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
This drive type isn't just compact but also means you can easily overcome obstacles such as curbs thanks to its large drive wheels. With its relatively small turning radius and the ability to drive close to objects (such as furniture), the front-wheel drive Juvo is manoeuvrable and ideal for indoor use.
Why front wheel drive?
Compact design with very small turning radius
Drives up close to objects
Good overview in front of the wheelchair
Ideal for indoor and outdoor use and easily navigates curbs
User comfort with good leg positioning
Mid Wheel Drive (MWD)
The all-rounder among the drive types. The mid-wheel drive offers incomparable driving characteristics for all fields of application. The tight turning radius is suitable for indoor use while also providing added stability and safety outdoors. The single-wheel suspension and torsion drive system form the basis for this intuitive drive type and thanks to the direct pivot point, safe handling is possible even with more complex forms of input.
Why mid-wheel drive?
Intuitive movement and driving thanks to central pivot point
Maximum stability against tipping and it is easy to navigate curbs
Optimum weight distribution
Ideal for indoor and outdoor use
User comfort with postural stability
Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
The rear-wheel drive sets the standard for power wheelchairs due to its versatility. In addition to offering numerous variations in terms of speed and features, the design also permits optimal distribution of forces on various driving surfaces. Thanks to its directional stability, the Juvo with rear-wheel drive is a great choice if you want mobility indoors and also plan to go on regular outdoor excursions.
Why rear-wheel drive?
Excellent directional stability, even at higher speeds
Flexible centre of gravity distribution
Good drive wheel traction when driving up and down slopes
Ideal for indoor and outdoor use
Easily navigate curbs
User comfort with postural stability
Juvo B5/B6 stand out features
The magnetic holder for the LED lighting makes it easy to attach and remove the lighting without the use of tools. If the wheelchair requires servicing, the LED lighting can be removed and conveniently used like a torch.
The patented chassis design of the Juvo ensures that adequate ground contact is maintained at all times. Damping when crossing obstacles or driving through depressions improves driving comfort.
Seating solutions are as individual as every user, and they have to be considered this way too. This is why we offer various modules that can be combine with one another. The variable adaptable seat (VAS) is one possible seating solution, it is precisely adapted to the individual measurements taken during your wheelchair assessment. The Baxx back support and the contour package are other available seating solutions.
Particularly suitable for users who frequently turn off their wheelchair – for example on board an airplane. The circuit breaker is easily accessible on the front of every Juvo wheelchair. Optional power supplies (USB and/or 12/24 V outlets) ensure that power is always available for mobile devices.
The biomechanical back support angle adjustment is almost entirely free from uncomfortable shear forces.
The tried-and-tested VR2 is our basic control device, which can be programmed to suit your personal needs. The control panel is divided into a keypad, two LED displays and a joystick. A charging receptacle is located on the underside.
The TEN° handheld control device leads to a small ergonomic revolution for you as a user. The soft hand support prevents premature fatigue and the innovative rotary control with 10° rotation angle makes it easier to access the speed regulations. In addition the high-resolution 3.5" colour display gives you a good overview of the user interface.
The VR2 and TEN° control devices can be combined with an attendant control device. It can be positioned on the back of the wheelchair or on the left or right side. Another person can then provide assistance during driving and can also permit easy operation of the power seat adjustments.
Alternative types of input can be used when standard joysticks don’t offer the best option. For example, the mini joystick is mounted on an electronic swivel arm for control with the chin or lips. The alternative types of control can be used to control the seat functions as well as your communication devices and home environment.
Our collaboration with physiotherapists and occupational therapists has resulted in an optimally shaped seat which is available in a wide range of sizes and contours. The front seat base is formed by the anatomically shaped seat surface, which offers a high level of lateral stability. Moulded to the shape of the thigh, the cushion helps relieve the hip joints. An integrated “ramp” also aids the optimal positioning of the pelvis. Together with the back support pad, it helps to actively straighten the pelvis. Both components of the contour package can be combined with the standard and VAS seating solutions.
The VAS (Variably Adjustable Seat) can be adjusted down to the centimetre. It comes with an adjustable padded back support and a flat seat cushion as standard. The Ergo Joint back support angle adjustment is almost entirely free from uncomfortable shear forces. Elevating arm supports and a broad range of leg rest versions are optionally available.
The Baxx line consists of ergonomically shaped, rigid back shells offering you a high level of stability and sitting comfort for everyday use. Two different heights and three contours allow for individual adaptation to your requirements. The top of the back is padded to make sitting especially comfortable. Large recesses in the back shell make it lightweight and improve
the sitting “climate” thanks to good ventilation. The aluminium back shell is available in a variety of colours. The Baxx line products can be combined with the VAS.
Shape Seating Systems are the only solution for patients with complex needs as the design and accessories can be fully customised to suit the needs of the user.
Thanks to our experience with high-tech foams used in automotive seating, we have succeeded in developing foam-based solutions for users who need to sit for long periods. Due to improved molecular mobility under a load, the foam offers optimised pressure distribution as it cushions the thighs and the pelvis. This and the reduced shear forces also result in fewer incidences of pressure sores. You can choose from a total of nine different cushion models from the Comfort, Floam and Terra lines.
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