Alber’s basic pushing and braking aid helps people when pushing a manual wheelchair. This wheelchair power assist add on is ideal for comfort wheelchairs. The power assist function helps people as it makes pushing a wheelchair much easier. The controls of the wheelchair add on are easy to use and it has automatic braking function, providing safe downhill manoeuvring and easy use of ramps.
Wheelchair pushing the easy way.
Pushing and braking can be so easy. Comfort wheelchairs offer users great comfort but sometimes pushing these wheelchair can be a strenuous job for the attendant. Viaplus, the push and brake aid for comfort wheelchairs, offers attendants the assistance they need when pushing this type of wheelchair. What’s more, the automatic braking function eliminates downhill worries and enables the safe negotiation of slopes and ramps.
However, the Viaplus not only benefits the attendant: it also gives the wheelchair user the opportunity for a fuller social life because frequent excursions with the wheelchair are no longer a problem now that handling the wheelchair is so much easier for the attendant.
Unlike many other push and brake aids, the Viaplus does not impede the adjustability of a tilt in space wheelchair (with a seat height of 45 cm). All of the wheelchair’s functions remain accessible. That’s why the Viaplus can simply be left on the wheelchair after a walk without restricting the use of its functions.
Viaplus is also used in residential homes. With it, pushing the wheelchairs becomes an effortless task and lightens the load for the staff.
Easy to push. Easy to operate.
The handy controls of the Viaplus fit onto the handle of the wheelchair without impeding the use of the wheelchair’s functions. The wheelchair is propelled forwards by light thumb pressure on the operating lever, making fatigue-free operation possible even on longer journeys. The chair is put into reverse by pulling the operating lever upwards. And for indoor manoeuvring without the aid of the Viaplus, the drive wheels can simply be raised by pushing down on the pedal.
The wheelchair’s functions are all clearly marked on a handy, non-slip grip control knob that can be operated with just one hand – for easiest possible use from the word go. The rechargeable battery of the Viaplus is mounted inconspicuously below the seat of the wheelchair and is powerful enough for even long walks. It can be quickly and easily recharged using the battery charger supplied with it.
Your questions – our answers:
Will the Viaplus fit on my wheelchair
The Viaplus was especially designed to fit the Invacare comfort wheelchairs Azalea and Clematis.
How do I steer the Viaplus
Viaplus facilitates the pushing and braking of a wheelchair. Changes of direction are simply made by using the wheelchair handles in the ordinary way, as if the wheelchair were being pushed manually.
How fast does the Viaplus go
The maximum speed of the viaplus can be preset at any speed between 1 and 5.5 km/h. This allows different attendants to select their preferred speed. The Viaplus adapts to you – not the other way round.
How does the viaplus brake
The Viaplus maintains the preselected speed of between 1 and 5.5 km/h constantly and safely, even on downhill slopes, so there is no need for additional braking. The Viaplus stops as soon as the operating lever is released.
How far will the battery take me
Depending on the weight of the user, the type of terrain and ground surface, the battery gives your wheelchair a range of up to 16 km.
How steep can a ramp or slope be if I want to negotiate it with the Viaplus
The Viaplus overcomes slopes or gradients of up to 10%. For safety reasons, however, the use of anti-tippers is compulsory for gradients exceeding 8%.
How heavy may a person being pushed with the Viaplus be
The Viamobil is designed for a maximum user weight of 135 kg, but please also adhere to the maximum weight specifications of the wheelchair in question.
Do I have to take the Viaplus off the wheelchair after every trip out
The Viaplus is so light it can stay on the wheelchair. Simply use the pedal to retract the drive wheels for easy manoeuvring indoors. The seat and backrest also remain fully adjustable with the Viaplus in place.
Maximum speed 5.5Km/h
Maximum distance 16Km
Batteries 24V /12Ah
Battery weight: 9Kg
Maximum angle: 10%
Maximum user weight: 135Kg
Drive unit: 10.7 kg
Rechargeable battery: 9.0 kg
Control unit: 0.3 kg