Convaid | R82  will present the R82 Cricket at Abilities Expo Chicago, to be held from June 23-25, 2017 where Western Region Sales Manager Charles Larose and Business Development Representative Brendon Reid will be stationed in Booth 527 during the three-day event.

The R82 Cricket, that comes in two sizes and colors, is a 20-degree fixed tilt lightweight and compact-folding pediatric special needs wheelchair that reclines from 110 to 125-degrees which is perfect for position changes due to fatigue or overstimulation. Convaid | R82 will also display the R82 Crocodile, a popular special needs walker, the portable, versatile R82 Scallop seat and two lightweight, compact folding Convaid pediatric wheelchairs, the Convaid Cruiser and Convaid Rodeo.

For more than 30 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. In addition to Chicago, Abilities Expo is held in several cities throughout the United States, bringing new technologies, new possibilities, solutions and opportunities to members of the special needs community.

“Our sales team always looks forward to the Abilities Expos as the show is conducive to fruitful one-on-one conversations with our customers and is a great place to showcase new offerings and present improvements on our popular products,” said Nanneke Dinklo, Director, Marketing.

Convaid | R82 develop and manufacture premium pediatric products typically prescribed for children with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions:  Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spinal Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.

The Etac Group

For more than 40 years, Etac has developed products and services that create possibilities for users and caregivers. Our products are aimed for people with physical disabilities and their caretakers. We provide a well-designed product range for short and long term care whether this be in the home, hospital or other healthcare setting.

Etac’s track record in functional, innovative and comfortable products includes a number of international design awards that have repeatedly set new standards in the market.

The Etac Group has six product brands; Etac, Immedia, Molift, Star, Convaid and R82.

Headquartered in Stockholm, the Etac Group has sales companies in Australia, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States with supply units in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United States.


A California US-based manufacturer of custom-made, compact-folding, lightweight, adaptive-assisted wheelchairs. Convaid’s strengths are in design, manufacturing and marketing of pediatric products, which fulfil a clear niche in the mobility market.

Convaid has been a part of the Etac Group since 2015.


Through the years R82 has developed into a strong international brand within children’s rehabilitation. R82’s wide range of products with countless customizing options enables a child to participate in all daily activities.

R82 has been a part of the Etac Group since 2011.

R82 core values: Danish Design, Quality & Innovation


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Etac, Immedia, Molift & Star website



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