The R82 Convaid premier collection of tilt-in-space pediatric wheelchairs – consisting of the improved Trekker and Rodeo by Convaid as well as the Kudu , the Multi-Frame and Stingray by R82 – will be central to the pediatric group’s new product offerings at the upcoming Abilities Expo Los Angeles. The collection focuses on wheelchair comfort, function, positioning and portability. These R82 Convaid lightweight tilt-in-space wheelchairs meet the goals of clinicians while providing aesthetics and ease of use sought by parents.
The R82 Convaid team will be in Booth 642 from March 24-26, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Back again this year is the popular R82 Convaid selfie contest with prizes to be awarded daily to participants.
The Scallop by R82 has enjoyed great popularity in Europe and is now available in North America, making its first Abilities Expo appearance next weekend. This comfortable portable seating unit is made up of a flexible shell and cushion that are held together with Velcro and can be used for sitting on the floor or in a chair. When not in use, it packs into an attractive tote bag. Purchasers of the Scallop at Abilities Expo Los Angeles will receive a 20% Early Bird discount and a special gift for as long as quantities last during the event.
The Scallop encourages active participation, is good for early intervention, stimulates balance without preventing movement, enables users to sit on a chair, provides tactile stimulation and improved seating alignment while enabling extended sitting sessions. For many Scallop users, it is the first time they are able to sit at a dining table in a typical chair.
Joining R82 Convaid Business Development Representative Rebecca Hombs is April Love Gago, Convaid Inside Sales Lead and other members of the Los Angeles-based Customer Service team.
Abilities Expo Los Angeles is free to the public and will operate from 11AM to 5PM on Friday, March 24; 10AM to 6PM on Saturday, March 25; and from 10AM to 2PM, on Sunday, March 26.
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 the Los Angeles event, 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.
R82 Convaid 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.
About the Etac Group| The Etac Group delivers an award-winning range of grands: (Etac (bathing and toileting, aids for daily living and wheelchairs), Immedia (manual transfer), Molift (hoists and slings), Convaid and R82 (pediatric). Etac operates sales companies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States with an extensive network of distributors in 45 countries around the world.
About R82 | Based in Denmark, R82 develops and produces innovative aids and appliances for special need children and young adults. These are tailored to individual needs based on comprehensive product development and clinical input. R82 prides itself on a high caliber of quality of service and customer engagement.
About Convaid | Convaid, the company that invented the adaptive assisted wheelchair, has helped special needs children and their families live fuller, more productive lives since 1976. Convaid produces high-performance, easy-to-use and attractive mobility products for all stages of a young person’s life, from infancy to young adulthood. Each product is custom-built to individual specifications to provide optimum comfort, safety and convenience.
Together R82 and Convaid form the Etac Pediatric Group.