Convaid | R82 announce the North American launch of the R82 Cricket, a 20-degree fixed tilt lightweight and compact-folding pediatric special needs wheelchair. The Cricket comes in two sizes and was developed with aesthetics, compact-folding, lightweight and comfort in mind. The R82 Cricket can easily change recline angle from 110 to 125-degrees which is perfect for position changes due to fatigue or overstimulation.

Our design and engineering team collaborated with physiotherapists to create a functional and innovative folding wheelchair that provides support for the child and ease-of-use for the caregiver. The R82 Cricket comes with a proprietary swing-away, height, depth and angle-adjustable footplate that can be fitted without the use of tools. It also comes with a height and angle adjustable push handle, which is ideal for different heights.  The R82 Cricket comes in two sizes with each offering 4-inches of seat depth expansion, accommodating a child’s growth. The R82 Cricket has been approved for transportation and complies with ISO 7176-19 for safe transportation in vehicles.

“Our Convaid | R82 products are designed with the end user and caregivers in mind. The R82 Cricket is a great addition to our extensive line of fixed-tilt wheelchairs that also include the Convaid Cruiser and Convaid EZ Rider.  Similar to the Convaid products, the R82 Cricket is a versatile, maneuverable, all-terrain and weather wheelchair that will keep families on the go all year round ,” said Director, Marketing Nanneke Dinklo.

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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