EMPULSE WheelDrivePower-Assist Wheelchair

The innovative additional drive for manual wheelchairs. Now also crash tested!

Enjoy power assistance and continuous drive, attached to your own manual wheelchair.

The WheelDrive is designed to make driving your wheelchair easier, in every situation. Due to its unique two hand rim concept, the WheelDrive not only offers the residual power support like a conventional push rim drive, with the small hand rim it allows permanent motor support without exertion. Experience the therapeutic benefits of the joint-gentle residual strength support, or use the permanent drive. Simply choose the support you need to enjoy more freedom and stay active in your own manual wheelchair.

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From £5,800 

This price is based on standard configuration only. This item may have multiple additional extras that are not included in the published price. Please see your local authorised dealer for a detailed quote.

Crash Tested Wheelchair Power Assist
NEW: Next Generation

NEW: Next Generation

Improved functions to support the user

  • Downhill descent at a controlled speed without assistance
  • Individualized parameter settings
  • Quiet driving behavior

Easier maintenance and re-use

  • Easy exchange of large and small push rims, as well as easy exchange of the sensor box and calibration
  • New battery and motor controller
  • New user interface and software

Improved durability and robustness

  • Improved large hand rims for residual power support, as well as improved small hand rims for electrical continuous drive
  • New sensor box
  • New motor controller (16-bit DSP) with new software
NEW: rollback brake

NEW: rollback brake

Roll-back brake for easy and safe travel even uphill. The Wheeldrive prevents rolling back on the mountain between the impulses on the large push rims that support the residual force.

Easy to mount on almost any wheelchair

Easy to mount on almost any wheelchair

The auxiliary drive wheels can be fitted to virtually any lightweight or standard wheelchair without the need for additional parts or modifications to the chair. So you can continue to use your own manual wheelchair, additionally adapted to your specific needs. Of course, you can swap the wheels again at any time and switch to the original manual wheels - without additional tools. 

Intuitive operation - maximum freedom and independence

Intuitive operation - maximum freedom and independence

Do you want to cover longer distances or drive on challenging surfaces? With the WheelDirve, there is simply a lot less effort required. This also applies to maneuvering in tight spaces. And if you're traveling by car, the wheels can be quickly removed from your chair for easy portability. With the additional electric drive WheelDrive you will experience improved mobility and have more energy to enjoy an active life.

Electric assistance and continuous drive

Electric assistance and continuous drive

The electric wheelchair drive WheelDrive has a unique two hand rims concept. The large hand ring provides additional support while you are driving. Choose from three support levels, each with their own specific driving characteristics. The small hand ring gives you a continuous electric drive in three speed levels - like a "joystick on the bike", without much effort. Of course, you can easily switch between the two hand rings. So you always get exactly the support you need!

Stay active with less discomfort and pain

Stay active with less discomfort and pain

After long periods of sitting in your manual wheelchair, you may experience arm and shoulder pain or you may feel weak. Our auxiliary electric drive reduces the strain on muscles and joints and helps to avoid these problems. At the same time, you stay active and independent.

Who benefits from the WheelDrive electric wheelchair drive?

Who benefits from the WheelDrive electric wheelchair drive?

Do you have frequent arm or shoulder pain, or do you sometimes feel weak? Does your energy level fluctuate throughout the day? Or is it just too demanding for you to drive your wheelchair manually all the time? Then you can benefit greatly from the WheelDrive auxiliary electric drive. The electric drive for wheelchairs is still a solution if you are physically fit and simply want to cover longer distances.

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Width:43 mm (compared to manual wheels)
Max. Range:Electric drive 12 km (ISO 7176-4), residual power assistance 20 km (7176-4)
Speed:6 km/h (electric drive), 10 km/h (residual power assistance)
Max Kerb Climb:50 mm (moving backwards)
Maximum User Weight:130 kg
Crash Tested?This product has been successfully crash tested and fulfils the performance requirements for ISO 7176-19

As a part of our ongoing product improvement initiative, Sunrise Medical reserves the right to change specifications and design without notice. Further, not all features and options offered are compatible with all configurations of the wheelchair. Please consult the user instruction manual for more information.