Quantum gets up front

‘Smooth is the first thing that comes out of people’s mouths’
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Friday, October 20, 2017

EXETER, Pa. – With demand for rear-wheel drive complex power wheelchairs diminishing, Quantum Rehab in October launched its first ever front-wheel drive chair to complement its existing offering of mid-wheel drive chairs.

Company representatives spent much of September demoing the new 4Front with providers and therapists.

“As we grow as a complex rehab company, we know we need to offer a full product mix,” said Jay Brislin, vice president. “It’s all about offering consumers choice, so they can get the best possible product they can.”

The 4Front is the biggest innovation to come out of Quantum since the company launched* its iLevel seat elevation technology in 2015, Brislin says.

The 4Front has been a number of years in the making, with Quantum going back to the drawing board several times to make sure the product had something unique to offer the market.

“We wanted this product to take the market into a new era of innovation,” he said.

Brislin believes Quantum has accomplished that with features like CASE (Caster Angle Sensor Encoder), an electronics board that controls the stability of the chair when turning; and SRS (smooth ride suspension), an automobile-grade suspension that improves the overall quality of the ride.

“The suspension absorbs a lot of the shock on the ground surface, so there’s lack of movement of the person in the chair, regardless of what they’re going over, compared to other chairs,” he said.

Quantum has featured the 4Front at two Abilities Expos and Medtrade in October, and that ride quality has been a key point of feedback, says Megan Kutch, director of marketing.

“Smooth is the first thing that comes out of people’s mouths,” she said. “They really like that drivability.”