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Motorized Wheelchair Raincover

What is it?

The Motorized Wheelchair Raincover helps a person who uses a wheelchair to easily use and adjust their raincover independently. The raincover attaches to the back of the wheelchair through a quick-release system. By pressing a button, the mechanical arm positions the raincover on top of the user. Pressing another button automatically stows the raincover away at the back of the wheelchair.

Key Features:

  • Waterproof fabric attaches to the raincover frame by velcro
  • The adjustable design adapts to fit a wide variety of chairs
  • Quick-release system allows for it to be easily attached and removed from the chair
  • Fully automated deployment and retraction with one button press
  • Controls are independent of the chair
  • Rechargeable

Who is it for?

The Motorized Wheelchair Raincover was originally developed for a client who works in a professional environment which requires him to be neatly dressed. Showing up to work soaking wet isn't an option for this individual, so CanAssist developed the fully-automated Motorized Wheelchair Raincover to allow him to set up and put away the raincover on his own whenever he wants.



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