New Permobil F-series offers greater comfort and stability to wheelchair users

Updated Corpus® seating system and cushions aim to improve immersion into the seat for increased comfort and stability. A new fresh look comes to the F-series with a sleek new design, more color options and new powerful LED lighting.

Permobil has updated its hugely successful modular front wheel drive chair with seating system enhancements that aim to offer improved positioning and user comfort plus a new design that includes optional front and rear LED lights that are twice as bright. The new F-series features a range of 13 new colors (10 standard and 3 premium metallic options) allowing user more opportunities to personalize their chair.

"The new F-series continues Permobil's philosophy of putting the user in the center of what we do. The new F-series, through its power functions such as ActiveReach, is designed to address the medical, functional and social needs of the person using the chair," says Todd Walling, Senior Vice President of Sales- Business Region America.

"For people who sit in a wheelchair all day, every day, we realize that it is as important to them how they look as anyone else. So, we are delighted with the updated aesthetics of the new F-series and the expanded color palette they can choose from." continues Todd Walling.

"The new F-series isn't only an update to the look of the chair, but also upgrades to the engineering side including an increase to the drive speed while the seat is in an elevated position allowing up to 3.2mph, a functional walking speed for keeping up with family and friends." says Linda Nilsson, Global Product Marketing Manager.

Key features available on the new F-series include:

  • Actuators doubled in strength to allow users up to 300 lbs to use the power recline function that enable movement and body positioning to prevent secondary complications.
  • ActiveReach™ functionality tilts the chair forward up to 45° (30° for the F3 model) and raises it to extend functional reach and aid transfer to and from the wheelchair.
  • ComfortRide and ComfortRide Pro independent all wheel suspension system provides enhanced vibration reduction for exceptional ride comfort and drive performance.

ActiveHeight™ seat elevation of up to 14" (12" on the F3 Corpus) gives the user independence to reach higher, enables eye-to-eye contact and the possibility for elevated driving at walking speed.

The F-series has three models: the F3 Corpus with its compact footprint and tight turning radius makes it ideal for maneuvering in tight spaces; the F5 Corpus's power and performance is the perfect hybrid for active lifestyles at home and in the community; and the F5 Corpus VS offers the same features as the F5 Corpus with the added benefit of a standing functionality.

The modular chassis is a four-wheel power wheelchair with the drive wheels positioned towards the front seating system, in order to allow for excellent indoor and outdoor performance and maneuverability.