Minimalist design and impressive driving performance – that’s what the Helium wheelchair is all about.
Modern Carbotecture and hydroforming makes the Helium an extremely strong and sturdy ultra-lightweight wheelchair. A choice of 32 colours, a variety of trim levels and design options will help your Wheelchair be a true extension of you.
From just under 6.5 kg*. Ultra-lightweight, outstanding rigidity for the ultimate ride and supreme adjustability. Designed & engineered from the latest ultra-light formed aluminium technology, Helium is the lightest, most manoeuvrable manual wheelchair ever conceived. *for a wheelchair in 40 sw x 40cm sd inc wheels, footrest, skirt guard & brakes.
- Invisible castor form adjustment: A patented mechanism that hides the fork angle adjustment inside the castor tube. Easy adjustment, less materials and smooth styling
- Lightweight back angle adjustment: fixed, folding and folding/double locking backrests
- Quickie & simple centre of gravity adjustment: Loosen two screws each side and slide the COG along the frame
- Ergonomic wheel locks: Minimalist, easy to lock. Can be screwed direct to the frame (0 and 3 degree camber only). Also suitable for ‘quads’ (option)
Q: What adjustments are available?
A: Invisible castor form adjustment: A patented mechanism that hides the fork angle adjustment inside the castor tube. Easy adjustment, less materials and smooth styling Lightweight back angle adjustment: fixed, folding and folding/double locking backrests Quickie & simple centre of gravity adjustment
Q: Can I camber my wheels?
A: Yes: you can, a camber of 0deg-3deg is available
Q: Is there an option to have the front of the chair tapered?
A: Yes: you can taper your frame, please chat to your seating specialist or Occupational therapists about the benefits and disadvantages to this.
Q: Does it come with a cushion?
A: No, you will need to be assessed separately for a cushion, one of our skilled seating specialists or Occupational therapists will be able to assist and guide you.
Q: Does it fold?
A: No, the Helium is a RIGID wheelchair, however the backrest does fold down onto the seat and the rear wheels are removable, which makes travelling in a vehicle possible.
Q: Will my medical aid pay?
A: This depends entirely on your medical aid and plan type, you will need to contact your medical aid directly to confirm wheelchair benefits. Any shortfall will be for your account.
Q: Do I need to come in for measurements?
A: Yes, the Helium is a Special Import and has to be custom made, you will need to come in and be measured and will need to sign the order form before the chair can be ordered.
Q: How long will it take to get my wheelchair?
A: The Helium is an imported wheelchair and can take from 4-12 weeks to arrive, this depends greatly on the time of the year and delays beyond our control.