Ten years ago six-wheel power wheelchair technology caught on, and by 2005 it was the industry standard. For many of us who’ve used power mobility for several decades, we’d never seen a technology take over so fast. Sure, there were always trends in power mobility, but to see six-wheel technology catch on so quickly was astounding — and it transformed consumers’ lives. Suddenly, users realized the maneuverability that they’d been missing based on older power chair configurations, and they weren’t giving up this refined mobility.
The concept of six-wheel technology is both simple and complex. By moving a power chair’s drive wheels toward the center and add