Wijit DBS

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What is the Wijit?
The Wijit DBS is the fast, fun, easy-to-use lever-powered Driving and Braking System that replaces the regular wheels of your manual wheelchair; they let you stop safer, turn sharper, negotiate inclines, and go further than a standard push-rim wheelchair – all without sore shoulders, torn gloves or dirty hands.

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Please speak with your healthcare provider and schedule an in-person consultation before purchasing this product, to evaluate whether it is truly the best option for you.

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Medicare (DME MAC)
Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States, begun in 1965 under the Social Security Administration (SSA) and now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It primarily provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older, but also for some younger people with disability status as determined by the SSA, including people with end stage renal disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease).

HCPCS Code:E2224
Product Category:Propulsion whl excludes tire
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The Wijit can be installed on most manual wheelchairs. Once installed, a quick release button makes it easy to both remove and re-attach the wheels – making transporting your wheelchair quick and easy.

Moving With Power And Speed
The lever is used to propel the wheelchair instead of the push-rim. A 1:2 gear ratio transmission with forward and reverse gears is inside the hub. The combination of the Lever Drive and the gearing reduces the force required to move your wheelchair – adding more than a 50% increase of torque to the wheels. This combination also reduces the number of times you have to push the wheels each day, by a factor of 2 to 3.

Drive Shifters
To shift between forward, neutral and reverse; the user rotates a shifter above the Handle Grips at the top of the lever. The Paddle Shifter was specifically designed for ease of use by those with impaired hand function. While both drives are in neutral, the wheelchair can be pushed, or the push-rims used. With both levers shifted into reverse, user’s can back into tight places or onto ramps with power and control.

Braking And Steering Control
By simply pulling inwards on the levers, the Wijit’s built-in braking system allows its users to easily stop and steer their wheelchair, all while their hands remain safely on the lever’s handle grips – making friction burns a thing of the past.

Putting it all together with the lever and gearing for pushing power, the brakes for steering and stopping control; and the shifter for forward, neutral, and reverse control; the Wijit lets you drive, steer and brake without ever touching the wheels!

Injury Prevention And Health Benefits
The Wijit’s award-winning design has been the subject of numerous studies, each substantially confirming that the Wijit protects its users from repetitive stress injuries – along with other standard manual wheelchair push-rim propulsion traumas. Its ease of use, and the increased mobility provided, has shown that it leads to more exercise, resulting in improved overall health.

Wheelchair Compatibility and Purchasing
The Wijit DBS is compatible with many of the manual wheelchairs on the market today. To check for compatibility, please visit our Wheelchair Compatibility section. The Wijit DBS is currently available in two models; the Wijit Tetra and the Wijit Voyager. The Tetra uses a 24-inch wheel, designed to work for most adult-sized users; the Voyager uses a 20-inch wheel, ideal for children and smaller adults. Please see our Purchasing section for more information.

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