Tips and Tricks from those in the know

After asking some of our users and in-house engineers, we’ve rounded up some of the best tips and tricks for getting the most out of your powerchair. Learn how to safely climb curbs, and how to best care for your batteries and tyres so that you can push your boundaries and get more out of… Read more »

What’s new? Hybrid Wheels for Compact models

Due to user demand, Magic Mobility Frontier V6 Compact 40 and Frontier V6 Compact 73 powerchairs now come with 14” x 3” Hybrid wheels. Hybrid 14” wheels give the Compact models a smoother ride and enable users to go further and push their boundaries. In addition to bringing Magic Mobility Frontier V6 Compact powerchairs in… Read more »

Getting back into your hobbies in the Extreme X8

Extreme X8 user Thomas is a retired USA Marine who was in a motorcycle-car accident in 2006, resulting in a spinal cord injury that left him unable to walk. With his Extreme X8, and the support of his wife, Thomas can go hunting, fishing, trap shooting and participate in many of the other hobbies he… Read more »

The Extreme X8 enabling resort visitors to explore the great outdoors

Visitors to Sargood on Collaroy on Sydney’s northern beaches are reaping the benefits of staying at a bespoke resort created exclusively for spinal cord injury clients. During their stay, visitors can easily access one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches in the two Extreme X8s, which have been purchased by the resort for therapy and activity… Read more »

What’s New?

Due to popular demand, our in-house engineers have been busy developing some new power features that are designed to make your transition into and out of your powerchair easier. Recently we have introduced an anterior transfer tilt with tilt only power function. Prior to this, users could only access anterior transfer tilt in combination with… Read more »

Visit Magic Mobility at upcoming expos

Magic Mobility’s wheelchair experts will be attending some upcoming mobility and seating expos around Australia and internationally. Come along and visit our experts to find out more about our powerchairs, and find one that suits you. We will be visiting: The Assistive Technology Queensland Conference on November 9 and 10 in Brisbane, Australia. Register to… Read more »

Accessing independence at all ages

When Magic Mobility user Aleacia, now 11, first received her Frontier V6 All Terrain powerchair, it changed the way she interacted with her family, and the roles they played in her life. With her first ever powerchair, Aleacia is able to be an independent, regular child, and experience childhood independence the way most of her… Read more »

NDIS – funding your future powerchair

Mark Brown needs a powerchair to have a balanced and successful life. From the time he gets up in the morning till the time he goes to bed, his powerchair is involved in everything he does. He’s been using this incredibly personal piece of equipment for over 8 years, and it is now time for… Read more »

A team effort for NDIS powerchair prescription success

Michael Archer knows all about having a team that supports him. Michael has a spinal injury, and he considers himself the leader of a team that consists of health care professionals, therapists, wheelchair experts and family. And when Michael needed a new powerchair, he called on his team to assist. Michael’s network of supporters contributed… Read more »

Putting Magic Mobility powerchairs to the test

Magic Mobility powerchairs are known for helping active users to go further, explore more and live fully. Magic Mobility encourages people to put their powerchairs to the test, to experiment and see how robust they are. Carl is a Melbourne-based user who knows the chairs well. Being an adventure seeker, Carl has always explored the… Read more »

Top 5 tips for finding the perfect powerchair

Finding the right powerchair is one of the most personal decisions you can make. The perfect powerchair should meet your needs right now, but also be adaptable to your changing needs into the future. For the past 23 years, Magic Mobility has been committed to ensuring that wheelchair users have access to the best and… Read more »

Tailoring a powerchair to your needs

Everyone’s lives and disabilities are different. At Magic Mobility, we know that it’s the tailoring of our powerchairs that can make all the difference to those who use them. That’s why we spend time investigating solutions that meet the needs of our users. Over time we can sometimes find that those solutions can apply to… Read more »

Customising solutions for your needs, goals and lifestyle

We had a chat to Magic Mobility design engineer Lachie about the types of custom solutions he designs for powerchair users, and how he works with users and therapists to tailor innovative solutions to their needs. Do you have specific needs that require custom innovations? Watch our interview with Lachie to see how Magic Mobility… Read more »

The Extreme X8, engineered for outdoor adventure

Kevin is a proud patriot, a disabled US Marine Corps veteran, and a keen adventurer. His Extreme X8 enables him to get out on the trails, the beach and his property in Florida. His favourite feature is the ultimate four-wheel drive performance, powered by motors on each wheel. These help him conquer off-road obstacles. Kevin… Read more »

Tackling new challenges with your team

Rob knows all about being part of a team. Before his accident in 2013, he was a keen rugby player and active outdoorsman. Since he became a tetraplegic, the team that surrounds Rob has broadened to include family, friends and carers. With the help of his support crew, and his Magic Mobility Extreme X8, Rob… Read more »

You Little Ripper – the next big thing in surf lifesaving

Little Ripper Surf Lifesaving in Port Macquarie, Australia, are trialing Magic Mobility Extreme X8 powerchairs so they can include those with limited mobility in their surf lifesaving program, as drone flyers. The recently launched drone academy is training drone flyers to locate swimmers in trouble. Some of their drones can even drop those in danger… Read more »

Helping you get down to work in your Magic Mobility powerchair

We had a chat to Magic Mobility users Mark, Peta and Carl about how their powerchairs give them the independence to get down to work. Watch the video to hear them talk about their favourite features that give them independence in the workplace, at home and out and about with friends. Mark is a consultant… Read more »

For rural productivity, nothing beats the Extreme X8

Disabled war veteran Michael Trost was unable to work on or even get out to parts of his six-acre property for more than four years, until he received his Extreme X8. Now he’s able to access all areas of his farm, despite the uneven terrain. “Recently I had 17 guys that I served with in… Read more »

Are self-driving wheelchairs the new frontier in automation?

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing self-driving technology for powerchairs to assist those who are confined in their motions. This will enable them to independently direct their wheelchair. The project was inspired by a visit to a retirement home, where MIT researcher Daniela Rus noticed there weren’t enough staff to take the… Read more »

Adventure is necessary for wheelchair users

Getting outdoors is considered significantly important to our mental health and wellbeing, and for many of us in a wheelchair, it’s even more so. Angie Lupe lives in Troy, NY, is a veteran of the Iraq war and now restricted to her chair. But Angie is used to getting out and about, and being an… Read more »