Training & Education

We have a range of training modules, online presentations and live webinars available to help you improve and build on your understanding of assistive technology. If any of these educational presentations or content are of interest to you, please email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz and we can discuss training options, organise training material for you or book in a time for a presentation. 

Powerchairs

Allied Medical Powerchair Solutions

Length: 45 minutes

Live presentation with Allied Medical available on request.

An introduction to the entire powerchair range which covers the main points for each powerbase type in the Allied Medical range.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this presentation and one of our team will be in touch to discuss available dates and times.

Quantum Webinar: Elevating Independence - Empowering Individuals

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Individuals with chronic medical conditions and long-term disabilities who have a permanent need for a wheelchair require a comprehensive, detailed evaluation of their physical, functional and environmental needs to allow clinicians and ATP suppliers to make appropriate Assistive Technology recommendations for a successful outcome.
This course will examine the coverage criteria, clinical benefits and research in support of a power height-adjustable seat (PASH), provide the clinician with practical tools to consider and incorporate when evaluating and documenting the need for this power seat option; assist the supplier in reading and interpreting the information in the medical record to determine when to provide a power seat elevation system, and provide billing and reimbursement personnel with strategies to mitigate denial for coverage and reimbursement of a PASH system.

Recording not available. Please email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to express your interest in attending an encore presentation.

Quantum Webinar: Clinical Considerations for Alternative Drive Controls

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Assessing an end-user for power mobility can be an intimidating task. Decisions that are made will have an impact on the individual’s quality life, functional mobility, physical well being, and social interactions. When the end-user is not able to utilize a standard joystick, then the task can become even more intimidating. There are many considerations and factors including driving/input method, mounting of driver controls, postural control, power positioning, programming, and environmental access/control. This workshop will review many of the considerations that must be examined when recommending alternative controls. Case-specific examples will be utilized to elucidate the often-delicate interplay between alternative control access and complex seating system needs.

Recording not available. Please email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to express your interest in attending an encore presentation.

Quantum Webinar: Drive Wheel Configuration - Do we KNOW what we KNOW?

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Individuals with chronic medical conditions and long-term disabilities who have a permanent need for a wheelchair require a comprehensive, detailed evaluation of their physical, functional and environmental needs to allow clinicians and ATP suppliers to make appropriate Assistive Technology recommendations for a successful outcome. This course will examine the long-held beliefs with regard to the application of power mobility drive wheel configuration, discuss the principles behind those beliefs, and examine the research that supports or disputes them. It will also examine the impact design changes and technology advances have in mitigating the "known" disadvantages of each drive wheel configuration to provide participants with a fresh look at the advantages of each.

Recording not available. Please email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to express your interest in attending an encore presentation.

Quantum Webinar: Clinically Speaking - The Power of Prevention

Length: 1 hour

Live presentation with Allied Medical available on request.

Individuals with chronic medical conditions and long-term disabilities who have a permanent need for a wheelchair require a comprehensive, detailed evaluation of their physical, functional and environmental needs to allow clinicians and ATP suppliers to make appropriate Assistive Technology recommendations for a successful outcome.
This course will examine the clinical decision making process and algorithmic approach to mobility assistive equipment trial and recommendation. This course will also serve as a review of preventative therapeutic use of powered seating features that allow end user increased independence not only in daily activities but also in the importance of medical management when caregiver and therapy resources may be limited. The use of powered features will be reviewed in regards to management of frequent co-morbidities and medical conditions such as: orthostatic hypotension, edema, contracture/tone management, pressure injury prevention, and the application of positioning components that can aid in decreased the complications of skeletal deformities over time.

Recording not available. Please email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to express your interest in attending an encore presentation.

Quantum Webinar: The Case for Bluetooth: Technology Leading to Independence

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Technology continues to advance with time. Along with advancements in technology often comes a greater level of independence for people with disabilities. Bluetooth is one of those technologies that offers a great deal of independence for individuals who are slowly losing their function. This course will review the capabilities that Bluetooth and Infrared technology offer individuals who have disabilities. The course will also include case studies of individuals who use the technology and the independence that this technology offers them.

Recording not available. Please email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to express your interest in attending an encore presentation.

Ultra-Lightweight Wheelchairs

Ki Mobility Webinar: Tilt Comparison - Which Tilt is Right for My Client

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Follow-up to Tilting the Odds: Manual Tilt to Improve Rehabilitation Outcomes

This session will offer a comparison of the Liberty FT and Focus CR in terms of functional basics and technical specs for each chair. We will look at the method of tilt for each product and its impact on client function as well as available adjustments to optimize each chair for both the caregiver and the rider.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Tilting the Odds - Manual Tilt to Improve Rehabilitation Outcomes

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

This presentation will explore the research supporting the use of tilt. Topics will include: how changes in seat angle affect posture and pressure distribution, seat height and angle characteristics that impact self-propulsion, the relationship between independent mobility and incidence of pressure ulcers, and how changes in seat angle can influence activities of daily living.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Good, Better, Best: A Comparison of Ki Mobility Rigid Chairs

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Follow up to Good Vibrations: Can Manual Wheelchair Design Principles Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Vibration?

This session will be a comparison of our three ultralight rigid chair options, the Tsunami, Rogue, and Ethos. Discussion about vibration and wheelchair set up will allow us to show how each of these chairs addresses adjustment to maximize comfort and efficiency. We will look at the innovative new Ethos and how it uses Isolation Technology to both shields the rider from the harmful effects of vibration while at the same time allowing unparalleled ease of adjustment.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Good Vibrations - Can Manual Wheelchair Design Principles Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Vibration?

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Significant exposure to vibration (whole-body vibration - WBV) has been linked to a variety of adverse health conditions in able-bodied workers exposed to WBV during the occupation. This presentation will discuss the issues associated with WBV for the manual wheelchair user, the pros and cons of some of the remedies that have previously been used, and the unique application of design principles and materials that allow for dampening WBV.

Ki Mobility Webinar: The Catalyst Advantage - Making Your Catalyst a High-Efficiency Machine

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Follow-up to How Do People Actually Use Their Manual Wheelchairs,
and What Really Matters?

This session will look at the common design elements of each model of Catalyst folding manual wheelchair from Ki Mobility, and how they benefit our riders. We will build upon the concept of maximizing the efficiency of the "simple machine" that is the wheelchair. We will introduce a variety of options we offer to help you select and set up the optimal "high-efficiency machine" for your client.

Ki Mobility Webinar: How Do People Actually Use Their Manual Wheelchairs, and What Really Matters?

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

This presentation will examine the real-world behaviours of manual wheelchair users and discuss the mechanical principles and factors that affect propulsion efficiency. In addition to explaining some details of the science involved, we hope to inspire participants to think critically about their current understandings and beliefs on this topic.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Wheelchair Cushion Science in a Nutshell: Science that Should be Driving Your Clinical Choices

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Participants will learn how to identify different materials used in the design of cushions and how those materials interact with the anatomy for pressure distribution. They will also learn how to understand durability and stability of these materials in cushion construction, and they will also learn to identify and understand different design techniques used to improve cushion efficacy and their potential effects on functional outcomes.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Axiom Seating: A Tour from Basic Comfort to Complex Needs

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Follow up to Wheelchair Cushion Science in a Nutshell: A Primer on the Science that Should be Driving Your Clinical Choices

This session will introduce the 5 cushions in the Axiom line up and discuss the “Science of Seating” and how these concepts were built into the Axiom cushion line. We will illustrate design features that reduce surface tension as well as look at how Ki Mobility used anthropometric data to design a contoured surface designed for comfort and stability. We will introduce the Axiom Back line up, looking at sizing, contours, and mounting. We will also give a brief introduction of our Axiom Custom Seating line for the complex users.

Manual Wheelchairs

Manual Wheelchair ABC's

Length: 45 minutes

Live presentation and product demonstration available on request.

Covers all the basic measurements and configuration options of a wheelchair. Aimed at therapists new at prescribing wheelchairs, or those who prescribe wheelchairs infrequently and need a refresher.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this presentation and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Karma Flexx Training

Length: 1 hour

Live presentation and product demonstration available on request.

This presentation takes you through the features and options on both a standard Karma Flexx wheelchair and a Complex Karma Flexx Wheelchair. It also covers some basic adjustments that can be made with limited tools.

For a full live demonstration of the wheelchair from your local sales representative, please don't hesitate to email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to set up an appointment.

Download the Flexx Training Presentation here >

View a short video explaining the features on a Standard Karma Flexx >

View a short video explaining the options available on a Complex Karma Flexx >

Seating and Positioning

Allied Medical Cushion Solutions

Length: 45 minutes

Live presentation working through our cushion solutions chart, available on request.

Covers all the basic measurements and configuration options of a wheelchair. Aimed at therapists new at prescribing wheelchairs, or those who prescribe wheelchairs infrequently and need a refresher.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this presentation and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Allied Medical Back Solutions

Length: 45 minutes

Live presentation working through our back solutions chart, available on request.

One of our team will take you through our entire wheelchair cushions solutions chart explaining the key differences and specifications of each option.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this presentation and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Seating and Positioning Accessories

Length: 45 minutes

Live presentation and product demonstration available on request.

One of our team will take you through our entire wheelchair backs solutions chart explaining the key differences and specifications of each option.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this presentation and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Bodypoint Evoflex Hip Belt Positioning Applications and Strategies

Length: 30 minutes

Webinar recording from Bodypoint.

In this webinar, we will discuss the fundamentals of pelvic positioning and the application of Bodypoint’s Evoflex Hip Belt to address positioning strategies. Bodypoint will demonstrate the installation of the Evoflex Hip Belt and our new Evoflex Belt Extenders, provide key installation considerations and tips on maximizing the effectiveness to support clinical and user outcomes. 

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Bodypoint Adaptive Sports Positioning and Seating Considerations

Length: 40 minutes

Webinar recording from Bodypoint.

In this webinar, we will discuss Adaptive Sports, positioning and safety considerations and the benefits of positioning products on performance, stability and control. David will also discuss the benefits of adaptive sports and the Para Athlete as well as the Paralympian Program.

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Bodypoint Thoracic and Upper Body Positioning Considerations

Length: 40 minutes

Webinar recording from Bodypoint.

In this webinar, we will discuss the anatomy of the thorax, positioning tendencies of wheelchair users with flexion and rotational deficits and the areas of postural influence with upper body secondary supports.

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Bodypoint Belt Mounting Angles to Address Pelvic Positioning

Length: 1 hour

Webinar recording from Bodypoint.

In this webinar, we will discuss the fundamental criteria to consider when evaluating wheelchair seating for effective positioning of the pelvis for stability and support. Pelvic positioning is a critical element of a seating assessment and the most commonly used secondary support for the pelvis is the pelvic positioning belt. In this presentation, belt mounting angles and options will be discussed to address different types of pelvic asymmetry.

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Paediatrics

Leckey Webinar: MyWay Walker and Pedal Device

Length: 1 hour

Friday, August 7 2020 | 8:00am

Mark Draper, a representative from Leckey's International Customer Care Team, will be discussing the benefits and features of the MyWay and explain the new Pedal Device, available to enable children to pedal in an upright position, working lower limb muscles in the range of movement the child would use during stepping and other functional activities. 

Leckey Webinar: Sleepform Sleep Support System

Length: 1 hour

Past Event on Friday, July 31 2020 | 8:00am

Mark Draper, a representative from Leckey's International Customer Care Team, will be discussing how the Leckey Sleepform Sleep Support System supports the user in a symmetric posture while they are asleep and can be used to reduce the build-up of pressure points, thus increasing comfort and the likelihood of an undisturbed night’s sleep for both them and their family.

Mark will discuss the benefits and features of the system as well as discussing the various components available when prescribing the system.

Download the Sleepform presentation here

Special Tomato Zoom Training: Strollers and Buggies

Length: 50 minutes

Past Event on Thursday, June 18 2020 | 1:00pm

Please join us to learn about the range of buggies available from Special Tomato. Steve Andrew, from our Special Tomato's Australian distributor, will introduce the buggy range and explore what additional seating solutions are compatible with the buggies to provide your clients with additional support

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Special Tomato Zoom Training: Seating Solutions

Length: 50 minutes

Past Event on Thursday, July 2 2020 | 1:00pm

With so many paediatric seating system options available, finding the best one can be an overwhelming task. In this webinar, Steve Andrew, from our Special Tomato's Australian distributor, will cover the most common needs – seating for home, seating for school and seating for "out and about" and how different solutions meet these needs. 

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Orthotics and Physio

Allard AFO KiddieGAIT Pediatric Webinar

Length: 30 minutes

Past Event on Thursday, May 14 2020 | 8:00am - 9:00am

David Nordenberg-Steiman,  Product Manager (and former Physical Therapist) for Allard AFO hosted a live webinar on the background of Allard’s AFOs and the unique features and functions of their paediatric AFOs. The session covered intended use and indications, product selection & positioning and discussed the different types of children that benefit from the Allard AFO’s.

This event was recorded and can still be viewed by clicking the link below.

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Allard AFO Orthotists Webinar

Length: 1 hour

Past Event on Thursday, May 21 2020 | 8:00am - 9:00am

David Nordenberg-Steiman from Allard will again host a live webinar about different types of Foot Drop and the benefits of the Allard AFOs. He will describe the latest models of Flow and 2½-versions, product selection & positioning and discuss different types of patients using different models of the Allard AFOs. Again there will be a chat function set up and Q & A at the end.

This event was recorded and can still be viewed by clicking the link below.

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Bracing and Supports

Length: Length: 30 minutes

Live presentation available on request.

An overview of all of Allied Medical's Orthotic & Physio Solutions along with looking at why someone may use bracing and when they need to be referred to a medical professional. The presentation is aimed at private businesses who are interested in supplying Orthotic & Physio products direct to the public.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this presentation and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

AML Certified: Technician Training

Karma Flexx Basic Module

Length: 20 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

An overview of the basic out of the box Karma Flexx with clear step by step instructions of how to prepare a non-scripted Karma Flexx prior to handing it over to the customer.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Karma Flexx Advanced Module

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

An overview of setting up a scripted Karma Flexx Manual Wheelchair with adjustments with clear step by step instructions.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

General Basic Programming

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers the basic programming, what you are trying to achieve and how to go about it.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

General Diagnostics

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers how to diagnose a problem with a powerchair, and then how to fix it.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

General Growth and Measurements

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers wheelchair measurements, parts and what to think about when refurbishing a chair for a new client. Please note that these measurements are specific to Allied Medical and our practices.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

General Processing

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers Allied Medical's processing, and how it affects you as a technician.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Quantum Advanced Programming

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

Previously we have reviewed the driving parameters within the Q-Logic programming software. For this module we are going to focus on other features that come standard with the Q-Logic hand control. These parameters can further customise the powerchair to help our clients get the most out of their device and further aid their independence.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Quantum Electronics

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers the electronics on Q-Logic 3.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Quantum iLevel

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers the basic features and components of the iLevel REAC Lift and Tilt system.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Quantum Q6 Edge 2.0

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers the basic features and components of the Q6 Edge 2.0 powerchair.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Quantum Q-Logic Hand Held Programmer

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers programming using the Q-Logic hand held programmer.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Quantum Q-Logic PC Programming Station

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

For this module we are going to focus on other features that come standard with the Q-Logic hand control. These parameters can further customise the powerchair to help our clients get the most out of their device and further aid their independence.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Quantum Q-Logic Programmer

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers programming for powerchairs with Q-Logic Electronics, from the ground up.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Quantum REAC Lift and Tilt

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers the basic features and components of the REAC Lift and Tilt seat base system.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Quantum Seating System Optimisation

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers how you can get the most of the Quantum Rehab seating systems, and optimising their confguration to obtain the best positioning outcomes.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Quantum TB3 Seating System Optimisation

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers how you can get the most of the Quantum Rehab TRU-Balance® 3 (TB3) seating systems, by understanding how to adjust seat width, seat depth and correctly configure the centre of gravity.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Quantum Interactive Assist

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers how to use Interactive Assist for the Q-Logic®3 (QL3) system using ECON-W and both Android or iOS (Apple) Devices. Interactive Assist gives the client a way to allow a technician remote access to their powerchair’s full diagnotics information in real time - no matter where they are located.

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Quantum Loading a Powerbase Program into QL3

Length: 30 minutes

Module in pdf format with option for video training to run through steps and answer questions.

This module covers how to load a powerbase’s core program into the Q-Logic 3 (QL3) system using the ECON-W program. Powerbase programs contain all of the standard
settings for each powerbase type. These settings also depend on the type of seating system being used (e.g tilt-in-space, lift & tilt).

Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this module and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

Powerchairs

Allied Medical Powerchair Solutions
Quantum Webinar: Elevating Independence - Empowering Individuals
Quantum Webinar: Clinical Considerations for Alternative Drive Controls
Quantum Webinar: Drive Wheel Configuration - Do we KNOW what we KNOW?
Quantum Webinar: Clinically Speaking - The Power of Prevention
Quantum Webinar: The Case for Bluetooth: Technology Leading to Independence

Ultra-Lightweight Wheelchairs

Ki Mobility Webinar: Tilt Comparison - Which Tilt is Right for My Client
Ki Mobility Webinar: Tilting the Odds - Manual Tilt to Improve Rehabilitation Outcomes
Ki Mobility Webinar: Good, Better, Best: A Comparison of Ki Mobility Rigid Chairs
Ki Mobility Webinar: Good Vibrations - Can Manual Wheelchair Design Principles Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Vibration?
Ki Mobility Webinar: The Catalyst Advantage - Making Your Catalyst a High-Efficiency Machine
Ki Mobility Webinar: How Do People Actually Use Their Manual Wheelchairs, and What Really Matters?
Ki Mobility Webinar: Wheelchair Cushion Science in a Nutshell: Science that Should be Driving Your Clinical Choices
Ki Mobility Webinar: Axiom Seating: A Tour from Basic Comfort to Complex Needs

Manual Wheelchairs

Manual Wheelchair ABC's
Karma Flexx Training

Seating and Positioning

Allied Medical Cushion Solutions
Allied Medical Back Solutions
Seating and Positioning Accessories
Bodypoint Evoflex Hip Belt Positioning Applications and Strategies
Bodypoint Adaptive Sports Positioning and Seating Considerations
Bodypoint Thoracic and Upper Body Positioning Considerations
Bodypoint Belt Mounting Angles to Address Pelvic Positioning

Paediatrics

Leckey Webinar: MyWay Walker and Pedal Device
Leckey Webinar: Sleepform Sleep Support System
Special Tomato Zoom Training: Strollers and Buggies
Special Tomato Zoom Training: Seating Solutions

Orthotics and Physio

Allard AFO KiddieGAIT Pediatric Webinar
Allard AFO Orthotists Webinar
Bracing and Supports

AML Certified: Technician Training

Karma Flexx Basic Module
Karma Flexx Advanced Module
General Basic Programming
General Diagnostics
General Growth and Measurements
General Processing
Quantum Advanced Programming
Quantum Electronics
Quantum iLevel
Quantum Q6 Edge 2.0
Quantum Q-Logic Hand Held Programmer
Quantum Q-Logic PC Programming Station
Quantum Q-Logic Programmer
Quantum REAC Lift and Tilt
Quantum Seating System Optimisation
Quantum TB3 Seating System Optimisation
Quantum Interactive Assist
Quantum Loading a Powerbase Program into QL3