Ki Mobility Ethos

The Ethos is an uncompromising combination of performance, ride quality and style.

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Whether it is your first chair or that hard earned number that represents a lifetime of rolling; riding Ethos is like nothing you have ever experienced before.

A true testament to innovation and the art of wheelchair design

Scientifically proven vibration damping technology diminishes vibrations received by the body during normal use. The result is a ride so smooth that cracks and crevices disappear in the wake of every push.

The Ethos has a frame design that sacrifices nothing. It is the ultra-lightweight custom ride that feels as though it floats beneath you. Rigidity is designed into all the right places giving you superior responsiveness. The feeling of performance and energy from a meticulously crafted machine becomes one with your body. The perfect marriage of strong agile responsiveness and comfortable performance.

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  • Fixed frame wheelchair
  • Ultra responsive ride
  • Extreme lightweight
  • RP tuning
  • ISOTech polymers and total frame adjustment system
  • Specially designed Ki spoke wheels
  • WC-19 transit approved
  • Multi-customisable options - refer to script for full details
Material Aluminium Series 7000
Seat Widths 12" to 20"
Seat Depths 14" to 20"
Rigid Frame Yes
Minimum Seat to Floor Height 13.5"
Standard Legrest Style Straight, V Front or Tapered
User Weight Limit 124.7 kg
Transport Weight 5.26 kg
Seating Sling upholstery
Armrests Height adjustable
Brakes Push to lock, Scissor lock
Rear Wheel Size 22", 24", 25", 26"
Castor Size 3" - 6"

How do I fold my manual wheelchair?

One of the easiest ways to do this is to lift up under the centre of the wheelchair seat upholstery. To unfold the wheelchair, tilt slightly to one side, and then press down on one or both seat rails.

And remember to keep fingers and hands clear of any moving parts! If you don't, you'll only do it once. Ouch!

How do I know what size wheelchair is right for me?

Just like items of clothing such as shoes, it is important that the wheelchair fits the person who is using it well enough to ensure they are comfortable and that it's not likely to press on any part of their body, as this has the potential to create pressure areas.

To ensure the right fit, you need to be able to tell us the following:

  1. The measurement from your bottom to your shoulder (taken when you are sitting).
  2. The measurement from the back of your bottom to the back of your knee.
  3. The measurement from behind the knee to your heel (when sitting).
  4. The widest measurement of your backside when seated.
  5. Telling us your weight also helps, as different wheelchairs have different user weight limits.

If you can't get all these measurements, there are a couple of simple things that you can do once you are in a wheelchair to make sure that it fits you okay:

  • Is there enough room to slide your hand down between the armrest and your thigh? If this is not possible, you need to try a larger size.
  • Are you able to put two fingers side by side behind your knee before hitting the seat upholstery? If not, then you need to get a wheelchair with a longer seat depth.

And the good news is that if you are working with a therapist to help select the right wheelchair for you, they will take all of the measurements that they need during your assessment, so you don't need to worry about this!

Why do you need to have leg rests that swing-away?

If the leg rests swing-away, the wheelchair user can get closer to an object that they are being transferred onto, like a bed or a chair. The swing-away leg rests also make it easier if a hoist or piece of equipment is used to help transfer the wheelchair user and gets them closer to the wheelchair which will make the transfer easier and safer.

Can the leg rest length be adjusted?

The position of the footplate can easily be adjusted to fit the individual's leg length. To alter the length, simply loosen the bolt under the end of the leg rest, adjust the footplate in and out to achieve the desired position, and then retighten the bolt securely.

The footplate should be adjusted to support the weight of the individual's foot and lower leg in such a position that permits the weight to be beared by the thighs. If the leg rest is too long, the user will have a line of pressure under the thigh, at the front of the seat upholstery. If the leg rest is too short, the knees will be too high and too much pressure will be on the buttocks.

Ideally the user's knees and hips should be at the same angle.

Why are anti-tippers important?

Anti-tippers are designed to stop the wheelchair from tipping backwards when the wheelchair is going up an incline. While some anti-tippers are removable, Allied Medical does not recommend this. They are a safety feature on the wheelchair and should be used at all times.

What is the ideal height for the backrest for you?

Ideally, you want to have the back upholstery end just under your shoulder blade. Sometimes carers like to have the push canes higher to make it easier for them to push, but be careful in raising them up too high as this can often stop the users being able to self-propel easily. An adjustable height backrest is a sensible idea, especially if you haven't yet decided which wheelchair cushion you are going to use.

What are the benefits of height adjustable armrests?

Armrests offer somewhere to rest and support the arms. We are all different sizes and choose to sit on different height cushions, so height adjustment is important. By being able to adjust the height of the armrests you may also be able to get under a table more easily, or if you are using a tray, the tray can be at a serviceable height for you. Proper armrest height is very important as it can prevent shoulder problems. An armrest that is correctly adjusted will support your forearms with your elbows at 90 degrees and your shoulders will be level.

Do you ever have second hand wheelchairs?

Unfortunately not. As Allied Medical is an importer, we only stock new wheelchairs. However, from time to time we do have wheelchairs that are ex-demo and may have some minor paintwork damage. We are happy to sell these at a reduced price but with the same warranties. This is a good way of getting a great wheelchair at a price that is a little easier on the pocket.

If you want a second-hand wheelchair, try looking on Trade Me or visit our Stockist Locator page here as they may have some available.

Once I have my wheelchair, what maintenance does it need?

Most wheelchairs come with a basic instruction manual which outlines any specific regular maintenance that is required for that model.

In general, it is a good idea to check the following on a monthly basis:

  • If you have pneumatic tyres on your wheelchair, check that the air pressure in the tyres is correct – the correct pressure is indicated on the side of the tyre.
  • Check the axle housing is free from dirt, hair and mud. Clean any dirt or hair that has gathered around the axles – the wheels need to spin freely.
  • Check the castors run smoothly – make sure there is no hair, fluff or grit in the castors.
  • Check the brakes hold the tyre firmly in place and are easy to put on and off.
  • Check the nuts and bolts are all tight and secure.

Other words of advice when choosing a wheelchair.
Try as many as you can – visit one of our Resellers who will hold several different models in stock so you can compare them there. Their staff are trained to assist people find the right size wheelchair for you that is within your price range.