Sunrise Medical Quickie Hula Powerchair
Made in the UK by market leaders Sunrise Medical, the Quickie Hula electric wheelchair combines impressive indoor performance with versatile seating arrangements. Its advanced mid-wheel drive allows the Hula to turn on the spot, which combined with its narrow width, gives it great manoeuvrability indoors.
The Sunrise Quickie Hula features a range of customisation options to ensure the comfort of its user. The low seat height allows access under tables, and combined with the flip-up armrests, this makes access into and out of the wheelchair as easy as possible. The seat height, along with the seat angle and backrest angle, can be adjusted according to the preferences of the person in the wheelchair.
Importantly, the width and depth of the seat can be altered, meaning that the Hula electric wheelchair will accommodate nearly every person in comfort. This feature is something not found on more basic indoor-only powerchairs such as the Go Chair, and allows the wheelchair user to have a seat that is configured for them - rather than a "standard" seat that may not fit perfectly, or provide the necessary support. For those that will be spending long amounts of time in their wheelchair, this is vital.
While the Hula is primarily designed for use inside, it can also be used for short excursions outside over smooth flat surfaces, though it does not offer the level of performance that dedicated Indoor/Outdoor powerchairs do. In our experience, it struggles getting up ramps and over uneven surfaces, so its outdoor capabilities are limited. The Hula is fully crash-tested and ISO 7176-19 approved, giving you the reassurance that it is both safe and secure to transport in a suitably adapted vehicle.
A range of up to 11 miles on a single charge comfortably covers regular daily use, and the Quickie Hula has a maximum speed of 4mph – faster than the average walking speed, although for those using it just indoors the speed can be lowered. At the end of the day, the footplate can be flipped up to aid storage of the wheelchair, and an overnight charge will see the Hula ready for another day’s work the next morning.
We have found that the Hula is particularly popular with people needing a powered wheelchair to get around a care home, who will often be spending much of the day in it, and therefore require more comfort and support from their seat than that found on basic wheelchairs. However, it lacks the advanced powered seating options found on Invacare's Pronto M41 Modulite, which can cater to those who need powered lift, tilt or recline.
|Width||25 in (63 cm)|
|Length||38 - 41 in (97 - 105 cm)|
|Weight||13 st (82 kg)|
|Seat width||Adj. 16 - 20 in (41 - 51 cm)|
|Seat depth||Adj. 16 - 20 in (41 - 51 cm)|
|Seat height||17 / 19 in (43 / 47 cm) with 3° seat angle|
|Weight capacity||21.5 st (136 kg)|
|Ground clearance||2 in (5 cm)|
|Speed||4 mph (6 kmph)|
|Range||11 miles (18 km)|
As a Sunrise Medical Elite Dealer, Wheelfreedom are specialists in the Quickie Hula. If you require further information on the Hula, or wish to place an order, please call us on 0800 0258 005. Our customer services team will be able to advise you on the wheelchair, and also on the hire and purchase options available. We can also arrange for a consultation, where you will have the opportunity to have a hands-on demonstration from a Quickie Professional.
All of our powered wheelchairs come with free delivery and set-up by one of our experienced product specialists when purchased or hired on a long-term basis or leased through the Motability scheme, to ensure they are suitable for your needs, and adjusted as necessary to your comfort. For short-term hire customers, there is a small charge for technician delivery.
We offer three months' free insurance with all powerchairs purchased from us. The cover is provided by market-leading mobility insurer Fish Insurance, and lets you get mobile straight away, knowing that you are safely covered.