Our everyday wheelchairs are helping people to be independent, active members of their communities.
Whether it's a Rough Terrain helping someone to regain his independence, or a tricycle helping someone to get to work, our wheelchairs and training are helping people to fulfil their potential.
Each one has been designed specifically for different environments and circumstances. In addition, in order to maximise the impact of the wheelchair, they should each be prescribed after an assessment ensuring the needs of the individual are fully understood.
Read about our range below or download our latest brochure.
Motivation's newest wheelchair specifically for active children.
Motivation has been providing supportive seating wheelchairs for children with cerebral palsy for some time now, but what’s been missing from our range is an active wheelchair for children with less complex postural needs.
“We have designed a wheelchair with lots of adjustability built in, so that it can grow with the child," Chris, our technical specialist, told us. "It also includes a pressure relief cushion and can be packed down for easy transportation. Our hope is that this lightweight chair will enable lots more kids to get out of their homes, play with friends and access school.”
A supportive seat that is ideal for early intervention.
Many of the children we support have conditions that prevent them from walking and sitting up alone. Quite often, parents are forced to leave them to lie on the floor so they can get on with work or household chores.
This is detrimental to their health, well being and postural development, but also highlights a lack of dignity.
Our Moti Start is the perfect first step in giving these children the practical support they require. It enables them to sit up and make eye contact with their families - sometimes for the first time. The impact is immediate.
The Moti Start comes with additional padding and comfortable straps, meaning parents and carers don't have to worry about the safety or posture of their child. It comes with a removable tray, which helps with meal times and play.
Crucially, the seat can be adjusted as the child grows and can tilt and change position depending on the time of day.
Children like Rishap are often isolated without an appropriate wheelchair - left to lie on the floor and vulnerable to spinal deformities, breathing problems, poor circulation, and life-threatening pressure sores and urinary infections.
But today, Rishap is smiling and learning to communicate with his family, which is critical for any child's development. Thanks to his Moti Start, he can finally sit up right and engage with the world around him.
An adjustable, supportive wheelchair for children.
Our Moti Go provides all the comfort, support and adjustability of our Moti Start seat. But additionally, it has wheels, enabling slightly older children to venture out and explore.
Jereld has cerebral palsy. He cannot support himself or sit up alone. His father abandoned the family when he was diagnosed, because he could not accept his disability. Now, his mother brings him up with the help of her friend.
When he was younger, his mother was able to carry him wherever he needed to go. Now he is nine, he was becoming too heavy to pick up and was often left on the floor instead.
His mother was sad that he could not make friends or leave the house. He could not see nature outside or see the sun.
Since receiving the Moti Go, the lives of Jereld and his mother have changed forever.
His mother told us it is now much easier to feed Jereld, and she is able to do more work knowing he is in a supportive seat.
She told us he can make friends now, and go outside and play. It is also much easier to transport him over longer distances.
An adjustable, active wheelchair designed for urban and semi rural living.
Kanagasundram was working on his farm when he fell from a tree and broke his back, leaving him paralysed.
Like most of the people in his small village, he had always relied on physical labour to earn an income. When he wasn’t farming, he was travelling to the local market by bus so he could sell his produce.
He knew that his injury would have a devastating impact on his ability to provide for his family, so he began to feel depressed and hopeless about the future.
It has a quick-release mechanism that allows him to remove the back wheels and fold the chair up, so he can use the bus to get to market. His life has become much more active and he is busy once again, rearing cattle.
Confidence and mobility restored, Kanagasundram has started growing vegetables as well as farming; he is determined to produce crops for his family so he can provide for them once more.
A stylish lightweight wheelchair for dynamic urban living.
Our Active Rigid Frame aims to give mobility and manoeuvrability to people living in urban areas. It is the most recent offering from Motivation.
The Active Rigid Frame has been designed to offer all the customisation expected of a Motivation wheelchair, but with the additional benefit of being exceptionally light and strong.
The backrest folds down and the wheels and castors have quick release mechanisms, meaning the chair can be easily lifted in and out of a vehicle. It provides full independence, particularly for people living in built-up areas.
It's light aluminium frame and quick release mechanisms help to improve life for people who are keen to remain fully mobile and independent.
A hand-powered trike or clip-on trike attachment.
For some disabled people, getting a wheelchair that enables them to regain their basic independence is just the start. Once they've built their confidence and have a grasp of their rights, many of the people we support aspire to do more.
Getting into employment, contributing to society and being able to provide for the family is an important goal for many adults. For children and young people, just being able to attend school is absolutely vital.
But often, opportunities are a long way from home. That's why we developed a tricycle that enable wheelchair users to travel longer distances with less effort.
At the same time, we have produced a quick-release trike attachment that converts our Rough Terrain into a tricycle.
Jasmeen and her sister Farhanaj have under-developed legs. Without appropriate wheelchairs, they used to be completely dependent on their family to get around. Although both girls are bright, creative and full of potential, their parents were reluctant for them to go to school. It was just too difficult to get them there and took too long. This valuable time could be better spent earning money to support the family.
But with the support of the girls' headteacher, their father began to see the value in their education. Shortly afterwards, they were referred to a local wheelchair service and received brand new Motivation tricycles.
The hospital called me and my sister, measured us and then prepared the tricycles. Then I could come to school! I have a good feeling with this chair!
Our hand-powered tricycles were perfect for Jasmeen and Farhanaj. They are designed to cope with rough terrain and uneven road surfaces, and have a built-in carrier for the girls' school bags.
They have made a huge and immediate difference to family life and have crucially enabled both sisters to continue their vital education.
"Now, they go to school by themselves," their father told us. "They are more comfortable and independent, and can even help with the business."
Our robust, three-wheel design provides stability and easy propulsion.
The Rough Terrain is Motivation's most well-known and iconic wheelchair.
Throughout the developing world, disabled people are often unable to get around their homes and communities because of the uneven ground they are built on. Traditional wheelchair designs can be difficult to propel and vulnerable to tipping or becoming stuck.
But for Motivation, the decision to use a three wheel design has made all the difference. The Rough Terrain wheelchair is robust and the third wheel provides stability and easy propulsion.
Richard was working at an engineering firm when he fell and broke his back. He was left paralysed and everything changed.
As a proud man, Richard found it very difficult to accept he would not be able to walk again, return to work or provide for his family. He was devastated when his family had to move to a smaller, more affordable home.
In his new surroundings, Richard was unable to move around on his own. His wheelchair was simply not suitable for the uneven ground in his home and community. He felt isolated and alone, and his confidence was crushed.
But now that Richard has received a Rough Terrain wheelchair, he is feeling more positive about the future.
“My best days are ahead of me,” he told us. “I feel empowered. I am changing from a caterpillar and flying like a butterfly! I am living my life now that I have processed my pain and depression.”
With his new freedom and independence, Richard has trained to be a psychologist and is thinking of owning his own practice. He is confident enough to concentrate on the future.
“My scars have turned into stars,” he said. “My family and I don’t see disability; we see opportunity. I am now looking outwards at possibilities, and I am fulfilled and more social.”
A comfortable four-wheeler, ideal for temporary use.
For people who require a wheelchair on a short-term basis, the Standard Folding is ideal.
Whether someone would like to return to work after an accident or needs to visit their village after surgery, the Standard Folding enables people to maintain their mobility and independence.
Despite being our most basic wheelchair, the Standard Folding meets our high standards regarding correct sizing and fitting.
A simple, low-cost solution that saves
Many wheelchair users cannot feel pressure building and do not have the mobility to relieve it without assistance.
Without a pressure relief cushion, they are vulnerable to life-threatening pressure ulcers. That's why a good quality pressure-relieving cushion is an essential part of any everyday wheelchair. In fact, it's so important, that we never provide a wheelchair without one.
Our local partners find it difficult to source quality cushions that can be quickly and easily fitted to different wheelchairs and users.
So our contoured Universal Cushion is specially designed to fit most slung-seat wheelchairs whether they are locally produced or imported. It can be easily cut to size and provides a supportive and comfortable seating position and skin protection for people at risk of pressure sores.
Our kit for tailored seating solutions.
Every wheelchair should be tailored to an individual’s physical, social and environmental needs. But those with more complex seating needs sometimes require additional support to ensure they get the best possible fit.
In developing countries, Postural Support Devices (PSDs) can be expensive, difficult to source and of varying quality. This can mean the wheelchair user might not receive the correct seating solution within an acceptable time frame, impacting hugely on their positioning and quality of life.
So our unique PSD kit is a range of components that can be attached to a wheelchair in order to provide the necessary physical support. These include trunk support, tray mountings, head rests, straps, cushions and backrest pads.
The kit also contains a mix of foam and webbing, simple tools, around 400 postural interventions, and the attachment systems that enable wheelchair services to fit and modify PSDs to the majority of wheelchairs.
For the wheelchair user, it means enhanced support and a tailored fit without the expense and waiting time. It minimises the risk of secondary health complications such as pressure sores or spinal deformities, and allows the wheelchair user to gain independence.