As a user, the Carony lets you do the transfer with very little effort, in fact all you need to do is stay seated.
As a carer you don't even have to be very strong to transfer a heavy person. If you can push a wheelchair with a person in it, then you can use the Carony.
Three simple steps to transfer from wheelchair to car seat, without lifting.
In short the Carony system consists of three parts: the seat, the wheel base and the swivel base. Together with the wheelbase the seat will become a standard transport wheelchair. Together with the swivel base the seat becomes a tested and approved car seat. This means anyone, wheelchair user or not, can sit up front in the Carony seat, use the car's original seat belt and enjoy a safe and comfortable ride.
This is where the user sits, safely and comfortably. It is the moving part of the Carony that slides with the user between wheel base and swivel base. The seat has many different features for good posture and pressure relief. For example, raising the front of the seat cushion and reclining backrest. It also has integrated carer handles with brakes.
Take a look at the Features section for a closer look at these and other features of the Carony seat.
THE WHEEL BASE
This is the wheel base. Together with the seat it forms the Carony wheelchair. This is where you find details such as foot rests, the crank for height adjustment and the parking brake. To make it easy to move around and safe to park, it has premium 16" wheels with disc brakes. The height adjustment crank helps to match the height of the car when docking, but it can also be useful for various situations in and around the home.
THE SWIVEL BASE
To enable the wheel base to dock and to hold the Carony seat, the swivel base takes the place of the original car seat. As the name suggests it can rotate towards the door opening so that the wheel base can dock on. Depending on the height and size of your car the Swivel base can look and function differently. In a higher car it could rotate out and lower down before docking the seat. And then lift both seat and user into the vehicle.
Regardless of how they look and work, all our compatible Swivel bases are crash tested and approved in combination with the Carony seat. We do these tests according to the same standards as car manufacturers.
THE BIG FEAUTURES:
The Carony’s purpose is to make it easy to transfer from wheelchair to car seat. However you will likely spend far more time seated in the Carony than you are doing transfers. That’s why usability and comfort were in focus when designing and adding features to the Carony.
Combine these features with our seating accessories to make the Carony a very comfortable car seat and wheelchair. For anyone, regardless of individual needs.
Push handles with brakes.
The Carony now features integrated push handles with brakes. When used as a car seat the handles fold into the back of the seat. It provides more space and clear impact surface for anyone seated behind the Carony seat. To achieve the greatest brake force with minimal input both rear wheels have disc brakes. If you need to let go of the handles but want to keep the brakes engaged you can flick a switch to temporarily hold the brakes. For longer stops and after docking, use the parking brake on the side of the Carony.
Almost everything on the Carony is adjustable. From top to bottom you can adjust the height of the headrest, the thickness of the lumbar support, the height and angle of each individual armrest, the depth of the seat, the recline of the backrest, height of the front of the seat, the seating height of the Carony, the length of the foot rest as well as the angle and direction of the foot rests. Furthermore, we have the optional elevating leg support.
The little details.
While these aren’t exactly the deal makers or the unique selling points of the Carony, we still think they’re nifty enough to brag about.
We have a number of accessories to help you get the most out of your Carony. Seating accessories from premium manufacturers as well as our in house developed product accessories.
Both front and rear inner tubes are available in a puncture free version. This means all your tires can keep their premium look even if your local roads are a bit sharp around the edges.
Regardless of your individual needs, our wide selection of premium seating accessories will take care of you.
4-point shoulder harness
Distributing pressure across a 25% greater surface area than a traditional H-style harness, our shoulder harness has a body-contouring shape for optimal support and a comfortable fit. Curved pads follow the contours of the shoulders and ribcage, with a low-placed sternum strap for easy adjustability.
|Max user weight||120 kg|
|Wheel base||15.5 kg|
|Total weight||35.2 kg|
|Cycle test approved (250.000)|
|Flammability test approved|
|EN 12183 approved|