Sunrise Medical receives mobility product patent

Sunday, April 30, 2006

LONGMONT, Colo. - Sunrise Medical received a broad-based patent covering key design concepts for its Quickie IRIS and Zippie IRIS tilt-in-space manual wheelchairs, the company announced in March. The IRIS uses a rotational tilt system in which the movement of the user's center of gravity is dramatically reduced or eliminated, Sunrise stated in a release. As the desired tilt angle is achieved, the IRIS's design ensures that both the wheelbase and the tilt carriage remain in symmetrical balance. By eliminating significant movement during tilting, the user remains more stable and comfortable, Sunrise stated.