Carony

Carony

Transfer from wheelchair to car seat without lifting.

Go anywhere!

The Carony is about being able to go places, to do things and to be spontaneous. It will give any user and their carer more independence. It's freedom to go wherever you wish and to be more active. Everyday things, like shopping or spur of the moment things, like having a picnic by the sea.

 

What does the Carony do?
Transferring without lifting.
The Carony is a system that lets you transfer from wheelchair to car seat without lifting. It takes away all the difficult, heavy and dangerous parts of the transfer. It's as safe and comfortable as a standard car seat and it's as versatile and easy to use as a transport wheelchair.
 

Who is the Carony for?
Users, Carers, Couples, Children, Parents.

If you're a wheelchair user and have trouble doing the transfer by yourself. If you're a carer and lifting your partner, parent or child, between wheelchair and car seat is difficult or impossible. Then the Carony might be the thing you need.

It can also be about being able to staying together. For users and carers that live together, there are many aids to help them manage independently at home. The Carony is an extension of that independence that will take you as far as you're willing to drive.

 

What is required from me?
Sit or push.

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.

 
How do I use it?
Swivel, dock and slide.

That's about it. Three simple steps to transfer from wheelchair to car seat, without lifting.

In the car we have a swivel base that you dock with the Carony wheelchair. Once you've docked the Carony to the swivel base, you slide the seat with the user from the wheel base onto the swivel base. You disconnect the wheel base, and swivel in.

You have now transferred from wheelchair to car and you're sitting in a regular car seat. Just be sure to wear the car's original seat belt before you enjoy the ride.

Of course you need to bring the wheel base along and since it is quite easy to handle and relatively light weight, put it in the trunk. If you have trouble lifting you can use a wheelchair hoist.

The System.

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.

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Carony seat

The Seat.

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 suggest 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 features.

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.

 
Highly adjustable.

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.

Carer ergonomics
All the levers used by the carer during operation and docking are at the same height, at the base of the seat cushion.

High quality wheels
The Carony wheel base sports premium 16" tyres that you won’t wear out in the first place. The reflective sides gives added peace of mind when moving about in the dark.

Mesh pocket
At the back of the seat, below the cover for the push handles, we've added a small mesh pocket. A convenient place to store items you want quick access to.

Fixed position, adjustable leg rests
The highly adjustable foot rests of the Carony keep their position fixed in relation to the seat when adjusting the height.

Accessories.

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.

 

Anti-tip device.

Our foot operated anti-tip device is both activated and deactivated using the feet. Our intention is to make it as easy as possible for you to use and to adapt the wheelchair to any situation. Be it going down a couple of steps or traversing a higher obstacle.

 

Puncture free.

Both front and rear inner tubes are available in a puncture free version. This means all your tyres can keep their premium look even if your local roads are a bit sharp around the edges.

 
Seating accessories.

Regardless of your individual needs, our wide selection of premium seating accessories will take care of you.

Torso support
Fitted anywhere along the slit in the backrest above the arm rest. Our premium adjustable torso support provides a rigid brace wherever it’s needed.

Thigh support
Fitted anywhere along the slit under the seat. Our premium adjustable thigh support provides a rigid brace wherever it’s needed.

Universal elastic strap
The 148 cm strap provides temporary or all-day support for travel, work, therapy, sports and fittings. Use on the chest, abdomen, thighs or lower legs.

Calf / heel support
With great pressure distribution and durability, they support the lower legs and control flexion without risk of bruising. Breathable fabric provide air circulation and comfort.

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.

Elevating leg support
Improved leg support for those with long legs or rigid knees.

2-point hip belt
Provides good support and prevents you from sliding forward in the seat.

Head support
Our simple yet useful head support, provides a little bit of everything for the head and neck. Load bearing, side support and comfort.

Elastic extension strap
Adds 72 cm to the original Universal elastic strap.

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Dimensions

Wheel base length 710 mm
Wheel base width 640 mm
Wheel base height 430-570 mm
Docking height 370-510 mm

Weights

Max user weight 120 kg
Wheel base weight 15.5 kg
Total weight 35.2 kg

Testing

Cycle test approved (250.000)  
Flammability test approved  
EN 12183 approved  

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