Zinger Chair

Zinger chair

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Summary

The Zinger Chair is a mobility device designed to be more agile and portable than standard wheelchairs.

From the company: "The Zinger Chair is an agile and portable personal electric vehicle. Turns on a dime. Folds & unfolds in seconds. Fits in your trunk or back seat. Seats you at tables & desks like a normal chair. Fun to drive, too! The Zinger is all about convenience, so taking it along couldn’t be easier. Simply pull the release cable to unlatch and raise the Zinger in one fluid motion. It automatically locks open. Now have a seat and you’re ready to “Zing” to anywhere."

NOTE: As the website makes clear: "The Zinger Chair is a personal electric vehicle and is not a medical device nor a wheelchair, and has not been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for review or clearance. Zinger is not intended for medical purposes to provide mobility to persons restricted to a sitting position. It is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion and Reviews

 

from Anonymous (unverified) at September 14, 2019

The light weight and easy deployment of the Zinger chair are impresive pluses.  However, people who need chairs to get around are likely to lack the strength and stamina to load and unload from the car.  Nevertheless, when both my parents need wheelchairs Zingers would've made going out for dinner so much easier for me than loading and unloading their clunky conventional wheelchairs.  

Two questions the video begs.  First, there was no discussion of mileage.  The battery is rather puny to save weight, so I wonder how far it can go before conking out.  Finally, operation looks easy for a healthy user, but will 85-year-olds have enough strength to pull the speed control and brakes?  

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Listing type: 
Product or Service
Filed as: 
Assistive Devices
Key words: 
power chair, motorized chair, portable powered chair, Zinger