Written By: Jackie Caraballo and Carl Lloyd
Did You Know There’s an App For That?!
There are so many benefits of the Golden LiteRider Envy and the Golden Compass power wheelchairs! One of the many, lesser known tools is that they can be enhanced using the Dynamic LiNX joystick control/application (app) supported by BlueTooth. Dynamic LiNX electronics uses load compensation technology, which allows the electronics to control the speed of the motors so that the chair behaves the way the client expects.
The dongle, or access key, plugs in to where you would normally charge the chair, which will then activate Bluetooth and sync the power chair to any Apple device, such as a smartphone or ipad. If you do not have an Apple product, then you can use a PC computer or a hand-held programmer. This amazing technology makes driving the chair simpler and offers a more natural experience, especially if the customer has had a stroke or other impairment.
Another great use for this technology is that the chair can be programmed to move more slowly or go one speed in a certain direction, which is essential for Retirement Homes or other busy areas. The app helps make the ride independent of the terrain or the environment. You can also enable tremor dampening to make the controls less sensitive if needed, particularly if the wheelchair user has Parkinsons.
There is a long list of uses for the Dynamic LiNX app. In addition to programming, if the power wheelchair is ever in need of service, the app will also tell you what’s wrong with the chair and how to fix it so that the down time is very minimal. Another benefit is that if the user is farther away and needs immediate assistance, using the app from a smart phone or device, a caregiver can slow down or stop the power chair from 30 feet away. Plus, if you ever need to reset the wheelchair, you can program it back to factory settings with just the push of a button. If you need to, you can also add a timeout feature using the app. And if the power wheelchair is ever in need of service, the app will also tell what’s wrong with the chair and how to fix it, to help service it faster.
All of Golden’s power wheelchairs come standard with the Dynamic LiNX controller. This unique technology also makes the ride independent of the terrain or environment by continuously making small adjustments depending on the driving conditions, such as hills, speed and rider weight.
Not only does the Golden LiteRider Envy mobility power chair feature the latest technology, but it’s the only tubular-framed chair in the industry. Plus, it is incredibly easy to disassemble and pick up and includes a 22-amp long range battery. There are also six colors to choose from to really tailor this product to your personal preference. Contact your retailer for assistance in pairing your device with an access key.
The Golden Compass Sport power chair features Golden’s patented Springless Articulating Chassis: All 6 wheels stay in contact with the ground offering the industry’s most stable and easy-to-use power chair. No other power wheelchair offers the same stability.
The Golden Compass HD power wheelchair offers a stable, center-wheel-drive platform and an articulating chassis for stability over rough terrain. A bigger, beefier version of the popular Compass Sport, the Compass HD has a 450 lb. weight capacity, yet a modest 20-inch turning radius. It comes standard with a captain’s seat and our exclusive fold-flat seat hinge design for easy transport.
Discover all the ways a Golden power wheelchair can help you or your loved ones. Visit a pharmacy or home medical equipment store near you to try one out and see Dynamic LiNX technology in action! Find a retailer near you at goldentech.com/dealer-locator.
All Golden power wheelchairs require the assistance of your retailer to pair your device with an access key.
Watch the video below to learn how to use the Dynamic LiNX Access App: