The Invacare Aviva RX20 is the entry level version of Invacare's leading rear wheel drive powerchair - the RX40. Both powerchairs come equipped as standard with efficient motors, high amperage batteries and the patented CTC suspension that enables the Aviva range to out-drive its competition.
The RX20 powerchair is a rear wheel drive powerchair designed to be used both indoors and outdoors. Chosen for its narrow base (just 56cm) the RX20 is compact, good value for money and easy to drive.
Two different seating systems are available for the RX20 - the standard seat or the modulite seat. Whether the modulite seating or the standard seating is required will become clear during assessment but both can achieve a comfortable and functional setup. The standard seating is the cheaper option, offering a tension adjustable canvas backrest and a standard slab cushion as standard. Typically a more prescriptive cushion will be recommended depending on the nature of the disability and the duration a client is anticipating using the chair. A pressure risk assessment will be conducted during assessment to enable a discussion around pressure management requirements.
For those with additional postural or pressure needs the modulite seating will likely be recommended. The modulite seating is fully prescriptive and enables clients with changeable conditions to feel reassured that if their needs change they won't require a new seating system, just changes to their existing setup.
The RX20 offers tilt in space and powered recline functions for those needing or desiring increased management of their position, while a seat lifter is available to make everyday activities easier and more enjoyable.
The RX20 is equipped as standard with 4mph maximum speed motors and at additional cost these can be upgraded to the 6mph motors.
The RX20 and RX40 are almost identical from an aesthetic standpoint with long flat trims and angular corners. An excellent colour pallet to choose from goes some way to increasing the individuality of the chair and it remains one year since launch one of the better looking rear wheel powerchairs on the market.
If you are seeking an RX20 or RX40 and want to trial one alongside having a full assessment please get in touch and we'd be delighted to help.