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Hand Controls on a Porsche Panamera!

Let’s face it. Anytime there’s an opportunity to add a Porsche picture to a blog, you have to do it. And with good reason. While many of our clients also drive their vehicles with the use of hand controls, we don’t see them very often on a luxury sports car like a Porsche.

MobilityWorks installs a variety of driving aides and turning seats on all types of cars, trucks, and SUVs. We’ve even done a few race cars and off-road vehicles over the years. Today, we’d like to share the photo below provided to us by MPS Corporation.

MPS Monarch right angle hand controls on a 2016 Porsche Panamera.
Monarch 1A right angle hand controls by MPS on a 2016 Porsche Panamera.

About the Monarch Series

The right angle mechanical hand control shown above is MPS Corporation’s number one hand control of all time. Known as the Monarch 1A, it now comes with an all black finish and an accelerator lockout.  The flat handle and custom mounting brackets allow for the most leg and transfer room in the industry.  Drivers using these controls push downward toward the lap for stable precise acceleration. Brakes are applied by pushing the control away from the body and toward the dash panel.

Proudly manufactured in the United States for over 40 years, the MPS Monarch Hand Control has stood the test of time providing mobility freedom to countless people. Excellent design and unparalleled 5 year limited warranty, along with outstanding service and technical support has made the Monarch series  a leader in the hand control industry.

In addition to the hand controls, numerous other superior driving aids have be developed over the years. To learn more about MPS and their Monarch line of controls, contact a MobilityWorks Certified Mobility Consultant at one of our showrooms located throughout the United States.

Back to the Porsche…

For car enthusiasts that may be wondering what a 2016 Porsche Panamera cost, it can range anywhere from $85k up to $200k, depending on the trim level and optional features selected. A 3.6-liter V6 engine comes standard generating 310 horsepower. If that’s not enough power and torque for your liking, the all-wheel drive GTS version comes with a 4.8-liter engine that generates 440 horsepower!

Many thanks to our friends at MPS Corporation for sharing this photo with our readers.

MobilityWorks Introduces the ScootaTrailer


MobilityWorks is excited to announce that we have a brand new way for our customers to haul their scooters. Weighing only 285 lbs, the ScootaTrailer will allow almost any vehicle to transport a power mobility scooter. The ScootaTrailer can be safely towed with any Class 1 trailer hitch for stress-free hauling with your existing auto, truck or SUV. The easy-to-load ramp makes it an affordable, practical option while also protecting your mobility device from nature’s elements.

Driving with a ScootaTrailer is simple thanks to a swivel jack for easy maneuvering. It also comes equipped with several key safety features including chains and tie down straps in addition to a bright coat of red paint with reflectors. The optional cover on top will keep your scooter protected from the elements without a tarp or cover that you would need with many models of scooter lifts.

Contact us for additional information about the ScootaTrailer and many other scooter lifts available to help with transporting your scooter or power wheelchair. We offer a wide range of hoist, platform, and exterior style lifts for just about every type of mobility device and vehicle.

MobilityWorks Now Offers Power Lift Chairs


For anyone with limited mobility, one of the biggest challenges can be getting in and out of that comfortable family room recliner. The solution to this, is the power lift chair which will actually raise and lower to reduce pain and stress on the muscles. Lift chairs offer all the comfort and style of a traditional recliner and come equipped with an electric motor located in the base of the chair. The mechanism is not visible and is controlled with a simple remote. Once safely in the chair, the occupant uses the remote to adjust the chair to a comfortable angle. Power lift chairs can achieve all the positions of typical recliners and come in a variety of fabrics, colors, and styles.

Select MobilityWorks locations now offer power lift chairs by Pride Mobility. Pride started manufacturing lift chairs 1986 and since then they have continued to grow and expand their mobility products. Now they also specialize in power scooters, scooter lifts, and power lift chairs. Pride recently announced that they are opening a new facility in Pontotoc, Mississippi where they will continue to manufacture American made lift chairs.

For more information on our Pride power lift chairs click here.  To see which MobilityWorks locations offer these products please visit our store product listing page.

ReWalk Exoskeleton 6.0 Cleared by FDA for Personal Use and SCI Rehab


As National Spinal Cord Awareness Month comes to a close there is big news! The ReWalk 6.0  robotic exoskeleton has been cleared by the FDA for personal and rehabilitation use. The ReWalk 6.0 allows users to stand upright, walk, turn and maneuver stairs and is designed specifically for users recovering from spinal cord injuries.

They have now sold over 100 personal systems and have over 70 rehabilitation training centers in North America. ReWalk is working with leading research universities such as Stanford and Harvard to improve upon their design and software. They hope that in the future they will be able to expand their technology to help users with mobility limitations such as Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s.

Check out the video below to see the ReWalk 6.0 in Action!



MobilityWorks of Albany Grand Opening

The MobilityWorks Albany team in front of their new store.

It was a perfect spring day on Thursday May 19th for Albany’s Grand Opening Event! Customers came out for the opportunity to learn more about the new products at MobilityWorks, enjoy a free lunch, and the chance to win exciting prizes. Cooper, Albany’s team “mascot”, was ready to greet customers at the door and enjoyed all of the attention. Vendors from all across the country (and even Canada) set up booths to meet with customers and display their latest mobility equipment.

Albany’s General Manger Dean Pells was very excited to be able to show clients the new store. “Unlike many of our other locations, Albany has never hosted an open house of any sort and because of that we had many long time clients, influencers, VA personnel and Medicaid Service Coordinators looking forward to this day since we started planning it late last fall.” Dean also said he was thrilled that over 200 people were able to attend!

NMEDA Training

The day started off with a training session hosted by NMEDA for Physical and Occupational Therapists. Their Conducting Wheelchair Transportation Assessment (CWTA) class is designed to help train health care professionals on the proper way to safely operate all types of mobility equipment. They were able to see first hand how to use commercial lifts, the proper way to transport their patients and how hand controls allow people in wheelchairs to operate almost any vehicle.

The new MobilityWorks Albany NY store is located at 1892 Central Ave, Suite 25 Albany, New York 12205.