VMI introduces the Northstar E: The industry’s first manual side-entry, in-floor ramp conversion for caregivers. VMI’s Northstar E wheelchair van is unique because it is designed specifically for someone who is going to give care to somebody in need of mobility. With the caregiver in mind, VMI used key features that enhance maneuverability, convenience and flexibility for ease of use.
“[The Northstar E] offers all of the key advantages of a side-entry system and allows a caregiver to sit next to a wheelchair user when traveling,” said D.J. Todd, vice president of marketing at VMI. “This conversion doesn’t require bending, provides more room for wheelchair maneuverability, and offers caregivers more flexibility with optional mid-row seats and a removable front passenger seat.” –vantagemobility.com
The Northstar E: Ease of Use, Elementary, and Economical
The Northstar E stands for ease of use, elementary and economical. The big benefit for caregivers is the system’s ease of use. Unlike the more common power systems by VMI, the Northstar E wheelchair van features a simple-to-use, manual in-floor ramp that can be stored and set up without any bending or lifting. You can simply open up the handle, and with two fingers, pull the ramp out.
Being very simple also allows the van to be more reliable. The manual system eliminates the risk of a motorized breakdown and increases the long-term longevity of the van. This system is also a great mobility solution for families looking for a quality, long-term investment at an affordable price.
Families can comfortably fit up to seven people in the van thanks to the optional mid-row seats for increased passenger capacity and alternative seating options. Additionally, there is a passenger seat that can be removed, allowing a person in a wheelchair to sit next to the driver or in the middle row of the van.
VMI’s new Northstar E Caregiver Van Features Overview
- Full-cut floor and removable passenger seat that allows a wheelchair user to sit next to the driver
- A simple-to-use, manual in-floor ramp that can be stowed and deployed without bending or lifting
- Clear, obstruction-free doorway thanks to ramp stowage within the floor
- Optional mid-row seats for increased passenger capacity and alternative seating options
- More interior space for wheelchair maneuverability
- Side-entry benefits for the cost of a rear-entry conversion van
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