ATSA Brisbane has been acclaimed a success by both organisers and exhibitors. ATSA executive officer Chris Sparks told F2L the event attracted big crowds and the response from exhibitors has been very positive. “The show had a good vibe and the venue was popular with access on one level making it easy to navigate. The biggest request has been for a two-day event in the future which we will consider after speaking to exhibitors.” And the full schedule of clinical programs had a strong turnout. “Many sessions were packed with standing room only which speaks volumes about the quality of the speakers. Exhibitor displays were of a high standard and it was great to see the breadth of services available at this show and the support from Queensland companies. We will definitely be back to Brisbane in 2017.”

Over 50 exhibitors participated with wheelchairs in abundance, from travel-friendly models, chairs for handling different terrains to detachable versions. Permobil had the biggest stand with plenty of space to demonstrate the new F-series range of new generation wheelchairs that offered lots of power  and stability in three stylish models.

Push Mobility showed off its TIGAFX chair that is so compact and light it can fit into an aircraft cabin locker and also introduced the Kuschall Champion that folds easily in one single action. The all-terrain TrackMaster chair from Linds Rehabilitation Equipment goes from indoors to outdoors over ice, mud and snow, complete with 900 Lumen LED floodlights for travelling when the sun goes down. At the Awsum Assistive Technology Group stand, the new Evo3 Powerchair with its smart Italian design took a starring role. Freedom Healthcare previewed its 3-in-1 walker that converts from a wheelie walker to a wheelchair or walking tutor. It is in final stages of testing and expected to be available by the end of the year.

See all these products and more at the Sydney Expo, Rosehill Racecourse Grand Pavilion, May 13-14.