Accessibility

Q'Straint's automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station brought to market

Posted on April 22, 2015

Q'Straint announced today that its automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station, Quantum, is now available for buses and other transportation companies. This announcement comes after years of research and development and successful field tests. The self-securement process takes less than 25 seconds, and does not require the driver to leave his or her seat to help.

"The time savings alone is a huge benefit. With systems that are not self-securing, the driver has to make sure that the passenger is secured properly and this can take several minutes, which ultimately delays the bus routes," says Jean-Marc Girardin, founder of Q'Straint. "This system is truly an industry changer - it promotes safety and independence, and gives the passenger a greater sense of dignity."

Quantum's launch comes at a time that coincides with the 25th anniversary of the American Disabilities Act (ADA).

"We are very proud to launch the Quantum during the anniversary of the ADA as we believe that this product is the first to not only meet the letter of the law, but to finally meet the spirit of the law and further the mission of independence," says Girardin.

Quantum is designed to international standards, built with transportation industry-standard technologies, and is ideal for both new fleet or retrofit applications, according to the company. Beyond safety and durability, the Quantum was also designed with aesthetics in mind: the Quantum's appearance is unimposing and approachable, making it a thoughtful addition to any modern bus. "Quantum brings the human experience back to the importance of wheelchair securement," says Girardin.

In addition to reduced dwell times and increased passenger safety, Quantum also features the following:

  • Rear-Facing Wheelchair Position

Rear-facing is the preferred wheelchair transportation method in many developed countries.

  • Designed for Compatibility

Quantum meets all applicable wheelchair regulations internationally, including the new ISO 10542 for rear-facing securement.

  • Optional Backrest

Available with backrest or works in conjunction with current backrests.

  • Low Maintenance

Entire system has been engineered to simplify and minimize maintenance over a lifetime of many thousands of cycles.
 

  • Built to Last

Rubber retaining arms specifically selected to maintain grip through many seasons of use; stainless steel framework withstands the harshest environments.

For more information, visit: qstraint.com/quantum


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