Our Mobility Division, launched in 2019, creates products that offer freedom and independence to those disabled by birth defect, disease, injury, or military service, and provide more comfortable riding for a range of vehicles with powered tilting seats.
Our flagship product is the Jamison On-the-Fly Autoleveler, a plug-and-play device that automatically self-levels the seat on power wheelchairs such as Action Trackchairs and the Permobil M3 Corpus. It’s incredibly simple to install and use, and handles rugged terrain like a champ. In addition, we’re developing adapters to make the Autoleveler compatible with more power wheelchairs as well as other motorized vehicles like commercial lawnmowers and backhoes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does it work?
The Autoleveler easily attaches to the chair, using the chair’s own electric tilt mechanism to automatically level the seat. Through our patent-pending technology, the Autoleveler responds to changes in terrain and smoothly operates the chair’s tilt motor to automatically level the seat. No need to stop rolling to change modes or to adjust the tilt yourself, the Autoleveler does it for you!
Can I use it with my chair?
The On-The-Fly Autoleveler is currently compatible with Action Trackchair® and Permobil® (e.g., M3 Corpus). We are in the process of creating cable adapters to make the Autoleveler compatible with other power wheelchairs and rehab seating, as well as other vehicles with powered tilting chairs such as commercial lawn mowers and backhoes. Please contact us if you’re interested in having an Autoleveler customized for your chair or vehicle.
Is it easy to install?
Heck yeah! You can easily install the Autoleveler in under 5 minutes. The only tool you need is a screwdriver; if you use wire ties to secure the cable, you’ll also need scissors or wire snips to clip the ends of the wire ties.
Will SSI pay for it?
SSI is geared toward basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter. It may help with the cost of a standard motorized wheelchair for everyday use. The Autoleveler may also be covered if you have physical limitations that prevent you from safely operating that wheelchair.
Why do the A and B motor lights stay on even when the Autoleveler is switched off?
The two lights indicate that the Autoleveler is constantly monitoring the position of your seat so it’s ready to go at any time – as a result, it turns on instantly and requires no calibration to start leveling your seat when you need it. In the “Off” mode, the Autoleveler draws less power than the chair’s controller in standby mode so it will drain your battery no faster than your chair’s controller would. In fact, the power draw is so little, it would take about 6 months before you would notice any your battery. So, lights = happy Autoleveler!
Do I have to program my chair’s controller to work with the Autoleveler?
Nope. The Autoleveler bypasses your chair’s controller and interacts directly with the seat tilt motor. Easy peasy.
I have more than one motorized wheelchair. Do I have to buy a separate Autoleveler for each chair?
No way! You can use your Autoleveler with as many different chairs as you like as long as you have the appropriate cable adapter for each chair. You can also get a separate mounting bracket for each chair if you don’t want to move the bracket each time you switch the Autoleveler between your chairs.
What’s up with the pop or spark when I connect the Autoleveler cable to my chair?
The Autoleveler is equipped with power filters. When you connect the cable to your chair, a pop or spark may occur. That pop or spark is just the capacitor (basically a tiny battery) in the Autoleveler charging when you connect to the chair’s power supply. This is normal and harmless!