• Overview

    In today’s world, the thing people want most is mobility. That’s why we need a mode of transport that suits our dynamic lifestyles: efficient, smart and fun to use.

    Innovative drive technology from Alber delivers the efficient and flexible solution for future mobility. The new twion active drive offers new freedom and maximum independence.

    For whom is the twion useful? 
    The twion is made for all active manual wheelchair users, who possess a good upper body stability, adequate coordination of their arm strength and a full hand-/finger functionality. These are mostly wheelchair users with paraplegia (lesion height under TH2).

    For whom is the twion not suitable?
    For all wheelchair users with low physical strength, unequal arm strength and limited hand and finger function. Often affected are wheelchair users with neurological dysfunctions and tetraplegia.

    Does twion fit on my wheelchair or how can I check that?
    The twion is suitable for almost all popular active and lightweight wheelchairs. A support that receives the twion wheels will be mounted on the wheelchair frame. Usually the manual wheelchair wheels can still be used normally.

    How much does the twion weigh?  
    A wheel of the lightest variant weighs incl. rechargeable battery 6kg. .

    What is the maximum weight of a person who uses the twion?

    The twion is designed for a maximum personal weight of 120 kg, regardless of the type of wheelchair used.

    How far can I get with one battery charge?
    Due to the drive technology of the twion the attainable range is highly dependent of the particular conditions of use. Indoor movement involving continuous use of motor power for starting, steering and deceleration reduces the range considerably more than steady outdoor driving. In this case, a battery charge under favourable conditions can achieve a driving distance of approximately 20 km.

    How fast does the twion drive?
    The twion has no defined maximum speed. Just like a manual wheelchair, the achievable speed depends on the strength of the propelling movement. The twion supports in the standard version a propelling movement up to 6 km/h [optional 10 km/h].


  • Features

    • 24 x 1" wheels with Schwalbe Marathon Plus Evolution tyres (with unrivalled puncture protection) as standard
    • Quick-release axle, length: 123 mm, diameter: ½"
    • Max. weight of occupant: 120 kg
    • Motor, electronics and battery pack integrated in the wheel hub
    • White cover
    • Black outer ring
    • Stainless steel button on q/r axle
    • Aluminium push-rim, powder-coated black/matt
    • Weight of standard model: 6.3 kg per wheel