The award-winning MERU Bugzi
Meru Bugzi offers a unique opportunity for pre-school children with disabilities to experience independent mobility, often for the first time in their lives.
An ideal introduction to switch and joystick use, Bugzi is safe, compact and maneuverable – the perfect wheelchair ‘trainer’. Each Bugzi is tailored and adapted to the individual child’s needs, with the capacity to adjust seating and controls as he or she grows.
Bugzi is a fully functioning CE-marked electric wheelchair and includes a programmable controller, postural seating and rechargeable batteries.
Change a child’s life with a Bugzi wheelchair!
The Bugzi is a powered indoor wheelchair for children aged one to six. If offers a unique opportunity for pre-school children with disabilities to experience independent mobility for the first time in their lives.
Mobility is a basic function of human beings and starts in the first year of life. As soon as we are able to crawl we start to investigate, touch and taste everything we find, interacting with the people, objects and space around us. By the time we can walk we have already travelled many miles under our own steam, fallen over, bumped our head and made friends and learned where to find our favorite toys.
Why do children need a Bugzi?
Bugzi enables non-mobile children to have more of these vital formative experiences. It helps them to share in the exploration, discovery and excitement of being mobile.
Bugzi is adaptable to their varied and changing needs.
The design is based on a carefully researched learning process which guides children at their own pace from single switch operation to full joystick control. Equally important it appeals to children in a toy-like way which is a key motivator – it looks fun so they want to have a go.
Studies show that independent mobility positively influences:-
Independence and choice-making
Develop a sense of spatial awareness – Understanding of cause and effect
communication and cognitive skills – participation, play and social skills
Specific motor skills, Switch and
learning about risk and safety
Bugzi is a powered indoor chair. Bugzi offers a unique opportunity for pre-school children with disabilities to experience independent mobility, often for the first time in their lives..
A colourful appearance designed for children.
MiniCAPS and Nursery CAPS seats.
Adjustable footrests, And Foot sandals.
Postural, adjustable seating.
Fixed tubular armrests. And Full size Tray.
Switches or Joystick controls.
Padded coloured seat and backrest.
The controller is fully programmable.
Please note these measurements are approximate.
- Maximum user weight: 25 kg (55 lbs).
- Range: up to 5 km (3.1 miles).
- Turning Circle: 480 mm (18.8 inches).
- Overall width of vehicle: 550 mm (21.6 inches).
- Overall length of vehicle: 805 mm (31.6 inches).
- Total weight of vehicle: 16.4 kg (36.1 lbs), (main body)
- Total weight of the seat: 7 kg (15.4 lbs)
- Total weight of the battery pack: 9 kg (19.8 lbs)
- Maximum speed: 2.6 km/h (1.6 mph).
- Backrest angle: 90 degrees
- Backrest height: 690 mm (27.1 inches).
- Footrest to seat: 0mm – 550mm (0 – 21 inches).
- Armrest to seat distance: 100 mm (3.9 inches).
Bugzi must not be adapted in any way without our permission, as adaptations may have serious safety implications.
How to Transport bugzi in your car
Bugzi requires adult supervision at all times
This video below explain How to dismantle Bugzi when taking it in your car, and how to lift with two people.
We hope you and your child will enjoy using Bugzi.
Please keep a close watch on the condition of your Bugzi.
Click the link below for the user instructions.