Live without limits, that's the definition of QUICKIE and its founder Marilyn Hamilton. A paraplegic after a devastating hang-gliding accident in 1978, Marilyn refused to give in to the restrictions of her "stainless steel dinosaur" wheelchair. Inspired by the aerospace technology used by the hang-gliding industry, Marilyn turned to fellow hang-gliding enthusiasts Don Helman and Jim Okamoto to help her reinvent the wheelchair. A year later, the first ultra-lightweight QUICKIE wheelchair was born. It became a symbol of independence and self-pride, revolutionizing the wheelchair industry and empowering a generation to live without limits. Extending the QUICKIE philosophy of high-performance technology and style to powerchairs in 1990, we remain just as passionate today about living without limits as we did 40 years ago. That’s what QUICKIE has always been about, and always will be.

QUICKIE in numbers:


The first rigid, ultra-lightweight QUICKIE wheelchair is launched.

QUICKIE 2, the first modular frame, ultra-lightweight 26 lbs wheelchair is launched.

QUICKIE introduces its first powered wheelchair.

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QUICKIE Nitrum Rigid Wheelchair


Rigid Wheelchair

Nitrum® – the lightest in its class, precise adjustment and innovative features. Ultra-responsive for movement without energy losses. Our long history of developing high-end manual wheelchairs and input from wheelchair users drove the design of the newest QUICKIE ultra-lightweight rigid wheelchair. Intended for users who are looking for unmatched driving performance, innovative details and a large variety of options to get the perfect fit.

Live without limits.

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