Safer Automatic Wheelchair Wheel Locks
105 E.Rankin Street
Jackson, MS, 39201
The concept for today’s Safer Automatic Wheelchair Wheel Lock fall prevention system was first developed by Dr. Grady Dugas. A 1953 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and a nursing home Medical Director for over 30 years, Dr. Dugas witnessed firsthand the problem of wheelchair related falls. He made it his mission to help reduce falls and injuries and further improve the quality of the residents’ lives.
Dr Dugas began experimenting with different wheelchair locking and fall prevention systems and he was awarded his first patent in 1993. Later, Dr. Dugas joined forces with Bill Hoge, President of United Plastic Molders in Jackson, Mississippi. With the help of Bill Hoge and the skilled craftsmen of UPM, they developed a lighter and more maintenance free wheelchair wheel lock design which utilized advanced DuPont polymers. The new design was patented in 1999 and Safer Automatic Wheelchair Wheel Locks was formed.
Today, the team of dedicated professionals at UPM and Safer Automatic Wheelchair Wheel Locks continues to fulfill Dr. Dugas’ mission to “help prevent wheelchair related falls and improve the quality of residents’ lives”.
Wheelchair Lock Kits & Accessories
Safer Automatic Wheelchair Wheel Locks can be installed on a variety of wheelchairs including many models manufactured by Invacare, Medline and Drive.
Wheelchairs with Lock Kits Installed
You can purchase several models of new Invacare wheelchairs with the Safer Automatic Wheelchair Wheel Lock pre-installed by our factory technicians.
- Invacare wheelchair wheel lock kit
- Medline wheelchair wheel lock kit
- Drive wheelchair wheel lock kit
- New Invacare Wheelchairs With Wheel Locks Installed
- Accessories – leg rests, override lockouts, etc
Safer Automatic Wheelchair Wheel Locks are manufactured from high quality materials so they require less maintenance and work time after time. The health and safety of our customers depends on it.
- Outstanding Durability
- Low Maintenance
- Light Weight
- Built Strong and Tough to Last
- Will not Rust or Corrode
- No Lubrication Required