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History and Facts about our Products

Thank You for your interest in our products.

Our legbag emptier was developed for a friend in 1987. After trying several commercially available models he found they inevitably failed due to corrosion. The demand for our emptier developed due to this individuals' visits for treatment at various spinal cord injury facilities. That's when our first company was formed under the name of Maritime Medical.

Assistive Designs was opened as a result of recent renewed interest in the emptier by local OTs'. Because of the tremendous freedom and health benefits this product offers the user, I decided to embarked on an aggressive promotional campaign to make as many people as possible aware of its existence.


The Facts

This product can pay for itself in a short period of time through reduced attendant costs. It gives most users the ability to come and go at will, without planning when someone will be available to empty their leg bag or having to be back home in time for attendant care. This also means being able to seriously consider going out to work, school, or shopping.

We believe our emptiers are the best on the market. They are extremely reliable (some have been in continuous service since 1988). These emptiers are rugged, and very easy to maintain. With our Standard Emptier urine never comes in contact with any metal parts during normal operation, hence no corrosion. The Standard Emptier can be mounted on a foot plate with or without drilling holes.

The emptiers can be controlled by a number of methods . The most popular is the push button control box which comes as either aluminum (larger) or ABS plastic (smaller). The control box Velcros to the side of the wheelchairs' hand controller. Both control boxes have two switches (1 on/off, 1 momentary), to help lessen the chance of unplanned emptying.
A small round single switch is also available, however the chance of unplanned emptying is greater.

The emptiers can be controlled by enviromental controllers using the Ultra 2R interface, or our Ultra 1A Receiver/interface which utilizes TASH technology. In some cases a direct connection may be possible.

A sip&puff interface is also available.

All electrical circuits are protected by a fuse connector and the power comes directly from one of the wheelchairs 12 volt batteries, an optional small battery and charger is available for manual chairs. The emptiers wiring attaches to the chair not the user. All the wiring, switches and connectors have been kept simple and are easily replaced with locally available parts should they become damaged.

Each emptier kit comes with complete installation and maintenance instructions, Velcro, plastic fasteners, screws, and a spare fuse.

All parts and workmanship is warranted for a period of one year.

We will ship anywhere in the world that common couriers and national postal services go. All shipping costs are extra and will vary depending on destination, method of shipping, and urgency. You are responsible for all customs, importation regulations and duty charges levied by your country.


Dr. W. Charlton


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Assistive Designs

P.O. Box 20015
55 Hwy 118 West
Bracebridge Ontario, Canada  P1L 1T2
tel (705) 644-1200 · fax (705) 646-8845
e-mail: emptiers@assistivedesigns.com