viamobil – pushing and braking made easy

Push and brake aid for wheelchairs

viamobil – the powerful push and brake aid for your wheelchair

viamobil makes easy work of pushing but also braking a wheelchair. The huge effort involved in uphill and downward slopes and ramps is now a thing of the past. Enjoy greater independence day in, day out – whenever and most important wherever you want.


”Finally, I can get out and about again with my family and enjoy the outdoors. Fantastic."

Helmut K. from Konstanz

Power-saving and simple

An electric add-on drive is retrofitted to your existing wheelchair. The powerful electric motor takes the strain off the attendant, giving a new lease of life to your mobility. The viamobil can be combined with virtually any kind of wheelchair. Simply select the wheelchair most suited to you, depending on the right therapeutic considerations, and add viamobil to it. The viamobil is quick and easy to fit, requiring no tools or technical knowledge. A bracket simply has to be fitted on your wheelchair in advance by your medical product retailer or Alber to which viamobil can be attached with ease.

Here’s how it works: viamobil in simple terms

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Space-saving – simply take it with you no matter where you go.

viamobil can be used anywhere. In a flash, your push and brake aid can be dismantled into a few compact individual parts and will even fit in a small trunk.

Quality from the market leader: Our drive components are developed and manufactured completely in Albstadt. 80 % of the primary materials also come from Germany.

Alber Service. We invest in long-term customer satisfaction. Our Service Center is characterized by rapid response and competent service partners.

Where can I try the viamobil and what does it cost?

We would be happy to demonstrate the viamobil to you free of charge and without any obligations at your home. Your local medical product retailer will also happily advise you on mobility aids from Alber. Alber products are eligible for reimbursement from health insurance companies (only for Germany). You generally only pay a contribution of €10 (only for Germany). Apply for our products with a prescription (only for Germany). We are happy to advise you!


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Control unit

  • Driving lever for speed control with patented safety switch
  • Ergonomic switch for forwards/backwards travel and speed selection (1 – 5.5 km/h)
  • Contacting with the battery pack using intuitive EasyConnex magnetic plug system
  • Accurate indication of battery capacity
  • Error code display for efficient service
  • Ergonomic push handles

Battery pack

  • Efficient lithium-ion cells for a long life
  • Weighs just 2.3 kg
  • Range of up to 20 km (depending on ground surface, weight of the person and topography)
  • Contacts and locks automatically using magnetic force
  • Socket for control unit and battery charger plugs: Automatic contacting by means of magnet (EasyConnex)
  • 24-month guarantee

Drive unit

  • Compact dimensions offer ideal attachment options
  • Handles upward/downward slopes of up to 18%
  • Motor, brake and gear in the wheel hub
  • Automatically lifts and lowers the drive wheel at the touch of a button
  • Central drive wheel made from puncture-proof solid rubber with a good grip
  • Automatic spring system for constant pressure
  • Bolts for holding the wheelchair can be adjusted depending on seat width
  • Anti-tippers are required for upward/downward slopes of 8% or more

Automatic battery charger

  • Contacting with the battery using intuitive EasyConnex magnetic plug system
  • Electronic automatic charge and switch off mechanism
  • Automatic adaptation to mains voltage (90 – 240V)
Technical data

1-5.5 km/h (freely selectable)

Climbing and braking ability

Max. 18%


up to 20 km
depending on ground surface, weight of user, temperature and topography

Max. weight of the person

160 kg

Max. permitted total weight

210 kg
(viamobil, wheelchair and wheelchair driver)


36 V, 6.6 Ah, leakproof and maintenance free, lithium-ion

Weight of individual parts
Drive unit

10.3 kg

Battery pack

2.3 kg

Control unit

0.9 kg

Battery charger

0.9 kg

Total weight of all components

13.3 kg

viamobil is CE-compliant according to the European Medical Devices Directive (MDR) 2017/745 and is tested and certified on a voluntary basis by the TÜV Süd, in line with the currently valid edition of the product standard EN 12184.


  • To fix the viamobil to the wheelchair

Other accessories

  • Anti-tippers

    • Prevents tipping backwards
    • For traveling slopes in excess of 8 percent
    • With automatic swiveling function for passing over curbs and thresholds
    • Can be removed using quick-release device
  • Additional push handles

    • As positioning aid for easy handling
    • Height can be adjusted
    • Easy to take off
    • Needed if the viamobil handles cannot be fitted on the push handles or if you don't want to fit them