Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

About Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.

MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. However, not all symptoms necessarily happen to everyone and it is unlikely they will all develop at the same time, or in any specific order.

Although there is currently no cure for MND, symptoms can be managed to help you achieve the best possible quality of life.

The best wheelchair for MND is one that maximises independence, voice and choice - and now Ottobock has you covered.

In collaboration with the MNDA, Ottobock have developed the new B400 Neuro Power Wheelchair, a power wheelchair specifically designed to provide the best possible quality of life for someone with MND.

B400 Neuro Power Wheelchair

Designed in collaboration with the MNDA

The Ottobock B400 Neuro power wheelchair was developed as part of a MND Association initiative to develop wheelchairs better suited to the requirements of people living with motor neurone disease and other neurological conditions.

Compact, comfortable and designed for use outdoors and inside the home - the B400 Neuro power wheelchair can easily be fitted with accessories and technologies where required and has many options for seating position and cushioning.

Want to know more? Find your nearest Ottobock dealer and book an assesment now.

Indoor/Outdoor performance

Small size, big performance. The B400 Neuro Power Wheelchair has 63 AMP hour batteries with a traveling distance of 35km. This decreases the amount of charges required and increases the time between replacement batteries. 14” rear and 9” front wheels for great outdoor performance, with 12” rear and 8” front options for indoor use.

Small Compact Frame

The total frame is 58cm wide and 106cm deep (including footrests) with an 80 cm turning radius. The B400 Neuro also features rear wheel drive for easier transfer and adjustments with lockable front castor wheels for use in a through floor lift or vehicle.

Adaptable electronic interfaces as standard

PG R’NET control systems and External inputs are available through the Omni LCD display, also able to control your environment through the input devices.

Highly adaptable, adjustable seating positions

Tension adjustable straps, with 30 degrees power recline as optional. Both fully fold into the seat unit. This enables easy transfers in a multitude of vehicles. A 45 degree (Centre Of Gravity) power tilt-in-space which is easily adapted to custom seating.

Soft, comfortable seating

Ottobock are experts in foam technology and are manufacturers of one of only three polyurethane foams in the world. The Terra cushion range has been tested with a minimum of 6 years use. Tension adjustable backrest with a variety of lateral and head support choices from our extensive accessory range.


Useful Information

Motor Neurone Disease Association

The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

MND Association

Juvo Powerchair

The Juvo power wheelchair for greater freedom has a modular design that offers almost boundless possibilities for assembling custom-made devices for complex requirements.


A200 Power Wheelchair

The Ottobock A200 Powerchair is also suitable for MND.