Visualizing the Ideal Wheelchair

Visualizing the Ideal Wheelchair

2020/07/01

With the launch of the QUICKIE Nitrum ultra lightweight wheelchair in 2020, Sunrise Medical also launched two new digital tools to help overcome the visualization obstacle. The online 3D visualizer allows anyone to configure a Nitrum with the numerous options available. The 3D visualizer provides a "hands-on" approach to truly understanding the options a client needs and desires.

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Skin Microclimate and Wheelchair Seating, Part 2

Skin Microclimate and Wheelchair Seating, Part 2

2020/06/25

If you missed it, check out Part 1 of this blog. Part 1 focused on which factors are involved in seating microclimate and who is most at risk, including a difficult clinical lesson in my earlier days so you don't make the same mistake.

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Weighing the Options of Transporting a Rigid Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair

Weighing the Options of Transporting a Rigid Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair

2020/06/25

When it comes to the benefits of ultra lightweight wheelchair designs and configurations for active manual wheelchair users, the clinical evidence is strong. An individually designed ultra lightweight wheelchair is intended to serve as an extension of the individual user, so that he/she can independently participate in not only the basic activities of daily living, but also activities of choice. The ability to get out into the community via a personal vehicle or public transportation with their wheelchair is often a must-have when a client creates a list of what is important to take into consideration when getting a new wheelchair. In this blog, we will take a closer look at a couple of elements to consider related to transporting a rigid ultra lightweight wheelchair.

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Skin Microclimate and Wheelchair Seating, Part 1

Skin Microclimate and Wheelchair Seating, Part 1

2020/06/08

Clients who use wheelchairs for mobility typically need to sit for long periods daily. This means that those of us in a clinical role to support wheelchair users need to be aware of the potential negative impacts of microclimate in seating.

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Taking Control: Ideas for Increasing Success with a Standard Joystick

Taking Control: Ideas for Increasing Success with a Standard Joystick

2020/05/13

One of the areas that has evolved greatly over the years has been the way in which a user accesses the drive control of the power wheelchair. The creation of alternative drive controls such as head arrays, switches, mini-proportional joysticks, etc. have all opened up the world of independence through power mobility to individuals who are not able to use a standard joystick. However, there are some circumstances in which utilising a standard joystick is preferred for a variety of reasons.

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