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How high can I go?

How high can I go?

09.07.2019

Since visiting many services around the UK revealing the new QUICKIE Q100 R, I frequently get asked how high can it kerb climb and how can I kerb climb consistently? As manufacturers, we always state in our owner’s manuals, brochures and website the maximum a chair can climb a kerb. However the challenge for our customers is that this is conducted in a controlled environment - dry floor, indoors and a clean obstacle. For clients however, there are many variables which affect them when using a powerchair and these variables inevitably can affect the success of climbing a kerb regardless of the powerchair they’re using.

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Tilt in Space wheelchairs

Tilt in Space wheelchairs

07.06.2019

Today I will focus on the subject of tilt in space. I was recently asked what is the recommended degree of tilt for an individual for maximal pressure relief? To answer this we must first ask a few questions.

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The Centre of Gravity (COG)

The Centre of Gravity (COG)

21.05.2019

When the rear axle is set correctly for a self-propelling manual wheelchair user the wheelchair feels better and opens up the most independent performance.  Set poorly and the wheelchair can become unstable, painful and even more immovable than the current parliamentary Brexit debate.One of the first concepts most high-end manual wheelchair prescribers learn is that, generally, moving the rear axle forward makes propulsion easier but reduces the rear stability. This isn’t inherently a bad thing, as a little rearward ‘tippiness’ is needed to clear small everyday obstacles.

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