The Sunrise GPV wheelchair is ideal for active users who need a chair for everyday use as well as sports activities. The one-piece welded frame offers a solid rigid ride and an overall lighter chair weight.
The 70° front frame angle is designed to hold the legs in a tighter position, providing exceptional maneuverability, and the adjustable axle positions enable center of gravity adjustments.
The GPV comes standard with 7° of camber for easier propulsion but can be adjusted from 0-12°. Thanks to its many accomodating options, this chair can be customized to fit almost any individual.
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80° is the industry standard and most popular configuration. Keep in mind, for every 5° you add/subtract you are adding/subtracting 3/4" to the wheelchair's overall frame length. The longer the frame length, the more stability and the shorter the frame length, the less stable your wheelchair will feel.
Armrests are mostly a matter of personal choice, but most often users without much mobility appreciate armrests to help alleviate shoulder and back stress. Armrests also provide additional stability for users with limited upper body balance and are helpful when navigating in and out of the wheelchair. Additionally, armrests allow users the ability to do pushups, helping relieve pressure as well as protecting clothing from the wheels.
When armrests are not fitted properly the wheelchair can become more difficult to push. Not all armrests are adjustable. Height should be fitted to allow the forearm to rest fully on the armrest without pushing up on the shoulders. For users who sit at a table or desk, swing-away armrest can beneficial.
There are four basic types of armrests:
1. Full length, fixed height (entire armrest is padded with a non-adjustable height)
2. Full length, adjustable height (entire armrest is padded with various height seetings)
3. Desk length, fixed height (partial armrest is padded for easier access with tables,
4. Desk length, adjustable height (partial armrest is padded for easier access with tables,
various height seetings)
Armrest that can be easily removed or flip up and down gives users the choice of when to use the armrests.
Casters are the small front wheels of the wheelchair. They allow the wheelchair to steer and turn in any direction by rotating on its vertical axle.
Casters typically come in sizes from 3" to 8". The smaller the caster the better the maneuverability of the chair and the less likely it is to shimmy. But smaller casters on unpaved surfaces, riding in and out of elevators, or passing over street grates can be more problematic. Smaller casters are typical of chairs used for sports like basketball, which is played on an even, hard surface, yet their maneuverability makes them popular for everyday use. 3" casters require the most riding skill and may not be the best choice for a first time wheelchair user.
The large 8", pneumatic (air-filled) caster provides the softest ride and easily rolls over bumps and raised surface, yet makes propelling the chair more difficult. Because of their size, 8" casters can be an obstruction coming into contact with furniture or the rider's foot. Pneumatic tires need to be kept inflated with the correct pressure, and are capable of going flat.
4" to 6" casters offer a good combination of maneuverability, performance and ease of riding over surface obstructions. Composite (airless) casters offer better durability and quicker ride, while pneumatic casters provide a softer, slower experience.
There are various types of wheel locks available:
1. Push-to-lock wheel locks are the most common. The break is engaged by the rider pushing forward and applying pressure with the palm of their hand until the lever snaps into position.
2. Pull-to-lock wheel locks work in the same manner as the push-to-pock except the lever is pulled forward. For some riders, it may be easier because it does not require as much upper body mobility needed to push the lever away from the body.
3. Swing-away, low-mount and under-mount wheel locks work in different ways depending on the style. These wheel locks help you avoid hitting your thumbs when pushing directly on the tires by mounting the wheel locks away from this range of motion. Due to its location, some riders with limited mobility may not be able to engage these wheel locks.
Wheel lock extensions provide a greater lever arm to apply and remove the locking mechanism, making the wheel locks easier to engage for a rider with decreased upper strength.
Silvert's exclusive Wheelchair Cape is adaptive clothing at its best. It provides winter warmth and comfort to anyone who uses a wheelchair. The shorter back stays clear of the wheels and the attached hood keeps out the rain. A convenient front zipper makes donning the cape easy. Composed of durable water repellent polyester-cotton with plush pile lining for warmth, the cape is terrific for elderly/seniors who are disabled. Machine washable. One size.
To measure for gloves:
Measure with a tailors tape around hand with the palm flat, around knuckles, excluding the thumb. Apply the measurements to these conversions: 6”= xx-small, 7”= x-small, 8”= small, 9”= medium, 10”= large, 11”= x-large. For in between sizes, use the next size up (i.e. 9 ½ = 10)
By combining a contoured, anatomical-shaped foam with a pre-set, sealed Air Flotation component, the AirLITE® enables users to sit comfortably for an extended time. AirLITE's technology and design provides the comfort you want and the support you need.
Most foam cushions will compress over time, though the AirLITE cushion's pre-set, sealed Air Flotation component provides comfort and peace of mind you can count on long after other “just foam” cushions have lost their effectiveness.
The contoured shape of the AirLITE cushion provides users with support for basic positioning needs. Leg (femur) troughs and an ischial well provide support for lower extremity control, stability and comfort.
With the pre-set Air Flotation component, just put the AirLITE cushion in the wheelchair and comfort, enhanced alignment and durability are achieved. No adjustment necessary.
The AirLITE cushion weighs only 2 lbs.. Compare this to alternative technologies at two to four times the weight of the AirLITE. A lightweight cushion makes a mobility system easier to propel and transport.
This new General Use Back Cushion with Lumbar Support from Drive Medical is a great way to improve your seating posture while providing back support and comfort.
The cushion's unique shape comforms to provide support to the lumbar region and a stabilization board prevents the foam core from hammocking in sling-back wheelchairs.
A sealed inner liner protects the cushion's core from moisture and accidents. Additionally, the cushion has a non-slip vinyl back which prevents the support from moving around behind the user.
A unique construction of high resilient molded foam allows for maximum stabilization, positioning and pressure relief in this great new cushion from Drive Medical.
The foam is molded to fit the lower body and encourages correct posture. Included is a stretch polyester knit cover that is removable, washable and flame retardant with a non-slip bottom for comfort and safety.
The tote attaches with velcro straps and features many pockets including a pop-up cell phone pocket and a zippered mesh front pocket.
The Drive single fold ramp is durable, lightweight and features a carry bag for easy transportation and storage. The ramp has perforated slots to keep water from collecting on the ramp, and the variety of sizes meet any elevation change.
The PVI Threshold Ramp is a premier wheelchair or scooter ramp that is very easy to install. This threshold ramp is lightweight yet it can support up to 600 pounds on 2 axles. There are holes poked in the top corners of the ramp for easy installation. Lightweight aluminum construction means this threshold ramp is built to last. It is designed to fit most doorways and equipped with a high traction surface for improved safety and smooth riding.
The Solid ramp is an excellent choice when a more permanent ramp is desired. No assembly required. Its one-piece design makes it ideal for wheelchairs and scooters with three or four wheels. This ramp is constructed of aluminum and has a slip resistant surface. The PVI solid ramp is available in three lengths and two widths. Custom widths are also available.
PostureLITE™ Cushion by ROHO® is a new self-adjusting wheelchair cushion that combines unparalleled ease of use with comfortable skin protection. It is ideal for anyone who may be at risk of skin breakdown and may have normal sensation.
PostureLITE features a “closed system” design that utilizes both
foam and air to provide fail-safe support which never needs
The preset air and foam cushion offers a perimeter air expansion chamber that conforms to the contours of the body to help provide comfortable suspension and skin protection. Similar to ROHO cushions, PostureLITE works by allowing continuous redistribution of air within the cushion with every weight shift. This maximizes the contact area of the cushion to help manage pressure and increase tissue viability.