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    Hi everyone! I'm a rehab equipment provider and an ATP. I don't want to get spammy, so I won't mention where I am or who I work for, but I'd like to begin sharing some "real" chairs with you all. My customers seem to get frustrated by the "Use your imagination" thing to try to envision what their chair will look like with this option or that back support or those wheels. The manufacturers make promotional materials available, however, they are limited in the information they can convey with so many options available. Never will you see a factory picture of a Quickie chair with a ROHO cushion on it. They simply don't cooperate in that fashion.
    As a result, I've taken to photographing real customers' chairs prior to delivery as a visual reference to use when showing equipment to users. This has provided me and my customers a great resource in picturing what the final product might look like. We still have to play "Use your imagination" some, but it is greatly reduced by having pics of real chairs set up for real users.


    Not all will apply to every user, of course, but I'm hoping over time that I can build this thread up to have a pretty good cross section of gear.

    First up, a pediatric tilt in space chair. This is a Zippie Iris, outfitted with a Jay 3 seat cushion, a newly introduced back support from the Comfort Company called the Embrace, a Whitmyer headrest, padded pelvic belt, padded calf strap, padded anterior trunk support. The armrests are Quickie's single post height adjustable models. This chair has 55 degrees of manual tilt, is equipped with WC19 tie down loops and has all the growth built in that this young guy will need before he wears it out.




  • #2
    Cool, I don't think this is spam and am always interested in "real" chairs. Welcome to CC.

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    • #3
      I like the idea of this thread !
      www.adventuresofcolinandheather.blogspot.com !

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      • #4
        Wow, those pics are rotten, aren't they? I need to watch that!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Alan Holt View Post
          Wow, those pics are rotten, aren't they? I need to watch that!
          No offense intended, but thats what I was going to comment about! With keeping a running compilation for customers, watch your photo composition. It takes away from the chair with things like a flash or sunlight bleaching out your photo.

          Love the thread though. I really enjoy checking out everyones chairs. Another who works in the industry here, SCI_OTR pastes really informative threads about chairs he puts together for clients.
          Board Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project working in Education. Feel free to ask me any service dog questions!

          I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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          • #6
            Here's a new one; another Quickie. This is a Quickie 2 Lite. It's equipped with transit tie downs, a Jay3 back (upper thoracic support, medium depth) a Supracor honeycomb seat cushion, swingaway padded arms, spoke wheels, tippers, 70 degree swing in/out footrests with composite angle adjustable footplates.
            There is also a headrest and anterior trunk support to go with the tie downs. Many school districts require the headrest/shoulder/seat belts for bus riding. Remember, supports attatched to the chair are NOT occupant restraints, but are positioning aids only. Occupant restraints are attached to the vehicle!

            (Hope these pics are better)

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            • #7
              Hmm. Marginally, perhaps. I need a new a camera.

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              • #8
                Or a tripod.
                Chas
                TiLite TR3
                Dual-Axle TR3 with RioMobility DragonFly
                I am a person with mild/moderate hexaparesis (impaired movement in 4 limbs, head, & torso) caused by RRMS w/TM C7&T7 incomplete.

                "I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but what I don't think you realize is that what you heard is not what I meant."
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                • #9
                  Man, how do people get around in a barge like that?

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                  • #10
                    Your reasons for starting this thread are exactly why I got involved here in the first place. I have found that the best way to make information available for future reference is to start a separate thread for each noteworthy chair you do and include key words in the title of the thread. The Google search box at the top will take care of the rest. For example, enter "TDX UltraLow" or "85 Deg TiLite" and see what comes up. I have even found myself referring to my own threads when I am in the process of spec'ng somethng out at work.

                    If a member is interested in something specific, they will usually post a thread about it and I will post relevant pics is I happen to have them.

                    Then there is the CareCure CAD Repository in the "Sticky" section.

                    Welcome to the "cloud" for all things related to SCI custom mobility.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by t8burst View Post
                      Man, how do people get around in a barge like that?
                      Slowly.

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                      • #12
                        Was thinking the same T8 lol. The back must be fitted for a guy at least 6'7"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by t8burst View Post
                          Man, how do people get around in a barge like that?
                          Slowly. Chairs were like this for a long time and a lot of people still have chairs like this. In fact, there are a lot of lifetime chair users who have stuff that's just above a hospital chair and spend decades in them. Had a friend with a nasty clunky wiggly very heavy ugly chair that was barely above a hospital chair. For some reason it's what she chose and I could tell that my suggestions were not welcome. I didn't get it except that it was her choice.

                          Oh the stuff from the old days. I started using a chair just as things were turning around in the powerchair market. I think manual chairs started improving in the 80s.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by brian View Post
                            Slowly.
                            I will keep my zra2 with the carbon fiber sprinkles.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
                              Was thinking the same T8 lol. The back must be fitted for a guy at least 6'7"
                              I was under the impression it was another pediatric chair, due to the school district mention?
                              Board Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project working in Education. Feel free to ask me any service dog questions!

                              I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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