Paraplegia

Damage of the spinal cord/backbone at the height of the thoracic or lumbar vertebra. Thereby complete or incomplete paralysis and sensitivity loss in the paralyzed area. As a rule linkedly with bladder and/or rectum incontinence.
The arms are fully functioning.

Wheelchair requirements

  • The series must have a comprehensive modular construction system so that the wheelchair can be adapted to the size of the user.
  • A good sitting position for stabilisation of the pelvis and the legs must be guaranteed by way of the adaptability of the seat angle and the backrest contour (adaptable backrest)..
  • A very good seat cushion for decubitis prevention.
  • With initial care, possibly fitting the wheelchair with anti-tilt bars.
  • Greatest possible mobility during everyday use by way of wheelbase adjustment of the drive and steering wheels and the lowest possible external dimensions of the wheelbase.
  • Equipment for the independent transfer*, e.g. clothing protection or folding hinged side plate, but also mostly a frame with a sloping front end.
  • The operating elements should be easy and safe to use for both the user and the accompanying person (e.g. straightforward locking mechanisms).
  • The operating elements should be easy and safe to use for both the user and the accompanying person (e.g. straightforward locking mechanisms).
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