Some individuals in central Pennsylvania who use a wheelchair temporarily or permanently are not only unable to walk or maintain full mobility, but they are also unable to shift their bodies or change position due to the severity of their limited mobility. Humans are not designed to remain in a static upright position at all times. The inability of many wheelchair users to shift positions by themselves can result in unpleasant and potentially extreme health complications, including nausea, respiratory problems, digestive problems, pneumonia, dangerous drops or spikes in blood pressure, dizziness, fainting, and more. The Quickie Iris wheelchair is a tilt-in-space wheelchair which can help solve these problems and increase health, comfort, and quality of life for those who’s primary mobility is a wheelchair.
Tilt-in-space wheelchairs such as the Quickie Iris wheelchair have many proven clinical benefits for wheelchair-bound individuals. Being stuck in the upright position of a wheelchair that does not tilt all day are unable to redistribute the pressure of their weight which can lead to any or all of the health conditions listed above as well as many others. Tilt-in-space wheelchairs allow individuals who are physically unable to shift themselves independently to change position and redistribute their weight more evenly. They also allow individuals to redistribute pressure from their weight off of their pelvis to their back in order to prevent the development of many harmful health conditions.
Quickie Iris Tilt-in-Space
The Quickie Iris wheelchair includes many tilt-in-space options in order to ensure that individuals are always able to access whichever position is most comfortable for them at a specific time. The wheelchair features a range of rotation from forty to fifty-five degrees that allows those in the chair to enjoy up to forty-five or sixty degrees of posterior rotation. The positions which the wheelchair can achieve allow individuals or care givers to access positions that are optimal for the prevention or relief of many medical conditions, including respiratory complications, digestive complications, postural hypotension, and autonomic dysreflexia.
Lightweight and Easy to Transport
The Quickie Iris Wheelchair is renowned as one of the lightest tilt-in-space wheelchairs currently on the market. Its lightweight frame and design make the wheelchair easy to transport so individuals can take their chair with them wherever they need to go in order to easily shift positions while they are not at home. The IRIS is also equipped with tie downs that the occupant can be transported in the chair in an accessible vehicle.
Tilt-in-space wheelchairs are supposed to help relieve nausea and dizziness from remaining in a static upright position for an extended period of time, not increase it through jerky motion. The Quickie Iris Wheelchair is equipped with a modern method of tilting in order to allow the individual to smoothly transition between positions to increase their comfort without feeling as though they’re stuck on a roller coaster ride. The wheelchair’s frame is designed to rotate around the individual’s natural center of gravity in order to maximize the smooth feel of transitions as well as provide users with as much control as possible over their shifts in position.
Overall, the Quickie Iris Wheelchair is a top of the line tilt in space wheelchair. Its high-quality, lightweight construction and wide range of position options and accessories allow individuals who rely on wheelchairs to feel comfortable and remain healthy no matter where they are and which unique needs they may have. The IRIS is a high end custom configured wheelchair and requires an evaluation by the individual’s healthcare team as well as a medical supplier who has a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) on staff. Keystone Mobility has such a professional on staff and has worked with many healthcare professionals and consumers in Dauphin, Lancaster, York, Harrisburg, Cumberland or other surrounding areas in central Pennsylvania. Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive seating and mobility evaluation.