The Quickie 2 Lite features an extremely lightweight 27.75 lbs design without compromising strength or durability. The highly-adjustable modular frame has multiple front frames and seat rails combined with an independent cross brace and rear frame. This is important when considering any potential changes in a user's condition, function, growth and/or environment. When expanding or lengthening the chair, only select components need to be replaced, not the entire chair.
The padded swing-away armrest and the plastic side guard both feature living spring receivers that are virtually wiggle-free, and the footrest extension features anti-rotation receivers and a pressure-lock clamp that can withstand up to a 1000 lbs load. Standard with every Quickie 2 Lite chair order, the original owner is entitled to one free growth kit within the first 5 years of chair ownership. Growth kits allow the user to adjust width, depth, upholstery and most items on the chair aside from specialty seating.
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To determine the appropriate seat height, measure from the bend of the knee to the bottom of the foot. Subtract the height of the seat cushion if one is being used. If the wheelchair is not being self propelled by the feet, also add about 2 inches to allow for foot clearance.
The rear of the seat is generally set at lower height than the front of the seat to prevent sliding forward.
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.
A soft, mildly contoured foam cushion designed to provide stability and comfort for the person with a flexible posture at low risk for skin breakdown.
The Jay Xtreme® cushion is an extremely lightweight low-profile seat cushion designed for active users who need mild positioning, moderate to high skin protection, and optimal comfort.
This fully-lined polar fleece unisex water-repellent winter poncho is ideal for the hard-to-dress set. It slips over the head in one easy motion. Made to overcome the nastiest types of weather. Perfect for wheelchair users on the go. One size fits all.
Our hooded pochos provide complete protection against the rainiest days. We make them from only the most durable 65/35 polycotton poplins, and they are 100% water repellent. One size fits all.
Inside, the cushion has two gel bladders that help evenly disperse pressure and prevent skin breakdown. The use of two chambers of gel keep the gel from migrating allowing for even distribution. Dual-density foam layers provide a soft top entry that allows the gel to cool the skin as well as a high-density foam base layer for support and pressure distribution. The cushion includes a strap with buckle that allows one to easily carry the cushion over your shoulder as well as attach it to the wheelchair.