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What Is the Ideal Seat Height for a Manual Wheelchair

What Is the Ideal Seat Height for a Manual Wheelchair

  There is not one ideal seat height for every user or every wheelchair, rather each individual user needs to be measured according to their body measurements. How to measure the correct seat height There are two ways to figure out the ideal seat height for the most effective seat propel; The first method (Figure 1) is to have the ... Read More>
What Is the Best Way to Self Propel a Lightweight Manual Wheelchair

What Is the Best Way to Self Propel a Lightweight Manual Wheelchair

  The semicircular (left) motion is the best propelling action. Compared to the other three, the semi-circular has a more extended implementation, which means the user will less frequently need to propel, therefore there is no additional stress on the joints.  The arc-shaped mode (third picture) is most likely going uphill, with smaller and more frequent propels, to prevent the ... Read More>
What Is the Best Karma Manual Wheelchair to Self Propel?

What Is the Best Karma Manual Wheelchair to Self Propel?

  The Karma wheelchair best for users looking for a manual self propel wheelchair is Flexx. In the last blog post, we discussed the best way to avoid back pain when self-propelling a wheelchair. All of the adjustments to prevent secondary injuries can be customized with Flexx.   Flexx; the adjustable manual self propel a wheelchair Flexx is the Karma ... Read More>
How to Prevent Back Pain When Propelling a Manual Wheelchair

How to Prevent Back Pain When Propelling a Manual Wheelchair

  Choose the right manual wheelchair with appropriate adjustments. We recommend selecting a wheelchair with adjustable rear wheel axles. Generally speaking, the position of a rear-wheel axle should be adjustable back, forth, up, and down.  Know how to operate a manual wheelchair correctly.    Why are self-propel wheelchair users more likely to get back pain? People who have used manual ... Read More>
What to Look for When Buying a Wheelchair Online

What to Look for When Buying a Wheelchair Online

  This will depend on what the user needs the wheelchair for. For short term users, for example, after sustaining an injury, buying a wheelchair online could be an option. For long-term users, we recommend the user consult a doctor or therapist who has the experience to recommend the correct wheelchair to the user.  4 things to know before buying ... Read More>
Behind the Design of Kameleon

Behind the Design of Kameleon

  Interview with Eric Van Olst; Chief of Product Innovations of Karma The Kameleon is a new generation pediatric power wheelchair tailored to fit the needs of children aged from 3 to 12 years old. “I have been working with pediatrics for many years. Kameleon’s design concept is not something you intentionally acquire; ideas come from experiences and mistakes you ... Read More>
How Will the Strength of the Upholstery Affect the User’s Seating Posture?

How Will the Strength of the Upholstery Affect the User’s Seating Posture?

  We are often asked, why is there a huge price difference among different wheelchair designs? What is the difference between a cheap wheelchair and a more expensive one? From our experience, “the strength of the wheelchair upholstery” is definitely one of the top reasons.  A more well-engineered wheelchair usually offers a more solid upholstery, as the manufacturer put more ... Read More>
What Happens to the Elderly User if the Seat Depth of the Wheelchair Is Too Deep?

What Happens to the Elderly User if the Seat Depth of the Wheelchair Is Too Deep?

  If the seat depth is too long then the user can’t reach the backrest and will start to slide down the chair to find a more sturdy and comfortable position. Alternatively, if the seat depth is too shallow, the user will start to lean forward to find support on their feet. This will cause strain on the user’s back, ... Read More>
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