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After the bus drivers strap my wheelchair in place, there is at least a foot and a half of slack in the straps, i.e., I can turn the power on and move 18" forward. The straps then stop the chair. They say that this how they are supposed to be put on . Unless I have forgotten how this works, they are wrong. ... 23 May 2010 15:47
Fail-safe for keyless entry
"Larry Moss" <moss(a)airigami.com> wrote in message news:slrnht393d.4g3.moss(a)beaker.rochester.rr.com... On 2010-04-23, Robert Green <robert_green1963(a)yah00.com> wrote: [stuff about Braun wheelchair conversion] It's a great system, but it's got its flaws. Number one is that you need almost a full... 24 Apr 2010 11:42
Hand and arm weakness
My left hand has been getting weaker and weaker shortly after I push myself off the toilet and to and from my wheelchair.. It's happening more and more often. It just hit about two hours ago after an incompetent occupational therapist left. The meat of the hand is sore and weak. The forearm from the wrist t... 6 Apr 2010 14:13
Edema, temperature, and pants
Does anyone have any solutions, ideas or resources to help with? the following Edema has developed in my feet now that I'm in a wheelchair. What do you do to treat it? I elevate my feet, or try to, once an hour for about 5 minutes, drink plenty of fluid to flush the gunk out and cream my feet with a neutral ... 30 Mar 2010 17:18
Invacare TDX3 Parts
So, where's a good place to get replacement parts? Invacare prices are way too steep. We've got a keypad that's lost its skin. And the brakes on one side seem worn out. Looking for advice on out-of-channel repair options, hopefully based on (positive) experience... ... 7 Mar 2010 20:43
Annoying beep when I turn on my chair.
I have a Quickie V-121. The joystick is standard on lots of chairs, not just this one. And every time I turn it on, it makes a loud, annoying buzzeep. Is there any way to get rid of that? I can see the lights so I know when it's on. I don't need the sound. Many thanks. ... 23 Feb 2010 09:04
Wheelchair Navigation Study
The Georgia Tech Brain Lab is currently looking for participants for an upcoming research study. The study is analyzing how power wheelchair users maneuver their wheelchairs in everyday situations. The data that is collected will be used to further the development of the AwareChair project, a power wheelchair which... 23 Nov 2009 18:41
Quantum 600
The on/off switch is wearing out. I'm having to press the button 3 times or so to turn the thing on or off. . I know that it might be just the button itself. Do you have any experience with this? Mine is a loaner from the MDA and I can get them to check it. I just want to get an opinion out here. Thanks. ... 13 Nov 2009 07:43
Madeleine McCann.
Hi folks. I'm just watching the parents of Madeleine McCann on TV. They have made an appeal for people to use their search engine to search for the website of the, "Child Exploitation and Online Protection", (CEOP), centre.. Their idea is a sound one. If we all do a search for the web site it will rise to the t... 5 Nov 2009 19:02
Quickie Revolution
I acquired a Quickie Revolution, can’t see how to adjust the seat ‘bucket angle’ without getting new brackets fabricated. Am I being incredibly thick or is there a simple answer staring me in the face? Help appreciated, Andy ... 31 Oct 2009 05:43
Overheating on a gearless brushless motors
I have a Invacare Storm 3 with Gearless Brushless motors (GB). I use this chair to play power [wheelchair] soccer. My problem is that it overheats after 20min of continuous aggressive play; the length of a full game is a little over 40min. Once it overheat, the chair stalls and doesn't respond to the controller and... 3 Sep 2009 08:25
seat belt
New user here. Do most people wear the seat belt or not? If I tip over I think I'd prefer _not_ to have the chair land on me, I'd rather be tossed away from it. Your opinion? Thanks, Bob ... 3 Sep 2009 08:25
What experiences do you have using a power chair on snow or icy streets? Are there any makes or models that you have found to be safer or more reliable than others? Thanks ... 23 Dec 2008 22:43
I have had my RGK wheelchair for a few years now and I am looking to get it resprayed because it has a few scratches here and the on it. I wonder if an ordinary local car re sprayer could do this? What I am concerned with is how they would get about taking the upholstery from the seat and back rest etc, if they... 5 Nov 2008 19:51
That chair rebuild...
Wheelchair under construction/rebuild should anyone care. Lots of pics in 3 sizes. This was done a year ago. Just thought I would post a link to some more build pics so you can see how easy it is to be thorough.... This was a ten year old 500 quid rusty F55 that I rebuilt. ALL parts powder coated (I mean ... 8 Oct 2008 23:13
Action/ Invacare G23 Powerchair
It is pretty scuffed around the labels, so not sure if I have the model number 100%. I wanted to know about the age and battery details. This thing has got the fat front wheels and the motors & transmissions are a swinging arm type suspension. The drive appears to be in a straight line from motor to wheel. I dunno... 23 Jul 2008 03:03
Power Wheelchairs
What you want is something powered by eight of those lithium batteries, more amp-hours than the local power station and swamp tyres like Bigfoot. The solution to the arseholes that park in disabled bays: Squash the car flat! ... 22 Jul 2008 12:42
Quickie Rhythm Wheelchair
Does anyone have a Quickie Rhythm wheelchair? I have one and am wanting more info as to how they compare and what cool things can be done to them. Anyone? thanks ... 2 Jan 2008 16:41
Power wheels for manual chair
"Mike" <Not(a)Arizona.Bay> wrote in message news:FeV5j.62787$EU1.52771(a)fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk... Been looking for an item I know exists, but can't seem to find it now. Powered wheels for a manual chair. I keep finding the Yamaha ones, but they're high tech computerised "assistance" items, not basic... 7 Dec 2007 18:51
PMV - Personal Mobility Vehicle Review Site?
I've looked in Consumer Reports and didn't find much. Is there a web site that reviews the various motorized wheel chairs and scooters? Is there also someplace that tells what to look for in purchasing a PMV? Thanks. -- ________ To email me, Edit "blog" from my email address. Brian M. Kochera "S... 14 Jul 2007 05:26
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