Quickie’s tilt-in-space technology combined with their commitment to versatility, quality and innovation has brought about a clinically effective option that will enhance many user’s lifestyles. The Sunrise Medical Quickie IRIS (Intelligent Rotation in Space) wheelchair has been designed to cater for different positioning needs and it’s mainly focused on reducing the pressure beneath the user’s pelvis, facilitating both the feeding and respiratory functions, improving visual orientation, among others. The Quickie Iris’ wheelchair features a rotational configuration which is based upon the concept of rotating the chair’s seat frame around a user’s center of gravity. This combined with high resolution adjustment, and up to 60 degrees of posterior rotation, provide great control, stability and maneuverability.
Clinical Benefits of Tilt in Space Technology
-The Quickie IRIS rotates the seat-frame around the user’s center of gravity providing a short wheel base without compromising the stability. This also also insures a more controlled and smoother rotation.
-Enables easier changing of position for users who can’t shift their body weight by themselves, or those who cannot maintain pelvic and thoracic positioning, or maintain balance against gravity for a long period of time.
Other Benefits of the Quickie IRIS Wheelchair
-It has a low seat to floor height which is ideal for those who self propel, or those who tend to use foot propulsion.
-The wheelchair also has cable-free foot releasing tilt actuator which makes it easy to operate, and provides for a tangle free tilt.
-The chair has a dynamic back option which allows for a much gentler movement of the the user’s back especially during an involuntary movement. The dynamic back also ensures proper positioning, and prevents the wheelchair from getting damaged over time and also ensures that the pelvis will not move into the posterior position.
-It is one of the lightest tilt in space wheelchairs available in the market today. This is quite ideal for caregivers.
-The standard chair can hold up to 250 pounds, while the heavy duty one can hold up to 350 pounds.
-The seat depth and seat width vary from 14″ – 22″.
-The front seat to floor and the rear seat to floor also vary from 12.5″ – 19″.
-It has been successfully crash tested, and it fulfills performance requirements for the ISO 7176 19/WC19.
-The Quickie Iris tilt in space features a unique angle adjustable stroller handle which easily adjusts to different caregiver heights.
-It has a patented back post bracket which allows for re-positioning of its’ back post seat depth without having to remove the attaching hardware.
-Wheelchair weight; Approximately 39 lbs.
-Wheelchair width; 14″ to 22″
-Wheelchair height; 14.50″ to 19.25″ (seat to floor height)
-Wheelchair length/depth; 15″ to 22″ (seat depth)
-Overall width; 22″ to 33″
Being evaluated for a high end tilt in space manual wheelchair must be completed by your healthcare provider such as your physical therapists, occupational therapists and/or physician along with a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) who is on staff with a local supplier. American Seating and Mobility has 4 branches covering Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana with multiple ATPs on staff at each branch who are qualified in evaluating consumers for high end manual wheelchairs. Contact a branch today for more details.