We have aimed at designing the best shower commode wheeler on the market. It is designed for easy access, independence, safety and on the caregiver terms. The 24” rear wheels provide more directional stability and smooth pushing.
The inside width of the chair is 61 or 71 cm, but using a 5 cm high PU foam seat and 7 cm free space to the armrests allows the body mass to fall down, instead of fading out to the sides. The impossible “wide inside but small outside” is obtained.
The footrest is always the weak point when it comes to bariatric products. Normally the producer makes a short cut here, by using a standard solution. We did not only design the footrest to carry 100 kg each, we did more!
The footrest is also side/width adjustable, so access to intimate hygiene is possible and people with the fat-tissue placed on the inside of their leg can sit with legs apart (up to 110 cm) and still have foot support. The brand new footrest is even nicely covered with PU foam.
One of the unique new features is a split toilet seat, a long open hole: 44 cm and 22 cm at the widest point. This to enable a correct use of the chair, it eases access for caregivers and avoids incidents where material ends up in places it wasn’t meant to end up!
The ability for bariatric users to reach far back to reach the armrest is usually not present. Therefore we have made the armrests with a length of 64 cm and let it stick out 7 cm from the seat base, ready to welcome and support the hands of mobile users. It enables the user to get into the chair by him/herself. The swing away armests can be taken off. Another option is the butterfly armrests. Butterfly armrests add more than 10 cm to the seating width.
The space between backrest and seat has a clearance of 32 cm. This gives space for a possible bulbose gluteal region, but also enables the caregivers to reach for the sling and position the user better.