Zippie Iris Children’s Manual Wheelchair

Wheelchair Name: 
Zippie Iris 2

Tell us what your wheelchair looks like: 
Manual wheelchair, standard seating system, pink frame, tilting system, harness, laterals, straps, vent tray, activity tray, oxygen tank holder and IV pole.

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This wheelchair is really comfortable?

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Personal Opinion:

This Paediatric wheelchair is easy to manoeuvre and transport if you only have the load of the patient with minimal baggage! In our case, my child is medically complex and requires the use of life support equipment. The load of a ventilator machine, pulse oximeter, oxygen tank, emergency bag, and the important essentials to care for a special needs child is too much load for the wheelchair. With the amount of equipment my special needs child requires, it causes the wheelchair to be unbalanced and tip back onto its anti tippers. This causes an uneasy feeling as a caregiver, as I to have to rely on the safety of two anti tippers! The current total weight of my child, equipment, and wheelchair all together is 173lbs (78.47 kg). That's a very heavy load for a caregiver! In all fairness the wheelchair is a good piece of equipment with a comfortable seating system; it’s easy to manoeuvre on smooth levelled terrain; it is a paediatric wheelchair that can be adjusted as the child grows; but the modifications to accommodate extraordinary needs always fall short. Currently we can't recline my child's seat because the oxygen tank and vent tray are modified to the back of wheelchair, as if they were sitting on top of each other. For a child with respiratory issues positioning is very important, so not being able to recline the seat is an huge inconvenience. We hope our feedback resonates with our special needs community and more importantly, we hope it influences those who work making adaptive equipment to take the time to understand their target market!

Reviewer: Aerilyn Colon (Carer of a Wheelchair User)
Disability or Medical Condition: Trisomy 13

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