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Do you know this wheelchair?

Postby elyse_peace » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:17 pm

After I had loaded my purchases into my car, someone backed into to the handi parking spot opposite the one I was in.
I watched in fascination as she put down the rear window of her small hatchback. She reached in and pulled out a base. Next she reached back in and pulled out an obviously lightweight seat. Then, to my amazement, she fitted the projection at the bottom of the seat into the center of the base, and rolled to the small ramp that connected the lot to the walk.
I could hardly believe it. A power wheel chair that can fit in a small vehicle.
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Re: Do you know this wheelchair?

Postby ssmme » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:26 pm

I don't know what it is but if you find out I'd be really interested in it. I'll go to google and look it up. See if I get any hits.
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Re: Do you know this wheelchair?

Postby euphoniaa » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:48 pm

elyse_peace wrote:After I had loaded my purchases into my car, someone backed into to the handi parking spot opposite the one I was in.
I watched in fascination as she put down the rear window of her small hatchback. She reached in and pulled out a base. Next she reached back in and pulled out an obviously lightweight seat. Then, to my amazement, she fitted the projection at the bottom of the seat into the center of the base, and rolled to the small ramp that connected the lot to the walk.
I could hardly believe it. A power wheel chair that can fit in a small vehicle.


This sounds like the folding mobility scooter that MSscooter posted about recently in the medical devices forum:
medical-devices-f38/topic20066.html

It weighs only 35 pounds and can fold up to fit into the overhead compartment of a plane. I looked it up on the site: http://www.travelscoot.com/ There's a video that shows how easy it is to lift, unload, assemble, and maneuver, making it a great option for those of us who can still walk, but have increasingly limited mobility. I'm seriously considering one if my recent hospital visit and followups don't leave me broke! :smile:
Dx'd with MS & HNPP (hereditary peripheral neuropathy) 7/03 but must have had MS for 30 yrs before that. I've never taken meds for MS except 1 yr experiment on LDN. (I found diet, exercise, sleep, humor, music help me the most.)
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Re: Do you know this wheelchair?

Postby elyse_peace » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:18 am

thanks for your replies. i have tried google, but haven't narrowed my parameters enough to locate this chair (it is a chair, not a scooter).
i only have dial-up, so i cannot get through enough pages of google fast enough to see every link.
there is absolutely nothing on this chair to fold! just a base and a seat. so simple.
thanks again.
ssmme, if i do manage to find out what it is called, i'll surely share the info.
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Re: Do you know this wheelchair?

Postby Sparky10 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:47 pm

Is it one of these?
http://www.1800wheelchair.com/browse/33 ... wheelchair

Oh my, do I ever understand the limitations of dial-up!
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Re: Do you know this wheelchair?

Postby elyse_peace » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:31 pm

thanks for your reply, Sparky10.
but, still not it. it had a square, metal base with 4 small wheels underneath. the seat bottom fit into a space in the center of the base. the seat had a joystick-type control.
it appeared very light in weight. it seemed like no particular difficulty for her to lift the base and put it on the ground.
i know that almost anything appears easy if you are not the one doing the work!
i'll just have to keep looking. thank you for trying to help.
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Re: Do you know this wheelchair?

Postby DougL » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:43 am

it could be the Z chair by pride mobility

http://www.pridemobility.com/jazzy/zchair.asp
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