The QUICKIE® ACCESS™ solves multiple seating challenges while allowing clients to self-propel, offering much appreciated independence. Its low seat-to-floor height allows access under tables and desks. It also allows the client to foot propel. If the client is using their hands to propel, the ACCESS tilt provides greater accessibility to the wheels while also promoting a stable and functional posture. Up to 25° of tilt and 50° of recline offers clinically effective pressure relief.
Knee-pivot wheelchairs (with pivots at the knee) have very different characteristics than center-of-gravity-pivot chairs. The forward pivot location provides low knee rise during tilt, enabling easy foot propulsion and clearance under tables for easier social engagement. Even if a thick cushion is needed for pressure relief or if larger casters are preferred, a low seat-to-floor height can be maintained, facilitating a stepping activity to propel the wheelchair. Access to tables is still achievable while managing pressure.
Adjustable tilt and recline provides alternative positions for pressure management by meeting the recommended angles of 25 degrees of tilt and 50 degrees of recline. This ability to change the position of the wheelchair assists with improving trunk posture – enhancing respiration, digestion, and function of other vital organs.
For clients with kyphosis, positioning the ACCESS in a posterior angle will reorient the user with their eyes in line with the horizon. This position also allows gravity to help keep the head and trunk upright and minimize sliding out of the wheelchair.
The ACCESS is the only chair with -5° anterior tilt for easy standing and transferring. By positioning the wheelchair frame at an anterior angle, the user will be able to more easily stand up for transfers and pressure management. An anterior angle also provides alternative positioning and can improve functional reach to enhance participation.
By folding the backrest down and removing the wheels, the ACCESS can be transported in a standard vehicle for medical appointments or family visits. With a transport weight of 32 lbs., the ACCESS can be easily lifted in and out of vehicles for access outside of the home.
Quickie ACCESS features a rigid base frame with a solid seat pan creating a stiff, stable ride. The rigidity allows for greater efficiency in propulsion, and increased maneuverability equates to going further without tiring. A rigid frame also requires fewer moving parts that require maintenance and which may loosen over time, requiring more effort to propel. The strong frame is composed of aerospace-grade aluminum for resiliency and is capable of supporting up to 300 lbs., yet is lightweight for easy propulsion.
The QUICKIE ACCESS offers transit-approved tie-down brackets for safe occupant vehicle travel. The compact base makes traveling easy for everyone involved.
Personalize your ACCESS and stand out from the crowd with a versatile palette of 29 frame colors. There are also seven distinctive anodized colors to choose from for the caster fork, axle plate, and back plate.