FUZE T20 / BENTLEY
SHORT FRAME - FRAIL and WEAK INDIVIDUALS
|Client needs adaptive
positioning. A std chair or reclining chair is not acceptable since the client slides out of these types of wheelchairs.
||Client needs a tilt
wheelchair for positioning and for long-term stability and safety.
||Fuze T20 or Bentley have dynamic
tilt. Chair can be tilted up to 20 degrees for improved postural control
and comfort. Back recline angle can be set to meet individual need.
Overall client stability is improved when chair is tilted. Tilt can counteract against the tendency to slide forward and allows user to
maintain corrected posture while seated in tilt position.
|Client wants to
maximize independence. Individual might potentially self -propel their wheelchair. Most manual tilt
wheelchairs require the rear wheels to be placed too far rearward for the
client to effectively reach and use.
||Rear wheels need to be
positioned for optimal self-propelling. Adjustable rear axle
location will ensure user is able to reach the push rims and propel
Fuze T20 or Bentley rear wheels
can be placed much further forward, facilitating self-propulsion. Set rear
wheels rearward for maximum stability and/or attendant operation. No other
manual tilt chair delivers self-propulsion functionality
|Client is potentially able to foot propel and will benefit from
tilt, especially in that tilt will help prevent sliding out.
Ideally, the user should be able to foot propel while in tilt position.
||When the Fuze T20 or Bentley tilts, the front of the seat does not move
upward. Therefore, the user may be able to ambulate while the seat is
tilted. This is a feature unique to these products. When tilted, other wheelchairs require the front of the seat to move upward, preventing
|Client may be able to ambulate using their feet.
Existing wheelchair seat needs to be at the optimal height that is generally lower than can be achieved using a std wheelchair..
||Client requires adjustable seat height so that foot
propulsion can be optimized. It is also likely that as the client's needs change, the seat height will also need to change to accommodate footrests if the client is no longer able to foot propel in the future.
||Fuze T20 and Bentley seat height
can be changed, in most cases without the client needing to purchase additional components. This ensures these wheelchairs will be able to accommodate changing needs.
|Client wants to
maximize independence. Individual wishes to operate tilt mechanism without assistance
||Tilt mechanism needs
be set for attendant operated tilt or client-operated tilt
Bentley tilt trigger
can be placed on the armrest for user-operated tilt, on the backrest for
attendant operated tilt, or both. No other manual tilt chair delivers
|Client has respiratory difficulties. Postural change is
||A tilt chair assists
in trunk position, diaphragm expansion and aids in respiration.
||The Fuze T20 or Bentley
facilitates tilt, potentially improving diaphragm efficiency.
|Client lives in the
community and wants to be able to navigate
independently throughout their living space
||Frame needs to be as
short as possible to navigate through living space.
||Fuze T20 and Bentley design have
a short frame,
ensuring better manoeuvrability, especially in and out of vans and
getting around corners Short wheel-base is unique to Bentley.
|Client needs a low seat height to aid in transfers,
access to living environment, etc. Existing wheelchair seat is too high
||Need a wheelchair with
a low seat to floor height, or adjustable seat to floor height
||Fuze T20 and Bentley have adjustable
seat-height, allowing optimization of transfer technique and easy access
to desks and tables. This extra low feature is unique to the Bentley.
|Client needs to work
at a computer or interact at a table while in tilt position.
||The chair needs to
tilt in a way that the clients knees do not move upward as the chair tilts
||Fuze T20 and
Bentley tilts from the front the seat. User's knees don't move up as the chair tilts.
Bentley and Stellar are the only manual tilt chair designed so that the user can access
tables while in a tilted position
|Client has difficulty
||A tilt chair will
facilitate optimal head and trunk positioning for feeding.
||Fuze T20 and Bentley can be
tilted to facilitate improved feeding. Most importantly, these wheelchairs allow the user to sit at a table while in tilt. No other tilt chair can
deliver this functionality.
|Client has difficulty maintaining acceptable seated posture
in existing chair. The chair will not adjust enough to meet the needs of
||Need a chair with
adjustable seat height, seat depth, tilt, back angle, etc. These
components need also to be adjustable as client needs change over time.
Fuze T20, Bentley, Fuze T50 and Stellar
are designed to
allow extensive adjustment, accommodating a wide range of needs. Will
accept commercially available adaptive seating components. On-chair
adjustment includes seat height, depth, back angle, pre-tilt angle,
armrest height and footrest height.