Sunrise Medical Introduces QUICKIE ACCESS
- By Laurie Watanabe
- Jul 28, 2022
Sunrise Medical has introduced the QUICKIE ACCESS, a manual knee-pivot wheelchair with posterior tilt, anterior tilt, and recline functions.
In a July 25 news announcement, Sunrise Medical said, “The QUICKIE ACCESS, with a 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.”
The QUICKIE ACCESS offers 25 degrees of posterior tilt and 40 degrees of recline, which can be used together. The chair also provides 5 degrees of anterior tilt to assist with standing and transferring.
The design of the QUICKIE ACCESS facilitates independent propulsion by hand or foot.
Jesus Ibarra, Sunrise’s Product Manager for Adult Manual Wheelchairs, said of the new chair, “The QUICKIE IRIS has been the leader in tilt and recline wheelchairs for years, and with the launch of the QUICKIE ACCESS, clients now can have tilt and recline and the ability to self-propel. This will provide increased independence for those with postural challenges, giving them an opportunity to use various tilt and recline angles to achieve a pressure-relieving position while enhancing self-propulsion and transfers.”
Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.