Sunrise Medical Unveils the QUICKIE ACCESS

The knee pivot manual wheelchair allows users to self propel while also adding the benefits of adjustable tilt and recline.

Sunrise Medical has unveiled the QUICKIE ACCESS, a knee pivot manual wheelchair for independent propelling that also offers the benefits of tilt and recline.

The QUICKIE IRIS has been Sunrise's main offering for tilt and recline wheelchairs, and with the launch of the QUICKIE ACCESS, users now have tilt and recline as well as the ability to self-propel, noted Jesus Ibarra, product manager for Adult Manual Wheelchairs at Sunrise Medical. 

"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," Ibarra explained. 

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. Sunrise noted that 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 ACCESS's adjustable tilt and recline delivers alternative positions pressure management, meeting the recommended angles of 25 degrees of tilt and 40 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, according to the company. 

The QUICKIE ACCESS is the only knee pivot chair with -5 degree anterior tilt for easy standing and transferring, according to the company. By positioning the wheelchair frame at an anterior angle, the client will be able to stand up more easily for transfers and pressure management. 

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