A wheel chair transport assembly includes a remote winch-actuated
carrier case having wheels mounted on a rear face thereof and rollable
within tracks mounted to the vehicle for raising and lowering the
carrier case to a storage position on the vehicle roof and an access
position flush with the ground, respectively. A door provided forward
of the carrier case enables an operator to insert and remove a wheel
chair as necessary while conveniently seated as a driver within
An apparatus for mounting and positioning a wheel chair in a tilted
association to a shampoo basin, wherein the organization includes
a housing with spaced side walls defining an upper basin and a floor
positioned below the basin for orienting a container for receiving
fluid directed through the basin from a fluid container mounted
overlying the basin. The housing includes spaced parallel slider
bars positioned laterally of the basin and extend ible forwardly
to position and mount wheel chair handle bars, with a wheel chair
forward wheel support mount arranged to position the forward wheels
of a wheel chair thereon.
A wheel chair cushion and the like is disclosed which includes
a cushion formed of a deformable resilient material. The cushion
includes a base having a front wall and a rear wall. A plurality
of individual foam springs are carried by the base having support
surfaces which lie in a plane that is inclined to the base surface
of said base as extending from said front wall to said rear wall.
A pressure relief cut-out is formed substantially in its entirety
from a mid-line of said cushion rearwardly so as to be disposed
underneath the buttocks of a person sitting on the cushion to relieve
pressure in that area and provide increased compressibility of the
foam springs in the pressure relief area to disperse pressure and
provide a resilient depression in the cushion to enhance the patient
retention capability of the cushion as used in a wheel chair.
A seating system is provided for a wheel chair including a chassis,
two drive wheels, and two swivel mounted casters. The seating system
comprises a frame which is adjustably mountable to the chassis.
The frame includes two side members and at least one cross-brace
member. A seat is removably mounted to the frame for seating a user.
The seat may be padded, have webbing material, be sling-back, or
be of molded construction. A back rest is mounted to the frame and
may include a locking mechanism cooperating with the frame for locking
the back rest at an adjustable upright position. A leg rest including
a foot rest is adjustably mounted to the frame and includes a leg
rest clamping mechanism for clamping the leg rest at a fixed angular
orientation relative to the frame. The foot rest may be pivoted
to adjust the ankle angle of the user.