Seat depth measurement for bariatric users

When dimensioning the seat depth for a person with a heavy weight, it must be noted, that the buttock areas usually protrudes lightly toward the back over the vertical line from the shoulder-blades (see the area x). To provide the user of the wheelchair with a back support which is appropriate to his/her body shape, the wheelchair back needs to be positioned forward by the dimension X. 

To provide sufficient seat depth giving support for the whole seat area, the wheelchair must have a seat depth which is longer around the area X in order to take this space requirement into account. 

 

First measure the range X and then the range B. Look at point b) “THIGH LENGTH/SEAT DEPTH” on how to measure.  Please let us know both dimensions B and X.  

  

 
 


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