Seat depth measurement for bariatric users

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

In order to provide sufficient 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 A. Area A includes the seat depth from approx. 2 cm from the knee pit to the back of the buttocks. Please let us know both dimensions A and X.     


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