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    The bias in favour of a "physical supplier" is...

    The bias in favour of a "physical supplier" is likely based on the notion that a knowledgable person will be available and willing after your chair arrives to help you make any necessary adjustments....
  2. Thread: Pacemaker

    by QTiPi
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    Disclaimer: muscular dystrophy, not SCI. A...

    Disclaimer: muscular dystrophy, not SCI.

    A pacemaker was not mentioned while I "only" had AF, then PAF. I was on various medications for 12-ish years. When I went into heart failure and started...
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    Are you paying out of pocket? If not, to...

    Are you paying out of pocket? If not, to qualify, you'll generally need to establish that you need the chair to get around your own home. Funders don't care whether you can get to the...
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    Can't remember if you're pure MoH or have ACC...

    Can't remember if you're pure MoH or have ACC involved as well. The MoH is pretty good about providing sling hoists to anyone who ever needs help to transfer (or get up after a fall), because it's a...
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    FrogLegs do make "court" castors which are hard...

    FrogLegs do make "court" castors which are hard and unforgiving, very much the opposite of soft-rolls. These could be those?
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    I know that New Zealand-style wheelchair trials...

    I know that New Zealand-style wheelchair trials are not widely available in the USA, but I don't think it's at all unreasonable to expect to try something in an 18"!
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    It's the "DU100040 TWO PIECE FLIP UP FOOT-PLATE...

    It's the "DU100040 TWO PIECE FLIP UP FOOT-PLATE $480" on the spec sheet. This is a mod for people who need separate flip-up footrests on a rigid frame chair, eg for foot-propelling. They have to...
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    I'm in Auckland. I have an 18" TR I've been...

    I'm in Auckland. I have an 18" TR I've been stripping for parts. It was originally ordered with 1" wheelspacing, and there's no adjustment on it. Assuming that a TR tube is compatible with an...
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    Height-adjustable push handles as from TiLite and...

    Height-adjustable push handles as from TiLite and Melrose are quick-release, leaving just the large ugly clamps behind on your rigidizer bar. I'm not sure that technically you should ever be lifted...
  10. I DO need a lot of pushing but DON'T need a high...

    I DO need a lot of pushing but DON'T need a high backrest (in fact it just gets in my way). Bolt-on push handles were my solution. These are Melrose's version, which can drop down so they're out of...
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    Might be worth talking with the SmartDrive...

    Might be worth talking with the SmartDrive people, if your product doesn't compete with theirs? They've had to devise a "universal clamp" which can be fitted to all the usual manual chairs.
  12. Yeah, I have trouble getting my SPC to reach the...

    Yeah, I have trouble getting my SPC to reach the toilet without risk of spill. However, one of the beauties of the SPC with Flip Flo is that I can very easily drain my bladder into a bottle or...
  13. (Hopefully someone else will chime in, but no one...

    (Hopefully someone else will chime in, but no one did last time.)
  14. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?232714...

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?232714-Has-any-one-tried-WonderGel-or-EquaPressure-cushions&highlight=equagel
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  15. Do you "qualify" for an ultralight through MoH? ...

    Do you "qualify" for an ultralight through MoH? Or can you? (eg by enrolling for a semester at university) Because we have access to a wonderful trial system in NZ. So if you have an OT saying...
  16. That very much depends on your needs. For me,...

    That very much depends on your needs. For me, that small diameter change means the difference between me being able to push my chair effectively or not. You need the right size wheels for you, and...
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    Technically, BiPAPs/VPAPs ARE ventilators, they...

    Technically, BiPAPs/VPAPs ARE ventilators, they provide NIV, Non-Invasive Ventilation. Don't know about alarms--like most people, I'm told, I disabled the bloody things. They go off far too often. ...
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    If the back-up rate is set too fast, while you...

    If the back-up rate is set too fast, while you are trying to get to sleep it will feel as if the machine is forcing you to breathe before you're ready to, or as if it's trying to make you breathe in...
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    Yep, that's an ABG. Here anyone on BiPAP gets...

    Yep, that's an ABG.

    Here anyone on BiPAP gets dragged in at least once a year for a "sleep study" which actually comprises overnight oximetry plus ABGs morning and night or (if you refuse the...
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    I take it there's no possibility that the...

    I take it there's no possibility that the tiredness is caused by a CO2 buildup overnight--your doc is doing ABGs and your CO2 levels are healthy? Otherwise supplemental O2 could be a bad idea.
  21. Thread: Ogo

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    Very impressed that he can say "I designed it for...

    Very impressed that he can say "I designed it for [this guy], and here he is happily using it". So many engineers with allegedly world-changing wheelchair-related products don't seem to be able to...
  22. Thread: Freewheel

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    No, I don't think it would be safe even if you...

    No, I don't think it would be safe even if you permanently fixed your footplate so it can't flip-up. You could look at getting a new, non-flip-up footrest, down tubes and all, but I'm guessing you...
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    From those choices, get the ZRA. Although the...

    From those choices, get the ZRA. Although the Razorblade is somewhat adjustable, in practice you can't make radical adjustments before the non-adjustability of the castor fork angle becomes a...
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    I'm speechless. I mean...? Nope, I got nothing.

    I'm speechless. I mean...? Nope, I got nothing.
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    Understood. :-(

    Understood. :-(
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