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    A Transport chair for stairs

    Can anyone recommend a light and sturdy transport chair that would be good for getting me up stairs? I need to find a better way to inhabit my joyfully increasing aunt-hood. I weigh probably in the neighborhood of 100 pounds. I remember Chick saying all her friends could get her up the stairs, but nobody in my life can do it in my regular manual chair on his or her own.

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    How many stairs?

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    Not sure about price. It uses the iBot concept...


    http://www.frankmobility.com/scalamobil.php


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    Hi "SCI_OTR,"
    Here is a product you might research. It is called Scalamobil
    Scalamobil is a battery operated portable stair climber that attaches to most manual wheelchairs. This innovative device can ascend or descend almost any type of stair from spiral staircases to wood or stone step surfaces without wear and tear. No modifications or installations to existing building structures required.

    Scalamobil is compact and lightweight making it ideal to transport and store.

    Scalamobil weighs just 54 pounds and can carry a maximum load of 265 pounds up 300 steps on one battery charge.


    http://www.frankmobility.com/scalamobil.php

    Here is another type: For 25 years the Garaventa Stair-Trac has made the pleasures of daily living more accessible to people with disabilities, without home modifications or relocation.

    This portable stair climber is safe, reliable and easy to use - both indoors and out. Designed to attach to most standard wheelchairs, the Stair-Trac allows even the smallest attendant to transport a person up and down virtually any stairway.

    Attach the Stair-Trac to the wheelchair, recline the passenger and move them to the stairway. Go where you want to go!

    http://www.max-ability.com/garaclimb.htm

    This one does not require an attendant:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYku2RCQyhc

    I don't have any experience with any of these.

    All the best,
    GJ

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