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Which Vicair wheelchair cushion suits you best?

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Every body is different and therefore it can be difficult to find out which wheelchair cushion suits you best. A cushion that is good and suitable for one wheelchair user may be less or even not suitable for you. Unfortunately, there is no one general solution when it comes to sitting well in the wheelchair and that is why we at Vicair have different models, sizes and heights of wheelchair cushions.

It can be difficult to find out which wheelchair cushion suits you well. How can we help you get an idea of which cushion that could be? For this you can use our wheelchair cushion decision test. By means of a number of questions, we guide you through a ‘test’ and to the wheelchair cushion that probably fits your situation well. Please note: this wheelchair cushion choice test gives you a result based on general guidelines and is therefore certainly not final or binding. Do you have questions about the cushion that is shown as a result of the test? Please contact us.

Please complete the selector tool below, and hit the button "Show result"

1. What is your seat width?

  • Check the size label of your current wheelchair cushion for information on width & depth, if you require a cushion in (approximately) the same size.
  • Or measure the width of the wheelchair seat. To measure the width of your wheelchair seat when seated, hold a tape measure horizontally above your upper legs. Do not follow your leg contours, keep the tape measure straight.

2. Is there a body asymmetry to accommodate?

Severe asymmetry
When there for instance is a fixed pelvic obliquity or pelvic rotation that creates an asymmetry of over 2,5 cm / 1 inch.
Small asymmetry
An asymmetry of less than 2,5 cm / 1 inch
No asymmetry
0 cm/0 inch

3. What level of stability or positioning do you need?

  • Small You have good core/trunk stability and do not need lateral support
  • Medium You have good core/trunk stability, but need a small amount of lateral back support
  • High You have reduced core/trunk stability and are in need of lateral support to improve your sitting posture.

4. Are you able to independently shift your position and transfer?

When you are able to regularly and independently shift your position on the seat cushion, the risk of developing pressure ulcers decreases.

5. What is your risk of developing pressure ulcers?

For an indication of the use of mild, moderate, high, severe: please check the Braden Pressure Ulcer Risk Scale.

6. When and how do you use the wheelchair?

  • Incidentally:You only use the wheelchair for a short period or once in a while.
  • Daily Passive:You use the wheelchair on a daily basis and for multiple hours at a time. You are unable to independently shift your sitting posture.
  • Daily Active: You use the wheelchair on a daily basis, have an active lifestyle and are able to independently make transfers and change your sitting posture.