Recaro seat on electric wheelchair (Permobil)

– provides comfortable seating for people who use electric wheelchair

User in his Permobil with Recaro seat.
User in his Permobil with Recaro seat.

Description
The user has a Recaro seat on his electric wheelchair (Permobil).
The Recaro seat has the following functions:
– electrically adjustable lumbar support and side support
– electrically adjustable height
– tilt
– recline
– heat and ventilation in the seat

These functions are controlled by buttons located on the side of the seat (Recaro standard), see photo 2.

The Permobil armrests are attached with fasteners on the Recaro seat.
The armrest has several built-in touch controls for functions such as anchoring the wheelchair in the car. The user operates these controls with his elbow, see photo 4.

The seat is also equipped with an electrical outlet that can be used for purposes such as charging a mobile phone, see photo 5.

Users comments
The user is extremely satisfied with the Recaro seat and finds it very comfortable. He has never developed any ulcers from sitting on this seat. The ventilation keeps him dry.

Made by
Permobil, www.permobilus.com and Recaro, www.recaro-automotive.com (last checked July 2017).

Paid for by
County council

Whose idea
User

This tip is from 2012

Recaro seat with mechanism for reclining function
Recaro seat with mechanism for reclining function
User controls function keys for RECARO seat
User controls function keys for RECARO seat
User operates touch controls in armrest
User operates touch controls in armrest
Electrical outlet on Permobil wheelchair
Electrical outlet on Permobil wheelchair

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Tipsare: Lars 1

Lars is working fulltime, partly as a disability consultant for the local government. He was injured in 1991 and has a high incomplete tetraplegia. He har personal assistance 10 hours a day.