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One direction 'slide sheet' for powerchair custom cushion..

Postby AVIVA_RX20_PILOT » 26 Jun 2022, 19:40

Hi to all the Forum experts, could anyone help with suggestions....

I am a 24/7 powerchair user (in a sitting position as I cannot lay back . I struggle to breathe!! All fun)
In November 2021 I was 'upgraded to Ottobok customer cushions (with individual craters taken out to accept my bony bits!) However after a week in hospital I've developed to pressure sore (both hips on the critical pivot points)
It can take a lot of attempts to find the sweet spot by
Pushing into the door and using the footplates as leverage.

Simply put i'm having trouble in sliding back once in the chair.

Does any use/can suggest a single direction super thin Slide cover
To ease the positioning of my derriere?
All suggestions welcome thanks.
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Re: One direction 'slide sheet' for powerchair custom cushi

Postby martin007 » 26 Jun 2022, 23:00

A sliding cushion cover can help you.
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Re: One direction 'slide sheet' for powerchair custom cushi

Postby Burgerman » 26 Jun 2022, 23:38

I never used one. Tilt some and a little bit of a lift with hands works much easier than doing it without tilt though.
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Re: One direction 'slide sheet' for powerchair custom cushi

Postby martin007 » 27 Jun 2022, 19:18

It isn't a commercial product.
You will have to make it or have it made.
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Re: One direction 'slide sheet' for powerchair custom cushi

Postby slomobile » 19 Jul 2022, 18:53

It might help if you can pull yourself up at the same time you push up with your feet.
I have a knotted rope hanging from my ceiling for that purpose. It also helps expand my chest for better breathing.
I added some parts to my chair to make the feature mobile. It seems to work good for that.
https://youtu.be/133_g9PpHRc
https://www.wheelchairdriver.com/board/ ... =2&t=10793
Some of the other features didn't work as well.

I'm not familiar with any one direction sheet, but if I were to make one, the horizontal threads would be sticky on one half and slippery on the other, sticky side toward the top. If C] represents cross section of one thread, C is the slippery side and ] is the grippy side of thread. C]C]C]C]C] is the fabric woven from these threads. C toward toward your bottom, ] toward your top. Silicone is a common waterproof fabric coating that can be either slippery or grippy depending on how it is cured. If you can figure out how manufacture 2 sided thread and keep it oriented throughout the weaving or bonding process, you'd have something.
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Re: One direction 'slide sheet' for powerchair custom cushi

Postby wheelinghome » 20 Jul 2022, 17:10

Good idea-

i'm going to try this-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJQeEUIAlHA
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Re: One direction 'slide sheet' for powerchair custom cushi

Postby Burgerman » 20 Jul 2022, 19:00

It seems to me (who knows nothing) that if you need that thing then the real problem is your seat dump angle is too flat. 5, 7, 10, degrees of dump angle or more should be used. As much as required. All that anti slide thing will do is make YOU slide forwards on top of it and the same forces trying to make your bum move forwards still exist. And these produce sheer forces. And sheer forces cause pressure sores. So its a terrible solution.

If you want it only to INITIALLY slide back, just use tilt (maybe for 10 secs at 20 degrees) while you easily slide back.



All my chairs have anything from 5 to 7 degrees of dump angle. BM2 chairs have more. Even when the seating tilt system is at its lowest position. You do not want to be driving about with the seat tilted to achieve the same angle. Because it makes the whole seating "flexi" and springy, and this loads the actuators and mechanism way to much repeatedly as you drive. My seats have spacers added under the front edge, or the lift/tilt module set at the correct angle by adjustments provided on the chairs base.
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