The VIP2 is the latest addition to the Karma Mobility portfolio of manual wheelchairs and offers users a superb combination of tilt in space and reclining positions to ensure they can achieve optimum levels of pressure relief, positioning and comfort at all times.
The VIP2 still has 35° tilt and now comes with either a backrest with ﬁxed recline positions or an adjustable reclining back of 30°. The recline angle of the ﬁxed backrest is adjustable from -5° to 15°.
The VIP2 comes with an adjustable headrest with a greater range of position options while other enhancements include a deeper seat for taller users and a tension adjustable backrest which were very popular options on the VIP-515. Reclining Karma Mobility believes in listening to its retailers and customers, and one concern many users of reclining wheelchairs have is the risk of sliding. This has been addressed by locating the pivot point of the chair close to the user’s hip joint which synchronises with the motion of the body and the chair therefore greatly reducing the sensation of sliding when reclining.
The anxiety some users have when going to the tilt position has also been taken into account with the design of a unique weight shifting system. The system allows the centre of gravity to travel between the front and rear wheels while tilting which provides steadier balance and greater feeling of security.
For more information on the full range of manual and powered wheelchairs or to ﬁnd your nearest Karma Mobility retailer visit: www.karmamobility.co.uk/where-to-buy or tel: 0845 630 3436.