In partnership with Courage Center, Roll Mobility is now offering wheelchair seat bags for seat back and under seat storage. These bags give you more space to store your stuff while keeping your hands free. These wheelchair bags will not interfere with your wheels or the movement of the wheelchair.
The under seat and backpack storage bags provide easy access by the wheelchair user. The seatback bag includes slits in the top and sides of the bag to allow access without needing to open the bag flap. Hook-and-loop fasteners eliminate the hassle of fumbling with zippers or buckles.
The underseat bags include heavy duty zippers with a large pull string loop for easy opening and closing. The adjustable fit can be used with almost any wheelchair.
These products are designed by Courage Center, a nonprofit organization specializing in rehabilitation and independence. Courage Center’s rehab technology expertise and Roll Mobility’s product manufacturing expertise have combined to produce high quality, custom designed wheelchair accessories that enhance the lives of those with disabilities.
If you spend a significant amount of time in a wheelchair, you may benefit from using a wheelchair cushion. With the proper support that a wheelchair cushion can provide, problems like skin breakdown and pressure sores can be alleviated.
Wheelchair cushions run from as low as $25 up to several hundred dollars. Individuals with limited mobility but who are not confined to a wheelchair can get by with a cheaper wheelchair cushion. To find out which type of wheelchair cushion is right for you, talk to your doctor or a health care professional.
Here is a breakdown on a few of the different types of wheelchair cushions available.
Foam wheelchair cushions are generally the cheapest option available. They are available in different densities (soft, medium, firm, and a combination of densities), thicknesses (usually 1 to 4 inches thick), and sizes (to accommodate various seat widths and depths). A stiff foam provides more support, while a softer foam offers more pressure relief. Some include memory foam for added comfort.
Since foam can easily absorb liquids, use a waterproof cover protects against moisture. Keeping out moisture will also prevent the foam from retaining odors.
Foam cushions wear down faster than gel or flotation cushions and need to be replaced more often, but they also cost less than other types of cushions.
Flotation cushions are filled with gel, air, water, or other fluid substances. Since they shift with your weight, these types of cushions provide excellent pressure relief that adjusts to the movement of your body.
Wheelchair cushions filled with gel or water are heavier than air-filled cushions, but they offer more stability and require less maintenance. Air cushions need to be checked regularly for proper inflation. Gel cushions need to be massaged occasionally to redistribute the gel. Leaks are possible with flotation cushions, although the heavy duty material is difficult to puncture and should last a long time with proper care.
New from Roll Mobility! The 3″ thick Wheelchair Cushion from Roll gives you just the extra support and padding you need to be comfortable in your wheelchair all day long. The medium density foam provides a balance of softness and durability for long service life. The foam is firm enough to retain its shape over time but soft enough for comfortable seating.
The moisture-resistant cover is removable for easy cleaning, and the vinyl bottom is anti-slip to keep the cushion in place. This wheelchair cushion fits wheelchair or transport chair seats that are 18 inches wide by 16 inches deep.
For more information, see the Roll Mobility wheelchair cushion product page.
These extensions fit all Roll Mobility wheelchairs except the GT model, and they also fit most models from other major wheelchair manufacturers. These brake levers are sold individually and in pairs.