No, the WheelAir system is always integrated by the manufacturer and purchased by the manufacturer. More information, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the product page.
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If you have a rigid active chair, the WheelAir can stay on when folding forward the backrest. If you have a folding chair, thus the frame folding in the middle, the fan box needs to be removed, but the backrest can stay on the chair.
WheelAir has the ability to cool the back down 8˚C within 30 minutes. See the Clinical Indications for more info! It cools through accelerating convective, conductive and evaporative heat loss.
Visit our product page for information about the WheelAir system and the different types of seating systems it can be integrated with.
The WheelAir is designed to easily replace the backrest of any (rigid or foldable) wheelchair with a canvas sling back. Just remove your backrest (which should be attached with velcro) and leave the tension adjustable straps on the frame. Simply fold your WheelAir backrest over the tension adjustable straps and you’re good to go.
The fan box now attaches with magnets, meaning it is easy to remove with one hand or reduced manual dexterity.
Depending on the fan setting you use, the WheelAir can be on for up to 24 hours. To get the fanbox back to full charge, it takes only 1.5 hours of charge (but you can get it to 80% in 1 hour!).
The WheelAir backrest cushion and fan system will ship within 1-2 days of ordering. Depending on your location, the number of days to ship vary. You will be provided estimates during the checkout process and receive a tracking number.
Sound from the WheelAir is measured at 43DB. The fan speed can be adjusted to 5 different levels, with a 6th boost setting using it at its full power. The 43DB is measured at its full intensity.
If your wheelchair changes and the width of the backrest is different, you can purchase new parts for your WheelAir. The system (fan box and channels) fits in all standard sizes, so if you replace the foam and cover, you will be able to use your WheelAir on your new chair.
It will! WheelAir takes away excess body heat through convection, conduction, and evaporation heat loss. So even if you don’t sweat, the convection and conduction heat loss will still cool you down. Check our Clinical Indications for more info!
Sweating is your body’s natural means of cooling itself down. If this doesn’t occur, the heat building up internally can be pretty dangerous to you health (= overheating). Some possible consequences of this include muscle cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Even if you can’t sweat, WheelAir cools your body temperature down through convection and conduction heat loss. If you simulate sweat with water spray or wet towels and then use the WheelAir, you will also experience the cooling sensation of sweating (cooling you even faster!).
Even without sensation in your back, WheelAir will still keep you feeling cool. Overheating can cause fatigue, muscle cramps, spasms, nausea and other issues that you feel throughout your body. As your body cools down with WheelAir, the feeling of wellness should return, which is how you’ll know its working. The airflow helps reduce body temperature through a process of convection, conduction, and evaporation heat loss.
No! There is no active cooling element in the WheelAir fan box. The cooling process happens by circulating the air from your environment, and you will never cool down more than the ambient temperature. The ideal skin temperature is 32˚C, however by using a normal backrest/cushion the temperature quickly rises to 36˚C or more! We bring that right back down. Also, note that you can control the intensity of the airflow with 5 settings and a 6th super-boost setting.
The WheelAir is not “air conditioning”, so it does not cool down the air temperature before it goes through the backrest. But it does cool you down through convection, conduction, and evaporation heat loss!
WheelAir still works when it’s really, really hot outside because the airflow helps with cooling down through evaporation and latent heat transfer. Ideally, WheelAir works best when humidity is below 70%. The Clinical Indications show how much you can cool through each setting, in each environment ranging from 10˚C to 37˚C.
If you have tracked your WheelAir using the tracking number provided in your purchase email and it has not arrived despite being marked as delivered, please get in contact with us and we can work to solve this for you.
It can either be put in the back pouch (if you have the WheelAir cushion), in your trouser pockets or wherever else you see fit. Just whatever is comfortable really! We also supply a small velcro patch that comes with the WheelAir kit to attach it to the side guards.
Many WheelAir users describe the WheelAir cushion as a more supportive and posture correcting backrest compared to regular sling backs. This is due to the custom blend of high quality viscoelastic foams.
The WheelAir backrest is designed to easily replace the backrest of any (rigid or foldable) wheelchair with a canvas sling back. The WheelAir is available in six sizes in order to best match your current backrest width.