Vipamat Swimming Pool Hippocampe Wheelchair
The Hippocampe pool access chair by Vipamat enables to simplify disabled people’s access to aquatic activities at swimming pool, without using their standard wheelchair and so without damaging it.
The Hippocampe amphibious wheelchair was conceived to be water resistant and can be used from the changing room, accompany the user under the shower and help them to access to bathing on becoming a launching wheelchair.
With its camber, the Hippocampe pool wheelchair is easy to handle. Its hydrophobic foam seat provides the optimum comfort to remain seated in wet areas. Its low seating enables to be steady and to downstairs inclined plane, in order to proceed on the launching in the water.
The use of the swimming pool wheelchair will enable to avoid hygiene problems linked to the access of standard wheelchair inside of wet areas.
It complies with the requirements of the French “Handicap law” for public establishments: pools, hotels, thalassotherapy, rehabilitation center, camping ground, Bed & Breakfast.
The access to public places such as the swimming pool with the Hippocampe wheelchair is an advantage for a local authority who make this approach. (see a map of equipped beaches and pools)
Swimming is the sport most practiced by people with disabilities since it allows most people (from the slightly handicapped to the most heavily handicapped) to use their motor abilities in a weightless situation. The access to the swimming pool for disabled people is possible thanks to our Hippocampe submergible wheelchair.
- Designed to simplify access to swimming pools for disabled people.
- Fully waterproof design improves functionality and versatility.
- Sleek, modern design allows easy access without a dated look.
- Low seating provides stability for descending stairs or inclined planes.
- Eliminates hygiene problems linked to use of standard wheelchairs inside wet areas.
To have access to the pool thanks to the Hippocampe pool wheelchair, three solutions are possible:
- Get off by the slope access then you heave yourself up out of the wheelchair which floats.
- Stop the Hippocampe chair (with the help of the brakes), you transfer yourself to the ground near to the water then enter the pool.
- Or with the help of a third-person, get off the pool stairs to reach the water.
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