Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515
by Karman Healthcare
(Model No. VIP515)
- "Best on the Web" Return Policy
- FREE Head Pillow
- Swing-Away Footrests
- Lifetime Limited Warranty
- Specially designed ergonomic head pillow is included
- Intelligent 0-35º center-of-gravity weight shifting adjustments
- Anti-bacterial and anti-staining Aegis upholstery
- Frame Type: Folding
- Weight capacity: 250 lbs.
- Weight: 34 lbs.
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Overview of the Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515
The Karman Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515 is a revolutionary tilt chair that weighs just 34 pounds in transport. This type of a chair redistributes pressure to the lower back as well as under the legs and it has a 0-35º weight-shifting center-of-gravity adjustment. The VIP-515's frame is made of a super durable yet lightweight T-6 aluminum and it tilts with the use of gas cylinders.
Great Standard Features
The VIP-515 has 14" wide transport wheels standard with the option to upgrade to larger 20" rear wheels. It also has ergonomic handrims and head pillow along with swing-away footrests. Aegis microbe shield on the upholstery that protects against odors and staining and flip-back height-adjustable armrests with clothing guards are also standard.
Measure from the most posterior point of the body to the inside of the knee, minus at least two inches. Some prefer more leg overhang to make room for their hand when lifting their leg.
Measured from the seat base to the top of the wheelchair back. Depends on how much upper back support is needed, and also affects freedom for the upper body to rotate.
Rear Seat to Floor3
Measurement from the ground to the rear seat edge. Relative to the front seat-to-floor dimension, this determines the rearward slope ("dump" or "squeeze") of the wheelchair seat.
Determines how far the toes extend away from the body, measured from the horizontal. A tighter angle allows the wheelchair to turn around in less space. Depends in part on ability of the knee to bend towards the perpendicular.
Determined by the widest point of the body from knee to hip, plus an inch to ensure room to move. Consider bulk of clothing, particularly a heavy winter coat, if relevant.
Angle of the wheel relative to the vertical. More camber improves stability and agility, but also limits ability to pass through narrow spaces. A typical daily wheelchair uses three degrees of camber.
Front Seat to Floor7
Measure the leg from the back of the knee to the sole of the foot. Then subtract the thickness of the cushion when it is compressed. Next, add a minimum of two inches for footrest clearance. Do not add the footrest clearance if the wheelchair will be foot-propelled.
Measure from the inside of each legrest tubing the distance or desired distance between legrests.
Center of Gravity9
Measure from the front of the seat back post to the center of the rear axel.
Seat to Footrest Length10
Measure from the edge of the seat upholstery to the top rear of the footrest.
Measure the the angle of the back post to the floor. Ninety degrees will be perpendicular to the floor, to approximate the angle from the back post to the seat, subtract two degrees from measurment for every .5" of dump.
Specifications for the Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515
|Elevating Legrest Options:||Yes|
|Pneumatic (air-filled) tire option:||No|
|Hemi Height Option:||No|
|Available Seat Depths:||17"|
|Seat to Floor Height:||20.00"|
|One-Arm Drive Option:||No|
|Frame color options:||No|
|Reclining Back Option:||No|
|Rear Wheel Size:||20"|
|Expedited Shipping Available:||Yes|
|Seat widths of less than 16”:||No|
|Seat widths of more than 20":||No|
|Hemi-height option for foot propelling:||No|
|Fold-down back for easy transport:||Yes|
|Overall Width Open - Add to Seat Width:||10.00|
Approximate Shipping Dimensions and Weights
|Product Weight:||34 lbs.|
Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515 Customer Reviews
|Ease of Use||4|
End User Desc: Alzheimer's patient in last stages, not able to walk. Tilting chair keeps patient from slipping out.
Reviewed on 01/03/2013
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|Ease of Use||3|
End User Desc: 35 yr old quadraplegic
Strengths: Easily allows for pressure relief, steer easily when pushing, light in weight folds for travel and storage
Weaknesses: Difficult to push when slightly tilted causing the attendant to push using the back rest as the steering mechanism, not the handles, need to buy extra padding for seat and back, arm rest padding broke the second time we used it, it was partially our fault but the break occurred very eaily. Appears to be made of plastic, for such an expensive chair it should at least look like somethng else than plastic.
Reviewed on 09/27/2012
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|Ease of Use||4|
End User Desc:
Reviewed on 04/28/2012
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Warranty Information for the Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515KARMAN WHEELCHAIR LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY
Karman warrants the wheelchair main frame against defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product, including crossbraces, side frames, backrests frames, from purchase date. This warranty is extended only to original purchasers of our products. Warranty is not transferable.
Parts or materials which are subject to normal wear and which must be replaced/repaired are the owner’s responsibility and are not covered by warranty. Arm pads and upholsteries are not covered by warranty.
If within such warranty period, any such product is proven to Karman’s satisfaction to be defective, such product shall be repaired or replaced at Karman option. In no case are goods to be returned without first obtaining an R.M.A. (Returned Merchandise Authorization) number issued by Karman and that the part in question is returned insured with freight prepaid to Karman, within the period of warranty. Labor charge incurred in the installation or repair of the above-mentioned parts plus all freight charges are not included in the warranty.
If Karman does not have a completed Warranty Registration Card on file for the consumer’s product, then a copy of the invoice with date of purchase must be provided. The warranty is void on wheelchairs that have had the serial # tag removed or altered.
Products which have been subject to negligence, abuse, improper storage or handling, improper operation, unauthorized modifications or misuse are not covered by this warranty. Karman Healthcare will not warrant the frame or any parts damaged when the maximum weight limit is exceeded. Warranty applies in the U.S. only.
SpinLife Return Policy for the Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515This item is covered by the SpinLife "Best on the Web" 30-Day Return Policy.
As stated in the full Return Policy, this item may be returned within 30 days of receipt for a full refund as long as the following conditions are met:
- The item must be returned at the customer’s expense in the original packaging.
- The item must be in new condition--no cracks, scratches or dirty tires.
- A Return Authorization must be requested from SpinLife within 30 days of delivery.
- Once the Return Authorization has been received from SpinLife, the product must be returned within 14 days to receive a refund.
If you have questions about this item please call a SpinLife Expert at 1-800-850-0335.
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