The Breezy Elegance Platinum is a fully-loaded lightweight wheelchair with ultimate comfort in mind. The Platinum chair features an ultra-plush, contoured 4-inch Jay® Ion™ cushion with an incontinence cover, and a 7-strap tension adjustable backrest. Many features are adjustable to perfectly fit your size and preferences, such as the customizable seat height and height adjustable armrests and push handles. The Elegance comes standard with flip back and removable armrests, quick-release low-maintenance spoke wheels, ergonomic composite footrests, and easily accessible wheel locks.
Why We Like It
The Breezy Elegance was designed with comfort in mind for both the user and caregiver. The Platinum features hand-activated drum brakes, similar to a mountain bike brake, to assist in going down ramps or hills. This not only gives the caregiver more control, but also leads to a feeling of security when navigating steep inclines. The push handles are also height adjustable to accommodate caregiver height and comfort. Unique to the Elegance Platinum the armrest can be adjusted to be full or desk length armrest just by simply removing them and reinserting them into the opposite side.
*Due to FDA regulations, cushions cannot be returned if the clear plastic poly bag has been opened or torn.
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.