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Whilst all care is taken to provide accurate information with respect to the item described, the Independent Living Centre (ILC) is not involved in product design or manufacture, and therefore not in a position to guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Selection of equipment, which is both suitable and appropriate for individual needs remains the responsibility of the person(s) considering requisition, and no responsibility is taken by the ILC for any loss or injury caused through use of the equipment or alleged to have arisen through reliance upon information provided. As information is subject to change any enquiries should be directed to the manufacturer.

Item Details

Aerospace 5000 Penguin Paediatric Wheelchair

ILC Reference NO 43:33:027
Item sourced from ILC VIC database

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This wheelchair for children and adolescents features an aluminium folding frame and is available in four sizes. The seating consists of a solid seat and back plate with an upholstered foam cushion for backrest and seat. Adjustment can be made to seat height, by adjusting wheel height, armrest height, footrest height and wheel and castor position. A range of postural supports are available and tilt in space is optional.

Refer to supplier details for pricing

Only one model available.

Folding aluminium frame.
Anti tip bars with rollers are featured at the rear of the frame.
Tilt in space up to 45 degrees is optional using bike brakes attached to the push handles.
The push handles are able to be folded down for transportation.

The seat is removable from the frame.
The seat height is able to be adjusted via the position of the wheels.
The standard cushion is not contoured.
A gel cushion and ramped cushion are optional.
A removable pommel is optional.
Removable pelvic pads are optional. These pads are adjustable in position.
A pelvic belt is available.
There is the choice of 4 sizes of wheelchair with seat widths available being 254mm, 305mm, 355mm and 406mm.

The seat and backrest cushion is upholstered with a fabric cover in patterned material or plain black. It features a zipper opening.

The backrest is removable from the frame.
The standard cushion on the backrest is non contoured foam. However a contoured backrest cushion with gel cell inserts is optional.
A shoulder harness is optional and is available in three sizes.
Removable lateral support pads are optional.
A headrest is optional. There is the choice of 10 different shapes and it is mounted on the support strut via a ball joint enabling angle adjustment. The headrest is also adjustable in height and depth.

The armrests are removable and adjustable in height and width.
A clear plastic tray is optional.

The legrest supports are removable.

The footrest plates are able to flip up and are height adjustable.

There are four axle positions for the rear wheels.
The wheels have a quick release mechanism.
The wheels are transit size.

The castors are angle and height adjustable.

ILC Equipment Library
This item is available for short term hire in the ILC Equipment Library. Contact the library on phone number (03) 9362 6111 for details.

Safety and Maintenance
Refer to the manufacturer and supplier manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.
This item should be trialled in the user"s own environment to ensure maximum safety and independence. Environmental considerations include eg: kerbs, footpaths, tram and railway crossings, street crossings, etc.

Manual Wheelchair Standards
AS 3693-1989 Wheelchairs-Nomenclature, terms and definitions
AS 3695-1992 Wheelchairs-Product Requirements
AS3695-1992/Amendment 1-1998 Wheelchairs-Product Requirements.
AS3696.1-1990 Determination of static stability.
AS3696.3-1990 Determination of efficiency of brakes.
AS3696.5-1989 Determination of overall dimensions, mass and turning space.
AS3696.5-1989/Amendment1-1990 Wheelchairs-Determination of overall dimensions, mass and turning space.
AS/NZS 3696.8-1998 Requirements and test methods for static, impact and fatigue strengths.
For some types of equipment, specific Australian Standard(s) are applicable to the materials used in the manufacturing and the installation of products. Compliance with relevant Standards is indicated by written certification that a product has been tested and assessed as compliant with specified Australian Standards. Purchasers are advised to check with the supplier or manufacturer of this item as to its compliance with the relevant Australian Standard(s).

Aerospace 5000

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