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BathMobile accesability solution

The first key difference in commode and shower chairs is between chairs with or without wheels.

The second difference is between Self-propelled and attendant propelled.

To make these chairs portable, some are made from plastic, making them light weight and easy to clean. 

BathMobile is a commode and shower chair which is made from hi-tech plastic (nylon 6+fiber). It is durable for use in showers, as it is made from plastic with stainless steel pins.  Bathmobile can be assembled and unassembled easily in few seconds without tooling.

BathMobile is an Accessibility Solution for daily use at home or in the hospital but is also a portable solution for travelling and can be purchased with a Carrying Case, which is available as an accessory.

BathMobile by Seatara has an attendant propelled version as the basic model and it can be changed to a self-propelled commode and shower chair by adding 24” wheels and custom-made brakes.

BathMobile has many advantages over other commode and shower chairs:

Three different height positions allow access to different heights of toilet. Different seat positions allow more toiletting options and removable armrests and footrests improve to small toilet and shower rooms. At 10kg, it is no effort to move and with additional carry case, it becomes easily portable. Addtional padded parts, shower holder and carrying case are sold as accessories.

WheelAble – Self Propelled Travel Commode and Shower Chair made by Seatara.

WheelAble Travel Commode and Shower Chair gives you the ability to use inaccessible toilets and showers and therefor you can travel much more freely.

WheelAble is a unique and innovative light weight, foldable travel commode and shower chair.

The narrow width (49 cm) of the chair and specific the fact that the rotation radius is 0 – makes WheelAble suitable for most of compact showers or toilets. 

WheelAble can be folded or opened in less than 10 seconds without any tooling.

It is made from a European hi-tech plastic (nylon 6 and fiber) which makes it very strong.

The maximum weight capacity is 130kg and the chair capacity is 12 kg.

WheelAble has a custom-made Carrying Case which makes it very portable and suitable for flights.

WheelAble is the best solution for people who use a wheelchair and fly a lot because of their jobs, playing international sport or for holidays.

Why Do We All Need to Care About Handicap Accessibility to Places?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed so that it was illegal for anyone to discriminate against another person who had a disability. While this bill was a huge win for people who have disabilities, there is current legislation that is being discussed that will actually roll back its enforcement, which would have a huge negative impact on disabled people. It’s important that everyone care about handicap accessibility, as well as other rights.

  1. It’s Difficult for People with Disabilities to File Complaints

The new bill that is under consideration would make it significantly more difficult for people who have disabilities to file complaints. This means that they may not be able to fight for access to buildings, room for a mobile shower chair, or space in a taxi. Everyone needs to work hard to ensure that their rights aren’t limited or taken away.

  1. Many Disabled People Use to Live in Subpar Nursing Homes

Before the ADA, many people with disabilities lived in dangerous and subpar nursing homes because they didn’t have any other option. Because they couldn’t bring a portable shower wheelchair with them, they were stuck in a one home where there were bathrooms that were designed for their use. This isn’t the case anymore, as they can now be independent and use bathrooms in public places, thanks to the Wheelable.

  1. Job Discrimination Was Common

While job discrimination has always been a problem, for people with disabilities it has been even more of an issue. Even if a company said that they didn’t discriminate based on disabilities, if they didn’t have an accessible building, then they were clearly discriminating.

  1. Disabled People Often Couldn’t Attend School

It was also very common in the past for people with disabilities to not be able to attend school for the same reason that they couldn’t get a job. It’s important for everyone to have access to an education, which is why we all need to care about handicap access to schools.

  1. Not All Buildings Are Truly Accessible

Even though the ADA ruled that buildings need to be accessible, not all truly are. There are many ramps that are too steep to easily navigate, bathrooms in apartments too small for a portable and mobile commode chair, and ramps that lead to stairs. The Wheelable makes it easy for people to use the restroom in any public space, but they still have to be able to access that space.

We all need to care about handicap accessibility. It’s important that all members of our society have access to schools, jobs, and homes, and without accessibility, as well as tools such as the Wheelable, people with disabilities simply won’t have the independence that they desire and deserve.

 

The Most Friendly Places to Travel with Wheelchair

Traveling is a wonderful way to see the world. Sometimes, people who use a wheelchair for independence can be wary about traveling to new cities, as not all locations are designed to be accessible. These seven destinations are perfect locations to travel, especially when you use Wheelable as a durable and portable option.

  1. Berlin, Germany

This modern city is packed full of amazing attractions that you’re sure to love. Using the Wheelable portable wheelchair will allow you to visit the Berlin Wall, as well as travel throughout the entire city without problems.

  1. New York City, New York, US

Not only are taxis available 24 hours a day to take you wherever you want to go in the Big Apple, but they are roomy enough to accommodate your travel shower chair, as well. When in NYC you’ll want to check out the Empire State Building, Lincoln Center, and the Guggenheim.

  1. Barcelona, Spain

Enjoy smooth pavements, as well as amazing public transportation in Barcelona. Additionally, they even boast a city beach that is designed to be wheelchair-friendly. With walkways, adapted facilities, a lifting crane, and assistance program, this beach is just one highlight you’ll enjoy during your time here.

  1. London, England

London is packed full of accessible hotels where you can easily use a Portable Shower Wheelchair and also has amazing historic sights you will want to see. Hop on a bus or take a cab without worrying about the space you need when you travel with the Wheelable, and check out the National Portrait Gallery and Buckingham Palace, among others.

  1. Ljubljana, Slovenia

This entire town has level access and is pedestrianized. Additionally, most restaurants offer outdoor seating, making it easy to find a place to eat. The City Hotel has an incredible wheelchair-adapted room that you can enjoy.

  1. Seattle, Washington, US

Not only is Seattle incredibly picturesque, but they offer great public transportation that is accessible and will take you to a number of incredible sights. When you are ready to retire for the night, you will have access to many amazing hotels with bathrooms large enough for you to use your travel commode chair.

  1. San Diego, California, US

Even though this city is known for being very hilly, it’s incredibly modern and offers amazing accessibility for visitors. Enjoy visiting beaches that are known for being wheelchair accessible, as well as stopping by major cultural locations for art and music.

As you can see, there are plenty of great places where you can easily travel with your wheelchair. This is especially true if you travel with the Wheelable, as you’ll be able to easily navigate busy cities.

Wheelable 3 -the declaration of independence May 16,2018 – by Alexa Heinzmann

The Declaration of Independence
The Wheelable 3 Shower and Toilet Wheelchair, developed in Israel, solves several of the problems travelers traveling wheelchair users often face.

Anyone who, as a wheelchair user, leaves the protective environment of one’s own four walls for days or even weeks at a time usually takes a loss of comfort. It is obvious that a mobility restriction is accompanied by special requirements for the (residential) environment. Of course, wheelchair users set up so that the trusted home allows maximum independence. Nothing stands in the way around, the bed has the right height to sit around, in the kitchen all equipment in Greifradius are accessible and in the bath a bath lift or barrier-free designed shower provides for unadulterated bathing fun. Theoretically, you do not have to do without this convenience even when traveling, Vacation rentals advertise being wheelchair accessible. The search masks of relevant Internet portals have a wheelchair symbol to limit the selection accordingly. Special tour operators offer wheelchair-accessible travel to every corner of the globe, from poolside loungers to safari for the more adventurous. All well and good – but as a very average paraplegic and active wheelchair user, who does not need a nursing bed or extra-wide doors, I want to spend “the best weeks of the year” in an ambience whose aesthetic appearance can be classified somewhere between nursing home and nursing home? Will I pay the extra charge that housing providers demand for the amortization of their special equipment investments? Will I accept

I personally answered the question for myself with a clear no. If I need a holiday apartment, I first explore the “normal” offer. Since internet portals usually put their offers well in the picture, that’s not so difficult. Of course, there are exclusion criteria in the form of stairs and steps, but on the one hand there are plenty of ground floor apartments and houses and on the other hand, in my experience landlords are usually very helpful when it comes to bridging smaller obstacles with improvised ramps.

Vulnerability bathroom
With normal floor plans, thanks to a sixty-centimeter-wide wheelchair, I get along really well, and many a double bed I have already brought to a comfortable height with a few solid bricks from the nearest hardware store. Treacherous, however, are bathrooms and toilets. Whoever needs a wheelchair without ifs and buts, and therefore has no walking or standing capacity, is forced to rely on regular gymnastic exercises when it comes to using the toilet. Understandably, the floor plan of a bathroom built for pedestrians often does not take this into account. It is helpful if you are fit enough to be able to switch from each side, but at the latest when space is cramped on all sides, the limits of what is possible are reached at some point. Above all,
Similarly problematic is the showering. Although in many countries a slope tiled floor is common instead of the shower tray commonly used in Germany, so that you can get in the ordinary bathrooms barrier-free under the shower, but whoever creates his wheelchair until then, needs a shower seat. A plastic chair is usually at hand, but sitting around gets a shaky and therefore dangerous matter.

A professional solution must be here
But then limit the search to explicitly suitable for wheelchairs accommodations? Before my last winter escape, which should lead me once again to the Canary Island of La Palma, I searched the Internet for a place to stay. I was a little late, even the normal offer was rare, the few accessible offers, which I already knew, all occupied. A holiday home was in the desired period still to have, I said. With another careful review of all the photos that were placed on the net, I realized: The brand new bathroom was very chic, but the toilet was jammed between shower cubicle and wall. No problem for a pedestrian, for me, however, virtually unattainable. Time to solve the problem in principle, In my search under the keyword “shower and toilet chair” I came across the net on a video clip, which made me curious. Further research led me to the Israeli company Seatara and to the information that their product Wheelable 3 in Germany is about rehabilitation in Heidelberg to relate. Some calls and a few days later there was a big carton in my apartment and again a few days later I started the air travel to La Palma with an extra piece of luggage. 
The “second wheelchair” was transported free of charge as bulky goods – after prior registration with the airline .

Well-thought-out, well-made and functional
Of course, I had already tested the furniture at home for its suitability. On site, my decision proved to be absolutely correct. The Wheelable 3 is at first glance a very unspectacular, plastic foldable shower chair with either a padded seat for showering or a likewise padded toilet seat for use as a mobile commode chairFor the latter, a bowl which can be latched under the toilet seat is available. At second glance, it reveals a well thought-out design and scores points for its excellent workmanship. No question – in the technical development of this product were professionals at work who knew what was important. In fact, the Israeli company Seatara is a member of a group of companies specializing in the manufacture of high-quality plastic components, and the development of Wheelable has received the expertise of many stakeholders. The result is convincing. Both the folding mechanism of the wheelchair itself and individual components such as the fold-down armrests function smoothly and precisely, nothing clatters or wobbles, everything snaps in neatly. The parking brake locks the vehicle reliably, so that a transfer from the bed or your own wheelchair is certainly possible. Because the Wheelable is just 50 centimeters wide and very manoeuvrable, it allows maneuvering in cramped conditions, where normal wheelchairs reach their limits – such as in bathrooms and toilets. The folding mechanism is designed so that under the seat between the wheels no struts are required. You can therefore go with the wheelable on most toilets and save sitting around. If you need more room to move around than a toilet that is completely enclosed by walls, you can place the wheelchair anywhere you like. Bathrooms not designed for wheelchair users will lose their horror. Because the Wheelable is just 50 centimeters wide and very manoeuvrable, it allows maneuvering in cramped conditions, where normal wheelchairs reach their limits – such as in bathrooms and toilets. The folding mechanism is designed so that under the seat between the wheels no struts are required. You can therefore go with the wheelable on most toilets and save sitting around. If you need more room to move around than a toilet that is completely enclosed by walls, you can place the wheelchair anywhere you like. Bathrooms not designed for wheelchair users will lose their horror. Because the Wheelable is just 50 centimeters wide and very manoeuvrable, it allows maneuvering in cramped conditions, where normal wheelchairs reach their limits – such as in bathrooms and toilets. The folding mechanism is designed so that under the seat between the wheels no struts are required. You can therefore go with the wheelable on most toilets and save sitting around. If you need more room to move around than a toilet that is completely enclosed by walls, you can place the wheelchair anywhere you like. Bathrooms not designed for wheelchair users will lose their horror. The folding mechanism is designed so that under the seat between the wheels no struts are required. You can therefore go with the wheelable on most toilets and save sitting around. If you need more room to move around than a toilet that is completely enclosed by walls, you can place the wheelchair anywhere you like. Bathrooms not designed for wheelchair users will lose their horror. The folding mechanism is designed so that under the seat between the wheels no struts are required. You can therefore go with the wheelable on most toilets and save sitting around. If you need more room to move around than a toilet that is completely enclosed by walls, you can place the wheelchair anywhere you like. Bathrooms not designed for wheelchair users will lose their horror.
Likewise, Wheelable is in the shower. Thanks to the material used, it is waterproof and quick-drying . Where on wobbly plastic chairs or under-sized folding seats you usually do not have enough hands to hold on and also need to somehow promote your own wheelchair to dry, you sit in the wheelchair safely and can enjoy the water unhindered.

Helpful in many situations
The Wheelable 3 is a comfortable solution to the problem, not only on vacation, but also during overnight visits to not perfectly wheelchair-friendly friends, on camping holidays and wherever compromises are usually made that are unsatisfactory. In its latest version, it is also sauna-compatible according to the manufacturer, which opens up further application possibilities. In my case, he has enabled the stress-free use of a holiday home and saved my vacation. For future trips, I’ll plan it right away and therefore have a much larger selection of accommodations. Since it is only 23 cm wide and only 12 kg heavy, it is not only suitable for airline luggage, it also easily finds a place in the trunk.
With a purchase price of just under € 1,000, the Wheelable 3 may not be a bargain, but the well thought-out design, good workmanship, impeccable functionality, and above all the practical benefits it offers, are worth the money, in my opinion. If you want to have it completely comfortable, you can order a tailor-made transport case with wheels for a rather hefty price of 299 euros. 
Werner Pohl

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