Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a group of genetic disorders that is caused by an abnormality in the gene that produces Type 1 collagen, a protein used to create bone. Individuals with OI have bones that break easily often from mild trauma or with no apparent cause, giving OI the alternate name “brittle bone disease.” Symptoms can include bone deformities, multiple broken bones, loose joints and weak teeth, but vary with the type and severity of OI.
Wheelchair Positioning for Kids
Quantum® kids wheelchairs can help improve your child’s mobility and functional independence, depending on the severity of your child’s diagnosis. Complex rehab electric wheelchairs are customized to meet your child’s specific seating, positioning and driving needs.
Power positioning on kids electric wheelchairs helps your child maintain proper positioning, comfort, skin integrity and function. TRU-Balance® 3 Power Positioning Systems on electric wheelchairs offer a myriad of options that provide support and positioning, including power tilt, power recline, power tilt and recline, power articulating leg rests, power articulating foot platform and iLevel®.
Edge 3 Stretto® Kids Wheelchair
The Edge 3 Stretto® kids wheelchair is available with iLevel® power adjustable seat height, allowing your child to drive at 3.5 mph while elevated 12 inches. One of the many benefits of iLevel is ease of completing daily activities on his or her own such as transferring, toileting, grooming, cooking and reaching. In addition to increasing independence and mobility, the Edge 3 Stretto kids wheelchair also increases your child’s visibility. The Stretto power base comes standard with LED front and rear fender lights, allowing children to see and be seen while crossing streets or parking lots.
Wheelchair Drive Controls for Kid Wheelchairs
Expandable electronics on your child’s wheelchair can be helpful, depending on his or her OI type. Q-Logic 3 Advanced Drive Controls allow your child to operate a motorized kids wheelchair using a joystick. Q-Logic 3 can also be customized to include alternative drive controls such as a head array, switched driving or chin control. Standard with Bluetooth®, Q-Logic 3 allows your child to operate his or her smart phone or tablet using the Q-Logic 3 screen.
If you are looking to purchase a wheelchair for kids, check out our article on where to buy a wheelchair for kids.