iLevel® technology changed the game for me around four years ago when I got my Q6 Edge® 2.0 Power Wheelchair. It also changed the lives of my family and friends.
Attending Hockey Games with My Dad
I’ve had seat elevation before. In reality, I didn’t use it as much as I have used iLevel, because the speed of my chair was dramatically reduced while elevated in previous wheelchairs. For example, whenever I attended hockey games with my dad, he would sort of walk ahead of me to keep crowds at bay. Hockey games are something we bond over. It’s pretty much the reason I found my love of the game. When iLevel became a reality, I could drive alongside him within the crowd while entering or exiting the stadium. I’m hoping that after the coronavirus is under control, the tradition can resume, at least for a game or two.
Hair Appointments at the Salon
When I have hair appointments, my mom is my chauffeur. In the past, my mom had to transfer me out of my power wheelchair and into the chair at the salon for hair appointments and pampering days. My hairdresser needed me at a certain height. Enter iLevel technology. The only thing I need to do is remove my headrest. I bring my own salon chair with me.
Working Out at the Gym
Working out has been a passion of mine for several years. Being “fun sized” (short) added its own set of challenges. My trainer and I tried everything, including using stools to get me on the higher up machines, such as the leg press, to exercise. Enter iLevel on my power wheelchair. I elevate my wheelchair seat, drive up to the foot hold, stand up, pivot and sit. Commence beat down by my trainer! My favorite is when she says, “I’m in no pain.” Of course, she’s not! Meanwhile, I’m dying.
So, as you can see, iLevel changes the lives of everyone that has the pleasure of seeing it in action. Keep rolling my friends. There is much more to come!
About Alison Chancellor: Alison is a friend of Quantum. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she cheers on her beloved St. Louis Blues at hockey games. Click here to learn more about Alison.
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