How I Use iLevel Technology in the Home

Having iLevel® on my power wheelchair allows me to be completely independent. I can live alone because of this technology. Granted, it’s nice to have help every now and again but at the end of the day, it feels good that I can do things on my own.

I have a lot of friends who use manual wheelchairs. Because I only have one hand, it makes things very difficult. I can’t hold something and push at the same time. For example, when I take out the garbage, there is no way I could hold onto the garbage bag and push a manual wheelchair. With my power chair, I can hold onto the bag of garbage with one hand and operate my joystick with the other. Plus, iLevel allows me to elevate 12 inches, so that I am not dragging the bag of garbage across the ground and risking the bag getting torn. That’s huge!

Using My Power Wheelchair in the Kitchen

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When I am in the kitchen, iLevel helps me with doing the dishes, cooking meals and reaching things I need in the cabinets. I can adjust the height of my power chair seat with the touch of a button and go up or down as needed. Doing all these tasks independently makes me feel confident and comfortable that I can handle anything that comes my way. I feel really blessed.

Cleaning up after meals is also easier with iLevel. I can raise up to wipe down counters or the stovetop. It’s a breeze! I do what I need to do and get it done, instead of wasting time, especially after cooking and doing dishes. When I travel, I’m in a manual wheelchair. It feels like I can only do so much. I never feel that way when I use my iLevel Power Chair. It’s been amazing!

About Bryan Anderson: Bryan grew up and resides in Illinois. Injured by an IED in October 2005, Bryan is one of the few triple amputees to survive his injuries in Iraq. He is an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation and a spokesperson for USA Cares, which is focused on assisting post 9-11 veterans. Click here to learn more about Bryan.

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