USA TechGuide Banner.
 
Search:
Home
The TechGuide
Wheelchair Reviews
Cushion Reviews
Scooter Reviews
Stander Reviews
Wheelchair tips
Wheelchair Diffusion
Accessible Travel
Wheelchair Sports & Rec
Links/Resources
Source Index
United Spinal Association
About United Spinal
United Spinal Membership
Donate
Email Us
 
latest reviews banner
Pride Mobility Quantum Q6 Edge
Written by John
Invacare Action MVP
Written by Fritz
Sunrise Medical Quickie QM-720
Written by James
Sunrise Medical Quickie QM-7 Series
Written by Michael
Tankchair Tank Chair
Written by jim
Radical Mobility Predator 4x4
Written by Ben
Pride Mobility Quantum Q6 Edge
Written by jim
Redman 107-ZRX
Written by Pam
Redman 107-ZRX
Written by Lynne
Action Manufacturing Action Trackchair
Written by Rik
 
poll banner
 
 
Translate This Page
spanish translation
french translation
italian translation
German translation
Portuguese translation
 
 
Vipamat Hippocampe
Image of Vipamat Hippocampe
Hippocampe is an all-terrain and beach wheelchair that can be independently pushed, towed, or pushed by someone. It can traverse sand and is bouyant and will float in water. An optional ski for the front makes the wheelchair snow worthy. Hippocampe folds down to a small package for transport.
 End UserCaregiverClinician
# Reviews020
Durability?03.500
Ease of use?04.000
Meet expectations?03.500
Overall Rating:0.003.500.00
Post a review on this product    Email this review


Matt from Cambridge UK submitted this review on September 1st 2008 at 04:04 AM. Matt is a care giver who has over a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:Ease of portability, Comfort and most of all it's ability to get into the sea
Weaknesses:Durability of foam covering, poor tyres
Comments:We purchased a Hippocampe in order to get our 10 year old Daughter into the sea with dignity. Still fairly hard to push on sand but far better than a standard, non-powered wheelchair. It really comes into it's own as youget into the sea. Its neutral boyancy means that you can keep it afloat with very little effort and the user is able to just slide over the side with absoloutely no effort. The chair just bobs along beside you. Getting back in was almost as easy. We use ours a lot and it has been very durable but after 18 months is showing signs of wear. I'm really pleased with it.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 4 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 4 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 4 Overall
 
Laurie from Arizona submitted this review on February 5th 2008 at 05:30 PM. Laurie is a care giver who has six months to a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:can break down to be loaded into a car; lightweight; comfortable seat; ski option; manual push- not dependent on electricity; can go in water; foam covering on metal prevents burns; relatively inexpensive; both tow rope and push bar; offer 2 widths of axles
Weaknesses:difficult to push, energy not efficiently used in design, push bar too high for me (5'4"); no brakes for use while moving; turned by popping front wheel up- difficult if user isn't proficient with wheelies or if assistant is pulling with the tow rope; optional armrests damage foam covering; low quality tires- deflate quickly
Comments:while there are certainly some design issues, this wheelchair will get you a lot farther out in nature than a standard wheelchair, and is just about as portable and affordable
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 3 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 3 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 3 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 3 Overall
 
   
 

 



© Copyright 2017 United Spinal Association
All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy