We know that it's unlikely you've ever had to take measurements to order a wheelchair or wheelchair cushion before, so here's a few handy hints on how the measurement system works and the questions to cover off when it's time to order. We want you to be able the achieve the best measurement result possible, because then we can match you up to the most comfortable Wheelchair or Wheelchair Cushion.
This is the measurement we refer to first in any wheelchair or wheelchair cushion measurement e.g. in the case of a 14" x 16", the 14" would be the seat width.
The measurement is very easily obtained - simply take a flat measurement across someone's hips i.e. don't wrap the tape measure around their hips and allow another centimetre or two's comfort per side to allow for different clothing to be worn and that will provide the width measurement you need.
This is also super-simple to obtain and is the measurement we refer to as the second number in any wheelchair or wheelchair cushion measurement e.g. in the case of a 14" x 16", the 16" would be the seat depth.
To obtain the seat depth measurement we want to take a measurement from the back of someone's rear (bum, butt, rear-end, gluteus maximus, tush, or whatever you choose to call it!!) to the back of someone's knee joint when they're in a seated position. If you then subtract a couple of centimetres from this measurement you'll have the seat depth covered.
And if you're still a little unsure about which way to go, you can always contact our customer service superstars and they'll be able to talk you through the measurement process.