Chair Measurement

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How to measure your wheelchair dimensions

Below is an online guide to measuring your manual and powered wheelchair, to assist you when ordering upgrade or replacement components.
The G1 measurement applies to all G1 and G3 style manual wheelchairs.
The G2 measurement applies to all G2 manually propelled and Series 4 electric wheelchairs.
The Series 6 measurement applies to all Series 6, 7, 8 and 9 powered wheelchairs.

 


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 G1 and G3 manual wheelchair measurement

By using the following instructions to measure your wheelchair, you will be assured that you are ordering the correct chair dimensions and or replacement component dimensions.

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 Seat Width

To determine seat width of the G1 / G3 manual wheelchair, please measure from the outside edge of the seat panel as per the picture (left). Ensure the chair is folded out but pushing down and out on each side of the seating panel. Try and allow 1cm of clearance on each side of the client eg. if the client measures 44cm across the hips when seated make the chair width 46cm.

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 Seat Depth

To determine seat depth for the G1 / G3 manually propelled wheelchair, please measure from the front edge to the rear edge of the seat panel as per the photo (left). Try and allow 2 – 3 cm of clearance behind the clients knees / legs and front edge of the seat panel.

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 Backrest Height

To determine backrest height of a G1 / G3 manual wheelchair, please measure from the top of the seat panel to the top front edge of the backrest panel as per photo 1. Please note that this will be your “effective” or clients required backrest height, not the overall panel size, as the panel extends down below the seat by approximately 2.5cm as per picture 2.
If you are replacing the backrest panel please provide the dimension as per picture 2 (overall panel height).
*Please note: Our panels are made in increments of 3cm eg. 40cm, 43cm, 46cm etc.
For backrest heights exceeding 52cm backrest extensions are required. Backrest extensions are made in increments of 10cm, up to a maximum of 40cm.

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 Backrest Height

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 Seat Height

To determine seat height of a G1 / G3 manually propelled wheelchair, please measure from the front top edge of the seat panel to the ground in a vertical alignment as per the graphic (left).

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Knee to Heel Length

To determine the knee to heel dimension please measure from the inside edge of footplate, to the top front edge of seat upholstery, as per graphic (left).
Allow for the thickness of the seat cushion in your measurement.

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G2 manual and Series 4 electric wheelchair measurement

By using the following instructions to measure your wheelchair, you will be assured that you are ordering the correct chair dimensions and or replacement component dimensions.

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 Seat Width

To determine seat width of the G2 manual and Series 4 power wheelchair, please measure from the outside to outside edge of the seat tube as shown in the picture (left). Ensure that the chair is folded out by pushing down and out on each side of the seat panel.  The seat panel measurement will be  slightly less than the actual chair width. eg 46cm wide wheelchair will be 45.5cm.

All width measurements are in centimetres with increments of 3cm.
eg. 40cm, 43cm , 46cm, 49cm,

 

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 Seat Depth

To determine the seat depth of the G2 manually propelled wheelchair and Series 4 powered wheelchair, please measure from the front edge to the rear edge of the seating panel as show in the picture (left).

All measurements are in centimetres with increments of 3cm.
eg. 40cm, 43cm , 46cm, 49cm,

 

 

 Backrest Height

To determine G2 and Series 4 backrest height, please measure from the top of the seat panel to the top front edge of the backrest panel as shown in the photograph (left).
*Please note: Our panels are made in increments of 3cm eg. 40cm, 43cm, 46cm etc.

For backrest heights exceeding 52cm backrest extensions are required. Backrest extensions are made in increments of 10cm, up to a maximum of 40cm.

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 Seat Height

To determine the seat height dimension, please measure from the front top edge of the seat panel to the ground in a vertical alignment as shown in the graphic (left).

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Knee to Heel Length

To determine knee to heel dimension please measure from the inside edge of the footplate, to the top front edge of seat upholstery, as per the picture (left). Allow for thickness of the seat cushion in your measurement.

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Series 6, 7, 8 and 9 powered wheelchair measurement (excludes power elevator models)

By using the following instructions to measure your wheelchair, you will be assured that you are ordering the correct chair dimensions and or replacement component dimensions.

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 Seat Width

To determine seat width please measure from outside of seat frame as pictured. Try and allow 1cm clearance per side of client. Eg. If client measures 44cm across hips when seated make chair width 46cm.

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 Seat Depth

Before determining seat depth, please select which upholstery type you will be using, as this will affect the seat depth dimension. This also applies if you are using a custom seating module or propriety back system. Eg Jay etc

To determine seat depth measure from lug to lug as pictured

 Deluxe upholstery Series 8 & 9 chairs

 Effective seat depth  Lug to Lug measurement
 37cm
40cm
43cm
46cm
49cm
52cm
 38cm
41cm
44cm
47cm
50cm
53cm

  Basic upholstery Series 8 & 9 chairs

 Effective seat depth  Lug to Lug measurement
 37cm
40cm
43cm
46cm
49cm
52cm
 36cm
39cm
42cm
45cm
48cm
51cm

  Deluxe upholstery Series 6 & 7 chairs

 Effective seat depth  Lug to Lug measurement
 37cm
40cm
43cm
46cm
49cm
52cm
 44cm
47cm
50cm
53cm
56cm
59cm

  Basic upholstery Series 6 & 7 chairs

Effective seat depth Lug to Lug measurement
37cm
40cm
43cm
46cm
49cm
52cm
44cm
47cm
50cm
53cm
56cm
59cm
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 Backrest Height

Please note on a Series 6 – 9, cushion height is the same across the range.
Deluxe Style Upholstery = 580mm
Basic Foam & Ply = 560mm

The upholstery can be adjusted in height by loosening the clamps and sliding it up or down to your desired position
When requiring custom height backrest frame, please measure from the top of the backrest mounting frame to the base of the frame mounting lug.
Custom cushion sizes can be produced upon special request, please contact your nearest agent or Glide Rehabilitation Products directly to organise this.

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 Seat Height

To determine seat height, please measure from the ground up the side of the castor wheel, fork and mount up to the side rail of your S6 – 9, please ensure you measure as vertically as possible and that your measurement does NOT include the lug where the swingout attaches.

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Knee to Heel Length

To determine knee to heel length on your Series 6 – 9 please measure from the inside edge of the footplate up to the side rail, please ensure your measurement does NOT include the lug where the swingout attaches to.