The Hippocampe pool access chair by Vipamat enables to simplify disabled people’s access to aquatic activities at swimming pool, without using their standard wheelchair and so without damaging it.
The Hippocampe amphibious wheelchair was conceived to be water resistant and can be used from the changing room, accompany the user under the shower and help them to access to bathing on becoming a launching wheelchair.
With its camber, the Hippocampe pool wheelchair is easy to handle. Its hydrophobic foam seat provides the optimum comfort to remain seated in wet areas. Its low seating enables to be steady and to down stairs or inclined plane, in order to proceed on the launching in the water.
The use of the swimming pool wheelchair will enable to avoid hygiene problemslinked to the access of standard wheelchair inside of wet areas.
It complies with the requirements of the French “Handicap law” for public establishments: pools, hotels, thalassotherapy, rehabilitation center, camping ground, Bed & Breakfast.
The access to public places such as the swimming pool with the Hippocampe wheelchair is an advantage for local authority who make this approach. (see map of equipped beaches and pools)