Saturday, January 13, 2007
Stair Function allows the iBOT user to climb up and
down a couple of steps, or even a full flight of stairs
- indoors or out - on your own or with assistance.
With input from the driver and or assistance, the
iBOT uses gyroscopes and adjusts to the user's center
of gravity, climbing stairs by rotating wheels up and
over each other.
To make the transition from Standard Function to
Stair Function, push and hold the seat position toggle
forward. While one hand is holding the handrail, push
the selection toggle to the left until the stair icon is
displayed. Push and hold the seat position toggle forward
until the stair icon is flashing bold. Push the OK button.
If someone is assisting, they need to press the assist
button located on the back of the chair after you press
the OK button. Push the seat position toggle to the left
until the seat stops tilting.
To transition back to Standard Function, push the selection
toggle to the right. Push the flashing OK button. Push the
seat position toggle back. Push the seat position toggle
Geez, that wasn't a very good description, was it? Sorry,
it's the best I can do today.
Note: Stairs need to be between 10 to 17 inches in depth,
and 5 to 8 inches in height. For independent stair climbing,
there must be at least one sturdy handrail.