Wednesday, January 10, 2007
I have an appointment for my assessment! It's
next Wednesday. Basically, I'll get in the iBOT and
they will determine if they think it will be a good
chair for me. If I try to take a flight of stairs in
Standard Function at 8mph, they'll most likely
have a heart attack, and then not recommend the
iBOT for me.
The day after the assessment, they will Fed Ex me
some purchase agreement forms, I'll put $1,000
down on it, and they'll start making it for me! I'm
going to order a hot pink leopard print seat. Actually,
I'm pretty sure they don't offer color choices, although
I think they should. If it were an option, I'd just order
plain old black. Black helps me blend in with the crowd.
It'll be 4 to 6 weeks in the making, and so I might get
it as soon as mid to late February.
I've been studying this CD-ROM that I wrote
about yesterday, but unlike yesterday, what I
write today is true.
The iBOT has 5 functions to choose from:
Today's entry is about Standard Function.
Standard Function is used on reasonably level
surfaces (wood, cement, secured carpet, etc),
slopes no greater than 5 degrees, and going over
obstacles measuring no more than 1 inch in height.
The seat is at the lowest level to access a table
In Standard Function the iBOT has the functionality
of a conventional powerchair.