Ropox, one of the leading manufacturers of accessible independent living solutions, will be exhibiting examples from its bathroom, kitchen and table ranges on stand F42 at Naidex. Products on show will include the SwingLine and QuickWash wash basins and Bathtub, the rise and fall kitchen work tops and the height adjustable Vision Tables.
"We are delighted to once again be attending Naidex," said Mark Sadler from Ropox. "Last year's event was a great success for us, and we are looking forward to this year's show as it will be another fantastic opportunity for us to engage with end users, Occupational and Physio Therapists, HCP's and member of the trade and showcase our products in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere."
The unique ergonomic design of the height adjustable SwingLine Wash Basin from Ropox ensures, it will fit in even the smallest of rooms. The 180 swing allows people with reduced mobility to position the wash basin in front of the toilet, so they can wash their hands, while seated as opposed to having to move across the room to reach a basin. There is also plenty of room under the basin for a wheelchair, making it ideal for wheelchair users from both a safety and hygiene perspective.
The SwingLine Wash Basin is available with or without manual height adjustment and depending on the model, the range of adjustment is 150mm for models without a dock-in and 20cm for models with the dock-in which allows the user or their carer to set the height at the optimum level. The rotation and swing of the basin is not affected by which model is installed. As with all Ropox equipment, the Swing Wash Basin has been designed to look equally at home in a domestic or care setting, while still meeting the needs of the individual and their carer.
The height adjustable QuickWash basin comes forward from the wall, meaning the user does not have to bend or reach from their wheelchair, which can cause a negative effect on their posture. Requiring no electrics, the QuickWash is easy to install and when in the initial up position, the 500mm wide basin's projection off the wall is 530mm and 630mm when lowered. For wheelchair users, the basin can be lowered from its fixed point by 140mm and out from the wall by 100mm, making it the ideal solution as they often have difficulty reaching a standard basin.
If a shower is not suitable, the height adjustable Ropox Bathtub is the ideal solution. The height can be adjusted from 61cm to 91cm using an electrical control, which enables the user to be comfortably transferred from the bath to a changing bench. This also reduces the need for manual handling. Available in three sizes; 1600mm, 1700mm and 1800mm, the Bathtub is suitable for children and adults and all models have a depth of 400mm and with an RRP of just over £5000, the Bathtub could be the perfect budget-friendly alternative to your current bath supplier.
The Ropox mobile shower/changing bed is height adjustable and has been designed to make changing safe and comfortable for the user and their carer. The smooth electric height adjustment enables the carer to obtain the best possible working condition, while the flexible slats ensure the user is comfortable at all times. There are two version available – a folding nursing bench which has a 700mm height adjustment or a moveable bench which has a 400mm height adjustment.
Cleaning the mobile shower/changing bed is very easy as the unit is fully molded and has a minimum number of dirt traps. To save space, the wall mounted version can be folded up against the wall when not in use.
Also on show will be The Vision Tables which are a fantastic adjustable table solution for wheelchair users. Designed to be extremely versatile, the Vision Tables incorporate a comprehensive choice of worktop sizes and models, all of which are adjustable to ensure they meet the needs of the user regardless of their age, height or level of mobility. With a table tilt of up to 74, items such as books and papers are easily accessible to the user while the integrated MagRule magnet which can be placed anywhere on the table guarantees that whatever the user is working on remains in place even when the table has been fully tilted.
To ensure they can be used by children or adults with different seating heights, the Vision Tables feature a manual or electric height adjustment while the stylish ergonomic design ensures they look equally at home in a domestic, education or work environment. For increased comfort, the Vision Tables also have removable arm supports.
Completing the products being showcased will be the Ropox height adjustable rise and fall kitchen work tops which have been designed to make the kitchen environment as accessible as possible for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. The electric version on show enables the user to change the height of the worktop to meet their specific needs at the touch of a button and this allows wheelchair users to use the kitchen independently. The adjustable worktops from Ropox are also available with a manual mechanism and can be designed for us as a straight or corners unit depending on the design of the kitchen.