Vipamat SARL

3, rue Gustave Eiffel, 56270 Ploemeur
Telephone +33 2 97862487
Fax +33 2 97867381

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REHACARE 2018 hall map (Hall 4): stand E57

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REHACARE 2018 fairground map: Hall 4

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 04  Aids for children
  • 04.09  Wheelchairs, vehicles and accessories for kids

Wheelchairs, vehicles and accessories for kids

  • 07  Mobility and walking aids
  • 07.02  Wheelchairs and vehicles
  • 07.02.17  Sport wheelchairs and allterrain wheelchairs

Sport wheelchairs and allterrain wheelchairs

  • 10  Travel, leisure, sports and recreation
  • 10.03  Leisure facilities

Leisure facilities

  • 10  Travel, leisure, sports and recreation
  • 10.04  Aids for vacation and travel

Aids for vacation and travel

  • 10  Travel, leisure, sports and recreation
  • 10.10  Swimming aids
  • 10  Travel, leisure, sports and recreation
  • 10.12  Sport equipments, winter sport equipments

Sport equipments, winter sport equipments

Our products

Product category: Sport wheelchairs and allterrain wheelchairs

The Hippocampe all-terrain beach wheelchair

All terrain: Since 2002, the Hippocampe wheelchair offers individuals with disabilities accessibility to difficult terrains, impossible in a standard wheelchair: beach, sand, swimming area, hiking trails, snow, mountain.

On your own or accompanied: Towed, pushed or self-propelled, the Hippocampe chair offers autonomy to its user, a third party can assist the more heavily handicapped with its push bar or traction kit.

Comfortable: The seat is composed of a thick and hydrophobic foam that does not absorb water and dries quickly. The blue and pink sheathed tubes are comfortable to the touch and do not heat up in the sun.

Revolutionary: The Hippocampe all-terrain beach chair is recognized all around the world. Its first goal is to make the beach and water-related activities accessible. Today it equips more than 200 beaches in France and abroad.

Design and adaptable: Its youthful look and modern silhouette make it your ideal companion. The Hippocampe wheelchair has received numerous awards for its design. It is just at usable on the beach as on the snow, and can be transformed into a ski chair thanks to its front and rear ski kits (as an option).

Lightweight, collapsible, and easily transportable: Its small size, fold-down backrest, removable push bar and wheels and its weight of 17 kg (37.5 lb.) make it easily transportable and convenient to store in your home or in its transport bag (as an option).

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Product category: Swimming aids

The Swimming-pool Hippocampe

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 problems linked 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.

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About us

Company details

Created in 2002, Vipamat develops, manufactures, and markets equipment for handicapped individuals.

Vipamat’s structure, its organization, its approach to handicaps, and its creativity allow it to continuously innovate while remaining close to the needs and concerns of handicapped individuals.

Vipamat offers innovatively designed products, allowing handicapped individuals to access new horizons in terms of leisure activities.

Vipamat products provide comfort, accessibility, and ergonomics to users in order to facilitate their use while remaining attentive to the product’s life expectancy.

Vipamat’s product conception involves manufacturing and assembling parts from local (primarily), regional, and sometimes international firms.

Vipamat is currently present in many countries throughout the world through its distributor network and its sales office in North America.

Present at numerous salons in France and abroad where equipment for handicapped persons is exhibited in, Vipamat is attentive it its clients’ needs and remarks.

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