Power Wheelchairs Research
Selecting A Power Wheelchair
As we age, many people lose the stamina and physical ability to propel themselves in a traditional manual wheelchair. While several solutions to this problem exist, many of them prove to be problematic – scooters, for example, are often difficult to maneuver and require additional space to use effectively. With a power wheelchair, users don’t have to worry about these added concerns. Our wide variety of powered wheelchairs feature varying options for mechanics, safety and accessibility to fit every person and lifestyle. Here is a brief overview of the different types of power wheelchairs that are available
Portable Power Wheelchairs
Portable travel power wheelchairs are designed not only for portability but also work well in compact or crowded spaces such as apartments, stores, cruise ships or malls. Most of the travel portable models are disassembled by removing the seat, battery pack and base. Most components are relatively light but there may be some lifting involved in moving the heaviest components.
Folding power wheelchairs combine portability with full-time use. They have adaptable seating that accepts pressure-management cushions, full-coverage armrests and highly supportive backrest options. These models easily fit into automobile trunks or cargo areas for easy transport.
Full Size Power Wheelchairs
Full size power wheelchairs are built for every day use and abuse! Sturdy and durable, they are highly maneuverable due to their joystick controllers and small base. There are several drive-types available to suit different needs. Center-wheel drive power wheelchairs have a tight turning radius and are perfect for moving around indoors in tight or confined space. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive systems have benefits for outdoor use, and climbing hills.
Heavy Duty Electric Wheelchairs
Heavy Duty power wheelchairs are designed for larger users (ranging from 300 lbs. to 650 lbs.), heavy-duty electric wheelchairs are available in a variety of styles, including folding and center-wheel drive.
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