What Is A Wheelchair?

Wheelchairs are mobility aids that can help individuals who are not strong enough to hold their own bodyweight, or cannot walk because of paralysis, medical conditions, or injuries, get around more independently. A normal manual wheelchair is made up of a chair, four wheels, two big in the back, which contain hand-rims attached, and two small in the front, footplates and armrests, to rest our feet and arms.

Different Types Of Wheelchairs

There are many different types of wheelchairs on the market, for all the needs of the users. If we look at the history of the wheelchair, the device has evolved a lot in the last century, from wood made to ones that can even climb stairs. We can find from a manual wheelchair to electric and powered ones.

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Manual Wheelchairs

A manual wheelchair is the most common one. Made up of a chair, wheels, footplates and armrests, to rest arms and feet. Manual wheelchairs might not have all of the bells and whistles power chairs provide for disabled people, but they may prove cheaper and more effective than a bulky power chair.

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Electric Wheelchairs

An electric wheelchair – also called an assisted-functioning or powered wheelchair – is a chair that has four to six wheels
and has an motor powered by a single or dual battery. Electric wheelchairs typically have between four and six wheels, and
they may be designed according to a users specifications.

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Lightweight Wheelchairs

A lightweight wheelchair is like a regular ones but more compact, affordable, lighter and easier to bring anywhere you want.

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Powered Wheelchairs

Powered Wheelchairs is designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and function, allowing you or a loved one to enjoy well-balanced movement and independence. A heavy-duty power wheelchair should last years, and allow you to travel as far as you need to go in an unassailable ride.

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Bariatric Wheelchair

A bariatric wheelchair, also known as extra wide wheelchair or heavy duty wheelchair, are made from steel with seat diameters that may accommodate users up to 30″ and weight capacities of 700 lbs.

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Folding Wheelchairs

Folding or foldable wheelchairs usually are lightweight devices good and easy to travel and store.

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