can not only come in Self Propel
but also can be provided as either a folding frame
or rigid frame
Rigid frame wheelchairs
have welded joints and a seat back that folds for transport. The wheels have quick-release axles that allow them to fit into a vehicle with ease. Most users are able to load their rigid wheelchair
into a car without assistance, because they are made of lightweight aluminum
and usually weigh a mere 8 to 15kg without wheels. The footrests on rigid wheelchairs
are attached to the frame, acting like a platform that runs across the front. Some rigid models are available with a wheelchair latching bar attached to two flip-up wheelchair footrests. Rigid frame wheelchairs
are for users concerned with efficiency and lightness.
Folding frame wheelchairs
are conventional wheelchairs, constructed with an X-shaped brace at the center that allows the frame to fold sideways. Folding an X-frame is simple. Newer versions of the folding wheelchair
are lighter than earlier steel models, but light folding models are sometimes still heavier than rigid frame wheelchairs
because of their many parts and heavy folding footrests. A disadvantage to folding wheelchair frames
is that they aren't as durable as rigid models. Since most of the joints move in order for them to collapse, folding wheelchairs
suffer a lot of wear and tear. Moving joints are also troublesome to keep in proper alignment, making the folding frame less efficient than rigid models.
Whether it be an Electric Wheelchair
or Powered Wheelchair
the sheer amount of information available on the web, in libraries and in the press often provides potential users and carers a problem of too much information. Individuals are often left with the question How do I determine what is the right Electric Wheelchair for my needs?
This Electric Wheelchair
specific site had been produced to provide visitors with a simple structured Electric Wheelchair
portal of information to help you seek advice, learn more about the various types of Electric Wheelchairs
available and some helpful hints and tips that individuals or carer's should consider before progressing with purchasing an Electric Wheelchair