Wheelchairs are helpful equipment that allows those living with disabilities, or are otherwise not as mobile as others, to go from point A to point B. However for those that live with severe disabilities, there is always the potential of falling or sliding off and that can be frustrating and distressing for both carers and users.
When seeing a person sitting in wheelchair, we often think person can’t do anything or their life must be hard or they can’t socialise because they are disabled and so on. However that’s the wrong perception as people on wheelchairs are just as different from each other as we are from everybody else in the world.
Electric wheelchairs are an alternative to manual wheelchairs as users can control it via controllers already installed on the unit. This allows them to not rely so much on their carers giving them confidence and independence. However, while electric wheelchairs are great, there are some tips that need to always be kept in mind to properly maintain the electric wheelchairs. Below are some basic tips on how to care for your wheelchairs.
Electric mobility wheelchairs are useful for those that live with disability as many of them can be customised to suit the needs of the individual. Furthermore being electric it means that should the user be able to use the joystick themselves it makes them more independent.
Motorised wheelchairs are mobility aids with two or more wheels and have a top speed of 10km/h on level ground. Mobility scooters or 'gophers' are classified as motorised wheelchairs. A motorised wheelchair does not include a wheeled recreational device such as a motor scooter, pram, stroller, trolley or any other motor-assisted machine.
When thinking about purchasing a scooter or wheelchair it’s a given that you will have to think about the price. Since all wheelchairs are different the prices will also vary with some being more expensive than others.
The Quickie power wheelchair range features wheelchairs that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It has the performance and mobility to get you where you want to go and is designed for an independent life. It also comes with a wide variety of drive bases, seating systems and control systems.
Active Mobility Systems offers a wide range of powered wheelchairs. Starting from basic standard chairs to more complex custom built chairs (mid-wheel, rear-wheel, front-wheel) which are made to the order. When it comes to prescribing power equipment, our approach to each client is personal. We have numerous wheelchair brands and models which we can customise to meet any client’s specific needs and criteria.