Thursday, 23 October 2014
What You Should Know About Wheelchairs
The various options, attachments, modifications, changes and/or variables that may be ordered, specified or added to the basic manual and/or electric wheelchair. These items appear here in random order without regard to any rank of importance, cost, availability, popularity or user-interest.
The eight wheelchair -attachments (options) reviewed here in Part-I are the following:
Arm-Rests,Lateral Support,Wheel Camber,Controllers,Seat Depth,Cushions,Elevating Leg-Rests,"SwingAway" Joystik Mounts
Further, they are available in various styles such as the following:
Full Length, Fixed, Removable Armrests: These armrests have a fixed height and provide arm support from the back to the front of the seat.
Full Length, Adjustable Height Removable Armrests: These are adjustable in height, usually with a push-pin, and provide support from the back to the front of the seat. They are often recommended if a lap tray is being used because of the stability of a long, arm-support and adjustable in height to get the tray in the optimal position.
Desk Length, Fixed, Removable Armrest: These have a fixed height and provide arm support from the back to three-fourths of the seat.
Desk Length, Adjustable Height Removable Armrest: Here you have the ability to adjust height and have arm support from the back of the chair to three-fourths of the seat. This allows the chair to come under a table or up to a desk.
Space Saver Arm: The armrest curves inward to bring the armrests closer to the body.