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Lightweight Power Assisted Wheelchairs
These chairs can be propelled in a similar manner as the manual wheelchair or use a battery. You may want this type if you want to keep fit and get some exercise but need some power when going up an incline or when traveling a distance. They are smaller and lighter weight than the folding wheelchair and have smaller batteries and motors.
Dual Purpose Power Wheelchairs
These chairs generally are good for either indoor or outdoor use. You need to have larger wheels in front for outdoors as this is a safety feature. It is better to have six wheels for stability when traveling outdoors.
These indoor/outdoor power chairs compromise wheelchair safety and perform poorly when you do not have enough room to turn indoors and you need to travel over rough ground and uneven surfaces.
Their optimum performance indoors is when you have wider doors and hallways in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, or homes/apartments. Ideal outdoor surfaces in urban and suburban areas would include sidewalks and paved areas.
Outdoor Power Wheelchairs
The wheelchair safety for steering comes from the rear wheel dolly or by braking with one front wheel and turning with the other. Some options include elevating seats, back/headrests and leg rests. Due to their weight, should they require maintenance, a tow truck may need to be called.
Indoor Stair Climbing Power Chairs
The past 30 years has produced some stair climbing wheelchairs. Liability insurance has prohibited some manufacturers from pursuing the development of this type of power mobility device. Users are at a high risk of serious injury or death if they occupy the wheelchair while climbing stairs. Others in the area are also at risk for injury or death.
There are several things to consider before you are purchase a stair climbing power chair. A few of the most important factors include the strength to control the manual controls to turn or brake quickly. Your vision needs to be clear enough to see defects or objects on the stairs that would cause an accident. You should be able to understand the dynamics of how the power chair climbs the stairs.
Other considerations include using familiar versus unfamiliar stairs on a regular basis, keeping the stairs/steps clutter free and training from a professional. Who will climb the stairs first...the therapist, engineer, user?
Most power chairs are controlled by the user without the use of computers, etc. The wheelchair safety of this operation is dependent upon the quick reaction and alertness of the user to recognize dangerous situations. A young, healthy, alert paraplegic with good upper body strength is at less risk for injury than an older power chair user who is weak and has decreased reaction time.
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It is important to provide good support for your arms, not only for posture, but for the safe operation and control of your power scooter or wheelchair. There are several styles of arm supports systems that can be installed depending upon your specific need. Ask your power wheelchair professional what would be best for you.
Power Wheelchair Brake Systems
A safety shut off should be installed for the person using other methods of control than the typical hand control. The normal user can control the movement and braking system with hands.
The quadriplegic should have special shut off controls that have electronic sensors that detect when the chair is out of control and can immediately “shut off” or stop the power wheelchair. Again, being persistent and getting these wheelchair safety features installed is only to your benefit.
Power wheelchairs used outdoors should have powered large wheels in front, never a caster style wheel that can get caught in cracks or uneven surfaces. Caster wheels in front are best used on indoor chairs and when outside on smooth, solid surfaces. Front caster wheels are designed for improved maneuverability indoors.
Wheelchair Safety With Disabilities
For optimum wheelchair safety you should have a seat belt fastened around your waist and around your chest. As with all belts the user should be able to quickly release in case of an emergency.
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