Thursday, 12 March 2015

Lightweight and Foldable Wheelchair

Transport Wheelchair is a mobility chair designed for convenience, short-distance use and easy handling by a caregiver. Lightweight and foldable, these wheelchairs are easily moved and typically fit in the trunk of most vehicles. 

Wheelchair Transport are practical for errands and trips to the store or the doctor. Hospitals sometimes utilize these flexible mobility chairs to move patients around their facilities.They are much smaller than standard manual wheelchairs and similar in size to the front wheels. Without large rear wheels, the user must rely on someone else to push the chair, transport chair is often referred to as a companion wheelchair.

Wheelchair Transport divided into three major factors-

Chair Weight: Transport wheelchairs are usually made from lightweight aluminum or steel tubing. Make sure the chair you select is easy to lift, fold and move into and out of vehicles.

Comfort: Transport wheelchairs are not designed for all-day use. Even so, it is important to find one that is comfortable. The most common seat width is 19 inches; though, many models are available in 22 and 24 inch seat widths. A cushion or pad can be used to make the chair more comfortable.

Maximum Carry Weight: Many heavy-duty models have the ability to support up to 250 pounds. Always check weight capacity before making your purchase.

Other features to look for include a fold down back, swing away footrests, added upholstery, removable arms, padded arm rests, attendant-operated hand brakes, non-skid footplates, back pocket and warranties.

Lightweight Wheelchairs are designed for easier propulsion and transport. The products are lighter, have more adjustability and have a wider range of features and options than standard wheelchairs.

  • Ability to add various custom backs and cushions
  • Light weight
  • Adjustable
  • Range in sizes

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