The quality life of a disabled individual can be vastly improved by the usage of a wheelchair. A disabled person is able to socialize and go out with friends and relatives when the right kind of wheelchair is purchased or selected. The wheelchairs available in the market are categorized into two groups’ namely manual and electric wheelchairs. Wheelchairs are usually small in size compared to scooters which are mobile. The Quickie Wheelchairs are no doubt one of the best wheelchairs. They are more maneuverable and easy to buildings and shops is easier.
The manual wheelchairs are ideal for individuals who require a wheelchair when indoors or outdoors for moving from one place to another. In some of a person can walk using a stick for short distances and are not able to cope with longer distances. For a self-propelled wheelchair, an individual will require sufficient strength and movement in his or her arms. For people with insufficient strength, an attendant propelled wheelchair will be necessary since it is made to be pushed by another individual from behind.
Large back wheels are used by the disabled person to control and propel the wheelchair is one of the features of this kind of wheelchair. Self-propelled wheelchairs with quick release wheels are the ideal type preferred by the majority of the population. Smaller back wheels is a feature on an attendant propelled wheelchairs. This type is light in weight and easier to transport. For the only pushing, it is easier to navigate and control.
Powered or Electric wheelchairs
For the people who do not have enough strength, an electric wheelchair is suitable since no energy will be required to propel it forward. These powered wheelchairs are classified into class 2 and class 3. The class 2 type are only used outside the pavements while the class 3 type are used on both on pavements and roads. Electric wheelchairs are heavy since of the existence of motors and battery which are supported by a stronger frame.
Electric wheelchairs’ drive controls
The joystick which is mounted on the one side of the armrests is the kind of drive control found on an electric wheelchair. These controls in some cases can be under or over sensitive so it is essential for them to be adjusted as per individual’s preference.
Storage and batteries
The electric wheelchairs should be placed near a power source socket since the battery is recharged using electricity. The outdoor wheelchairs which are large in size should be stored in a garage or outside an individual’s home in a secured place.