With age, comes the tendency to have weak muscles, disabilities and the growing need to use support to walk. Wheelchairs are a great way to give yourself support when you feel you don’t have enough energy to undertake entire journeys on your own. This article goes on to mention top reasons why you should use a foldable electric wheelchair!
Due to the easy folding design of the wheelchair, it makes it easy for the wheelchair to be easily folded, loaded onto a vehicle and transported to different locations. This means that you need not worry if you have to take your old aged family members (like your grandparents) to an event somewhere, it can be easily done.
Easy folding also means that the backrest can be easily folded to fit in an SUV, car trunk or minivan. It can easily be stored in airplanes or cruise ship cargo holds.
Batteries and Performance
Electric wheelchairs have rechargeable batteries that can be easily removed while disassembling. The batteries are of a standard small size making it easy-to-use; they are usually found in pairs with 12 volts each, providing a total of 24 volts due to the series connection. This provides enough power to undertake long commutes and must be recharged again, once it’s fully drained. With such an emf, the battery range can be anywhere from 10 to 25 miles. While this is the advertised distance, it is not always certain that distance within this range will be achieved. Usually, a smaller distance is traveled depending on the weight of the user, age of batteries, number slopes that are climbed and condition of the power wheelchair.
One type of electric wheelchair, the power wheelchair, offers multiple seating options. The customizable options include seat and back cushions and electric tilt and recline. Padded seats become a necessity when you require positioning devices for trunk control and stability whereas, electric tilt and recline is advantageous if you have limited ability to reposition yourself in the wheelchair.
For Every Surface
Your journeys are not restricted to a smooth surface but extend to rougher and tougher terrain. Electric wheelchairs are designed to be able to give a comfortable ride, regardless of the terrain. This is made possible by the different types of tires and wheel types. The most effective form of wheel alignment is the rear wheel drive, which the large wheel is attached at the back and the smaller ones attached to the front, enabling an easy ride indoors and outdoors.
Available in Numerous Designs
Electric wheelchairs come in a variety of options ranging from 1000$ to 10,000$. You can buy the one which fulfills all types of needs. A few types of electric wheelchairs include:
- Invacare Pronto P31 Power Wheelchair
- Drive Medical Cirrus Plus Folding Power Wheelchair
- Karman 18 Inch Full Power Stand Up Chair with Companion Controller
- Foldawheel PW-1000XL Power Chair
- EZ Lite Cruiser Heavy Duty (HD) Deluxe DX12