Wheelchairs are vital for those individuals with physical mobility incapacity. Whether manual or electric, wheelchairs are intended to provide some degree of individuality and freedom, though not all chairs are the same. In this article, we will examine three important elements to consider when selecting an automated electric wheelchair; mobility, portability, and comfort. Mobility is well-defined as the ability to move freely and easily. The electric wheelchairs of today are providing a higher level of mobility than ever before due to the increase in battery operation and range. The chair can be operated with the tender touch of a finger on the user-controlled direction controller. It can also be controlled remotely by a caregiver through a hand-held wireless manoeuvre.
A significant problem when using any wheelchair is its portability, the ability to be easily moved. In the past, chairs were planned as generally really heavy and oddly designed. Try fitting one in the back of your car and still have room for your coffee. There is a solution though. Consider a foldable, lightweight automated electric wheelchair. Expertise has advanced significantly to where many electric wheelchairs, today, are very lightweight with an automatic folding feature at the push of a button. It will take up very little space when folded. You can effortlessly carry it with you in your car, on public transport, or on a plane.
The final element to consider for any portable electric wheelchair is comfort, the state of physical ease and liberty from pain or limitation. If you spend more time than you want in a chair, it better be relaxed. Manufacturers are building chairs with this in mind. Adding padding where desired. Some chairs can even recline wholly into a bed. Perhaps now is the time for you to consider buying a new wheelchair or upgrading from what you have. With advances in mobility, portability, and comfort, your life can be much more relaxed.
Essentially, portable electric wheelchairs are not manual, meaning most if not all their roles are automated or function by batteries and joystick navigation that allows you to manoeuvre and have powerful safety and turning features. You can also control the speed improved with electric wheelchairs, whereas with manual wheelchairs, you usually need someone to push the mobility device frontward or manually halt the device. A user can also wheel the chair and use the footrest and other capabilities to help move or halt the program of the manual wheelchair. With powered electric wheelchairs, different driving mechanisms distinguish them from manual wheelchairs.