Electric wheelchairs, mainly the folding electric wheelchair, have a significant role in increasing the independence of wheelchair users and enhancing their options with regards to travel and overall flexibility. Chronic illness and old age can influence upper limb strength and the fitness to be able to use self-propelling wheelchairs. This can have a pessimistic contact on a person’s level of independence, self-esteem, and mood, as it can result in a dependence on care leading to social isolation.
Being able to visit dear ones and friends or engage in activity at a time that suits them becomes limited. It can also massively decrease access to life activities such as holidays, which is something several non- wheelchair users like and anticipate as the rule.
Folding electric wheelchairs provides all the advantages of standard electric wheelchairs, allowing users to travel further independently while conserving enough energy to enjoy still and complete whatever activity they wish to take part in, for instance, shopping or visiting with friends when they arrive at their destination.
The lightweight portable electric wheelchair offers all the advantages of standard electric wheelchairs, allowing a user to travel further independently while conserving adequate energy to enjoy and complete whatever activity they wish to take part in, for instance, shopping, or visiting with friends when they reach their destination.
Benefits of a lightweight folding power wheelchair
- Easy to take apart and fold up. It is light in weight, easy to place in, and eliminates from a vehicle. They usually have good battery life. It can be transported in vehicles without difficulty and take up less space in hotel rooms, aircraft holds, or ship cabins.
- They can be left in most car’s boots or within your house. They take much less space than usual powered chairs. You do not need to keep it in a shed or buy a separate storage area.
- For wheelchair user requiring carrier support, the ability to fold or dismantle the electric wheelchair allows them to stock up and lift with decreased effort. Minimizing frequency, strain, and effort for all aspects of moving and handling have positive lasting benefits.
- No expensive vehicles or vehicle adaptations such as ramps or hoists are necessary, as you can transport the folding electric wheelchair in most vehicles.
Thus, the folding electric wheelchair provides all the advantages of a conventional electric wheelchair. Still, it adds greater flexibility and options because it is simpler to transport, store and use. This gives users options such as travel, increasing the risk of social isolation and independence.