Motor wheelchairs for the disabled are essential for those with walking difficulties. Wheelchairs respond to specific needs, based on the severity and type of disease. In fact, based on the problem you can choose the most suitable wheelchair. In this article we would like to take stock of the situation and suggest the motor wheelchair that best suits your needs.
What is a Motor Wheelchair?
Motor wheelchairs, also known as powered wheelchairs, or powerchairs, are any type of wheelchair with wheels attached to it and powered by an electrical power source, typically motors and batteries.
The first commercially produced chairs were merely heavy-duty manual folding frame wheelchairs powered by lead-acid batteries, motors, drive belts and pulleys.
These systems, known as conventional electric wheelchairs, were far too simplistic. They required the use of a joystick to control the wheelchair’s movement, and more advanced programming like current models did not exist.
The wheelchair usually consisted of a sling seat and back upholstery, which significantly limited postural support for the individual.
Electric wheelchairs: tips for choosing
Wheelchairs allow the disabled, the elderly and all people with walking problems to move from one space to another independently, without the annoying problem of having to ask for assistance from a relative or nurse. The wheelchair has always had the great advantage of simplifying travel, and today thanks to new technologies it is possible to move on a motorized wheelchair , that is, it works thanks to an electric motor that allows it to move in different directions, slow down or stop. This type of product is therefore recommended for those who are unable to move their limbs and leverage the wheels to move with the wheelchair.
They are divided into two large families:
- outdoor use : in addition to being very resistant, they are waterproof and have wheels suitable for driving on asphalt or similar outdoor terrain;
- internal use : they are more compact and light because they must be able to move easily inside the house, through narrow and difficult to cross spaces.
Let’s see some wheelchair models that you can buy in our online health products store.
Models of electric and motorized wheelchairs: our proposals
Within our e-commerce you can find a wide range of wheelchairs for every use, including pediatric, and from the best brands. What are you looking for? We offer you three good and high quality alternatives, which we hope will help you choose what is right for you.
The first model of electric wheelchair is designed for both outdoor and indoor use. It can be easily closed and stored, therefore it is recommended for those who use it sporadically or limitedly. For example, it can only be used at certain times of the day, while the rest of the time it can be stored even in tight corners.
It has a 320 watt direct drive motor and adjustable speed. In addition, it has an autonomy of about six hours, a very high performance that allows you to use the wheelchair for half a day without worries.
The second model, on the other hand, is ideal for use in your own home or in a hospital or rest facility. This model is equipped with a very comfortable seat characterized by anatomical padding and fireproof fabric. Also in this case, it moves thanks to a direct drive motor of 320 watts and a speed that can be adjusted according to your needs.
The latest model is designed for those who can walk or stand independently but need help or support for longer and more complex movements. For these patients we have thought of a wheelchair that can be verticalized, that is, one that changes by accompanying the person from a sitting position to a standing one. Everything happens gradually and without risk.
The models would be many and many more: this is why we invite you never to be satisfied. Look for the electric wheelchair that will really help you improve your life and make you safer and more independent. Do you have a question for us? Do you want to buy a wheelchair but don’t know which one to choose? Remember that our Customer Service is ready to help you at any time!