Types of Wheelchairs:-
There are main two types of wheelchair and electric wheelchair. But these types of wheelchairs are categorized in more types. To make these wheelchairs aluminium, Titanium, Carbon Fiber, steel etc. material are used. Most modern wheelchair frames are made primarily of aluminium, titanium, carbon fiber because they are lightweight and has extremely high mechanical strength and also have a higher strength-to-weight ratio, which reduces the overall weight of the wheelchair.
1) Standard Wheelchair- These are the most basic wheelchairs, designed for infrequent use. It has four wheels in the front – two large wheels and two small wheels – and is built with steel folding frames. A standard folding wheelchair is lightweight and foldable for easier transportation and storage. Standard wheelchairs weigh more than 12Kg. These wheelchairs come without front riggings. It comes in different seat widths and depths, and have fixed or detachable armrests.
2) Electric Wheelchair/ power wheelchair - It is also known as power wheelchair. These wheelchairs are motorized. Because of propelled by an electric motor or powered by a battery rather than being pushed manually, these chairs are simple and safe to operate when compared to a manual wheelchair.
3) Transport Wheelchair – These wheelchairs are manual wheelchairs. It is also known as a hospital wheelchair and is commonly used in medical facilities to transport patients to an x-ray department or for treatments, surgeries, and tests in outpatient clinics. These are lightweight wheelchairs. They have four small wheels rather than large wheels that cannot be propelled independently. Instead, a family member or caregiver pushes the chair.
4) Commode Wheelchair – The Commode wheelchair is a dual-purpose wheelchair that can be used as both a commode chair and a wheelchair. The back can be adjusted at various angles to provide the best comfort for the patient.
5) Portable Wheelchair: - These wheelchairs, also known as travel wheelchairs, are ideal for those who are constantly on the move because they are portable and easy to store. A lightweight portable wheelchair can be folded easily to make it easier to transport.
6) Sports wheelchair: - This wheelchair has been customized and built for athletes with physical disabilities. Athletes with disabilities use a specialized chair in which the seat is positioned differently, and the large rear wheels are angled in toward the seat, designed specifically for sport activities or games such as tennis, and basketball.
7) Wheelchair stretcher- These wheelchairs can be used as a regular wheelchair as well as recline 180 degrees to become a stretcher.
8) Reclining wheelchair – These wheelchairs are a heavy-duty wheelchair that allows the user to gradually recline the backrest. Recliner wheelchairs may have a higher backrest, allowing the user to sit in a more comfortable position when reclined.
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