Transportable Power Wheelchairs
Power Wheelchairs are typically used by individuals who have a medical condition and have difficulty walking. People use power wheelchairs because they are unable to use a manual wheelchair or an electric scooter. Every electric wheelchair has a base, which is equipped with four or more wheels. Motorized wheelchairs typically have two large drive wheels and two or four smaller wheels called casters for added stability. The drive wheels can be positioned in the front, middle or rear of the power wheelchair base. A motorized wheelchair is driven using a joystick, which allows for the chair to move forward, backward, left and right. Motorized wheelchairs come standard with captain’s style seating and there may be optional seating available, such as a solid seat pan or Synergy® seating. Electric wheelchairs feature a foot platform that can flip up when not in use. There are also optional elevating leg rests and swing-away foot rests available. Many electric wheelchairs can be used both indoors and outdoors, yet power wheelchairs offer more maneuverability indoors. With a tighter turning radius, motorized wheelchairs are ideal for use in the home.