Wheelchairs are there basically to help those who are unable to move around, may it be due aging, illness, injury or disability. There are many models and types of wheelchairs to choose from in the market today, allowing customers to pick the perfect one to suit their needs.
So why is it smart to own a wheelchair?
It is smart to own a wheelchair if you have trouble with movement mostly because it allows you to move and be independent. It can give you a sense personal freedom and happiness by allowing you to attend to your daily tasks. It also makes easy for others around you to help you to move, as it is more convenient to push a person’s weight than carry it. Also for those who are aging and feeling feeble being in a wheelchair could prevent accidents by falling or fainting.
Mobility at your hand
Mobility by wheelchair comes in different modes. They could be manually propelled by the person sitting, or pushed from the back by another person or even electrically propelled in the case of electric wheelchairs. It could help you to travel both indoors and outdoors. Most buildings and public areas have ramps and other features to facilitate wheelchair users. Most wheelchairs are foldable so that it is easy to transport it with you when you travel. There are electric wheelchairs that can also be assembled and disassembled so that they can be taken along when traveling by a vehicle. One could even travel around the country and abroad with the help of a wheelchair.
Wheelchairs are equipped for safety with arm and leg rest. Persons prone to fainting could be safer on a wheelchair than on their feet or on a normal chair. The wheelchair cushions are designed to allow stability, comfort, posture aid and shock absorption.
Powered wheelchairs are certainly easier as they require no manual power and can be easily controlled with a joystick. This is helpful to persons lacking upper body strength to turn the wheels manually. The maximum weight capacity, dimensions, speed, wheels, turning radii and battery range are important factors to consider when buying a powered wheelchair.
There are many new trends in the wheelchair industry as it evolves to further accommodate those suffering from mobility difficulties. There are sports wheelchairs that allow users to engage in games for the differently abled and smart wheelchairs that replace user control with artificial intelligence. There are also wheelchairs with different wheels to suit different terrains like beach sand and snow.
So the wheelchair certainly is a smart life choice to overcome physical and mobility difficulties. And it will give you an upper hand in controlling your life and living it the way you want to.