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Ideas To Help With A Decision On Manual Wheelchairs Versus Electric Wheelchairs

By Sarah Chaffin

There is certainly no one person that would choose to be confined to a chair, however, for many it may be the only means of moving about freely for any length of time. Making the decision which kind is the best to purchase may hold several difficult decisions. Read on and discover facts to help in making a choice regarding manual wheelchairs versus electric wheelchairs.

There are unfortunately many people that have been affected with disabilities or physical injuries. Decisions about the kind to purchase are crucial for several reasons including, transport and size. It is necessary for the individual to be able to not only get from each room of the house, but to travel outside the home as well.

Two types can usually be found in manual, including folding and rigid. Preference is given to the rigid version by many due to the ease in which it moves. This is attributed to the joints which have been permanently welded, and the fact that it has less parts.

The rigid form is not the best choice if transportation is frequent, however, this would also depend on the type of vehicle being used for transport. New designs of this version are called ultra light. They are made out of metals such as titanium and aircraft aluminum. Another advantage of this type is the simple comfort factor because they usually have a form of shock absorber to cushion bumps.

Motors are attached to the electric type in order to assist with their movement. They require very little effort to operate on the part of the person in it however, they may need more area in which to move. These have even become somewhat lighter that the original versions to make them easier to transport. Hydraulic pumps can be attached to enable the occupant to go from a sitting to standing position, and this is of great benefit. In order to transport this type, the vehicle must be able to accommodate the size.

When deciding on a particular type, the choice can be a difficult one. Often one must choose between easy operation, and the means of transport. Advancements in the field of technology have made the choices better, leaving more options available. Choices will have to more than likely be based on the type of transportation the person has available to them.

Find complete details about manual wheelchairs that will meet all of the needs and requirements for outdoor or indoor use. You can also find important information regarding the electric wheelchairs that can be customized to fit your needs.

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Chaffin, Sarah "Ideas To Help With A Decision On Manual Wheelchairs Versus Electric Wheelchairs." Ideas To Help With A Decision On Manual Wheelchairs Versus Electric Wheelchairs. 8 Aug. 2010. 21 Aug 2014 <>.

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