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Kinds of Wheelchairs

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A wheelchair is designed for patients who cannot walk. It is
designed to replace walking. It is a chair made with wheels, usually two
big wheels at the back and two smaller wheels in front. A wheelchair
may be pushed by someone from the back, it may be motorized and it can
also be moved by the same person sitting on it. It has a handle at the
back so it can be easily pushed. The wheels have metal rims attached to
its side so the occupant can turn it and move on his own. Today, there
are two kinds of wheelchair, the manual or self-propelled wheelchair and
the electric wheelchair.There are basically two designs of
manual wheelchairs, the folding type and the rigid type. Folding
wheelchairs are made of light materials and as the name implies, can be
folded for easy transport. This designed is usually used by patients
outside the hospital or home. They are usually pushed by a caregiver.
The rigid design has many welded joints and less moving parts. Most of
them are made from light materials making it easy for the occupant to
move himself. There are three kinds of manual wheelchair; the
self-propelled, the attendant propelled, and the wheelbase chairs.The
self-propelled wheelchair can be moved by the patient or occupant
himself. This kind usually has two big wheels at the rear and two
smaller wheels at the front. The occupant moves himself by turning the
rims attached to the side of each big wheel; the rims are slightly
smaller than the wheels.The attendant-propelled wheelchairs are
pushed by an attendant from behind. This kind has handles behind the
seat and the wheels do not have rims. This type of wheelchair is usually
found in hospitals and airports.Wheelbase chairs are platforms
with wheels. They have molded seats and are used by patients whose
posture is a bit complicates. To make the molded seats, a patient's best
achievable sitting position is cast and carved on memory foam. This
would make the person more comfortable when using this chair.The
electric wheel chair was designed for those who cannot propel
themselves. It has a motor attached to its wheels and is controlled by a
joystick mounted on the arm rest. The motor is powered by rechargeable
batteries which carry an onboard charger that can be plugged to any
power outlet. The seats are usually made like a captain's chair. This
makes it more comfortable for the patient.When choosing a
wheelchair, always keep in mind the patient's comfort. There are many
different kinds out in the market and choose what is best for the
patient.





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