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Power Wheelchairs, also known as Electric Wheelchairs, are designed for people who are unable to walk at all or only able to walk very short distances. They are ideal for people who wish to remain mobile inside the home, retirement village or in the local community. Power Wheelchairs utilise two motors to power the main drive wheels and are operated by the user through a joystick control. Some considerations are:
Mid-wheel drive power wheelchairs are very manoeuvrable providing better access to indoor areas, and have six wheels making them very stable on uneven surfaces and road crossings. Rear - wheel drive power wheelchairs often suit more active users, looking for a more intuitive and smooth drive, especially outdoors at higher speeds.
Portable Ideal for transporting in a motor vehicle with lightweight components. The basic lightweight seat is not suitable for all-day or long-term sitting. Portable power chairs are very manoeuvrable for indoor use and some outdoor use on smooth surfaces.
Light Rehab Great for indoor use as they are very manoeuvrable and have better seating for medium-term sitting. Light rehab power chairs have better outdoor capabilities than small portable chairs. They are more stable due to their larger wheelbase and offer more power with larger batteries for extended range. They can generally only be transported with the use of a ramp or lifting system into the back of a vehicle.
Customised Rehab The range and adaptability of these chairs make them suitable for a wide range of users including: bariatric (up to 295kg), full-time sitting and special-need users, and provide all day comfort, positioning, pressure care and mobility. They provide a wide range of options including specific seating dimensions, arm rest, leg rest and head rest options, customised back rests, pressure care cushioning and tilt-and-recline functions. Both medium and large power chairs can be customised to accommodate specific size and usability requirements. For additional power operated functions please refer to our Quantum Rehab section.
Getting the right advice from one of our trained consultants is essential in ensuring you find the right power chair to suit your specific needs.