(Labels Include mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs)
In today’s World, its unfortunate buy many people with disabilities and elderly people will find a need for devices that help them become more mobile.Mobility scooters are great but there is another type of device that can be just as helpful if not more.
The electric wheelchair was invented and founded by man named George Klein. He worked for the National Research Council of Canada. His Title was to help out Veterans in WWII who had be injured.
There are 4 basic styles of electric wheelchairs or as some refer to it electric powered chairs. They are rear, center, front wheel driven or four wheel driven electric wheelchairs. Each of these different Types have distinct features for Handling purposes. They can be also classified by the seating type.
They run in many different styles from small and portable kinds to ones which can be folded and dismantled to ones that are very enormous in size with heavy duty chairs installed in them.
Electric Wheelchairs can be made for indoor and outdoor use and a combination of both. One of the reasons why a person would be prescribed an electric wheelchair is that they are for people use have problems using a Manual wheelchair. These people may not have the arm strength to move the arm of the manual wheelchair or the strength in the upper torso to keep it moving. And people with heart conditions many times are pointed towards an electric wheelchair. When buying an electric wheelchair sometimes people will find themselves in a position where they have to pay out of pocket for it. The Price can be very large. And it is highly advised that you go to a Dealer of electric wheelchairs who does not take Insurance and has special prices for the uninsured.
The person who uses an electric wheelchair for the most part controls speed and direction by operating a joystick device set on a controller. Other parts like a Chin controller or Puff sip scanners are for people with spinal Cord injuries and can be implemented to control the speed and direction of the chair. Other features that can be included on an electric wheelchair is tilt, recline, leg and seat raising and a few others.
These Chairs use electric motors to move the tires and the wheels. These Motors are powered by 4 or 5 amp rechargeable batteries and are available in wet or dry alternatives !! Most electric wheelchairs have a charger on board that can be plugged into a regular outlet on the Wall of your House.
Both Electric Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters have been a blessing to many folks. And with Technology upon us in full speed , it has only gotten better and better for these people and their mobility needs being met.