What to Consider When Buying an Electric Wheel Chair?

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An electric or power wheelchair (วีลแชร์ไฟฟ้า, which is the term in Thai) is an ideal option for disabled people to improve their mobility and independence. Electric chairs come in different models, designs and features. So one may have problem choose the right wheelchair model, thanks to a huge range of wheelchairs available on the market. In order to pick the right wheelchair model that can meet your requirements, be sure to consider the following points:

What to Consider When Buying an Electric Wheel Chair

Specify your needs

It includes considering your mobility needs at a place where you want to use wheelchair the most. If you need a power wheelchair for outdoor strolling, look for those models that are designed to work in the outdoor conditions. If you’re buying it to move around your home, it’s important that you see how it performs in congested areas. Be sure to see if the foot rests and armrests are comfortable to you.

How much space does it require to complete a 360o  turn

The turning radius of wheelchair is another thing you’re supposed to consider. If your home isn’t that much roomy, look for those that are designed to move around congested areas.

Choose power base placement

Electric wheelchairs come with different power base placement options: mid-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. You can choose any of them, depending on your preferences. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. You should test drive each model to see what best suits your requirements. If you love moving around with maximum speed, look for a real wheel drive model. Some of the wheelchair models can reach a speed of 8.5 miles per hour.

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