HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT WHEELCHAIR
Wheelchairs can help the movement of the elderly who are unable to walk, obese, people with disabilities, and their peers. This chair with special features can make it easier for users to do daily activities freely, go to school, work, and play sports. This chair can increase consumer confidence by enjoying the same life as a normal human being.
Before consumers choose to buy a wheelchair, there are various methods of wheelchair selection according to the criteria or needs of the user. Before going any further, we will describe 5 types of wheelchairs.
- Standard wheelchair
- Aluminum wheelchairs
- Light Weight Aluminium Wheelchair
- Recliner Wheelchair
- Commode Wheelchair
Now, we list the exact wheelchair selection methods.
For a standard wheelchair, the armrest is fixed means it cannot be removed. For other types of wheelchairs, they can be upwards, upside down 180 ° and removed.
Just like a standard wheelchair, footrests are fixed as well. For other wheelchairs, it can be lifted to 90 °, removable and adjustable height.
There are also some types of footrest.
This is what we usually see in general wheelchairs. The advantage is light but the disadvantage is fragile.
Nowadays most wheelchairs do not come with metal footrests. There are many disadvantages since it is hard and has sharp edges. But now it has been changed to blunt at the end of the footrest.
|Solid tire||● No need to pump
|Pneumatic tire||● Thicker
● Flowering / Non-flowering
Rim / Wheel
Rim / Wheel Type:
- Spoke wheel/rim – We can see this type in all types of wheelchairs
- Mag Wheel or better known as Sport Rim
- Quick Release Wheel (Quick Release Wheel) means it can be removed immediately.
The brakes are in two places. First, at the rear hand brake near the handle where the user pushes the wheelchair. Second, the brakes on the tires.
Certain types of wheelchairs such as Recliner Wheelchairs are provided with headrest. The rest can be modified in other types of wheelchairs if the user wishes.
|Types of Cover Seat||Advantage||Disadvantage|
|Canvas||● Heat – common for hospital use
|Thick cloth||● Not hot||● Not waterproof|
|Seat Mesh||● Perforated type – Cool and airy when sitting on it
|● Not waterproof|
Small front tires
Small front wheelchair wheels are castor type. It comes in a variety of sizes (8 inches, 12 inches) and these sizes depend on the thickness of the tire because the thicker the tire, the more durable and stable it is. It also depends on the wheelchair type of daily use and can be modified on any type of wheelchair.
For children under 12 years of age, the body size is 12-14 inches. For adults over 12 years old, there are 16 inches, 18 inches, 20 inches, 22 inches, 24 inches, and 28 inches depending on the weight and it is durable. 20 to 28 inches is usually for people weighing over 130KG.
There are two types; 1 bar and 2 bar wheelchairs. For durability purposes, the crossbar must be thick because the strength of the crossbar depends on its thickness. If the crossbar is not thick and a user is a heavy person, the crossbar will bend quickly.
- Some wheelchairs already provide cushions.
- Some wheelchairs need to buy and renovate to upgrade according to the user
- Square-shaped form
- Pneumatic Air: can be pumped and PVC type
ii. Safety belt: can be modified according to request
Type of safety belt
- Standard for stroke patients and prone to falls.
- Butterfly Harness protects the body of the patient’s chest and depending on the patient’s preferences.
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