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Mobility aids assist people who are having a problem while walking. We all know the conventional wheelchair has a chair along with the wheel. However, now we have a modern version of the same available in the market. These chairs are used by people who are unable to walk due to some sort of injuries, illness or disability. According to the needs of the consumers, there is a huge variety of wheelchairs available in the market. There are some specific seating arrangements in the various types of wheelchairs. There are also various controls that an individual can handle without much harassment and without someone’s help. For example- sports wheelchairs and also beach wheelchairs. The features and functioning of these wheelchairs may vary as per the model of the wheelchair and its usage. Unlike the manually operated chairs, we now have the prominence of an automated wheelchair.
Automated or Powered Wheelchair
The most popular and widely recognized wheelchairs are called the powered wheelchairs. The reason behind this name is that these wheelchairs work and function with batteries and motors that work on motors. In simple words, you can say that it is a kind of automatically operated wheelchair. In this type of wheelchairs, a propulsive force is generated either by the user sitting on the wheelchair which is called self-propelled and on the other hand if the person who is pushing the wheelchair from back generates a force by hand known as the attendant propelled. Using wheelchairs and accessories by the consumers makes the consumer’s work very easy and help them in their difficult times.
Benefits of Using a Wheelchair
One of the key benefits of using a wheelchair is that it helps the disabled people walk and also complete their daily chores without any assistance. It imbibes a feeling of self-esteem and confidence in individuals who otherwise need the assistance of someone else to move from one place to another.
Using wheelchairs and accessories does make the disabled or injured people a bit of confidence that they are not less than any other normal person. To make the use of wheelchair more comforting and easier, people also make use of wheelchair and accessories, here are some of the commonly used accessory :
- Fall prevention belts
- Wheelchair back cushions
- Bags and totes
- Chargers and batteries
- Wheelchair ramps
- Holders for keeping the cups
- Wheelchair trays
- All attachments
- Oxygen attachments
- Cane holders
- Crutch holder
- Power chair lifts
- Armrest accessories
- Foot and leg rest accessories
The use of wheelchairs and accessories helps the person to live independently and always use their own body for all their works to be completed. This helps to increase their mobility and satisfy their needs in all perspectives.
Whether the user wants to travel to the supermarket, movie theatre, doctor, church, pharmacy or any other place in and around the person, it becomes very easy for him or her to travel by using wheelchairs and accessories.
Wrapping it up
As we have mentioned above, two of the greatest benefits a person gets while using a wheelchair and accessory is that they are able to complete their tasks easily and comfortably and at the same time, it makes them self-dependent. They can move from one place to another very freely and easily. The wheelchairs and its accessories should be in such a way that they could easily fit into small and tight spaces without occupying much of the space. To support the social lifestyle of the users the manufacturers have made sports wheelchairs which look quite nice and also suit their personality. You can purchase them from nearby stores or online but ensure that you invest in a quality product.
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