Wheelchairs can be divided into four categories in terms of structure and function: first, soft seat cushions; second, hard seat cushions; third, high-back wheelchairs; and fourth, wheelchairs with some special functions, such as those with movable small dining tables, those with toilet seats, those that can be flattened as simple beds, etc. Wheelchairs are designed with a variety of functions, but these functions cannot be reflected in the same wheelchair at the same time, and users have to choose according to their needs.
Generally, the wheelchair should be folded and lightweight for those who use it only as a mobility tool. It can fit in the trunk of a car, can be easily carried upstairs, and takes up less space when not in use.
Special users, such as those who have only one hand or can only use one hand to drive the wheelchair, should choose a wheelchair that has the function of driving two wheels at the same time with only one hand. Otherwise, you can only turn around in place when you buy an ordinary wheelchair without a caregiver.
A wheelchair is an important tool for the rehabilitation of patients, a mobility tool for people with lower limb injuries, and a lifelong mobility tool for patients with spinal cord injuries, and more importantly, it allows them to exercise and participate in social activities with the help of a wheelchair. Wheelchairs are divided into ordinary wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, and special-shaped wheelchairs. The commonly used special-shaped wheelchairs include standing wheelchairs, reclining wheelchairs, unilateral drive wheelchairs, and competitive wheelchairs.
As a first-time wheelchair user or family member, how should I buy a wheelchair?
1. Wheel landing
When the user walks on his own, whether it is a small stone or a small bump, the other wheels will not be suspended, resulting in loss of direction or sudden steering.
When the user drives autonomously to climb up a ramp or drive sideways over a ramp, it cannot topple over on its back, buckle down or topple over sideways.
3. Standing wave performance
When the caregiver pushes the patient to the ramp to break the brake and leave, the wheelchair cannot slip or tip over.
4. Skidding offset
Runaway means unbalanced configuration. The deviation value from the zero line in the 2.5-degree test track should be less than 35 cm.
5. Minimum gyration radius
The horizontal test surface for 360 degrees of bidirectional rotation, shall not be greater than 0.85 meters.
6. Minimum change of direction width
One backward can turn the wheelchair 180 degrees of the minimum width of the channel shall not be greater than 1.5 meters.
7. The length of the seat
The width, length, height of the seat, the height of the backrest, and the height of the armrest should be selected to suit your product.
8. Other auxiliary parts
Such as anti-vibration devices, installation of armrests and wheelchair tables.