Tips For Choosing The Ideal Wheelchair
There are numerous details, considerations, and advice that we must follow when choosing the wheelchair, depending on the quality, material, needs. And this, which is nothing other than finding the best choice for the welfare of the beneficiary, is what we intend to cover with our products and, of course, with these simple tips:
Size Of The Chair
Although this is not always the case, we put this feature first to take into account. If we are firmly committed to comfort, this aspect is vital since it affects and interacts directly with the person, depending on their size and weight. We can choose different models that make the chair an extension of ourselves to obtain the greatest possible comfort. Thus, from a width of less than 40 centimeters for thin people, we can choose widths suitable for thicker people, or bariatric chairs with special widths in obesity, considering that adaptability is essential, being an inconvenience both the too narrow like those excessively wide. As a general rule, the seat width of the chair should be the centimeters of the user’s hip width plus one or two centimeters on each side, to take into account the space occupied by the clothes we use in winter.
The Size Of The Wheels
Well, yes, although it may be less curious to many, this is one of the most important issues, along with the size of the chair. The size of the wheel is directly linked to the type of chair and, of course, to the autonomy of the user. Both types can facilitate the day-to-day, but it is not an aesthetic question but the degree of self-management of the person. If the user has enough strength to move by himself, he can choose a large wheelchair with which he can roll with the force of his hands. If the chair is oriented to be pushed by another person due to the impossibility of the subject, specific utility in hospitals
In addition, another factor that influences the type of wheel is the place of use, with the small rear wheel being the most useful and comfortable for home use. In a wheelchair, we distinguish between wheels and tires. For a more homemade use, we recommend small rubber wheels and large tires. When the use is outdoors, use pneumatic wheels for optimal damping or solid anti-puncture wheels that will save a few headaches, although they do not have optimal damping. Also consider wheels that can enter a full-size wheelchair vans.