A power wheelchair is an innovative solution that goes a long way to help those with limited mobility. It makes more places accessible with less effort. Many people prefer to use a power wheelchair because it is safer and more convenient.
However, having a regular power wheelchair isn’t always enough. You need something that is tailored to your needs. For this reason, we produce three different types of power wheelchairs at Solax. These are designed to cater to varying needs among users.
Our portfolio includes balance wheelchairs, lifting chairs, and standing chairs. Depending on your mobility issue, each is made to provide the features that suit you best. In this article, we will take a closer look at the benefits offered by each type of power wheelchair.
Balance wheelchair, lifting chair, and standing chair - What’s the difference?
A balance wheelchair is a wheelchair that comes with a power tilt feature. This is a feature that allows the chair to tilt within a certain degree while keeping the user’s knee and hip angles at 90 degrees.
It is the best option for individuals that have limited or no ability to shift their weight while using the wheelchair. It does all the work for you and even helps to increase blood circulation and relieve pressure on certain areas.
Other benefits of using a balance wheelchair include helping to maintain body alignment and posture. The tilt-in-space system also prevents skin irritation. The wheelchair is mostly prescribed to individuals with medical conditions that prevent them from positioning their bodies properly while seated.
At Solax, we offer the S9013 balance wheelchair. Some of their features include a top driving speed of 6.4 km/h (4 mph), a maximum weight capacity of 125 kg (275 pounds), a maximum driving distance of 30 km (18.6 miles), and a rear-wheel-drive system.
The lifting feature can be useful in many applications. For example, it can help you reach items on elevated cabinets. It can also be used around the kitchen if you need to grab a thing or two from different shelves.
Lifting chairs are all about equality. At a generous seat height, it’s possible to hold eye-level conversations with your colleagues, friends, and family. Furthermore, you can adjust your working height while at a desk depending on what suits you. A lifting chair is also ideal for children with limited mobility that would love to play with their peers at the same level.
We offer the Solax S7102 folding high and low lifting chair as a solution to those looking for something they can use every day at home or at work. The chair has a maximum weight capacity of 125 kg (275 pounds), a top speed of 6 km/h (3.7 mph), a folding feature that makes it portable, and a rear-wheel-drive system for improved mobility. For extra comfort, we included an adjustable armrest and a larger seating space for users.
A standing chair is a special type of wheelchair that allows the user to move from a seated to a standing position all with the help of the wheelchair. It supports the user to get into a standing or upright position.
It is mostly used to assist with regular mobility and to help users stand. This is done at the touch of a button. Standing chairs provide independence by allowing the owner to gain access to kitchen appliances, countertops, grocery store shelves, and overhead cabinets.
They are mostly prescribed to individuals diagnosed with medical conditions such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, stroke, paraplegia, quadriplegia and other conditions that affect mobility.
At Solax, we offer the S7205 standing chair that also provides a recline feature. This means that in addition to helping you stand, it can also recline the backrest and elevate the legs to help relieve pressure caused by sitting in the same position for too long.
Other features include a top speed of 8 km/h (5 mph), maximum weight capacity of 120 kg (265 pounds), a medium-wheel-drive system, and a maximum driving distance of 35 km (21.7 miles).
Power wheelchairs are designed differently to make sure that every mobility need is met. As seen above, there’s something for everyone. To stay safe, consult an occupational therapist to make sure the power wheelchair you’re getting is right for you. This will help improve comfort and independence and prevent any unexpected injuries.
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