An electric wheelchair is a motorized version of a standard push chair. Unlike a standard wheelchair, the electric version has a motor and battery, and can travel effortlessly over long distances with minimal effort from the occupant. It goes by many names such as a power wheelchair, motorized wheelchair, power chair & more. Each one is generally used a synonym of the other but there are some cases where the power chair is used in a different context that we will discuss more in-depth below.This device is easily directed and maneuvered with the touch of a button, making it most beneficial for those with more serious and debilitating physical limitations, particularly weakness and limited mobility in their upper half as well as their legs.
Nearly every electric wheelchair on the market has a very tight turning radius, allowing it to maneuver easily in tight spaces. Some motorized wheelchairs are lightweight and can be folded and easily transported for seamless indoor and outdoor use. Others are equipped with a lift that can support the user in standing, and to reduce the distance to the seat when sitting to prevent injury.
It is important to carefully investigate the specific model that you intend to purchase to ensure that it can be safely operated indoors and/or outside based on your specific needs. You will also want to compare models for battery life, especially if you will need to use your wheelchair over long distances prior to charging. EV Rider offers several models of motorized wheelchairs with a variety of seat, lift, and control styles.
Both electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters offer immense benefits to those with physical limitations. These devices can allow users to navigate their home, neighborhood and shopping centers safely and independently. While the best mobility product for each person will vary based on their needs and preferences, all users will experience the advantages of safe movement with the support of a wheelchair or scooter.