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A BMI (Body Mass Index) of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy. BMI of 30 or higher pertains to people who are obese. Bariatric wheelchairs are designed help users who are more than a 100 pounds overweight with a BMI of 30 or above, and those who are living with a condition that impairs their mobility to maintain their independence like cardiopulmonary or cardiovascular disease and osteoarthritis of the lower extremities. Bariatric wheelchairs may also be used by patients with severe spasticity problems caused by neuromuscular or musculoskeletal issues whose involuntary movements puts them at risk for damaging or tipping from a standard wheelchair.

Differences between Heavy Duty Wheelchair and Standard Manual Wheelchair

Heavy Duty Manual wheelchairs or bariatric wheelchairs differ in many ways, from standard wheelchairs, to accommodate the larger size and weight of the user. Some of the differences are listed below:

What should be kept in mind while selecting Bariatric Wheelchairs?

Seat Widths and Depths – HD manual Wheelchairs come with a seat width ranging from 20” – 30” and a seat depth of 18” – 24”. You can select a model that suits your requirement. Wheelchairs like Drive Bariatric Sentra EC Heavy-Duty Extra Wide Wheelchair comes with a full 30” Seat width.

Buy low maintenance and cost effective Heavy duty manual wheelchairs that combine long-term performance with reliability by renowned manufacturers like Invacare, Medline, Drive Medical etc. at attractive prices on HPFY.

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Benefits of Wheelchairs

Kevin Cleary Dec 03,2016

Longer distances can present a greater challenge to those with limited mobility and due to an injury/illness, or just aging in general, fatigue can be a major problem. Wheelchairs (both manual and powered) and even scooters can make these greater

Take Your Wheels with You: Traveling with Your Wheelchair

Kevin Cleary May 28,2015

Many people feel that due to their injury or handicap that this lack of mobility means that they cannot travel. There are those that believe that since you may be reliant on a wheelchair to get around that actually they

Wheelchair Cushions: Make the Right Choice

Kevin Cleary May 01,2017

Many people need to use a wheelchair in order to maintain their mobility and independence. This inevitably presents a potential problem to the user: pressure points. Below is a great diagram to illustrate how those in wheelchairs face multiple pressure

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Bariatric wheelchairs provide all the desired features to accommodate heavy weight individuals in a safe and effective manner. These include extra weight capacity, reinforced cross braces, or simply a wider seat pan or seat width, and various other design features to ensure that there is reliable durability to handle the extra support. Weight capacity of these heavy duty wheelchairs is over 550 lbs and they are upto 30? in seat width.

Bariatric wheelchairs offer features that provide a good deal of independence to the bariatric patient. It eases the burden on their caregivers as the patients can manage some of the daily tasks by themselves.

Bariatric wheelchairs are designed for users who require extra space for the ultimate comfort. Heavy duty wheelchairs are specifically for users with a larger body frame.

Weight capacity for Heavy duty manual wheelchairs ranges from 350 lbs. to 700 lbs.

The main difference between standard and heavy duty manual wheelchairs is the extended weight capacity of the latter. The Seats of a HD wheelchair are made of reinforced material to provide extra support and comfort. Bariatric wheelchairs are extra wide to accommodate larger individuals. The frame of theses chairs are made of heavy duty PVC material or Lightweight reinforced metal tubing for extra safety.