A lightweight wheelchair is designed to be used throughout the day and for all tasks, from minor activities to sporting fun. It can take all kinds of jolts without affecting the passenger and offer a smooth ride. These lightweight chairs allow the user and caregiver greater maneuverability with more ease and less strain.
Lightweight chairs provide sturdy support, and with their minimal framework, they do away with the bulk of wheelchairs. They are built to provide mobility to those having restricted lower body movement.
The light frame provides superior performance, allowing for a smooth and effortless ride. Our wheelchairs have innovative, user-friendly features which provide comfort, superb balance, control, and convenience.
A lightweight manual wheelchair is designed to be very light in weight because of the material it is made from - aluminum, sometimes steel, or a combination of both. The weight of these mobility chairs is generally between 29 to 34 lbs. Latest designs feature ultra-light wheelchairs, with some models weighing as little as 15 to 35 lbs. There is, however, no compromise on quality.
Lightweight wheelchairs have multiple attractive features, so choosing one becomes difficult. Make it easier on yourself by learning about the features available and base your preferences and selection on that. Additionally, consider your activity level, age, gender, body type, and the terrain you are likely to visit.
If you are a frequent traveler, then you will require an ultra-lightweight folding wheelchair that can fold up easily and is light to hold and compact for storage. Several folding wheelchairs have lightweight frames that collapse easily for portability. The 9000 XT Wheelchair from Invacare can be folded up with ease. It is made of a carbon steel frame, and its dual axle helps the user self-propel or be propelled by another.
Light wheelchairs include transport and manual wheelchairs. Both manual and transport chairs can help individuals with mobility issues live a more active and fulfilling lifestyle. However, there are several differences between a transport chair and a manual wheelchair. You can pick one depending on your needs.
Not all wheelchairs are comfortable. Therefore, always invest in a wheelchair with a two to three-inch foam or gel/foam seat and back cushion for sitting comfort.
You will first need to consider the height and weight of the user to buy the correct weighing wheelchair.
If you're buying this for somebody with stability issues, consider adding a seat belt, chair harness, anti-tippers, and loops for leg rests. These extra features keep the person using it safe.
We also carry wheelchairs that can be used for sporting activities. Customize yours with different upholstery, patterns, and color choices. Complement your wheelchair with our selection of wheelchair cushions.
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Ultra lightweight wheelchairs are constructed from light yet sturdy metals like aluminium, carbon steel and titanium.
The seat to floor height is important as a shorter height may lead to dragging feet and inconvenience to the wheelchair user. So the seat to floor height and seat to footplate height must be considered while choosing a wheelchair.
The overall width is obtained by adding 8" (outside wheel to outside wheel) to the seat width in case of most lightweight wheelchairs.