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Choosing an Invacare electric wheelchairs a fundamental decision for everyone facing mobility disabilities, because making the right choice will definitely improve the person‘s function, quality of life and overall long-term outcome.
Did you know, that the first mass produced indoor wheelchair was invented in post civil war America? That was a long time ago, but the first mass-market powered wheelchair appeared in the late fifties. Wheelchair designs have come a long way since then, and now there are electric wheelchairs that are designed for indoor, outdoor, or both indoor and outdoor use.
About Invacare electric wheelchairs
A Invacare electric wheelchairs has three sets of wheels. The chair is driven by the centre wheels, while there are also two sets of smaller wheels, one set in the front and one in the back, for balance and stability purposes. The main advantage of this type of wheelchair is that it is highly manoeuvrable because it provides a much smaller turning radius, thus making it ideal for manoeuvring in and out of tight spaces. On the other hand, high manoeuvrability comes at the expense of weight distribution, as this type of wheelchair is less stable than other types.
Invacare TDX SP with Electric Tilt (High Speed Power Chair)
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Rear and front wheel drive electric wheelchairs
Rear wheel and front wheel powered wheelchairs have two sets of wheels. The chair is driven by the rear or front wheels. The caster wheels are located either at the front or at the back of the chair. These types of chairs are ideal for outdoor use because they provide greater stability than the mid wheel drive wheelchairs, and are more suitable for driving longer distances. Front wheel drive chairs are better for climbing curbs. The thing is that both of these types of chairs, especially the rear wheeled, lack in manoeuvrability. Their turning radius is very large and therefore this makes it very hard to make sharp turns or move in tight spaces.
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Will you be able to get in and out of a lift easily?
Will you be able to use a toilet, even if it is not specifically adapted for the disabled?
Will you be able to move around your house from one room to another without any problems?
Will you be able to drive through supermarket aisles without any disturbance to yourself or others?
These are factors that you need to take into consideration in order to make an informed decision. These questions can be answered in a more efficient way, by the use of a mid wheel drive chair but don’t forget that a mid wheel drive chair is also suitable for outdoor use as well.
Maneuverability of the indoor wheelchair
In addition, there are other reasons besides maneuverability. Depending on your actual height and weight, you should also consider how compact your wheelchair should be.
What is its width, length and weight?
Can it be folded?
Do you need to dismantle it in order to transport it in the boot of your car, or do you need to drive in a vehicle via a ramp or lift?
Will you be able to fit under tables or work desks without trouble?
Be sure to consult an expert, (for example an occupational therapist) who will help you determine which chair will be ideal in any setting you desire. Of course, cost is a factor that you need to take into account since these chairs can be very expensive. And finally, test drive, test drive, test drive a lot of wheelchairs before deciding!
Invacare Pronto M41
The M41 features the latest technology in electronics and in-line motors- This combination provides increased efficiency and battery range, as well as an increased top speed- The M41 also features a centerwheel drive platform, simpified SureStep®, and six wheels on the ground providing stability and maneuverability similar to other Pronto® models- All of these features are packed into a simple, clean-looking, and easy-toservice compact frame that provides mobility with style for people on the go!
- Powerful 4-pole motor designed to meet the needs of users who demand performance.
About Invacare electric wheelchairs
A Invacare electric wheelchairs has three sets of wheels- The chair is driven by the centre wheels, while there are also two sets of smaller wheels, one set in the front and one in the back, for balance and stability purposes- The main advantage of this type of wheelchair is that it is highly manoeuvrable because it provides a much smaller turning radius, thus making it ideal for manoeuvring in and out of tight spaces- On the other hand, high manoeuvrability comes at the expense of weight distribution, as this type of wheelchair is less stable than other types-