What are the characteristics of the use of wheelchairs?
At present, there are many types of wheelchairs on the market. According to the materials, they can be divided into aluminum alloy, light material, and steel. For example, according to the type, they can be divided into ordinary wheelchairs and special wheelchairs. Special wheelchairs can be divided into leisure sports wheelchair series, electronic wheelchair series, Seat-side wheelchair series, standing-aid wheelchair series, etc.
Ordinary wheelchair: mainly composed of the wheelchair frame, wheels, brakes, and other devices.
Scope of application: people with lower limb disabilities, hemiplegia, paraplegia below the chest, and elderly people with limited mobility.
Features: Patients can operate fixed or detachable armrests, fixed footrests, or detachable footrests, and can be folded when they are carried or not in use.
According to the model and price, it is divided into the hard seat, soft seat, pneumatic tire, or solid tire.
Special type wheelchair: It has complete functions. It is not only used as a tool for the disabled and people with limited mobility but also has other functions.
High-back reclining wheelchair: suitable for high-position paraplegics and the elderly, frail and sick.
Electric wheelchair: for people with high paraplegia or hemiplegia but with one-handed control ability.
Toilet wheel: for the disabled and the elderly who cannot go to the toilet on their own. Divided into small-wheeled commode chairs, wheelchairs with commodes can be selected according to the occasion of use.
Sports wheelchair: It is used for sports activities by the disabled. It is divided into two categories: ball games and racing. The design is special, and the materials used are generally aluminum alloy or light materials, which are strong and light.
Station-assisted wheelchair: It is a dual-purpose wheelchair for standing and sitting, which is used for standing training for patients with paraplegia or cerebral palsy.