Powerchairs, also known as Electric Wheelchairs, are designed for people who are unable to walk or are only able to walk very short distances. Powerchairs enable you to remain independent in your own home or nursing home and also allow you to get out and about. Most Powerchairs are driven by the user via a joystick control.
While many people are a little apprehensive and doubt their ability to control the chair with the joystick, with a little guidance they soon get the hang of it and before they know it they’re whizzing about!
Choosing a Powerchair – Indoor or Outdoor.
There are a number of factors to be considered when choosing a Powerchair. Is your Powerchair for indoor or outdoor use, or both? If it is mainly for indoor use you will need to choose a chair that can be manoeuvred in tight spaces and around doorways. If your Powerchair is mainly for outdoor use you need to consider the type of terrain that the chair will need to cover and also if