Monthly Archives: March 2016
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 there
A Riser Recliner is ideal if you have difficulty standing up or sitting down due to restricted mobility, e.g. MS, Arthritis, Rheumatism or circulation problems. These ingenious chairs will gently guide you into a standing or seating position with the use of a built in motor. The Riser Recliner can recline to a number of settings and also raise the footrest to give you a large choice of seating positions.
What is the difference between single motor and dual motor?
You can purchase a Riser Recliner with either a single or dual motor. Single motor riser recliners will lower the backrest whilst simultaneously raising the footrest, relaxing you into a comfortable laying position. With a dual motor riser recliner there are two motors which raise and lower the back and foot rests independently, allowing you an almost infinite number of positions to choose from. A dual motor riser recliner is suitable if you need to be able to sit up vertically but also keep your legs raised.