What are the different types of wheelchairs

There are several types of wheelchairs, including:

  1. Manual wheelchairs: These are the most common type of wheelchair and are propelled by the user or a caregiver using the handrims.

  2. Electric wheelchairs: Also known as power wheelchairs, these are powered by a battery and can be controlled by the user using a joystick.

  3. Transport wheelchairs: These are lightweight and designed to be easily transported, often with collapsible frames.

  4. Tilt-in-space wheelchairs: These allow the user to adjust the angle of the seat and backrest, providing better positioning and pressure relief.

  5. Sports wheelchairs: These are specially designed for individuals who participate in sports and have unique features such as adjustable seats and higher backrests.

  6. Standing wheelchairs: These enable users to stand up while seated in the wheelchair, providing benefits such as improved posture and circulation.

  7. Bariatric wheelchairs: These are designed for larger individuals and have a weight capacity of up to 700 pounds.

  8. Pediatric wheelchairs: These are designed for children and have smaller sizes and adjustable features to accommodate growing children.

There are also custom-made wheelchairs can be designed to meet the specific needs of an individual.

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