How to choose a suitable lightweight wheelchair

August 11, 2017 11:11 am
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Are you in the market for a new wheelchair? Whether you are elderly, have a disability, or are recovering from an injury, a wheelchair can greatly improve your mobility and quality of life. You can enjoy the freedom of getting out and about, seeing friends and family, and not feeling trapped in your own home.

At Karma Mobility, we are dedicated to giving people with mobility issues the chance to reclaim their lives. Our collection of lightweight wheelchairs is one of the most varied you will find in the market. From our Ergo 115 lightweight transit wheelchair with a specially designed seating system for maximum comfort and our Dove Transit lightweight wheelchair weighing only 10.5 kg, to our comprehensive range of lightweight self-propel wheelchairs, we provide comfortable and user-friendly lightweight wheelchairs for all budgets.

As you can now see, no two wheelchairs are alike. So if you are looking for a lightweight wheelchair, there are a few things that are worth considering so you can make an informed decision.

Weight specifications

If you are in the market for a lightweight wheelchair, checking the weight of your wheelchair is probably the most important thing to consider. Powerchairs are often quite heavy and cumbersome, while lighter, manual wheelchairs are easier to use and move around. At Karma Mobility, our lightweight wheelchairs also feature detachable accessories for easier transport.

Materials

Materials are particularly important for durability in the long-term. At Karma Mobility, our lightweight wheelchairs are designed with an ultra-lightweight frame made of aluminium, which can be adjusted for comfort or performance. Aluminium is considerably more lightweight than steel, reducing the overall weight of a wheelchair considerably.

Ease of use and comfort

We offer both self-propelled and attendant-propelled lightweight wheelchairs. Both benefit from our patented S-Ergo shaped seating system that helps redistribute pressure and promote a better seating position.

Nevertheless, being in a wheelchair for a prolonged period of time can become uncomfortable. At Karma Mobility, all our wheelchairs come with custom-made accessories, such as armrests, to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. This means you can enjoy getting out for longer periods of time and really take in the sunshine this spring.

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This post was written by Mark Duffield

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