Powerchairs can be adapted to suit many needs

January 12, 2018 5:12 am
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A powerchair is a motorised wheelchair that runs on batteries. This is the simplest definition, but a powerchair can be much more than this. Powerchairs can extend the range that people can travel into the world. They can also ensure that people with very challenging mobility issues can also enjoy a level of autonomy.

Karma Mobility offers a range of powerchairs and accessories to suit your needs. Explore our website or visit a local stockist to start your journey to greater freedom. Below are just some of the ways in which powerchairs can be adapted.

Longer journeys

A powerchair is usually battery powered. The batteries are charged using power from the mains. Although it is difficult to pinpoint precisely how long a charged battery will last, you can get an approximate idea when you purchase your powerchair. In order to make longer journeys, or ensure that you do not get stuck without power, you can purchase extra batteries for your powerchair.

Using transportation

Many people think that powerchairs cannot be folded in the same way as lightweight wheelchairs. This is not the case. There are powerchair models that have folding frames so that they become more compact for storage and transportation. If you intend to travel frequently and want to make things easier for yourself, this might be an important consideration.

Standing up

For maximum independence, powerchairs are often able to assist with other manoeuvres as well as getting you from A to B. If you need a bit of extra help to stand up, you can get a powerchair that can assist with this. The motion of standing up is supported by the powerchair. If you want to experience this for yourself to see if it can make a real difference to your life, visit a local stockist of Karma Mobility products.

Stump support

If you are missing one or more limbs, your body has its own unique shape that requires support. Adapting to your powerchair and any disability can often be a matter of having the right equipment. That’s why, at Karma Mobility, we offer a range of supportive slings and platforms to ensure that your ability to use a powerchair is not limited or uncomfortable.

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This post was written by Mark Duffield

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