For many people who are experiencing a temporary injury, they may find increased difficulty getting out and about. If you are currently experiencing this problem, why not look into investing in a lightweight wheelchair?
Lightweight Wheelchair – A guide
The purpose of lightweight wheelchairs is to increase the mobility of a person who still has some use of their limbs, for individuals who are experiencing a temporary injury and for older people who may find it difficult to walk for long distances.
This wheelchair is considered a great investment for those who have limited mobility as they are made with folding frames which means customers are able to put it in the boot of their car and take it with them for example when they are travelling. They can be manoeuvred by a carer or self-propelled depending on the circumstance.
What are my options?
Typically, many standard wheelchairs have a steel frame, which is considered a sturdy material. However, because of this sturdiness, it also means that the wheelchairs are heavy. Standard steel wheelchairs are known to weigh at 23kg, which is not always ideal when wanted to travel with them. Wheelchairs can also have an aluminium frame. These are considered less expensive when compared to the steel wheelchairs and aluminium is a softer metal therefore it often isn’t able to hold as much weight. However due to its composition it is considered to be lighter when used for wheelchairs and aluminium wheelchairs often weigh no more than 10kg.
If you would like to invest in a more expensive option, chairs with a titanium frame may be the one for you. Titanium is considered a very sturdy and lightweight material and can weigh under 7kg.
If you would like to invest in a more expensive option, chairs with a titanium frame may be the one for you. Titanium is considered a very sturdy and lightweight material and can weigh under 15 pounds at times.
When choosing a lightweight wheelchair, it is important to research the options available to suit your needs. There are a wide selection of both transit and self-propelled wheelchairs for individuals to choose from.
Lightweight Transit Wheelchairs
These wheelchairs are built with an S-shaped seating system which ensures complete comfort for the users and easy usability, these wheelchairs typically weigh only 8.5kg. They are made to be simple to use on the move and also comes supplied with a carry bag which makes it, even more, easier to carry when travelling abroad. They also have small wheels which makes it easier to manoeuvre in environments where there is limited space. Lightweight transit wheelchairs are also ideal for those with low mobility. They also come in a variety of colours including black, silver, red and blue.
A Lightweight Transit Wheelchair option
An example of a lightweight transit wheelchair is the Sparrow Transit wheelchair. Considered easy to manoeuvre, this wheelchair is known to weigh just 11.7kg when it is complete making it a great option when travelling as it is able to be stored without the hassle and can be folded into a little package until it is needed by the user. This wheelchair comes in black and the maximum user weight for this product is 100kg making it a strong and reliable chair which can be used easily.