There are different kinds of wheelchairs on the market. There are the manual wheelchairs and there are now the mechanical wheelchairs. Under the manual wheelchairs, there are the lightweight folding wheelchairs. These are the kinds of wheelchairs that are sought after by people who like to travel a lot. They are of course more expensive compared to those which are not lightweight and not foldable. Well, most of the wheelchairs now are foldable but when you say foldable wheelchairs, even the backrest can be folded in front. The height of the wheelchair will be cut into half.
Lightweight wheelchairs are made of aluminum which is very light. There are companies that offer a wheelchair with a weight of 50 lbs or 22 kilo grams. But there are others that offer more less of this weight. They say that they can produce a wheelchair with 35 lbs.
There are different parts of the wheelchair that can easily be removed to lessen the weight even more. Mechanical wheelchairs are wheelchairs that have a motor. There is a certain pad that you would just push with your finger and it will direct you to where you want to go. There are some with joysticks like in arcade games that you can easily maneuver to give direction to the wheelchair. These of course come with a big tag price. They are very expensive and only the rich can afford them.
There is a self propelled wheelchair company that claims to be the best company across the United Kingdom. They say that their company is the number one manufacturer of self propelled wheelchairs. They produce almost all the different kinds of wheelchair that is available in the market. Of course they have sellers all around the world.
You can also buy online for their wheelchairs. Sears or Walgreens or Amazon all carries their brand. On these websites, they have a complete description of the wheelchair if it is foldable, lightweight or self propelled. An individual who is buying stuff online should have done research before plunging on the checkout place. You should have knowledge of what you need and want.
There are different parts of the wheelchair that needs to be addressed for it to be comfortable and convenient. Certain designs are made to cater different disabilities. This is a must to consider being able to maximize the help it can give to the patient. Some added features can also be added provided there are some additional fees that accompany it.
There are cushions that can be added for added comfort. There is also a walking stick holder that can be added to place the walking stick to. There is also the weather protection garments that can be bought to protect the person using the wheelchair and the wheelchair itself. It can be made from plastic or other water proof materials. In cold countries, there are blankets that they sell specially for people who are in wheelchairs to protect them from head to foot.