To the uninitiated, a power chair is a power chair. But when it comes to choosing one, it quickly becomes apparent that there’s an overwhelming array of choice out there.
You probably already realise that choosing the right power chair is essential in order for you to enjoy its comfort and convenience to the full – but fear not, we’re here to help make your decision-making process a whole lot easier.
In this blog post, we’ll explain the differences between models, and look at how you can choose the right powerchair for your specific requirements.
An indoor/portable power chair is the smallest type, and is suited to the kind of flat, smooth surfaces you’d find in your home or in shopping centres. Compact and with a small turning circle, these power chairs feature great manoeuvrability – but they can’t deal with undulating, outdoor surfaces due to their low clearance.
Outdoor power chairs tend to be larger, with bigger, sturdier wheels to deal with more challenging terrain. These chairs are unsuitable for use around the home as they simply won’t fit through standard doors.
However, there are indoor/outdoor models which can be used inside and out, offering the best of both worlds.
Whichever type of powerchair best suits your needs, choosing the right power chair model for you depends on a number of further factors.
For example, your height and weight needs to be taken into consideration, along with your general mobility and upper body strength. Those factors may dictate the height and angle of your chair seat – which needs to be right in order to support you adequately and provide maximum comfort of all times.
Of course, you’re not expected to be a powerchair expert yourself – our trained assessors can carry out a quick and convenient assessment of your requirements, in the comfort of your own home, in order to advise you on the most suitable chair.
In fact, we’ll do everything we can to make choosing the right power chair as simple and as comfortable as the chairs themselves!