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The Importance of Power Wheelchair Base Dimensions and Turning Radius

The Importance of Power Wheelchair Base Dimensions and Turning Radius

Many people continue to be drawn to mid-wheel drive power wheelchair bases for the following reasons: an intuitive driving experience for the user, the ability to drive and maneuver around smaller spaces, and an overall more compact package. With all of the options available on MWD PWCs, it is important to read the fine print and understand what the specifications mean to ensure the user is getting what he truly needs.

3/2/2021

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Visualizing the Ideal Wheelchair

Visualizing the Ideal Wheelchair

Throughout the 20+ years of my career I have watched how technology has changed the equipment available for clients and how the evaluation process for the equipment is conducted. However, the difficulty surrounding visualizing what a wheelchair would look like when configured the way a specific client needs and desires has remained a struggle until recently.

1/26/2021

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Weighing the Options of Transporting a Rigid Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair

Weighing the Options of Transporting a Rigid Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair

The ability to get out into the community via a personal vehicle or public transportation with their wheelchair is often a must-have when a client creates a list of what is important to take into consideration when getting a new wheelchair. In this blog, we will take a closer look at a couple of elements to consider related to transporting a rigid ULWC.

12/21/2020

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Center of Gravity (CoG)

Center of Gravity (CoG)

When the rear axle is set correctly for a self-propelling manual wheelchair user, the wheelchair feels better and opens up the most independent performance. Set poorly, and the wheelchair can become unstable, painful, and immovable.

11/24/2020

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