What are the benefits of a folding electric wheelchair?
If you need a powerchair but also want convenience and portability then it is worth looking at a folding electric wheelchair.
- They fold in a matter of seconds and can be placed in the boot of your car or brought with you on holiday or when on the move.
- Their design is very different from older, more traditional looking electric wheelchairs so they look modern and contemporary.
- They are very simple to use and are controlled using a joystick which couldn’t be easier to control.
- A folding electric wheelchair allows you to enjoy more of your normal life when your mobility is limited in any way.
What is the best folding electric wheelchair?
Thankfully now there are some great bits of kit now available – Folding Powerchairs that fold easily and can be brought with you in the boot of your car, or brought on holiday via plane, coach or train.
You need to have a think about what type of control system is best for your needs;
- Would you need or prefer to use a joystick to control and steer?
- Can you use traction levers or do you have good control of both arms?
We have linked options below so you can have a longer read about what suits you best.
You should also spend some time thinking about who will be folding your electric wheelchair. Their weight is a testament to the high level of engineering and detailed thought that has went into the design – but they are still around 18 – 20kg.
This is not an insignificant weight and it is worthwhile trying to lift this weight in a real world environment to see if you can do this.
We would recommend that you start by considering of of these folding electric wheelchairs;
- Foldachair folding electric wheelchair
- Freedom electric wheelchair
- The new i-Go from Pride Mobility
- The Zinger folding electric wheelchair
The above models are wheelchairs that fold manually. We also supply an automatic folding electric wheelchair that folds with the touch of a button.
One of the leading folding electric wheelchairs is the Zinger – this popular folding powerchair is a proven product both in the USA and the UK and Ireland.
However it is controlled and steered by using two levers on either side of the seat.
If you have limited power or control in your arms then you would need to think about using a joystick control instead.
Foldachair folding electric wheelchair
Automatic folding electric wheelchair
i-Go Folding Electric Wheelchair
Zinger folding electric wheelchair
Freedom folding electric wheelchair
In Northern Ireland and ROI
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