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How to choose an active wheelchair?

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How to choose an active wheelchair?


The active wheelchair is a chair equipped with wheels that can help replace walking. It is an important mobile tool used for home rehabilitation, turnover transportation, medical treatment, and outing activities for the wounded, sick, and disabled. active wheelchairs not only satisfy the physically disabled and people with mobility impairments. More importantly, it is convenient for family members to move and take care of patients so that patients can exercise and participate in social activities with the help of wheelchairs.

Here is the content list:

l Active wheelchair size

l Active wheelchair range features

l Precautions for active wheelchairs


Active wheelchair size

The most important consideration when choosing an active wheelchair is the size of the active wheelchair. The main body weight-bearing parts of wheelchair users are around the hip ischial tuberosity, around the femur, around the fossa, and around the scapula. The size of the wheelchair, especially the seat width, depth, height of the backrest, and the proper distance between the footrest and the seat cushion, will affect the blood circulation of the occupant's stress position, and cause skin abrasion and even pressure sores. In addition, the safety of the patient, the ability to operate, the weight of the wheelchair, the location of use, and the appearance should also be considered.


Active wheelchair maintenance

First of all, we must fully understand the equipment, how to use it, the functions of the buttons everywhere, don't buy things, and can't use it flexibly at critical moments, especially how to start and stop quickly, which can play a key role when encountering unexpected events. Keep the body clean and put it in a dry and ventilated place to prevent the fittings from rusting. Before using the active wheelchair and within one month, check whether the bolts are loose. If there is any looseness, fasten them in time. In normal use, check every three months to ensure that all parts are in good condition. Check all kinds of solid nuts on the wheelchair (especially the fixing nuts of the rear wheel axle). If they are loose, they need to be adjusted and tightened in time. Please check the tire usage regularly, repair the rotating parts in time, and add a small amount of lubricating oil regularly. Sometimes it is inevitable to get muddy water when going out or get wet by rain. Pay attention to timely cleaning and wiping the soil and applying anti-rust wax. Rainwater is too acidic. If the soil is not cleaned in time, the wheelchair will rust easily. At least visually. It affects its appearance. Keep the tire’s air pressure sufficient and not in contact with oil or acid to prevent deterioration. The connecting bolts of the active wheelchair seat frame are loosely connected, and it is strictly forbidden to tighten them. Frequently check the flexibility of the movable and rotating structure, and apply lubricant. If for some reason, the axle of the wheel needs to be removed, make sure that the nut is tightened and will not loosen when reinstalling.


Precautions for active wheelchairs

Seat width When sitting down, the distance between the two hips or between the two strands, plus 5cm, that is, there is a gap of 2.5cm on each side after sitting down. The seat is too narrow, it is difficult to get on and off the wheelchair, but the hip and thigh tissues are compressed; the seat is too wide, it is difficult to sit firmly, it is inconvenient to operate the wheelchair, the limbs are easy to fatigue, and it is difficult to get in and out of the gate. Seat length: Measure the horizontal distance from the hip to the calf gastrocnemius when sitting down, and subtract 6.5cm from the measurement result. If the seat is too short, the weight will mainly fall on the sit bones, which will easily cause excessive local pressure; if the seat is too long, it will compress the popliteal area and affect the local blood circulation, and it is easy to irritate the skin. For patients with short thighs or flexion contractures of the hips and knees, it is better to use a short seat. Seat height: Measure the distance from the heel (or heel) to the popliteal socket when sitting down, plus 4cm. When placing the pedals, the board should be at least 5cm above the ground. If the seat is too high, the wheelchair cannot enter the table; if the seat is too low, the seat bones will bear too much weight.

It is the responsibility of each manufacturer to produce active wheelchairs that meet the standards to ensure the safe travel of people with disabilities. Wisking healthcare Corporation conducted a large number of connection tests on active wheelchairs before leaving the factory, and the quality assurance rate was guaranteed. If you are in the active wheelchairs business, you can consider using our cost-effective products.

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