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Designs of an electric powered wheelchair

Posted Jan 16, 2015 by AldoMoore
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Press Release) Jan 16, 2015 -- Designs of an electric powered wheelchair
The electric powered wheelchairs are designed on the basis of battery, chassis, controller, seat, suspension, motor, etc. Some of these are described below:
1. Chassis

Chassis is also known as the drive system. Electric power wheelchairs generally have four or six wheels, and may or may not be dismantled, meaning they can either be folding or non-folding. There are generally four types of electric power wheelchair drive systems that exist. They are front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, centre wheel drive, and all-wheel drive. The wheels in the electric power wheelchairs are generally larger than those on trailing wheelchairs. The drive system of an electric power wheelchair provides excellent ability to maneuver and also gives a driving experience that is intuitive.

2. Seat

There are a number of companies that manufacture power wheelchairs and therefore, the designs for the seats vary. Some manufacturers may manufacture power wheelchair with an ordinary sling seat while others may manufacture with a backrest that would be made up of vinyl or nylon. Certain other manufacturers may have an optional padding in the wheelchair to give comfort to the patients. Adjustable backrest and seat cushions are also available for people who might suffer from sores as a result of prolonged hours of sitting on the wheelchair. Other adjustments such as automatic leg rest that are powered in order to let users vary the position of their legs, reclining facilities or a tilt-in-space facility, that helps users to change seating positions.

3. Controller
Since these wheelchairs are powered once, they do not have to be operated manually, that can be fatiguing but this can be done with the help of a joystick. The joystick is usually mounted on the armrest of the wheelchair. Along with the joystick, there are other additional controls available on the wheelchair, which allows users to tailor with sensitivity and access the various control modes. There are also other alternatives to hand controls such as sip-and-puff controls that work with the help of a sensor. This sensor has the capability of turning the drive wheel forward and backward, meaning turning the chair within the radius.
Some manufacturers also design their wheelchair that allows the users to operate and control other devices that are connected with the same infrared that they are using their controller with. Some wheelchairs may also have the ability to be controlled with a wireless mouse that is connected to the computer.

4. Suspension
Various types of suspensions are available for users. Some wheelchairs may come with a rubber suspension while others may come with a spring suspension. The wheelchair that comes along with a rubber suspension is designed for absorbing the jolts and impacts. While spring suspension is designed for absorbing impacts and provides dampeners.
5. Battery

Power wheelchairs use dry cell batteries that have 12 to 80 ampere-hour rechargeable deep-cycle batteries. These batteries are available with charges that can be plugged into any standard wall plug outlet. These batteries hold power for at least one day between the times they are charged.

At Better Life Mobility Centers you can find all types of wheelchair from world reputable manufacturers. See full power wheelchair inventory HERE .
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Last Updated : Jan 16, 2015

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