O4 wheelchairs and weight
At O4, the weight services functionality, adjustability, a light ride and a healthy sitting posture. Extra functions such as permanent backrest adjustment and suspension/shock absorption help to prevent injuries and permanent damage through long sitting.
O4 wheelchairs have the lowest weight whereby injury-free sitting and riding is still possible. In addition to the wheelchair’s riding function, sitting is just as important. The less functions, the lighter the wheelchair, which makes it very handy to transport. But you also want some support, be able to live and work and, in particular, remain full of vitality.
The misunderstanding about light and a light ride
It is not just about light transport weight but also about the 'light ride'. Fixed-frame wheelchairs score significantly higher when it comes to a light ride than folding wheelchairs. The energy is directly transported in the stiff frame and is not lost in the folding mechanism.