To be able to take your wheelchair in the car with you easily while you yourself sit somewhere else, the weight of the wheelchair is important. The less weight, the less strenuous it will be for your body to lift the wheelchair in and out of the car. This also means that your wheelchair must be very minimalist. The less material used, the less heavy the wheelchair. However, it is important to ask yourself: Am I losing comfort and stability? Is it not just about the total weight but also about how this weight is distributed?
What impact does light riding of my wheelchair have on my body?
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.
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Edith Baltussen, 27.02.2015 | Read more