Looking for an electric wheelchair to fit your lifestyle? You have come to the right place. MEDmarketplace.com is the internet's leader for new and used medical equipment on the internet. Using our website, you will be able to find an electric wheelchair that suits your needs and your budget. When selecting an electric wheelchair one should consider where the chair will primarily be used (indoor, outdoor or both), how often the electric wheelchair is to be transported in a car and any specific seating/accessory needs. There are lots of choices out there, and we have included brief descriptions to help get you on your way.
Front-Wheel Electric Wheelchairs: These wheelchairs are good indoor maneuverability, but tend to fishtail at higher speeds. Generally, their overall turning radius is about 25 to 28 inches, depending on the manufacturer. Large wheels are mounted ahead of seating area which allows the chair to go over tougher terrain. To view our selection, please visit the Front-Wheel Electric Wheelchairs subcategory.
Mid-Wheel Electric Wheelchairs: These wheelchairs are excellent for indoor maneuverability. The small models are good for use in small apartments and nursing homes, while larger models do well in both indoors and out. Mid-wheel electric wheelchairs normally have 6 wheels, two larger (powered) wheels affixed to the base and 4 smaller wheels surrounding them. To view our selection, please visit the Mid-Wheel Electric Wheelchairs subcategory.
Rear-Wheel Electric Wheelchairs: These wheelchairs are not as maneuverable as the mid-wheel electric wheelchairs, but are well-suited for active all around use. They are one of the more stable chairs on the market and have the highest top speeds available and the largest turning radius. The design of these wheelchairs, however, prevents them from folding. To view our selection, please visit the Rear-Wheel Electric Wheelchairs subcategory.
Folding Electric Wheelchairs: Generally weighing less than 100 pounds, these electric wheelchairs offer mobility in a light package. Component parts, which quickly assemble and disassemble, allow for easy transfer in and out of your car's trunk. Folding Electric Wheelchairs have a compact size ideal for confined spaces or narrow doorways. These lightweight frames easily fold or disassemble into manageable pieces making them the lightest and easiest electric wheelchairs to take along. To view our selection, please visit the Folding Electric Wheelchairs subcategory.
Tilt-In-Space Electric Wheelchairs: These electric wheelchairs are designed to reduce the weight placed on a person's coccyx (tailbone) and buttocks. Generally, tilt-in-space electric wheelchairs utilize high-tech pressure reducing foam in order to disperse weight evenly over the buttocks and legs. Tilting backwards shifts weight off the buttocks and legs while maintaining a normal sitting posture. Please visit the Tilt-In-Space Electric Wheelchairs subcategory to view these types of electric wheelchairs.
Reclining Back Electric Wheelchair: These wheelchairs are a great option for those who spend the majority of their time in wheelchairs as it offers many more positions that the typical electric wheelchair. This option, however, adds weight and to the wheelchair making it more difficult to transport. Please visit the Reclining Back Electric Wheelchair subcategory to view these types of electric wheelchairs.
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