5 essential tips for the correct maintenance of your electric wheelchair batteries

5 essential tips for the correct maintenance of your electric wheelchair batteries

2020/04/29

Over the past few years, battery technology has come a long way. However, some of the advice provided regarding the maintenance of electric wheelchair batteries has not made great progress. This has led to a series of confusing and sometimes contradictory instructions about the "best" way to take care of batteries. In this article we will clear up some of these myths and legends and give you 5 tips for you to follow. During holidays we do not make intensive use of our power chairs (always when you are using you manual wheelchair for travel), so it is essential to take proper care of the batteries to prevent them from becoming damaged by disuse.

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Optimal rear wheel position

2019/06/12

Are you efficient when propelling your wheelchair? Is propelling your wheelchair painful for you? This may have to do with the position of your rear wheel.Manual self-propulsion is the kind of mobility used by people with lower extremity disabilities in order to keep having independence and autonomy to complete daily activities.

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Benefits of standing wheelchairs

2019/01/24

Naturally, wheelchair users will spend a large proportion of their time in a seated position, unfortunately this can have a negative impact on their health with side effects including pressure ulcers. Standing powerchairs can offer a solution for wheelchair users who are looking to realise the health and lifestyle benefits of a more upright posture, or who want the ability to change position.

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The Benefits of a Seat Elevation System

2018/07/26

Seat elevation is a key accessibility element for power wheelchairs, but it is often forsaken in the design process. Although it is widely viewed as a luxury add-on, vertical elevation has a huge potential to increase users’ independence and quality of life.However, this type of design innovation also presents an abundance of personalization options, so it is vital that potential buyers select a seat elevation system which meets their specific needs.

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Tools of an Active Life: Hand Bikes

2018/02/26

Adapted bikes are a great way to expose people with disabilities to new forms of recreation, exercise, and travel. There’s no shortage of choices when it comes to adapted hand bikes, making it easy for you to choose a model that is suited to your age, fitness and level of disability. Moreover, the four main classes of hand bike – leisure, recreational, competitive sporting, and foot-operated – offer even more options to personalize functions and adaptions.

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Basic tips for maintaining good posture in the wheelchair

Basic tips for maintaining good posture in the wheelchair

2018/01/30

Maintaining good posture in the wheelchair helps us to carry out tasks and perform activities more effectively. Correct posture differs according to each person and their circumstances, but it is always key to maintaining health and to getting the best out of the wheelchair.

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Basic tips for your manual wheelchair maintenance

Basic tips for your manual wheelchair maintenance

2017/12/21

Proper wheelchair maintenance is key to ensuring the mobility, performance and safety of your equipment.In this post we shall touch upon some of the recommendations for the daily care of your wheelchair and upon which things you should check most regularly. 

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Sports wheelchairs for every discipline

2017/11/14

Many adapted sports are designed to be performed in particular conditions, be they indoor or outdoor, on one type of track or another, whether for more speed or greater stability... Which is why different models of sports wheelchairs have been adapted to incorporate different features into their designs.Whether you are considering practising a sport in either an amateur or a professional capacity, it is important to know about the different types of sports wheelchairs available on the market.

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Wheelchair accessories that will improve your mobility

Wheelchair accessories that will improve your mobility

2017/10/27

Wheelchair accessories have been created specifically to improve your quality of life: they are useful, facilitate your mobility and independence and, ultimately, provide you with a good dose of comfort. Choosing them depends on the needs of each individual and, of course, on the type of wheelchair, although many of them are available for manual wheelchairs as well as electric wheelchairs and scooters.

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4 factors that affect your mobility in a wheelchair

2017/08/29

One often tends to believe that what most affects the manoeuvrability of a wheelchair is the weight of the person who uses it, and the material with which the frame is made. However, there are other factors related to the friction of your wheelchair that will affect your resistance and your bearing and, ultimately, your mobility.

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