Month: August 2019

Different Types of Wheelchairs

Since the first commercially produced wheelchairs, there have been countless different kinds of wheelchairs designed and manufactured especially over the last half-century. Everything from simple, manual wheelchairs to electric standing, tilting, and reclining power wheelchairs­–we have compiled all the different kinds of chairs available here. All the wheelchairs included on our list are not every possible kind of chair out there. However, this is a fairly comprehensive list. We discuss the different...

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Disabilities that Require Wheelchairs

Disabilities that Require Wheelchairs Redman Power Chair Many different kinds of disabilities require the use of wheelchairs for mobility. These are referred to as mobility impairments. Disabilities may be orthopedic (relating to the bone and muscles) or they may be neuromuscular (relating to the nerves and muscles). For example, some of the more common kinds of mobility impairments are amputations, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and...

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The Five Most Famous Wheelchair Users

In the face of great mobility challenges, countless world-changers have done so from their wheelchairs. Who comes to your mind? Here’s our list of the top five famous wheelchair users Redman Power Chair has found: 1. Franklin D Roosevelt Did you know that the 32nd President of the United States was also a wheelchair user through much of his life and even through his presidency? When FDR was 39 years old, he became ill with what doctors now believe was Polio while on a family vacation. Eventually...

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The History of Motorized Wheelchairs

The History of Motors In Wheelchairs Motors in wheelchairs, also referred to as a power-electric or powerchair, are wheelchairs that are powered by an electric motor rather than by hand. These powerchairs opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for people who were either physically unable to manually propel a non-powered wheelchair, or who experienced difficulties in doing so. Motors in wheelchairs allowed people who used a traditional wheelchair to get around to go greater distances without...

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