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Determining the Best Wheelchair Power for you – by RuLoterina

No Comments 30 January 2010

Do you need a wheelchair, but you are not sure what type is ideal for your body? Or you might be having doubts on buying manually operated wheelchairs. This page can help you decide.

Like the automobile, the wheelchair was developed to meet the different needs of different users. Modern wheelchairs have different styles and models. Each has different purpose and permits a lot of adjustments. Wheelchairs were changed according to foot support positioning, arm support adjustment, joystick positioning and upholstery placement. These are called powered wheelchairs or power wheelchairs.

Wheelchairs are divided into two main categories: scooters and powered wheelchairs. The two differ on the way they are steered. A conventional powered wheelchair has an electronic control, such as a joystick, that causes different amounts of power to go to each of the rear wheels to control both speed and direction. A scooter only has handlebars at the end of a tiller that is attached to the front wheel which is used to mechanically turn the wheelchair. Scooters require more arm movement and hand function than powered wheelchairs.

You can identify scooters by its seat that is mounted on a pedestal attached to the floor of the scooter. It usually has three or four wheels. Most four-wheeled scooters have front wheels that are connected together. So when the tiller is turn left and right, the front wheels turn left and right together. The tiller controls the movement, but it is the lever attached to the handlebars that controls the speed.

Powered wheelchairs have three different drive wheel types. The front-wheel drive chairs are built with large front drive wheels and casters in the rear. The mid-wheel drive chairs have larger wheels on the rear and casters on the front. The rear-wheel drive chairs are designed in such a way that the main drive wheel is centered under the user’s center of mass. Others are called specially powered wheelchairs, such as stair climbing powered wheelchair that are designed for off-road use.

A powered wheelchair has base that contains the motor, battery and wheels. The seating system is mounted on top of the base. Wheelchair of this sort usually has four wheels and is controlled by input switches.

There are also wheelchairs that can be folded and are specially designed for use in traveling. Traveling with wheelchair requires a personal vehicle that is modified to contain the wheelchair. These wheelchairs have batteries that are housed in separate boxes that are easy to remove.

If you are still not satisfied with power mobility that your powered wheelchair offers, there are other options available. There are add-on power systems which convert manual wheelchair frame into a power mobility device, and power-assist wheels that are considered transitional products between manual mobility and power mobility.

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Determining the Best Wheelchair Power for you – by Ruby Lorena

No Comments 27 January 2010

Do you need a wheelchair, but you are not sure what type is ideal for your body? Or you might be having doubts on buying manually operated wheelchairs. This page can help you decide.

Like the automobile, the wheelchair was developed to meet the different needs of different users. Modern wheelchairs have different styles and models. Each has different purpose and permits a lot of adjustments. Wheelchairs were changed according to foot support positioning, arm support adjustment, joystick positioning and upholstery placement. These are called powered wheelchairs or power wheelchairs.

Wheelchairs are divided into two main categories: scooters and powered wheelchairs. The two differ on the way they are steered. A conventional powered wheelchair has an electronic control, such as a joystick, that causes different amounts of power to go to each of the rear wheels to control both speed and direction. A scooter only has handlebars at the end of a tiller that is attached to the front wheel which is used to mechanically turn the wheelchair. Scooters require more arm movement and hand function than powered wheelchairs.

You can identify scooters by its seat that is mounted on a pedestal attached to the floor of the scooter. It usually has three or four wheels. Most four-wheeled scooters have front wheels that are connected together. So when the tiller is turn left and right, the front wheels turn left and right together. The tiller controls the movement, but it is the lever attached to the handlebars that controls the speed.

Powered wheelchairs have three different drive wheel types. The front-wheel drive chairs are built with large front drive wheels and casters in the rear. The mid-wheel drive chairs have larger wheels on the rear and casters on the front. The rear-wheel drive chairs are designed in such a way that the main drive wheel is centered under the user’s center of mass. Others are called specially powered wheelchairs, such as stair climbing powered wheelchair that are designed for off-road use.

A powered wheelchair has base that contains the motor, battery and wheels. The seating system is mounted on top of the base. Wheelchair of this sort usually has four wheels and is controlled by input switches.

There are also wheelchairs that can be folded and are specially designed for use in traveling. Traveling with wheelchair requires a personal vehicle that is modified to contain the wheelchair. These wheelchairs have batteries that are housed in separate boxes that are easy to remove.

If you are still not satisfied with power mobility that your powered wheelchair offers, there are other options available. There are add-on power systems which convert manual wheelchair frame into a power mobility device, and power-assist wheels that are considered transitional products between manual mobility and power mobility.

Ruby Lorena

You may wonder why I write articles. Besides from the fact that it’s my job, I used to write short stories when I was younger. I think it would be helpful if I said I’m a big fan of Zach de la Rocha and Rage Against the Machine. This would explain my own views about a lot of things. Their songs were about national issues, politics and human rights. They support the American Indian Movement and Che Guevara, the face you see on t-shirts. Not that it concerns me. I only like their music and idealism.

I’m not an artist, I’m not a poet. I just love writing anything I want. I wasn’t born a genius, I just want to know and understand something I don’t. I like to find the difference between similar things. It’s like counting birthmarks on each identical twin.

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Custom Wheelchairs: Opening Up The World – by David Faulkner

No Comments 25 January 2010

Among the advances in modern medical care which have gone the furthest to improve the quality of life for those who were previously bedridden are the custom wheelchairs. Custom wheel chairs are designed on an individual basis, to address physical infirmities, enhance the physical capabilities, and suit the style and personal tastes of their users. Custom wheelchairs have made wheelchairs cool.

Custom wheelchairs are to standard wheel chairs what luxury ocean liners are to river barges. They offer much more than mere transport; they give their users exceptional comfort and ease-of-use. Custom wheelchairs can be adapted to meet the very specific needs of a patient; suppose someone who has lost use of both hands wanted to hold his or her newborn. Custom wheel chairs can be designed with the adjustments needed to make it possible.

Custom Adjustments
Arm amputees can have dual hand rims added to their custom wheelchairs so that they can propel themselves with a single arm. This one adjustment will free them from being dependent on assistance when they want to go somewhere.

The frames of custom wheelchairs can be designed to the physical specifications of their users; this makes them exceptionally comfortable because of the adequate support they offer to every part of the user’s body.

Custom wheelchairs can also be designed to cope with indoor or outdoor use, over a variety of terrain, providing exceptional stability and flexible maneuvering which simply does not exist in standard wheelchairs.

The custom wheelchair has made possible and entire range of athletic activities for the wheelchair-bound, and some wheelchair athletes are among the best-conditioned in the world. There are custom wheelchairs adapted for almost every imaginable sport including tennis, basketball, rugby, racing, waterskiing, and off-roading.

Custom Detailing
Custom wheelchairs not only add independence to their users’ lives; they can be a fashion statement. An enormous range of paint colors and designs; made-to-order upholsteries; patterned spoke guards and wheel spinners are all available to make a chair unique. When it’s finished, the user can add his or her personal touches, like zip-on frame covers.

The technological advances in therapeutic devices has seen some of its most profound benefits come through custom wheelchairs. With the increased public access not available to wheelchair users, and their amazing custom wheelchairs, disabled people have seen their mobility increase to the point that there are very few places where they cannot go, and are now more independent, and athletic, than ever!

The advancement of technology has greatly enhanced the lives of people in almost every possible way, more so in assistive therapy such as that of wheelchairs. With this new innovation coupled with the society’s accommodation to the needs of disabled people, these individuals will be able to live like any other normal person. By providing customized wheelchairs, they will be able to resolve majority of the mobility problems and become more independent on doing ordinary tasks with little or no assistance at all.

You can also find more information on Manual Wheelchair and Motorized Wheelchair. Wheelchairsreview.com is a comprehensive resource to know more about Wheel Chairs.

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Colours Wheelchairs to Launch New Products at Med Trade – by Gene Emmer

No Comments 22 January 2010

Colours ‘N Motion Wheelchairs (www.ColoursWheelchair.com) and Med Services Europe (www.MedServicesEurope.com) have announced that Colours will be featuring several new products at the Med Trade Show in Las Vegas, April 2005. (PRWEB) March 2, 2005 — John Box, President of Colours ‘N Motion Wheelchairs (www.ColoursWheelchair.com) and Gene Emmer of Med Services Europe (www.MedServicesEurope.com) have announced that Colours will be exhibiting at the Med Trade Show in Las Vegas, April 2005. (www.medtradespring.com). Colours’ Exhibition booth number is 877. With advance notice, distributors and dealers of wheelchairs can also arrange to visit Colours’ Headquarters in Corona, California, only a 3.5 hour drive from Las Vegas. This can be either before or after Med Trade. At Med Trade, Colours will be featuring several new products: – The NEW Spazz-G wheelchair. The Spazz G is a breakthrough wheelchair offering an ultra lightweight, top quality, active wheelchair at one of the lowest prices on the market. http://www.colourswheelchair.com/products/prod_spazz_g.htm – Portable Hand Controls for Cars. These hand-controls are simple and easy to use. They allow the driver to use any automatic transmission vehicle, including rental cars. No longer are drivers limited to adapted cars. Click for photos: http://www.colourswheelchair.com/resources/hand_control/idx_az1_01.htm. – Colours New Cool Billet Wheels (for photos click the link and scroll to bottom) http://www.colourswheelchair.com/resources/chairs_photos/idx_chairs.htm In addition to our Colours Team, on hand at Med Trade will be Autianya and Briana, famous Hip-Hop dancers and models in our Adult Everyday Catalogue: http://www.colourswheelchair.com/resources/promo/colours_2004cat.pdf Briana is the model on the Krypto. Autianya is the model for the Boing!. Also, present will be Darwin Holmes the amazing wheelchair acrobat, famous for riding 10 meter skate ramps in a Colours Boing! Wheelchair. NOTE: Colours is seeking European dealers and distributors interested in exclusivity in their markets. For information contact Gene Emmer at e-mail protected from spam bots or call +31648566707 About Colours: Colours is a leader in the rehabilitation industry for its design of innovative everyday, sport and pediatric wheelchairs. Colours’ wheelchairs are lightweight, adjustable and customizable. At 14.5 pounds (6.6 kg) the custom-designed Zephyr (http://www.colourswheelchair.com/products/prod_zephyr.htm) is one of the lightest wheelchairs on the market. The Boing! (http://www.colourswheelchair.com/products/prod_boing.htm) is the first wheelchair with four-wheel independent suspension. For more information: www.ColoursWheelchair.com. Colours is now expanding in Europe! European distributors interested in distributing Colours Wheelchairs are encouraged to contact Med Services Europe, Colours’ European representative. About Med Services Europe: Med Services Europe B.V. is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and conducts Sales, Marketing and Business Development services for the Pharmaceutical, Diagnostic and Medical Equipment Industry. Med Services’ specializes in building and managing distribution networks for medical manufacturers in Eastern and Western Europe. We are Colours’ Representative in Europe. European Wheelchair distributors are invited to contact us. www.MedServicesEurope.com Telephone: +31648566707.

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Colours Wheelchairs to Expand in the Middle East – by Gene Emmer

No Comments 19 January 2010

Colours Wheelchairs is rapidly expanding and is eying new markets in the Middle East. Colours and its President, John Box, is the cover story of Fortune Small Business for May 2005 Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2005 — Colours Wheelchairs is unique in the wheelchair industry: Colours focus is on esthetics and comfort. A well known brand in the USA, Colours is one of the fastest growing brands in the active wheelchair market, with much of its growth coming internationally. Colours is now seeking distributors in Turkey and The Middle East. According to company sources, Colours’ international sales are developing due to its attractive range of Adult Everyday, Pediatric and Sports wheelchairs and aggressive international expansion strategy. For example, its Spazz G is one of the lowest priced active wheelchairs on the market. Distributors of disability products from Europe to Asia are signing up to obtain exclusive rights and Colours is now turning its attention to new markets in the Middle East. Colours’ rapid growth is receiving a great deal of attention in the business community. The president of Colours John Box, a disabled entrepreneur, is the cover story of Fortune Small Business magazine for May 2005: http://www.fortune.com/fortune/fsb/information/fsb_current. Established distributors of disability products in Turkey and The Middle East are encouraged to contact Dr. Gene Emmer of Med Services Europe. About Colours ‘N Motion: Colours is considered a leader in the rehabilitation industry for its design of innovative everyday, sport and pediatric wheelchairs. Colours’ wheelchairs are lightweight, adjustable and customizable. At 14.5 pounds (6.6 kg) the custom-designed Zephyr is one of the lightest wheelchairs on the market. The Boing! is the first wheelchair on the market with four-wheel independent suspension. Colours is disabled owned and operated. For more information: www.ColoursWheelchair.com About Med Services Europe: Med Services Europe B.V. is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and specializes in Sales, Marketing and Business Development services for the Pharmaceutical, Diagnostic and Medical Equipment Industry, and is Colours Represntative in Europe. Distributors are encouraged to contact Dr. Gene Emmer of Med Services Europe. For more information: www.MedServicesEurope.com Telephone: +31648566707 (in Amsterdam)

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