For people whose leg could not provide support, a wheelchair will bring great help.
There are manual wheelchairs, propelled by the user or pushed by a caretaker. Also, there are also electric power wheelchairs that don‘t require any assistance from others or physical strength to get around. They are propelled by batteries and motor- a rear wheel drive, mid-wheel drive or a front wheel drive motor.
Manual Wheelchair VS Power Electric Wheelchair
Manual Wheelchair VS Power Electric Wheelchair For people whose leg could not provide support, a wheelchair will bring…
Manual wheelchair VS power electric wheelchair, which is better? It depends on different conditions.
The budget? The Distance? The upper body strength and stamina of the user?
- Lightweight, Easy to transport
- Lower price
- Less maintenance
- A user can be lifted up steps while in the chair if necessary
- Most models are easier to navigate in tight spaces
- Require the right level of strength and balance
- Can create new issues with repeated use (shoulder wear and tear)
- Much harder to go longer distances or up slopes
- No minimum strength required
- Can go longer distances without getting tired
- Going uphill or climbing without pressure
- The battery and motor (mid, front or rear) offer personal preference for the different terrain (pavement, grass/dirt, etc.)
- More expensive to purchase and service
- Much heavier and harder to transport
- Higher incidence of maintenance
- Requires regular battery charging
- Programming controls can be sophisticated
If you want an electric wheelchair but want a lower price, you could consider the Electric Wheelchair Handcycle- the kit will change to a manual wheelchair to an electric wheelchair in a minute.