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electric wheelchair recommendations

lisaguulisaguu Member Posts: 1 Listener
I want to buy a electric wheelchair.

I check one on ELECYCLES(https://www.elecycles.com/free-shipping-folding-electric-power-wheelchair.html)

Foldable and weighing only 59 lbs. When folding, it is easy to put in a car trunk for its small size.

Does anyone use this model before? any suggestion?

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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    Independent Living Centres, mobility centres and community groups may offer advice about equipment and in some cases local wheelchair hire schemes. Search for your local disability advice centre.

    Disability equipment exhibitions are a good way to look at lots of products on the same day. You will be able to try them out and talk to suppliers about what you need:If you need impartial advice on wheelchairs, you can call Disabled Living Foundation's helpline on 0300 999 0004 (Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm).
    Scope
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  • mehrfarbigmehrfarbig Member Posts: 33 Connected
    I advise checking it can be lifted easily. I have a transportable chair, lightweight supposedly. 

    Spoiler. It weighs a tonne. Can hardly lift it. 

    It depends on upper body strength, if you always have someone with you to help etc.

    Also think about your condition, some chairs are very uncomfortable, so can't be used for that long without getting sore bum or back! 
    Sarah
  • siobhan1siobhan1 Member Posts: 77 Pioneering
    I would check it can definitely be folded. I have a quickie modular which says it folds but the batteries weigh a ton and I would have to dismantle the battery cases and kerb climber to fold it. If it does fold up I would make sure it isn't going to get battered by every day use... such as in shopping centres which are flat hut often have metal door thresholds which can be like a kerb to get over. I would visit a shop or ask them to come to your home to do a free demonstration so you know it's the right chair for you.
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