Electric wheelchairs significantly restore independence and mobility for anyone dependent on a wheelchair. They are powerful, versatile, and capable of going just about anywhere.
Unlike traditional wheelchairs, power wheelchairs run on battery power and require no propulsion from the user. Instead, they are operated using a joystick, requiring little physical movement. This makes power wheelchairs practical for people recovering from injuries, those with limited upper body strength, and those who have had a stroke or other injury to the upper body.
Many electric wheelchairs are designed to be your primary mode of transportation. They are built to be durable and sturdy, ready for regular use, and up to the task of covering lots of ground. You'll find that some power wheelchairs are created for both indoor and outdoor use, while others are built strictly for outdoor use and travel. In addition, each power wheelchair tends to have different features, from the seat style to the travel range and top speed.
Exploring the Benefits of Electric Wheelchairs
An electric wheelchair offers many benefits to those with limited mobility, especially since a wide range of power wheelchairs deliver additional features to customize a user’s experience.
More Freedom and Accessibility
One of the primary benefits of an electric wheelchair is getting around without exerting as much energy. This allows users to get out more, reach further distances, and regain freedom and independence. Additionally, these wheelchairs make traveling up hills and inclines far easier than with a traditional wheelchair.
Wheelchairs should be comfortable. Unfortunately, many traditional wheelchairs lack the space and features that focus on comfort, whereas an electric wheelchair can include larger cushions, support, and stability.
Since electric wheelchairs are far more stable than traditional ones, they’re far less likely to tip over and can more easily handle uneven terrain, including bumps or debris. Furthermore, outdoor power wheelchair models offer further mobility and safety for outdoor travel.
Choosing the Right Power Wheelchair
Whether shopping for your first electric wheelchair or replacing an existing one, we want to help you find the wheelchair that suits your needs. Power wheelchair models come in different categories, such as heavy duty chairs, portable, lightweight power wheelchairs, and outdoor wheelchairs.
For personalized recommendations or assistance, be sure to contact our experts.
Heavy Duty Power Wheelchairs
Heavy duty power wheelchairs are designed to accommodate larger users. These wheelchairs feature reinforced frames that enhance weight capacity while delivering the support, comfort, and maneuverability you need. Additionally, these models will have various seat and lap belt sizing options.
Outdoor Power Wheelchairs
Are you looking for an electric wheelchair that expands your mobility in the Great Outdoors? Our selection of outdoor power wheelchairs features better performance and stability on outdoor surfaces and terrain. In addition, many of these chairs include several customizable options, such as style, color, seat sizes, and additional features.
Portable Electric Power Wheelchairs
Many electric wheelchairs are bulky so they can accommodate so many features, such as a greater weight capacity or extended battery life. However, portable electric power wheelchairs are lightweight and designed for travel. These chairs can be disassembled to make them easier to transport, though some heavier components might involve some lifting.
Why Choose Med Mart
At Med Mart, we put our customers first. With over 30 years in the business and more than 5,000 products, we provide our customers with comprehensive electric wheelchair options to suit the specific needs of each individual.
Our commitment to you doesn’t end with your purchase. We provide free, lifetime tech support with every purchase, so you can get help when you need it most.
Browse our wide selection or give us a call to help you find the wheelchair that best suits your needs.