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Electric Wheelchairs

No Comments 25 October 2010

Electric Wheelchairs

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Electric wheelchair safety is an important concern for hundreds of thousands people in America that rely on electric wheelchairs for mobility, according to the electric wheelchair statistics. Individuals who choose (power) electric wheelchairs should take special precautions to avoid personal injury or harm to others. It is important to stay on the bike paths and sidewalks when allowed. Although your electric wheelchair may be mobile, it can cause serious injury when improperly used. Electric wheelchair parts do not come cheap.

When referring to electric wheelchair power supply, follow the manufacturer’s instructions when charging the battery for your electric electric wheelchair. Remember do not allow your electric electric wheelchair battery to run down completely. This may cause your electric wheelchair some future problems, you can’t exactly jump start a wheelchair!

Some safety tips to remember for electric wheelchairs are checking  for important features such as mechanical brakes, emergency shut-off features, easily accessible breaking controls and proper front-wheel configurations. These can prevent you from making some big mistakes and unnecessary risks. So take the time to read your electric wheelchair safety manual.

Maintencne is required for electric wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Inspect  yourelectric wheelchairs daily for minor damage and weekly for major damage. Electric wheelchairs should be inspected by a professional at least once every three months, according to NIRE. Make this a habit and you will save yourself from disaster.

Electric wheelchair users should avoid tall grass, gravel, sand and other uneven surfaces. Such surfaces can get your electric wheelchair stuck or even cause damage to the motor. Electric wheelchairs should never be operated in wet grass, rain, snow or traffic. This can cause electrical problems inside the wheelchair that you cannot access. When operating an electric wheelchair be wary of bumps, holes, and cracks in the floor, road or sidewalk. Always use care when approaching an incline or decline ramp or other imbalanced surfaces.

Kathy Marshall is a Wheelchair Parts Specialist  at wheelchair-parts.org

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Roll Mobility Launches Proprietary Branded Wheelchairs and Mobility Aids

No Comments 07 October 2010


RollMobility.com – The Mobility Store You Can Trust


Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 18, 2010

Roll Mobility has announced the launch of its new line of proprietary branded wheelchairs and mobility aids at RollMobility.com. The online store offers a variety of private label products, including manual wheelchairs, transport wheelchairs, rollators, walkers, canes, and other safety and medical equipment for homecare and long-term care. Roll Mobility is also an authorized dealer for Drive Medical products.

Roll Mobility plans to continuously expand and enhance their product line in order to meet the needs and requests of its customers. Already, new products are in the works. According to sales and marketing manager John Ostman, Roll Mobility is currently developing a line of bathroom safety products, to be released in the fall of 2010.

With products backed by industry research, Roll Mobility is a trusted source for affordable and high quality medical equipment. Each product is carefully designed and selected for premium quality. All of Roll’s products conform to “Industry Best” standards, as the company’s co-founder, Tom McCullough, notes: “Our factory, being an FDA listed facility, provides us with a very high quality product for our customers.” Roll Mobility manages all quality control procedures in person in order to ensure the quality of their products.

This product development model is what helps keep RollMobility.com’s prices down, even as the cost of healthcare soars. “With the ongoing concern of healthcare costs, our product is designed to assist those who don’t otherwise have insurance,” McCullough says. Roll Mobility’s affordable prices and high quality products offer simple solutions for individuals with limited financial resources to purchase home medical equipment.

For caregivers who are pressured by the stress of balancing work, kids, life, and caring for aging parents, Roll Mobility offers quick and easy access to mobility aids at the click of a mouse. Roll strives to keep their prices as low as possible—without sacrificing on quality—so that customers can purchase wheelchairs and mobility aids without the hassle of prescriptions or Medicare forms.

As an added service to their customers, Roll offers free shipping on all orders to the lower 48 states. All Roll products are backed by live customer support, a 100% Guarantee, and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. For more information about Roll Mobility products, visit their website at RollMobility.com.

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The Difference Between Mobility Scooters And Electric Wheelchairs

No Comments 11 September 2010

The Difference Between Mobility Scooters And Electric Wheelchairs

Living in a complicated, modern, technologically advanced and digitally revolutionised era, we have seen the more complex devices produced to the simplest of equipments improve in quality and functionality. From IPods to Mobile phones, through to stair lifts and electric wheelchairs we have certainly made things much easier for ourselves in terms of communication, entertainment and mobility. It is no surprise that those less physical able to move around independently have seen vast improvements in mobility devices and aids.


One of the more common and still modern mobility equipments is the mobility scooter, wheel chairs and electric scooter, which is not only a device for easy manoeuvring but also a good device for playing sports. Of course, you cannot play basketball or tennis with large mobility scooters; however, you can take part in many major sporting activities using a manual wheelchair. Top Paralympics athletes have shown impressive techniques to using a wheelchair when playing things like basketball, tennis and racing.


Mobility scooters should not be mistaken with electric wheelchairs, as they are two of different equipments. The only similarity is their ability to aid in manoeuvrability, however one is used more for internal use and the other is best used outside and for long distance travelling. These are not suitable for major sports and are only used for the sole purpose of migrating from one area to another.


Mobility scooters, although used only for moving and travelling long distances, are much slower and are good for people with weak upper body strength and physical disabilities in the legs. It is useful for people to use these for low key sporting activities such as golf, that require very little in mobility strength and is a light form of exercise. High impact sports is unsuitable mobility scooter users.


Wheelchair sports has grown to a massive scale, holding Paralympics sporting competitions and seeing wheelchair basketball champions begin to steal the limelight of world sports. The first wheelchair basketball game was founded in the USA of 1944, which was taken part by World War II veterans. This then spread across the globe with thousands of people taking part and spotting. This was also very quickly incorporated with the Paralympics, which was established at the same time by Ludwig Guttmann in England.


Wheelchair tennis was a sport that developed also in the USA and was founded around the late 1970s. This was not an easy development and required much more experimenting with optimising the wheelchair with playing tennis. The founder of wheelchair tennis was a young man named Brad Parks, who upon making a warm up jump on acrobatic skiing, injured himself and was made paraplegic.


Being a wheelchair user he experimented with playing tennis from his wheelchair upon hearing that athlete Jeff Minnenbraker had been playing tennis from a wheelchair. This sparked a strong interest for Parks and on his next rehabilitation session coincidently his therapist was Minnenbraker. They discussed playing tennis and this ensued with Minnenbraker providing Parks with tennis lessons. It became quickly obvious to Parks that a lightweight wheelchair was needed to play tennis and so they began developing design ideas.


Though this was a process, which took time, it soon gained much popularity and attracted fellow wheelchair users to take part. Eventually this became a global activity with the National Foundation of Wheelchair Tennis being founded in 1980. Since then this has become a popular sporting event, with competitions held every year. The International Wheelchair Tennis Federation was founded in 1989 with Brad Parks as the President of the project.


Sporting events such as these have made it possible for people with physical disabilities to feel more in control and independent.

Anna Stenning is an expert on mobility scooters, having helped people buy the right scooter and helped out in wheelchair sporting events.

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SILVER CROSS Calgary Opens – Recycled Stair Lift, Power Wheelchairs, Scooters, Stair Chair Lifts, Patient Lifts

No Comments 12 August 2010

SILVER CROSS Calgary Opens – Recycled Stair Lift, Power Wheelchairs, Scooters, Stair Chair Lifts, Patient Lifts
SILVER CROSS is a national service that provides mobility-challenged individuals with eduction, information, sales and service for recycled and new accessibility equipment. Products offered include stair lifts, power wheelchairs, scooters, hospital beds, electric scooters, patient lifts, walkers and other home accessibility and mobility equipment.
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Paraplegics swap wheelchairs for quad bikes
Four men have swapped their wheelchairs for modified quad bikes to make a 5,000-kilometre journey across Australia as part of a spinal awareness campaign.
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Takaful Ikhlas Donates Wheelchairs To Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 (Bernama) — Takaful Ikhlas Sdn Bhd has donated 15 wheelchairs to the paediatric ward of Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang.
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Martha Rosenberg: The Passing of John Callahan
Wheelchairs and Alcoholism Funny? Yes Said Cartoonist John Callahan The year was 1989. Millions of wheelchair-users were about to be recognized for the first time by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Millions of other Americans had come out of “family abuse” closets to join Adult Children of Alcoholics 12-step groups.
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7′ Portable Rear Door Van Ramp for Scooters, Wheelchairs and Powerchairs

No Comments 11 August 2010

7′ Portable Rear Door Van Ramp for Scooters, Wheelchairs and Powerchairs

600 lb Capacity 30 inch wide portable van ramp for scooters, wheelchairs and powerchairs folds to 44-1/4″ x 16″ x 10 ?” and carries just like a suitcase. Durable welded fabricated lightweight aluminum with an anti-slip high traction surface and a patented center joint hinge for added strength. Weighs 51 lbs.

Price: $ 316.00

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