An adult wheelchair can come in a standard or transport version, meaning that the wheels will be somewhere between 8” to 24” in diameter. A standard manual chair will have a rear wheel diameter of 20 to 24”, this type of chair is designed to be propelled by the user sitting in it.
Other Adult Wheelchairs
The other type of chair, transport wheelchair can have rear wheels that can range from 8” to 14” in diameter. These chairs are designed for being propelled and pushed by a caretaker or a medical assistant.
An adult wheelchair can also refer to a power wheelchair that is assisted by a battery(s) to be able to propel the chair. There is a joystick that is used in order to be able to move the chair around without exerting much energy.
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