Custom Chairs for Custom Needs. What Are the Most Commonly Used Types of Wheelchairs?

April 2, 2020 by Rodrigo Alarcon

What Are the Most Commonly Used Types of Wheelchairs?

We are constantly faced with the dilemma of selecting between different products or services, whether we are going to a supermarket, to a store, or simply want to see a movie. It’s human nature to decide based on what generates the greatest satisfaction, pleasure or meets the needs expectations.

The same thing happens with wheelchairs. Currently, users can find a wide variety of types of wheelchairs. What makes us different as a company is that most of our products are personalized, made to the specifications and preference of the user. In a world that is riddled with products that don’t generate value, our offer is to deliver value through personalization, taking into account the needs and preferences of users and their therapists.

We offer users rigid frame chairs such as our Qri, 5R and 7R models for generally active patients with medium or low spinal cord injuries who have good trunk control and are looking for great mobility and independence. Rigid frame chairs (also called active chairs) have the advantage of having fewer mobile components for their operation. This combined with the type of aluminum we work with makes it a very light chair and easy to transport.

Another solution for our users is a folding chair like our Qxi, Q2 and Xenon2 that have a cross brace frame which allows it to be quickly folded for any type of transport. Candidates for this type of chair are users with a higher degree of dependency or who need some type of extra care or supervision.

Tilt-in-space is a solution widely used today to handle users who cannot change positions or make weight transfers on their own. Generally, these are for highly dependent patients with some damage or neuro-cognitive disorder. Not being able to perform weight transfers makes these users very prone to injury or pressure ulcers. These injuries are the cause of many health problems for users and are taxing on the part of the health systems throughout the world. Our IRIS model utilizes the concept of tilt-in-space, which allows the chair to rotate at the user’s center of center of gravity, which results in constant alignment throughout the entire rotational cycle.

Standing chairs like our Setonix or our Levo models will once again give our patients all the benefits of standing. These benefits will range from physiological to emotional and affects the entire environment of the user, family, friends, etc.

Another point that we should not fail to mention is sports practice. Today we offer personalized chairs such as our All Court or Match Point models so that our users throughout the world do not leave out something as essential as sports practice. We have international certifications that guarantee the use of our technology for amateur and professional sports.

Rodrigo Alarcon Chile & Peru Sales Rep.

Rodrigo is a Physical Therapist; specialist in rehabilitation; and a lover of sports, the mountains and photography.

Location: Santiago, Chile Contact
Last news
The most important things to consider when choosing a stander are the individual needs of the person who will be using it. What type of stander will benefit them the most in their rehabilita
2020-07-10
In a study published by the Disability and Heath Journal, it was shown, through a survey of 135 parents of children with
2020-07-10
In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus, to be a pandemic given the speed and scale of transmission. W
2020-07-10
We are constantly faced with the dilemma of selecting between different products or services, whether we are going to a supermarket, to a store, or simply want to see a movie.
2020-07-10
There are many reasons why you might find yourself in the need of a wheelchair. If you do, it’s important that you consult a professional. They will help you to choose the best chair for you
2020-07-10