Powered Wheelchair Users and Their Caregivers Perspectives

There are a number of different types of power (or electric) wheelchairs available, which can make choosing one seem like a daunting task. Power mobility allows people to move within their home and community and it can help maximize independence for those with limited mobility. The two main types of power mobility available are in the form of electric scooters or power wheelchairs. The choice to use either an electric scooter versus an electric wheelchair depends on the users’ needs and abilities. Knowing some of the benefits of power wheelchairs can help in making the right decision. Power wheelchairs are designed for patients who are unable to use a manual chair but still wish to be independent. One of the advantages that set them apart from their manual counterparts is that they can be easily controlled by a variety of methods: Hands, mouth or other body parts. If needed, the chair can be adapted to allow caregiver control. There are also many varieties of power wheelchairs.

Power chairs do offer unique features but all are capable of offering some type of benefit to ones lifestyle and health. One benefit all power wheelchairs provide is comfort for users that have a hard time standing up or walking for long periods of time. Using a power chair will help users find an easier way of transporting themselves. High end power wheelchairs are often have features that make their use possible to many people who have needs beyond those who are simply unable to walk. Features such as specialty drive controls to allow for alternative drive options from the standard joystick, power tilt and/or recline seats, power elevating seats, power leg rests, and power stand-up frames are all available to enable use and extend seating tolerances and comfort.

Karma KP 10.3 S Power Wheelchair

  • Ergonomic seat system provides comfortable seating
  • Tool-free disassembled into 3 parts for traveling and transportation
  • Quick-release battery pack
  • Washable upholstery
  • Height adjustable and flip back armrest
  • 2-level adjustable back angle

The Benefits– Power wheelchairs have quite a few seat options and they are comfortable to use. Not only that, but they are capable of travelling at great distances, which make them perfect for both local and long distance travel. This type of wheelchair allows to conserve the energy and to get places faster and with more ease. Another benefit is they are very durable, reliable and many can handle just about any terrain. Relieving hip and back pressure is critical for any power wheelchair user. With that simple yet essential need in mind, the Lateral Tilt System from Motion Concepts enables pressure-relieving chair tilt of up to 15 degrees in either lateral direction — while maintaining either an upright seated or reclined position (up to 30 degrees).

An power wheelchair uses electric motors. They are being controlled by deep cycle of batteries. However, power wheelchairs are heavier, more bulky and solid because they have to hold the additional features: motor and battery.

One benefit all electric wheelchairs provide is comfort for users that have a hard time standing up or walking for long periods of time. Using a power chair will help users find an easier way of transporting themselves.

Another great benefit of handicap power chairs would pertain to the full size or heavy duty models. These types of models tend to weigh a lot more than travel or folding electric wheelchairs and because of this they usually have more power. Full size power wheelchairs tend to have great reliability and drive range allowing users to go to a much further distance helping users who may need to use a KP 10.3 Wheelchair S to get around town and they’re depending on there chair to take them where they go.

Another benefit of a power chair for those that look to get around very quickly, is the speed of mobility power-chairs with speeds going as fast as 8 mph. Users not only feel insured about there power chairs performance but also its unique style and looks. Overall will find after using a power wheelchair for the first few times that it is a more convenient and beneficial piece of machinery to use when trying to get around.

Portable power chairs are good for indoor use, and for very good surfaces such as good pavements and shopping malls, supermarkets etc. For hardier outdoor use, another type is required.

Power wheelchairs are driven in two primary ways-proportional or non-proportional control. While various access methods fall under each of these categories, the most common proportional control is a joystick.

Karma KP 80 Power WheelchairKarma KP 80 POWER STANDING WHEELCHAIRKarma latest power standing wheelchair is now available in India. KP 80 Wheelchair

  • Increase your freedom Stand up again improve your independence and be find of your body


  • Power standing
  • Swing-away controller
  • Power Recline function
  • Front wheel drive
  • Flip-back Ergonomic arm pad
  • Knee support
  • Multiple adjustments – seat depth, footplate height, armrest height
  • Parking Brake
  • 50AH Battery

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