Types of Wheelchairs
Wheelchairs are devices that have been used for many thousands of years to improve the accessibility of those who are mobility challenged. Early wheelchairs were often custom built and quite expensive, but over the last hundred years there have been many improvements made to the design of these chairs and there are a number of different models available.
Typically wheelchairs can be divided into two categories, manual wheelchairs and electric wheelchairs. There are a number of different kinds and modes, but they typically share some similarities.
The two main types of wheelchairs are described in the articles below.
- Types of Manual Wheelchairs
- Conventional Wheelchair Parts Diagram
- Sports Wheelchair Parts Diagram
- Evaluating a Manual Wheelchair for Safety and Comfort