Jul 22 2010

What is a bariatric wheelchair?

Category: Medical Supplies


Bariatric wheelchairs are heavy duty wheelchairs (electric or manual) intended to safely transport larger individuals. Most bariatric wheelchairs will have reinforced steel, aluminum, or titanium frames that are specifically designed for individuals that exceed 350lbs. These types of wheelchairs will not only offer additional strength but will usually have a larger seating area, leg supports, and a number of other customizable options. The solid rubber tires of bariatric wheelchairs are also an important feature. Having no air in the tires allows increased support and decreases the likelihood of tire failure.

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One Response to “What is a bariatric wheelchair?”

  1. Hoveround says:

    This is very important and very useful information about bariatric power chairs. The bariatric population deserves every chance to be actively mobile and independent. Power wheelchairs that are heavy-duty, reinforced, and designed for therapeutic comfort can give bariatric individuals a new lease on life. We are proud to be a manufacturer and provider of high-quality bariatric electric wheelchairs. Visit us to learn more!
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