Powered Wheelchairs

Power wheelchairs are often a more suitable option for those who are physically unable to self propel a manual wheelchair. These chairs are available in a wide variety of seat widths, depths and heights, and feature a number of armrest, legrest and seating options. Power chairs allow users of every strength to control the chair with a joystick, but higher end models offer a multitude of alternative control options – such as proximity switches, sip-n-puff, head arrays, infrared switches and magnetic angle sensors just to name a few.

The two most common types of power wheelchairs are mid-wheel drive and center-wheel drive.
Power wheelchair at table

Mid-Wheel Wheelchairs

Mid-Wheel Drive wheelchairs feature six wheels, including two rear anti-tip wheels. Considered the most maneuverable power chair, even in tight spaces. The power base is usually separate from the seat and will accept any number of seating or power seating options, depending on chair features.

mid-wheel-power-wheelchair

Rear-Wheel Drive Wheelchairs

Rear-Wheel Drive wheelchairs offer excellent outdoor high-speed performance and maneuverability. Some models incorporate a folding feature. Base is separate from the seat and can accommodate a variety of seating and power seating options.

electric wheelchair with rear drive