If you’re looking for a mobility device that will help move you around efficiently and comfortably– even as you travel by plane, car or train– Mediplus Mobility’s portable power wheelchairs for rent could be an excellent option for you!
Wondering what makes a power wheelchair “portable”? As opposed to highly customized electric wheelchairs or power wheelchairs that come with captains’ seats and extremely heavy bases, portable power wheelchairs are built to help you explore the world around you well beyond your neighborhood.
Usually equipped with stadium-style seating, they are a good choice for people who have good head an neck control. The foldable, pivoting seat is made of durable and easy to clean fabric that withstands rain and heat. It is accompanied by adjustable and removable padded armrests for maximum comfort.
When you choose a travel power wheelchair, you can rest assured that the seat can easily come apart from the chair’s base when the time comes to transport the device in the back of a large car or in a plane’s cargo area.
The base itself packs the chair’s batteries. A normal range for one of these devices is around 8 mph, moving at a maximum speed of about 4 mph. Because the base of the power wheelchair contains not only the batteries– but most of the chair’s mechanical component, it is the heavier section of the device — weighting approximately 50 lbs. Based on the base weight, it is important that when choosing to rent or buy a portable power wheelchair, that you can either rely on a second individual to help you load or unload the chair’s base onto your vehicle or consider purchasing a handy, folding ramp.
Portable power wheelchairs can be instinctively controlled at the touch of a sensitive joystick which allows you to decide on both the speed and direction of the device. Maximum comfort is achieved with an adjustable flip-up foot plate that allows you to find the right position for your feet and spine– a crucial feature, especially when you’ll be spending hours siting on your power wheelchair!
Mediplus Mobility carries an immaculate selection of power wheelchairs for rent– including a fleet of portable power wheelchairs that are ready to accompany you or a loved one on any adventure! To learn more about them, visit our rent power wheelchair page!