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What should I consider for choosing a wheelchair?

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Sean
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What should I consider for choosing a wheelchair?
Written on: 03/01/2010 [15:21]
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Scott
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The choice is large and also confusing; the types of driv-ing are all different too. An optimal wheelchair raises the mobility in school, job and daily life and therefore also increases the independence and the social inclusion.
It is important to keep in mind that the wheelchair is an individual aid. This should be a basis for all following steps in choosing the right wheelchair. The type of dis-ability and the basic function of the wheelchair are im-portant to consider for the choice. Important factors are the abilities of walking, standing and sitting as well as the independence of the user of the wheelchair. Equally important are the needs regarding mobility and places where the wheelchair will be used.
Everything about wheelchairs on MyHandicap:
http://www.myhandicap.ch/ch-rollstuehle-behinderung.html (only in German)

iBOT Now: http://www.ibotnow.com

Küschall: http://www.kueschall.ch (also in French and English)

PLUSPORT: http://www.plusport.ch (only in German)

Swiss Paralympic Committee: http://www.swissparalymic.ch (only in French and Ger-man)

German Association of Wheelchair Sports: http://www.drs.org (only in German)

SKS Rehab AG: http://www.sks-rehab.ch (also in French and English)

Twist Rollstuhlbau: http://www.turbo-twist.ch (also in English)

Gelbart: http://www.gelbart.ch (only in German)
Written on: 03/01/2010 [16:21]
Die Website für Menschen mit Behinderung und schwerer Krankheit / Community for disabled people