The 3 Best Power Wheelchairs For Handicapped Children

 

Is your child in need of a power wheelchair and you are not sure what brand or model of power wheelchair to choose for them? There are a variety of variables to consider when buying a children’s wheelchair. Here are a couple of general tips to consider.

General Tips

- If the wheelchair will be maneuvered around the home, then a lightweight model might be the best option.

- Get one with detachable hardware so that it is easier to get close and thereby minimize the risk of bad posture during handling.

- It is important that you think about how the wheelchair will be transported. If it does not fold make sure you have reviewed your available car space.

- Take into consideration what type of wheelchair might be best suited for school or any other activity the child might be involved in.

- Consider whether you would like to buy a wheelchair that is the same size as the child now then buy a bigger size in future, or whether you would like to purchase one that can accommodate the size of the child for now but can still be adjusted in the foreseeable future.

- Carefully select the cushions that they will sit on. If the cushion is too thin there will not be enough support and if it is too thick it may become uncomfortable after a long period.

Best Power Wheelchairs for Handicapped Children

 

Make

 Model

Can Be Disassembled?

Lightweight?

Drive Medical

Titan LTE

Yes

Yes

Merits Health

P320

Yes

Yes

Golden Technologies

Lite Rider Envy GP162B

Yes

Yes

1. Drive Medical Titan LTE Portable Power Chair

The Titan LTE by Drive Medical is a great wheelchair for children. It is lightweight and portable and has a base weight of 70 pounds. It can be disassembled and transported to wherever your child needs to be, meaning that it can also be stored away somewhere where it is not in the way when not in use. When disassembled the heaviest piece weighs 39 pounds.

The armrests can flip back and be adjusted accorded to height, width and angle. This is ideal for adjusting your child’s wheelchair according to their growth. The seat is padded for a softer sit and is 18 inches deep, 18 inches wide, and weighs about 30 pounds. The seat to floor height is 20 to 22 inches.

This unit has a weight capacity of 300 pounds, a maximum speed of 4.2 mph, a maximum range of 8 miles, a ground clearance of 2.5 inches and a turning radius of 27 inches.

2. Merits Health P320 Junior Light Compact Power Chair

The Merits Health P320 is another lightweight power wheelchair that is great for children. It has a total weight of 120 pounds and can also be disassembled making it easy to carry when wanting to transport or store away.

The seat is made of padded material and can be adjusted according to height, angle, and width. The footrest can also be tilted at an angle according to the height of the child. The seat comes in two versions, the Fish-On and the Captain seat.

Both seats have the same dimensions – a width of 18 inches – but the Fish-On has a slightly upward tilt at the edge of the seat. Both versions have a seat height of between 15 to 17 inches from the deck upwards, and 18 to 20 inches from the ground upwards.

This unit has a weight capacity of 300 pounds, a maximum speed of 4.5 mph, a range of up to 12.5 miles, a ground clearance of 2 inches and a turning radius of 23 inches.

3. Golden Technologies LiteRider Envy GP162B Power Chair

The last of the three power wheelchairs suitable for children is the LiteRider Envy by Golden Technologies. This wheelchair is also light in weight, weighing only 123 pounds in total. When disassembled the heaviest piece weighs 35 pounds.

It comes equipped with a comfortable full size stadium style seat with a ground to top of back of seat height of 33 to 34 inches. The ground to top of seat is 20.5 to 21.5 inches high. These seats are made with padded material with good support.

It has a weight capacity of 300 pounds, a maximum speed of 3.5 mph, an operating range of 15.5 miles, ground clearance of 2.5 inches and a turning radius of 28.5 inches.

Conclusion

We hope that the review of these 3 power wheelchairs that are excellent for children will help you choose the best power wheelchair for your child. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions or if you feel we need to add more of these types of articles to our site. 

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