Recently, there has been a new generation of accessories and medical equipment for medical wheelchairs. The New Generation of medical wheelchairs and accessories is revolutionizing the way patients experience their treatments. While the main difference is a new look, new design, and new technology, there are other important changes.
Before we discuss these changes, let’s take a moment to talk about the driving force behind the invention of the new accessory. This driving force is one that drives all new technologies.
It started with the Drive Medical walker. Wearing a heavy weight, plastic chair was uncomfortable and many people preferred the mobility of a modern lightweight wheelchair. The new option allowed patients to be physically active while being comfortable. This was the beginning of the “traction assist,” and folding feature in the medical wheelchairs.
Drive Medical – Duet Transport Chair Rollator
The next generation of medical wheelchairs offered many new accessories that improving the mobility and comfort of a patient. Choosing a comfortable support system made a huge difference in the long term health of the patient. They all used the Nitro Suspension System to provide a natural height adjustment for the patient while also providing back support.
Nitro, which stands for nitrogen, provided a smooth ride with great gripping surfaces. The wheels were durable, lightweight, and tubeless so that the walker performed at a high level no matter how much walking the patient did.
There were other features such as folding seats, ergonomic seats, and comfortable cushions. By incorporating both the traction and folding systems into the design, the patient could choose their style and look of the walker without losing quality. The original design retained a standard length seat for use as a seat, which could be folded up and stored when not in use.
A third accessory was the rollator. A rollator, also called a wheel chair stair, can be folded up and stowed away when not in use. It had a folding mechanism similar to a folding chair. By placing it on the floor or in an enclosed area, it allowed for mobility while still providing a soothing seating position.
As well, the rollator allowed for a standard size folding chair and a larger foldable seat. This combination of seating options was great for patients who needed to use a wheelchair because they could move around without getting locked into the traditional chair.
The third accessory, the Nitro Suspension System, created an even better experience. It allowed for patients to wear their back support while in the walker. For some patients, this was helpful because the thick, padded padding allowed them to rest their feet on the padding, but not feel like they were in a chair.
Another feature that was developed through the addition of the Nitro Suspension System was the ergonomic seats. The seat was made of a stiff material to provide for comfort. However, it was also durable enough that it could be removed from the walker while the patient was in the process of taking a break.
Once the patient was done, they could place their back support back into the seat and return to their regular seat. Because the system allowed for so many options, there were many different styles to choose from and patients were able to purchase from any variety of different styles and colors.
As a result of the new additions, the medical wheelchairs and accessories have become an important part of the health care industry. Since the average patient has a serious medical condition, it is necessary to provide the right health care in order to maintain their quality of life. With the use of the Nitro Suspension System, the walker has become more than just a chair.