However statistics show that about 10% of the global population, i.e. about 650 million people, have disabilities and of these, some 10% require a wheelchair. It is thus estimated that about 1% of a total population, or 10% of a people with a disability, need a wheelchair, i.e. about 65 million people worldwide.
Who would use a wheelchair?
A wheelchair is a moveable chair with wheels that a person can control manually or electronically. A wheelchair prescription is given to people who need help moving—for instance, because they are unable to walk on their own. Patients with temporary or permanent disabilities can benefit from a wheelchair prescription.
What illnesses make you need a wheelchair?
Disabilities that Require WheelchairsAlzheimers Disease.Amputations.Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)Cerebral Palsy (CP)Diabetes.Multiple Sclerosis (MS)Muscular Dystrophy.Parkinsons Disease.More items
How do I choose a wheelchair size?
Determine seat width by measuring the persons hips from one side to the other, in a straight line. Then add two inches to this measurement to select a proper wheelchair seat width. Determine seat depth by measuring from the back of the hip to the back of the knee of the person while seated.
Can a rollator walker be used as a wheelchair?
A rollator/transport chair is an easily transformable rollator that can quickly and easily be changed into a convenient lightweight wheelchair. They can work as a wheelchair in a busy airport or be used as a walking aid on a stroll around the countryside.
Can a walker be used as a wheelchair?
Convertible rollators are a unique product class that combines the autonomy of a walking aid with the support of a wheelchair. They start out as standard 4 wheel rollators, but flip back the backrest, flip down the footrests and voila! Your walker is now a transport wheelchair.
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