Bariatric wheelchairs offer mobility, comfort and security to larger users, enabling them to enjoy the same independence as standard wheelchair users. Bariatric wheelchairs are constructed with heavy duty reinforced frames to safely support users up to 850 pounds. Solid, extra wide seats (up to 34 inches) facilitate good posture, while reinforced upholstery with added padding, padded leg supports and advanced recline options ensure a comfortable experience for all users. The lower seat height and extra long arm rests make it easier to get in and out of the wheelchair.
Bariatric wheelchairs have solid rubber tires that are non-pneumatic (not air-filled) to safely accommodate the weight load and reduce tire failure. The wheels are positioned to provide maximum maneuverability for heavy users: the two front wheels are placed further forward than on a standard wheelchair to ensure anti-tip, while the rear wheels carry most of the user’s weight. Many bariatric wheelchairs are constructed so that they can be folded for convenient storage and transport without compromising their full support and sturdiness when opened. Their reinforced steel, aluminum or titanium frames are well-built and durable for long lasting satisfaction. Strong and lightweight, safe and functional, bariatric wheelchairs allow larger users to be mobile without feeling cramped.
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