power wheelchair

posted on October 1, 2011 - 3:35pm
Whether choosing your first power wheelchair or your next power wheelchair, picking the correct drive system for your needs is one of the first and most important decisions you’ll make. The location of the drive wheels (the wheels powered by the motor) in the rear, middle or front of the chair has a definite effect on the chair’s performance in different environments.

Making an informed decision is the key to avoiding buyer's remorse

posted on July 1, 2011 - 4:14pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 3
I have buyer’s remorse. Like most people, my closet contains a few items I never should have bought. A paper-thin broom skirt that was shredded by my wheelchair tires the first time I wore it. A bright red handbag that lacks a shoulder strap, forcing me to choose between clutching the accessory or holding onto my wheelchair every time I exit the ramp of my van. Until now, the majority of my...

Wheelchairs through the millennia

posted on March 1, 2008 - 3:53pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
An 1800s photo portrays large wooden wheels and absence of push rims (the latter didn’t arrive until 1881). Photo courtesy of Robert Bogdan Collection