Many questions often arise before choosing a wheelchair – after all, the model you choose should meet all your requirements. How do you know if a folding electric wheelchair is better suited to your needs, compared to a rigid frame chair?
In this blog post, we will introduce you to the 5 advantages of the foldable wheelchair.
Folding wheelchair vs rigid frame wheelchair – differences
First and foremost, as the name suggests, a folding wheelchair differs from a rigid frame wheelchair mainly in that it can be folded up. Usually only a quick movement of the hand is needed to make the wheelchair smaller. It folds up so compactly that it can fit in your car trunk.
On the contrary, a wheelchair with a rigid frame does not offer this possibility and therefore takes up less space. A rigid model without a folding mechanism is generally a bit lighter.
The most important difference is in the power transmission. Due to the flexible struts, you have to use more muscle power to drive a folding wheelchair. Long distances or inclines can become a challenge.
However, there are now folding electric wheelchairs that compensate for this disadvantage.
Who is a folding wheelchair suitable for?
A folding wheelchair is particularly practical for active people who like to move around. Easily and quickly loaded, it is therefore suitable for spontaneous excursions or as a travel wheelchair.
But users also benefit from its compactness in everyday life: after all, you don’t need a lot of space to store it. Once folded, you can store the wheelchair wherever you want.
The advantages of a folding wheelchair at a glance
In short, here are the 5 advantages of a folding wheelchair:
easy to load into most car trunks,
ideal travel companion,
practical for regular outings,
also available in electric version.
Ergoflix wheelchairs: foldable, light, electric and reimbursable
If you think a folding wheelchair is the right solution for you, we recommend that you take a look at our range. The ergoflix models are foldable electric wheelchairs.
You will receive a wheelchair weighing 26.6 kg (23.6 kg without battery). This makes it one of the lightest folding electric wheelchairs on the market.
You can cover distances of up to 24 kilometers on a single charge – so extended walks are also possible.
The biggest advantage, however, is that the ergoflix L and ergoflix Lplus models are eligible for reimbursement by the health insurance fund, thanks to the LPPR code.
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