Can the elderly use electric wheelchairs?

With the development of science and technology, more and more elderly people with inconvenient legs and feet use electric wheelchairs, which can freely go out for shopping and travel, making the elderly’s later years more colorful.

One friend asked Ningbo Baichen, can elderly people use electric wheelchairs? Will there be any danger?


In fact, the requirements for the use of electric wheelchairs are still relatively low. Ningbo Baichen mentioned earlier that an 80-year-old man tested the EA8000 electric wheelchair and learned all operations in just 5 minutes, including reversing, turning, speed regulation, etc.

From the product design point of view, the mainstream electric wheelchairs reduce the number of buttons on the controller as much as possible to facilitate the elderly to learn. The controller generally has: direction stick, speed control button, horn, remote control button, etc.

So how safe is it for the elderly to drive electric wheelchairs?

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Although electric wheelchairs are easy to operate and have low learning costs, if the elderly want to use electric wheelchairs, they still need to pay attention to a few points.

First, if the old man is unconscious, awake and confused for a while, it is not suitable for driving a wheelchair. In this case, it is the best choice for the nursing staff to accompany the whole process – there are nursing staff, and it is more convenient to push the wheelchair by hand.

Second, the hand of the elderly must at least have the strength to operate the wheelchair. Electric wheelchairs are controlled by one hand, and some paralyzed elderly people have weak hands, which is not suitable for driving wheelchairs. If one hand cannot be used, you can contact the dealer to change the controller to the usable side.

Third, the eyesight of the elderly is not very good. In this case, it is best to be accompanied by someone on the road, and try to avoid driving to areas with high traffic flow. There is no problem with internal roads such as shopping malls and communities.

In general, electric wheelchairs are still very convenient and safe travel aids. It is believed that with the advancement of technology, there will be more wheelchairs suitable for the elderly.

Post time: Aug-04-2022