KARMA understand how important freedom and independence is to a wheelchair user. A folding power wheelchair could be the solution that wheelchairs users need to achieve this. This blog is going to discuss the benefits of a folding power wheelchair and why it’s never been easier to get out and about!
Increases your independence
Wheelchair users can sometimes feel like a burden, which results in them in wanting to be more independent. To go wherever they want, whenever they want. Sometimes a manual wheelchair may feel restricting however, a folding power wheelchair or power wheelchairs in general can increase the feeling of independence because you don’t need to rely on anyone to assist you.
A foldable power wheelchair can help you as part of your daily routine to complete tasks as well as socialize with friends and family without the help of a caregiver.
With increased independence, you (the wheelchair user) will feel happier after completing tasks and activities that would otherwise not have been possible without a folding power wheelchair. This will boost your mood and those around you.
A folding power wheelchair can be easily stored. As the name suggests, it can be folded to be more compact and often accessories removed to save even more space. They are perfect for individuals who don’t have a lot of living space. A foldable wheelchair also makes the chair easier to fit in the trunk of a car. This makes travelling a breeze, and you can save money by not needing to purchase a specialized car.
Convenient, lightweight, and foldable
KARMA has a wide range of lightweight folding power wheelchairs such as KP-25.2 and the eFlexx which can be easily transported or stored away when not in use. Being foldable and with removable parts also makes it easier to be transported by a caregiver. A lightweight foldable power wheelchair is a great option for users looking for a wheelchair for everyday use.
KARMA wheelchairs have been carefully crafted with the wheelchair user in mind. We understand that there are a wide range of wheelchair users with individual needs, which is why KARMA wheelchairs can be modified with a wide range of accessories and adjustments to ensure the utmost comfort of the user. The user should not only be comfortable sitting in the chair, but also be able to comfortably control the wheelchair.
Safe to use and travel
Amongst the wide range of KARMA folding power wheelchair, a lot of models have been safety crash tested in accordance with international standard ISO 7176-19, which means that the wheelchair can be used as a seat in a motor vehicle. KP-25.2 has been a long time favourite folding power wheelchair amongst KARMA customers for good reason! KP-25.2 has been crash test approved, as well as passing other KARMA safety tests such as the Drop Resistance Test and the Rough Road Test.
When choosing a wheelchair, it’s important to consider all the needs of the user. This includes their body measurements, prognosis, lifestyle, and budget; this is what we call the KARMA Fit. If you are still unsure or have questions about which wheelchair to choose, you can contact your local KARMA dealer or contact HQ.