We at Derbyshire Mobility are happy to announce that we stock Active User Chairs.
Active User Chairs are bespoke, personal, made to measure wheelchairs. They are designed for people with an active, on-the-go lifestyle and are recommended for users with good upper body strength.
A defining feature of these chairs is that they have a smaller, more compact frame compared to standard manual wheelchairs.
Active User Chairs have lightweight frames and are available in rigid, or folding varieties. Many of these chair models are made using aluminium, or carbon fibre, which when compared to steel, can be a little more expensive.
Typically, the rear wheels on active wheel chairs are bigger than a standard manual wheelchair. This makes it easier for the chair user to reach the wheels and propel themselves forward.
They also have a range of customisation options including different sizes, colour combinations and power pack add-ons. To make them more suited to the user, mechanically and visually.
Users must be assessed beforehand by a professional for every detail, from seat and cushion height, to the ideal wheels. This process normally takes around two hours to complete.