5 essential tips for the correct maintenance of your electric wheelchair batteries

5 essential tips for the correct maintenance of your electric wheelchair batteries

29/04/2020

Over the past few years, battery technology has come a long way. However, some of the advice provided regarding the maintenance of electric wheelchair batteries has not made great progress. This has led to a series of confusing and sometimes contradictory instructions about the "best" way to take care of batteries. In this article we will clear up some of these myths and legends and give you 5 tips for you to follow. During confinement we do not make intensive use of the chairs, so it is essential to take proper care of the batteries to prevent them from becoming damaged by disuse.

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Optimal rear wheel configuration

Optimal rear wheel configuration

14/05/2019

Are you efficient when propelling your wheelchair? Is propelling your wheelchair painful for you? This may have to do with the position of your rear wheel.Manual self-propulsion is the kind of mobility used by people with lower extremity disabilities in order to keep having independence and autonomy to complete daily activities.

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Meet Bonio - the face of the Q200 R

Meet Bonio - the face of the Q200 R

09/04/2019

Originally from Poland, Bonio is a professional wheelchair Basketball player and model. Back in the winter of 2018, we took to the city streets of Birmingham to shoot the photography for a number of our new Q-series powered wheelchairs, the Quickie Q100R and the Q200R. As well as the right location for the photoshoot we also needed the right people. Of course, they needed to be wheelchair users, but they also needed to embody Quickie’s ‘live without limits’ philosophy, which is where Bonio (or Przemyslaw Bonio to use his full name) comes in.

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Fashion and accessible clothing for wheelchair users

Fashion and accessible clothing for wheelchair users

22/05/2018

Adaptive clothing can be very comfortable and can help those who wear it to undertake their day-to-day activities with ease. These types of garment can often allow for a greater degree of independence, as well as making the work of caregivers and family members easier when it comes to dressing and bathing. But can adaptive also be fashionable?

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Basic maintenance tips for your manual wheelchair

Basic maintenance tips for your manual wheelchair

19/12/2017

Proper wheelchair maintenance is key to ensuring the mobility, performance and safety of your equipment.The maintenance of a manual wheelchair depends upon the model and the type of use it is subjected to.  It is worth bearing in mind that certain features are subject to greater wear and tear and so must always be in perfect condition in order to ensure their proper function and safety. 

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Sports wheelchairs for every discipline

Sports wheelchairs for every discipline

02/11/2017

Wheelchair basketball is perhaps the best known wheelchair sport, but other sports such as tennis, padel, cycling and adapted rugby also use sports wheelchairs. Sports wheelchairs are often complex in their design and technology, adapting not only to the rigours of each discipline, but also being tailored to the needs of the individual, the sport and the environment the sport is played within.

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4 factors that affect your mobility in a manual wheelchair

4 factors that affect your mobility in a manual wheelchair

29/08/2017

What affects the manoeuvrability of a manual wheelchair? The weight of the person who uses it? The material that the frame is made from? In truth, it is both of those things and a host of other variables, including the friction of your wheelchair that will affect your resistance and your bearing and, ultimately, your mobility.Biomechanical issues (size and position of the wheels, distance between the axles and angulation) also need to be taken into account, as well as other variable related to its use. By taking all of these into account, you will not only choose the best manual wheelchair for you but also have greater success in dealing with mobility problems.

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Wheelchair accessories to improve your mobility

Wheelchair accessories to improve your mobility

21/07/2017

Wheelchair accessories provide a host of everyday benefits, either by making day-to-day life more easy, increasing your mobility and independence, or improving your level of comfort.Choosing the right accessories for you depends on your individual needs as well as the type of wheelchair you use, although many accessories are available for both manual and powered wheelchairs, as well as scooters.

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What you should keep in mind when buying your wheelchair

What you should keep in mind when buying your wheelchair

25/05/2017

When buying a new wheelchair you want to make sure you make the right decision to suit your environment, your lifestyle, your condition and your budget. With such a comprehensive range of both powered and manual wheelchairs available the choice can seem overwhelming, but with a bit of prior research and the help of a qualified professional to assess your needs you can easily find the right wheelchair for you!  

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