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Wheelchairs are used by people who should not put weight on their lower limbs or who are unable to walk. A wheelchair is a manually operated or power-driven device designed primarily for use by an individual with a mobility disability for the main purpose of indoor, or of both indoor and outdoor, locomotion.
Here are many types of wheelchairs are available in Bangladesh:
Manual wheelchairs: Usually manual wheelchairs are used in hospitals to move patients from one place to another. Again, disabled patients with sufficient hand strength can turn the wheel of a manual wheelchair without assistance. Manual wheelchairs can be folded when needed. The use of manual wheelchairs is relatively high in Bangladesh.
Commode Wheelchair: Commode wheelchair is suitable for sick or disabled persons who cannot go to the toilet for defecation. With commode wheelchair firstly, the patient can be easily moved from one place to another and secondly, the patient can do toileting from the wheelchair. Commode wheelchairs are especially used by paralyzed and elderly patients.
Electric Wheelchair: With the help of an electric wheelchair, a person with disabilities or unable to move normally can move by controlling the switch with one hand. If it is difficult to use a manual wheelchair then an electric wheelchair can be used.
Sleeping Wheelchair: The back side of the chair can be bent for reclining in sleeping wheel chairs and can be converted into a bed if needed. If the wheelchair user spends 6 to 8 hours in the wheelchair on a regular basis, then a sleeping wheelchair or reclining wheelchair is suitable for such persons. Using a sleeping wheel chair can prevent spinal cord problems. Most sleeping wheelchairs have commodes attached.
Travel Wheelchair: Lightweight Folding Transport Travel Wheelchair is a perfect wheelchair because it is easy to fold and fits easily into the trunk of a car, It can be carried on board an airplane.