What Different Features are Available on Today’s Wheelchairs?

December 2, 2015 | 10:17 am | By Pants Up Easy

In 2015, innovations are all around us. No matter what facet of life we’re discussing, there’s a tech company trying to simplify it. Just look at what Apple has done in recent years: they’ve decided to update the watch and the pen. Apparently, our watch and pen technology was horribly outdated, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

But as Apple is trying to reinvent the writing instrument, others are making strides in more useful areas. For example, wheelchair accessories and features. What kind of cool additions can you make to your chair? Let’s take a look.

Wheelchair tire covers

If you’re an active person who spends plenty of time outdoors, your wheelchair is going to pick up all manner of dirt and grime. And since you can’t leave your wheelchair at the door like a pair of muddy shoes, you’re likely to track dirt into the house. Avoid that situation altogether with some tire covers (available for both the front and back wheels).

A canopy

For some wheelchair users, a canopy above the chair might seem a little over-the-top (no pun intended). They might feel like they’re driving around in a makeshift Popemobile. However, a canopy is great for braving the outdoor elements. Unless you enjoy having rain fall on your head?

There are many types of canopies available on the market, with a wide range of prices. When shopping for canopies, you should also ensure they can be equipped to your specific model of chair.

Light-up casters

Well, this isn’t a particularly useful addition, unless you tend to take midnight rides and want to stay safe in the dark. But what light-up casters sacrifice in usefulness they make up for with style. Seriously, just check out how cool these look.

Of course, if light-up casters are too subtle for you, there are also light-up wheel spokes available. That’s a lot cooler than the baseball cards I used to put in my bike tire spokes.

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