Propulsion efficiency is more than just a faster way to get around. At its best, it can improve everything from the wheelchair user’s activity level to his attitude.
Take, for instance, Richard Smith. Nineteen years post injury, he presented with “a history of upper-extremity pain and injury, and required an ultralightweight system with excellent propulsion efficiency,” said Daniel Westley, an equipment specialist from Advanced Mobility Products Ltd.’s Vancouver/Burnaby location.
In working with this client, Daniel notes, “Rich tends to sit with his lower extremities abducted, and he requires an aggressive static tilt angle for balance, stability and propulsion ergonomics.” Rich also uses a compact car “and required a transportable system,” Daniel says.