Wheelchairs

Available in manually-powered and electrically-powered variants, wheelchairs are movable chairs mounted on four wheels. They are designed to help people who have walking problems due to disability, injury and physical or physiological illnesses.

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Why is Charles Krauthammer in a wheelchair?

During his first year of medical School, Dr. Krauthammer dove into a swimming pool, and hit his head on the bottom. He has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Most people don't even know he is in a wheelchair. He does not allow his disability to define him.

-mitchellbard.com "Charles Krauthammer: Prize Writer"

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Is there a market for used or refurbished wheelchairs?

Yes, there is a market for used and refurbished wheelechairs. You can choose to donate them to charities such as Wheelchairs of Hope, or sell them online.

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Do they have wheelchair paintball?

You could try to play paintball in a wheelchair, but there is not event where only people in wheelchairs play. You would also need to play speedball (flat grass with inflatable bunkers) otherwise the terrain would be a problem. Besides this, a large part of paintball is using both hands while moving, and hiding all of your body behind a bunker, which would be frustrating to do in a wheelchair.

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How tall does an American girl wheelchair stand?

W: 8"

h: 12"

d: 12"

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What is a wheelchair?

A wheelchair is basically a chair specially designed for a disabled person or a physically challenged person who have been paralyzed or a handicapped. It contains wheels that can be controlled by hand in case of manual wheelchair.It has two small-diameter wheels attached to the front axle, and two large-diameter wheels attached to the rear axle. Manual wheelchairs can also be pushed by another person from behind.

Please visit our medical chair store to learn more.

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Why was Lionel barrymore in a wheelchair?

Initially, Lionel had broken his hip in an accident, which caused him to be filmed in a wheelchair, but he also had arthritis, which progressed rapidly and severely. The wheelchair was necessary for the remainder of his life.

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Why does the government require the construction of wheelchair ramps on certain buildings?

Because according to the regulations that are enforced by the government public buildings must be accessible to disabled persons that use wheelchairs.

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Who made the first power wheelchair?

George J. Klein invented the electric wheelchair.

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How do people in wheelchairs get up and down the stairs?

They don't. Most places have handicap accessible ramps as alternative entries.

Dean Kaman's iBot is a sort of all-terrain wheelchair that can climb stairs.

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How much weight does an average wheelchair lift hold?

The capacity of wheelchair lifts varies somewhat from one manufacturer to another and by model, but generally speaking, most lifts are able to accommodate somewhere between 300 and 375 pounds.

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Why was Teddy Roosevelt in a wheelchair?

Theodore Roosevelt did not use a wheelchair, except perhaps temporalily later in life. Franklin Roosevelt is the President who was crippled by polio and used a wheelchair thereafter.

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What is the difference between a lightweight wheelchair and a standard wheelchair?

As the name implies, a lightweight wheelchair is alot lighter than a standard wheelchair. How much?

Standard wheelchairs can weigh anywhere from 25-40 lbs (11 - 18 kg). Lightweight wheelchairs can weigh under20lbs (9 kg) and the worlds lightest commercially available wheelchair weighs under 11lbs (5kg).

How do manufacturers achieve such low weights?

Lighter materials, such as titanium or composites are used. Plus lightweight wheelchairs have better designs. For example, thinner walled tubing is used in areas where weight is less of a factor.

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How often will medicaid pay 4 a wheelchair?

every 5 years if they qualify for it and there if justification for the need.

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In new moon is billy in a wheelchair?

Yes he is, but maybe your thinking of harry clearwater, charlies best friend, he isn't in a wheelchair, only billy is.

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Is artie from glee really in a wheelchair?

No he isn't, he's actually the best dancer out of the whole glee cast!

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What are the sports featured in the Wheelchair Olympics?

Basketball, Racing, tennis.

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What does a wheelchair do?

A wheelchair should be regarded as a unique and individual piece of equipment designed to maximise someones mobility; promote good posture; prevent ulceration, deformity and pain; enable someone to maximise their ability in all areas of life.

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Are wheelchair vans more expensive than regular vans?

Wheelchair vans are a little bit more expensive than regular vans but you can look around for a good deal on one. By no means is it a big money difference though.

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Travis Tritt

What is the song by Travis tritt where he is in a wheelchair?

there is 3 to make a short story..starts with anymore,then tell me i was dreaming ending with if i lost you..

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Why is a broom a third-class lever?

It is a third class lever because the fulcrum is on the left, the effort force is in the middle, and the resistance force is on the end.

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How high is a standard basketball ring?

A standard basketball ring is 10 feet tall.

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How does a wheelchair work?

It is like the way you use a bike the difference is you aren't pedaling, you are using your hands to move around.

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Who developed the first electric razor?

Army Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Schick patented the 1st commercial electric razor in 1928, production began in 1931. Doctress Who in Yahoo answers, was researching the detail for that, and saw Wiki Answers with same question.

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How does the power wheelchair work?

A power chair works through a battery-operated drive motor and a sophisticated computer-like interface that controls its stops and starts, speed, and direction. Simply put, batteries and not arms power an electric wheelchair.

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How did Stephen hawking get in a wheelchair?

Illness at a young age

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