There are several types of wheelchairs available, each designed for different needs and uses. Some common types include:
1- Manual Wheelchairs: These are the most basic type of wheelchair and are powered by the user pushing the wheels with their hands. They are usually lightweight and easy to transport, making them a popular choice for everyday use.
2- Power Wheelchairs: These type of wheelchairs are powered by batteries and can be controlled by user. They are designed for people who have difficulty in using a manual wheelchair or have limited upper body strength.
3- Transport Wheelchairs: These transport wheelchairs are designed for short distances (typically used in hospitals) and are typically smaller and more lightweight than manual wheelchairs. They are also known as companion chairs.