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Power Wheel Chair Help Advice (9th Apr 12 at 11:53am UTC)
The power wheel chair they have loaned me is a spectra plus, great and fine outdoors but a little too large for indoors, I keep catching the door frames, does anyone in the forum here use more than one power wheel chair.

Just so everyone across the globe knows we are loaned these by local Government here in England.

I’m debating seeing if they have anything smaller, which is difficult due to my height as I’m very tall at 6 foot 4 but it needs a neck support for the immediate future

Even prepared to buy a one
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Re: Power Wheel Chair Help Advice (9th Apr 12 at 2:18pm UTC)
Centre or front wheel drive indoor chairs will be easier to use and I am lead to believe if you have to buy one to get what you want then part of it is contributed to by the people that provided the outdoor chair. This is from talking to my local mobility aids supplier that likened it, to buying glasses and getting something more than the standard NHS frames through the Motability scheme.
A look at some of what is on the market, not a suggestion of where to go to buy it the travelling would flatten your batteries
Indoor Powerchairs have tried an Invacare Pronto and as the seat height can be lifted height was not a problem
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Re: Power Wheel Chair Help Advice (9th Apr 12 at 10:38pm UTC)
Chris....i have an electric wheelchair in a hut......i know it turns on a sixpence......it has been there for a while now....i will measure it.....if it is of any use its yours.......i think its got a head rest......i will try and have a look at it tomorrow.....
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Re: Power Wheel Chair Help Advice (12th Apr 12 at 10:45am UTC)
Chris......i have had a look at my wheelchair.....it's 19 inches wide.......36 inches from back to front......from floor to seat its..19 inches......and its 32 inches high.....but it hasn't got a head rest....but its got 'holes' where one could slot in......i don't know if that one is smaller than yours?.......i know it turns on a sixpence......its got a joystick type of control and its very easy to operate............there is no hurry to decide if you want it or not....its sitting happily in the hut.....
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Re: Power Wheel Chair Help Advice (26th Apr 12 at 10:14am UTC)
They're resolving it Margaret thank you sincerely, apparently its the second largest wheelchair about other than custom made due to my height {Smile}
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Re: Power Wheel Chair Help Advice (26th Apr 12 at 10:31am UTC)
The Spectra and Harrier are the most common options when they are choosing chairs, as with most compromises they do not do anything particularly well but do most things. Getting an indoor wheel chair and transfer board to get you between the two chairs is an option worth thinking about, hope they find a solution that works better for you soon.
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Re: Power Wheel Chair Help Advice (5th May 12 at 3:16pm UTC)
http://mediacentre.dh.gov.uk/2012/03/14/6-8-million-to-benefit-patients-through-charities


The Motor Neurone Disease Association will develop its wheelchair provision into a national service delivering choice to patients using its just over half a million pound grant
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Re: Power Wheel Chair Help Advice (20th Jul 12 at 1:07pm UTC)
Not powered but heading in the right direction with design: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-18894180
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