You know wheelchairs weren’t designed with everyday conveniences in mind. One of those conveniences for those of us that use wheelchairs is cup holders. With some of the older model electric wheelchairs, no cup holder means struggling with some mobility issues. Of course we otherwise live very full lives but it’s kind of hard to carry a cup or two of hot coffee and try to use both hands to wheel around.
Cup holders are everywhere else, such as in our cars and boats so we can concentrate on driving and still enjoy a hot cup of joe. They are accessories on the finest touring motorcycles and mini-van musts. Yet, the cup holder is an item that is sorely not a standard item on a wheelchair. Such a small thing to have access to would make a lot of difference to someone that needs to use both hands and still get a cup of coffee from the cafeteria to the meeting room.
Many companies have taken this oversight for the wheelchair confined to heart and now offer several different types of cup holders for wheelchairs. These companies offer no-spill cup holders, double cup holders, and large, small, self-leveling, folding and even pivoting cup holders. There are cup holders galore for the wheelchair masses and they are suitable for light and heavyweight drinks, whether it be in a can or bottle.
With all these choices in cup holder devices it’s only natural they also offer convenient ways to mount them to wheelchairs. This is a really important aspect of the cup holder.
You will need a sturdy one so that hot coffee won’t be burning anyone. But it also needs to be easy to put on and remove. Cup holder mounts are designed for chairs with round tubing, square tubing or either kind of tubing. There are the Velcro strip ones and the metal clip styles. You can buy the mounts that attach to the wheelchair frame itself or the detachable tray.
One thing to remember when making a choice about cup holders for motorized wheelchairs is that it needs to add convenience and comfort to the person it’s for. It is one of those really small things that will make an incredibly huge difference in someone’s life.