Wheelchair accessories are designed with the sole idea of making mobility even more comfortable to the people moving around in the wheelchair. Nowadays, many of the wheelchair accessories have become a necessity rather than a convenience. One such wheelchair accessory is the wheelchair cup holder. The cup holder, as the name itself suggests has proven to be a practical and useful accessory for both the manual and the power wheelchairs. When you buy a wheelchair, you might not be given the option of accessorizing it with the cup holder. However, it is very easy to find a cup holder accessory for the wheelchair. You can simply buy it from a wheelchair accessories store or through online shopping. The cost of a typical wheelchair cup holder can vary anything from ten USD to thirty USD.
There are a few things that you need to keep in mind while buying a wheelchair cup holder. You should always search for a cup holder which will attach to the wheelchair at a convenient position. In other words, you should make sure that you will not have to stretch your arm too much in order to reach your cup and the cup is within reachable distance. In addition to that, you should avoid cup holders that attach to the wheelchair tray as they are not stable.
While moving around in your wheelchair, there is a possibility that your drink might spill out from the cup in spite of placing it in the cup holder. This might happen due to the instability of the cup holder. In order to avoid this, you should go for the cup holders that either mount on the frame or can be attached to your wheelchair armrest as they remain secured in these positions.
Whether be square tubing or circular tubing, you can always find the cup holders are devised for any shape of your chair frame. Most of these cup holders are fixed to the chair with the means of a pair of metal clips. The adjustable mechanism of the cup holder makes the installation faster and easier. There are also foldable designs available in cup holders which enable the cup holder to fold up and make the mobility easier whenever you are moving through narrow passages.