The wheelchair is a perfect mode for disabled people to live life the normal way and explore it amidst diversity. They can enjoy the pleasures of life in just the same manner that another person can. A lot of varieties are available in wheelchairs today. With growing technology, the manual wheelchairs have been upgraded to electric wheelchairs today. In addition to that, wheelchairs which are specifically designed for sports are also available. In the past, wheelchairs were designed only for the sake of mobility. But these days, they are fitted with several accessories (including sweet cup holders) which not only make mobility easier, but also help in making the wheelchair supple for different places and activities. Few of the most popular accessories for a wheelchair are:
Wheelchair lights are one of the most commonly used accessories for wheelchairs. Attached to the seat sling of the wheelchair with the help of a clip, these lights are being included in most of the wheelchairs these days. With a micro light to light up the path, these lights are usually multi-functional. You can also opt for the multi-colored lights for better visibility of the way. Before buying these lights, one thing that you need to make sure is that they have replacement batteries. Also, make sure that the clip you get along with the lights rotates 360˚ for better flexibility.
Unlike the multipurpose gloves, wheelchair gloves are specifically designed for the dynamic wheelchair users. Usually made of flexible neoprene, the wheelchair gloves have a leather hold on the palm. Some gloves are designed to assist those people with limited hand movement. These types of gloves open up widely and allow person to wear them comfortably. The most important features of wheelchair gloves are that they should be soft, lithe and should open up at the knuckle-joints to thwart reduced handle movement.
The wheel covers are another popular accessory for the wheelchair. The majority of them come in universal sizes and fit almost all kinds of wheels. Apart from being an easy fit, the wheel covers have an advantage of reducing slippage as they are made of a special fabric that ensures this. A few models of the wheel covers cover only the wheel, while a few of them cover both the tire and the handle grip. This way, they make sure that both the wheels of your wheelchair and your hands are clean when you take a swig from the water bottle in your wheelchair cup holder.
The wheelchair spoke protector is mainly designed for the protection of your hands. Usually made of a lightweight disk, the rear wheels of your wheelchair are covered by the spoke protector. Apart from avoiding hand injuries, these protectors also enhance the style of your wheelchair.