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2.4. The Power Wheelchair: What the Spinal Cord Injury Consumer Needs to Know

The wheelchair is a complex piece of equipment that has been extensively engineered and studied. Most individuals with SCI become wheelchair experts because doing so increases their chances of getting a wheelchair that truly meets their needs. However, power wheelchairs are technologically advanced and have many components, so it is critical to get help when purchasing a new chair. While it is not possible to teach you all there is to know in a single handout, this factsheet from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center includes some of the most important information.

 

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