What type of wheelchair is there and what are the advantages of these types?

There are rigid frame wheelchairs, foldable wheelchairs and tiltable wheelchairs. In addition, there are special pediatric wheelchairs that can be rigid frame, foldable or tiltable wheelchairs. In the following is more information about the respective wheelchair types.

Rigid wheelchairs


Wheelchairs with a welded or glued-on frame have a decisive advantage over foldable wheelchairs. The applied force acts directly on the wheels and is converted into kinetic energy without great losses. This is extremely important especially for weak or power-reduced users. In the case of a frame with a folding mechanism, on the other hand, this energy is partially absorbed by the various joint parts of the wheelchair. Also less muscle power is converted into kinetic energy. Compared to foldable wheelchairs, the rigid frame wheelchairs are much lighter because the weighty folding mechanism is missing. All these features provide such excellent driving characteristics that kids from 12 months move independently in their wheelchair and discover their environment.

Here you will find more information about rigid frame wheelchairs and an overview of our selection of rigid frame wheelchairs.


Foldable wheelchairs
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Anyone who wants to keep pace in our world must be mobile. A foldable wheelchair, which can become a small compact package and additionally supports all therapeutic goals, is perfect for this. Whether for daily transport to school, to work or while traveling. With the help of a click-in aluminium seat, the foldable wheelchair can have (almost) the same stability and torsional rigidity as a wheelchair with a rigid frame.

Here you will find more information about foldable wheelchairs and an overview of our selection or foldable wheelchairs.



Tiltable wheelchairs

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Thanks to its pivotal displacement, a tilting wheelchair is able to tilt the complete seating unit, ie the seat and the backrest, backwards. By this tilting of the seat unit, the user of the wheelchair can easily and conveniently change between strenuous sitting phase and relaxing lying phase. This prevents overstraining the user and allows a positive handling of the phenomenon of mobility. In addition, the cardiovascular system activates the breathing, respiration and sensory integration (perception) of the user.

Here you will find more information about foldable wheelchairs and an overview of our selection or foldable wheelchairs.


Paediatric wheelchair


Children are conquering a new piece of their lives every day. They experience their environment with is flood of sensory impressions, they deal with other people, build relationships, push boundaries and make new ways from there. They learn anew every day, to get involved in their world and to absorb and process impressions from their world. So they playfully become part of our life and part of our society.
Especially in the first years of their development, children set an incredibly fast pace. This is no different for children with handicaps than for „normal“ children. As a first step, the gross motor control over individual body parts. From this follows the more complex movement patterns: crawling, sitting, standing and running. These results are somewhat different for children with motor impairment. But: With these movement patterns, they have acquired one of the most important prerequisites for being able to experience new sensory impressions later in their environment – which, in turn, is the most important prerequisite for their cognitive and emotional development.
The earlier one supports and encourages children with motor impairment in their movement, the sooner their motor, cognitive and psychic abilities can develop similarly to other children. The freedom of movement can be optimally supported with the help of a paediatric wheelchair.

Here you will find more information about paediatric wheelchairs and an overview of our selection of wheelchairs for children.