Electric Wheelchair

Hi all
I have just had a visit from my wheelchair OT (UK) and I am going to be upgraded from an attendant manual to an electric indoor self operated wheelchair.
One concern has arisen in that I have a pacer and its to be checked into if I will still be aok for an electric chair.
A net search has shown one site that has concerns over pacers and electric wheelchairs-the information may be outdated.
However is it aok for a pacer to use an electric wheelchair with safety?
Thanks in advance for advise given.
PeterG
UK


2 Comments

wheelchair

by pete - 2008-08-04 02:08:12

ANS. YES OK

Absolutely fine

by Lotti - 2008-08-04 05:08:24

Hi Peter Lotti here from UK too.

I used a electric wheelchair after surgery (heart and PM) and had no problems at all. In fact the only issue I had was shopping.....not enough room between the clothes for my chair!!!

Enjoy the new effortless freedom your new chair will give you, but watch the speed. Mine was really fast.

Lotti

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