How do I know what size wheelchair to get?
Determine seat width by measuring the person’s hips from one side to the other, in a straight line. Then add two inches to this measurement to select a proper wheelchair seat width. Determine seat depth by measuring from the back of the hip to the back of the knee of the person while seated.
What is the standard size of a wheelchair?
There is no uniform standard for wheelchair dimensions. Much like a piece of clothing, a wheelchair user needs to find the right fit for their chair. However, the typical wheelchair is around 36 inches tall, 25 inches wide and 32 inches long.
What are 3 important wheelchair measurements?
What Size Wheelchair Should I Get?
- Seat Width. One of the most crucial measurements you want to get right is the seat width.
- Seat Depth. Closely following the width in regard to importance is the wheelchair seat depth.
- Seat Height.
- Backrest Height.
- Seat Angle.
- Leg Rests.
How wide is a 18 inch wheelchair?
Standard wheelchair with 18″ wide seat would be: 18″ seat width + 8″ = 26″ overall width).
How wide should doorways be for wheelchair?
Doorways need to be wide enough to ensure ample space for a wheelchair to maneuver through openings. Some codes require 34-inch-wide exterior doors and 32-inch-wide interior doors. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires doorways to have a minimum of 32 inches of width with the door open.
Can a wheelchair fit through a 32 inch door?
A: Most wheelchairs have an average seat width of about 18in-22in and wheel-base of 23in-26in, so those sizes can fit through standard doorways that are 30-32″.
What is the narrowest self propelled wheelchair?
Days Escape Lite Self-Propelled Wheelchair – Narrow 41 cm (16 inches) – Ability Superstore.