Travelux Venture – Powered Wheelchair

USERS RATING:
(Based on the users needs, lifestyle and preferences.)

Wheelchair Description:
Low backrest, electronic riser function, central footplate, widely spaced back wheels and front anti-tip wheels.

Battery Life:
I only use it indoors, so it just needs charging every few days.

Source of Wheelchair:
Care Co

Diagnosis:
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Personal Opinion:
I bought this chair specifically to use indoors and around my garden use. The main selling point for me was that the chair has a riser function, meaning I could reach into cupboards, etc. I have been told by other people that they have taken their chairs all over the place & have been very pleased with their purchase, but for me, it lacks support and has inadequate stability on steeper ramps compared to the other chairs I have at home. It just about goes through a standard doorway, although you will see from my photo that I have damaged the armrest doing this. It is easy to transfer into this chair, before getting around the house or into my garden. However, I would not feel comfortable sitting in it for a prolonged period, as the seat has very little padding and spinal support.

The rear wheels stick out a long way, which helps with the stability of the chair, but I find I tend to damage my furniture with them. They almost stick out a little too much! Sadly since buying this, my condition has changed, so I rarely use the riser function. This is because the footplate does not go up with the seat, so your legs are left to dangle. This puts pressure on my limbs, which in turn could cause my joints to easily dislocate. Other than this, I can honestly say that there arenโ€™t any major downsides to using this chair. But as with all chairs, it depends on the user’s condition and lifestyle. Personally, I would not buy this again and think there are better chairs on the market!

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How useful was this review? 4.5 ( 1 votes)