A generic wheelchair leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to aesthetics. After all, they are designed to be functional rather than pleasing on the eye. Luckily, it is possible to personalise your wheelchair in order to add a unique flair to its exterior and ensure that you capture the attention of the general public for more than your chair alone. Read on as we go over three interesting personalisation suggestions…
Manufacture-standard wheelchairs can be basic and uncomfortable which is why many users tend to invest in cushions in order to prevent pressure sores from developing. With this said, cushions can also play another role because cushion covers are a great way to personalise a wheelchair and put your own twist on its design. From bright colours to specific patterns, nothing says comfort and originality like a cushion cover!
Self-propelled wheelchairs have large rear wheels in order to allow the user to manoeuvre the chair in a certain direction independently. In fact, many self-propelled users tend to purchase wheelchair gloves because the constant friction can be damaging to skin and create callouses on the hands. This provides another personalisation option because generic gloves are often boring and lacklustre whereas bright colours and patterns allow the user to get around in style.
Many wheelchair users like to attach basic flashing lights to their chair for safety when travelling in the dark, however, LED wheel lights are installed around the entire circumference of the wheel which is a personalisation option that isn’t for the fainthearted. They can flash or remain statistic, and often come in a variety of different colours in order to allow the user to stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.
Here at Assurance Mobility, we know how important personalisation can be to wheelchair users which is why we stock a wide range of additional extras that our customers can use in order to add a splash of originality to their chair. From cup holders to gel cushions, we’ve got all your personalisation needs covered!