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How are People on Wheelchairs Supposed to Shower?

For most wheelchair users, enjoying a relaxing and refreshing bath tends to become a tedious and challenging activity more often than not. Apart from the loss of privacy, the risk involved in transfers is quite serious. It seems more of a task instead of a soothing activity. What can be done to minimize their risk? How can a shower and commode wheelchair help solve the problem? For people who use wheelchairs, using the bathroom without any hassle has long been a challenging task. It can lead to situations that hamper their self-esteem and leads to accidents and injuries because [...]

Wheelchair casters: Choose the right pair for shower and commode wheelchair

Casters are not just two small wheels in the front but extremely important in allowing the rotation of the wheelchair in all directions. The smooth functioning of the casters is a result of many small parts like thread guards, bearings, locks etc. How to select the right ones? Let’s find out. Wheelchair casters play a vital role in the functionality and life of a wheelchair. While selecting a wheelchair, one should look for durability and comfort along with the right pair of casters. When the casters aren’t checked for their quality, the wheelchairs end up with the tag of [...]

3 Things To Consider While Buying A Shower Wheelchair

Want to take a shower safely while having limited mobility? A shower wheelchair is what you require to take a shower independently and with safety. But there are 3 important questions that you must ask before buying a shower wheelchair. What are they? Let’s go through some key attributes that make a great shower wheelchair. People with disability need to face the challenges of immobility also with losing dependence to do things their way. That’s why a disabled person misses their freedom the most. But do you know what a disabled person fears the most? No, it’s neither the [...]

Pressure Sores In Wheelchair Users: Their Care And Prevention

Wheelchair users often suffer from the problem of pressure sores. They are caused when the blood supply is cut off from a particular area of the skin. If the skin is under pressure because of continuous sitting on the wheelchair in one specific position, it results in such sores. It might result in severe consequences with respect to hygiene and health. How can a shower and commode wheelchair ease this problem for the mobility impaired? Read on to know. Wheelchair users often go through a difficult time with respect to doing their daily activities independently. Apart from that, what [...]

7 Healthy Living Tips for Wheelchair Users

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle as a wheelchair user is equally important as getting a comfortable wheelchair. Here are 7 tips that can help you live a healthy life. People in wheelchairs often report problems maintaining a healthy weight. They also suffer from mental health issues more than others, but this does not necessarily have to be the situation. It's possible to live a healthy life in a wheelchair if you follow the 7 simple tips. 1. Engage in Cardiovascular Exercise. Cardiovascular exercise is necessary to maintain the health of your heart and lungs. The goal should be to [...]

The Missing Link in Wheelchair Accessibility: Roll in Showers & Shower Proof Wheelchairs

Most hotels and public places around the world are not wheelchair friendly for travelling. How can Roll-in Showers & Shower Proof Wheelchairs make a difference? A lot of efforts have been taken to build wheelchair accessible platforms at many private and public places recently. However, the availability of wheelchair accessible hotels and roll in showers is scarce which means that individuals with limited mobility can’t be sure of accessing bathrooms while on the go. It discourages to travel. Narrow bathroom doors, kerbs in a bathroom and less manoeuvrability space make it difficult and unsafe for wheelchair users to transfer. [...]

Mobility Linked Challenges of Caregivers of Elderly and differently abled

The challenges faced by caregivers of mobility impaired have been on the rise for a long time now and are a call for attention. The physical and emotional stresses that caregivers face haven’t acquired much attention as compared to the problems of wheelchair users. But it’s time to work towards solutions that help both the patient and the caregiver. While talking about the people who are mobility impaired, we tend to think about all the challenges they face while doing the most mundane things like using a bathroom or going to any public place. Although these are quite serious, [...]

Technology & Independence

This is a guest post by Neenu Kewlani, Miss Wheelchair India (2013) I got polio when I was 9 months old. Subsequently, I developed scoliosis too. This restricted my mobility totally. I am dependent on others for my day to day needs. Whether it was my education or career I had to take total assistance to go everywhere. During childhood & later in teens it was still manageable for my parents & my live-in carer to support me physically. Now with passing years and age, it is becoming difficult to manage. Within my house, I use a manual shower chair for my [...]

ARCATRON – A debut on wheels!

History of Arcatron Mobility Four years ago in 2011, four passionate engineers of NITC teamed up to enter an event called “Design for Disabled” at Aavishkar ‘11. They stood first with their design of a mobility device. From thereon, it was a matter of time, before we took this initiative forward, to make technology the best caregiver in the form of Arcatron Mobility Private Limited. The name “Arcatron” alludes to ‘accelerating wheels’ and is a not-so-subtle nod to the Ark of Moses which possessed unlimited power. At Arcatron, we firmly believe that the present [...]

Why is Arcatron Building a Shower Wheelchair?

One of the biggest challenges in the day-to-day life of people who need locomotive assistance revolves around washrooms. The need for good shower wheelchair The problems they face commonly range around:- Physically getting into the bathroom. Risk of injuries due to slipping in the bathroom. Difficulty in getting on or off the toilet seat. Lack of availability of practical support or assistance with hygiene. Lack of availability of appropriate equipment/aids/adaptations, etc. The fundamental objective of the product design is fairly simple, i.e. to enable the user to bathe and use the toilet safely and if possible, independently, without much [...]

Healthcare for the Elderly – A Monumental Challenge

Our elderly population in India is one of the fastest growing in the world. Currently, at 110 million, India has the second largest population of ageing citizens and this number is projected to reach 158.7 million by 2025. It’s expected, by 2050, that it will surpass the population of children below 14 years. An analysis of morbidity patterns by age clearly indicates that the elderly experience a greater burden of ailments compared to other age groups, with the most frequent illnesses being cardiovascular illnesses, circulatory diseases, and cancers. In future healthcare for the elderly population will be a big [...]