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What are “power-assist” wheelchair wheels?

What are “power-assist” wheelchair wheels?

Laura Wehrli, PT

Physical Therapist/Supervisor, Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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Power-assist wheels are computerized hubs usually that are put into at the center of a wheel manufactured that way. So there’s a motor in that hub that is computerized, and the sensors that are placed in the hand rims read what the patient or the u... Show More

Power-assist wheels are computerized hubs usually that are put into at the center of a wheel manufactured that way. So there’s a motor in that hub that is computerized, and the sensors that are placed in the hand rims read what the patient or the user wants to do. Go forward, turn, move backward and that motor then assists with those motions.

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What are “power-assist” wheelchair wheels?

Laura Wehrli, PT

Physical Therapist/Supervisor, Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Craig Hospital, Colorado

More Videos by Laura Wehrli
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Power-assist wheels are computerized hubs usually that are put into at the center of a wheel manufactured that way. So there’s a motor in that hub that is computerized, and the sensors that are placed in the hand rims read what the patient or the user wants to do. Go forward, turn, move backward and that motor then assists with those motions.

What are “power-assist” wheelchair wheels?
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