Electric mobile chairs, also known as power wheelchairs, provide mobility assistance to people with medical conditions or injuries that make it challenging to walk. People with mobility issues typically choose an electric mobile chair because they are unable to use a manual wheelchair or an electric scooter. Learn more about electric mobile chairs.
Design of Electric Mobile Chairs
All power chairs come equipped with a base and have at least four wheels. Some have two large wheels called drive wheels and two to four casters. These are smaller wheels that provide added stability. The drive wheel can be found in the front, middle, or back of the electric mobile chair. People who use the chairs operate them with a joystick.
Most electric wheelchairs have captain’s style seating and a foot platform that flips up when the chair is not in use. It’s common for this type of wheelchair to come with removable leg rests as well.
One thing that electric mobile chairs are especially known for is the ability to navigate well indoors. Some of them are specifically for home use to easily fit through narrow door frames and make tight turns. Below are descriptions of three popular power chairs available through Pride Mobility.
Elevating Mobile Electric Chairs
The Jazzy Air® Electric Mobile Chair gives users the ability to elevate the seat up to 10 inches. They simply push a button and the chair reaches its maximum height within 16 seconds. When elevated, the electric mobile chair user can travel at a speed of up to 3.5 miles per hour. The user can choose to elevate or lower the seat while the chair is on the move. This makes it easy to reach items on countertops, shelves and cabinets. Some other unique features of the Jazzy Air include:
- LED lighting
- Weight capacity of up to 300 pounds
- Range of seating sizes from 16” x 16” to 20” x 20”
- Lap belt extends up to 60 inches
- Arm rests are adjustable by depth, height, and angle
- Active-Trac® Suspension makes for smooth riding both indoors and out
- Off-board charging capability
The Ideal Mobile Electric Chair for Travel
For people on the go, Jazzy® Passport Mobile Electric Chairs are easy to fold and store thanks to the lightweight and compact design. They come with a large foot platform to ensure comfort while riding. Other unique features of this electric mobile chair include:
- A large back pouch for storing items while using the chair
- Specialty foam seat
- Mesh storage bag underneath the seat
- Mesh cup holder
- Lap belt extends to 40 inches
Jazzy® 1450 Electric Mobile Chair
The Jazzy® 1450 is a bariatric electric mobile chair that includes a reinforced frame, upgraded motors, a 90-amp controller and other heavy-duty components to ensure maximum durability and performance. Its front-wheel drive configuration allows for precision maneuverability to manage the sharpest turns and corners indoors. The tires in front are large and provide extra absorption for any obstacle.
The Jazzy 1450 has anti-tip technology that enables the user to power it over the roughest of terrains. Other features include seating up to 32” x 28” in dimensions and the ability to travel up to 4.5 miles per hour. Other exceptional features include:
- Oversized rear casters
- 600-lb. weight capacity
- Extra-large footplate to ensure greater comfort
- Front-wheel drive technology
- Comfortable, high-back seat
Selecting the right electric mobile chair to meet your needs or the needs of a loved one with mobility limitations can be challenging. We invite you to contact Pride Mobility at 1-800-522-7391 if you need additional information.