Thursday, 30 April 2015

Factors to consider before buying a wheelchair

Are all the wheelchairs same? Most of the individuals will answer it in Yes!

But “No” they are not same. Just like there are differences in every vehicle the same way every wheelchair is different. Wheelchairs have huge difference and meet different needs of different people. The last two decades have tremendously seen a huge progress in development of the wheelchairs. Now we can see wide variety of wheelchairs is available in market. But the important question is choosing the correct wheelchair. Moreover getting a right wheelchair is important for overall quality of life. If you have a family member, friend, relative or neighbor who is physically challenged then help them in choosing the best wheelchair that will cater well to their needs.

There are many factors that need to be considered before buying a wheelchair like

  1. Will I use my chair for indoors or outdoors?
  2. Where will be the wheelchair used mostly?
  3. Is the wheelchair easily transportable?
  4. How long I will be sitting on the wheelchair?

There are multiple questions and doubts run in our mind while choosing. And for the first time user making a choice will be more difficult. So I want to share some tips and points that should be taken into consideration before you purchase.

Some of the other important factors which are:

Overall Weight of chair:
The overall weight of the wheelchair should be taken into consideration while selecting the wheelchair. The lighter the chair the more convenient it will be to lift and transport it in car. There are some chairs in which the parts can be removed easily such as foot rests and armrests which make the chair lighter in weight.

Assessing the Correct Size:

  • User Weight: The weight of the occupant must be taken into consideration while selecting wheelchair. Every wheelchair has a weight limit and the standard wheelchair has a normal weight limit of 114 Kg. If the user weight more than it then a heavy duty chair must be selected.
  • Seat Size: There are various seating sizes available in wheelchairs and it is important to choose the correct size. As the correct size will give enough room to comfortable sitting positions and will avoid the pressure. A narrow seat will increase the chances of skin shearing while a wide seat will rotate the occupant’s legs inward and give strain on hips. So in order to avoid these problems it is required to measure the occupant’s widest part of the hips.
  • Backrest Height: A correct backrest height usually allows freedom of movement and maintains good posture. The correct seat height can be determined by taking the measurement of the wheelchair user. The standard chairs come with the fixed height but there are many chairs available in the market that comes with adjustable height.
  • Armrest Height: The armrest of the wheelchair should be such that it supports the arms of the user comfortably. If the armrest will be too high then it will raise the shoulders of user and a low armrest will end up in leaning one side or the other. There are usually 4 types of armrest Adjustable, Removable, Flip Back and Fixed or Permanent.

These are some of the basic points I have shared with you in this article. It will help you in selecting a right chair. And once you are sure about which wheelchair to buy then look for the warranty and the deals available. At you can choose among the wide variety of wheelchair available at best prices. So now don’t restrict yourself to your house and live a healthy, active, independent and self reliant life.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Power wheelchairs- Add more power in your life

“Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision.” - Stevie Wonder

Just because you lack the ability to walk doesn’t mean you can’t desire for an independent and active life. You can still fee yourself and enjoy life!

Have you come across a situation which requires you to move without help and you are unable to do so? Are you one of those who think being in a wheelchair would make it difficult to perform daily activities? If “yes,” then Health Vistas has exactly what you need.

What is a power wheelchair? 
A power wheelchair is designed to move through the means of an electric motor and navigational controls. They are useful for those who are unable to propel a manual wheelchair or who may need to use a wheelchair for distances or over terrain which would be fatiguing in a manual wheelchair. They may also be used not just by people with 'traditional' mobility impairments, but also by people with cardiovascular and fatigue based conditions.

Wondering about how does a power wheelchair work?
Power wheelchairs work by using a small joystick mounted on the armrest to help operate the wheelchair. People who cannot manage a manual joystick have other options like head switches, chin-operated joysticks, sip-and-puff to move freely. Heath Vistas’s Karma Healthcare KP -31T Blazer Power Wheelchair provides tilt-in-space for pressure relief and relaxing sitting. The tilt-in-space system evenly spreads body weight across the seat and back, providing instant pressure relief around buttocks. It helps to prevent sores.

Benefits of a power wheelchair- 
The most obvious benefit of owing a power wheelchair is that they are easy and convenient. Although these operate through an electric motor, they can still be controlled by the individual in the chair. EB 103A Folding Power Wheelchairs with Battery can be easily folded and carried along while traveling in any type of vehicle whether it's a Car, Truck, Bus, Train, Cruise Ship or Airplane. They utilize an Anti-Tilt Technology which helps to prevent you from losing balance, tipping over backwards, or rolling backwards. It keeps you safe even if you are stopped on an incline.

Power wheelchairs have greatly increased in popularity among elderly and disabled individuals. They are of great advantage to those who lack stamina or have limited walking ability.

Check out our wide range of power wheelchairs from leading brands like Karma Healthcare, Ostrich, Smart Care, Conqueror etc. that will serve your purpose.

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Friday, 3 April 2015

Fruit And Vegetable Purifier

Crusaders Fruit & Vegetable Purifier & Water Ozonator is Special design for kitchen, meat , Fruit & vegetable cleaning. It removes pesticides, insecticides, odours, microbes and chemicals. The unit can remove the smellsin the fridge,put the unit on the fridge,then open the door of the fridge,put the air stone into the fridge for about 10 minutes,it can prolong the shef life of food. As a results cross contamination of foods is prevented, odours elliminated a better all round result for food preservation.
The unit can remove the smellsin the fridge,put the unit on the fridge,then open the door of the fridge,put the air stone into the fridge for about 10 minutes,it can prolong the shef life of food.As a results cross contamination of foods is prevented, odours elliminated a better all round result for food preservation.
For Fruits and Vegetables:
Put the fruits and vegetables after washing with water into the basin,then fill the basin with water add the vegetables and connect the air stone with the silicone tube to the unit,put the air stone into basin.Turn the knob to 10 minutes,the surface pesticide residues are decomposed,the vegetables will retain their freshness for a longer period of time.
For Meat:
Clean the meat then put it into a basin and fil the basin with water until the water covers the meat.Put the airstone into the basin,turn the knob to 30 minutes, when it stops,you will notice viscous bubbles on the surface of the water,this is the decomposed additives,hormone-like substances,burned with chemical taste. The additives together with any microbes are destroyed.
Model No
Rated Voltage
Power consumption
19*19*88 mm
Ozone output
Plug mode
How to use
  • Connect with the airstone of the silicone tube to the ozone outlet.
  • Plug into the power outlet.
  • Put into the power outlet.
  • Turn the timer knob to right to the scheduled time to start working.
  • Stop working automatically at the end of timing.
  • You can turn the knob to left to stop working while the unit working.