A wheelchair is a mobility device designed to assist people who have difficulty walking. It is a chair mounted on wheels that can be moved by the user or pushed by a caregiver. Wheelchairs can be manual or electric and come in a variety of styles such as standard, lightweight, sport, and custom designs for different terrains and environments.
Manual wheelchairs are moved by the user pushing the wheels with their hands. They can be folded for easy transport and storage. Battery powered wheelchairs, also known as power wheelchairs, are powered by batteries and are controlled by joysticks or other devices that provide greater independence for the user.
Wheelchairs are often used by people with movement disorders such as spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy. They are also used by older adults and people who have surgery, accidents, or other problems that limit their mobility.