Narrow wheelchairs are designed with children, teenagers and small adults in mind. The Edge 3 Stretto® narrow wheelchair has an overall width of 20.47 inches with a 12.5-inch drive wheel configuration. The base has an overall width of 21.75 inches with 14-inch drive wheels. Click to learn more about the Stretto narrow wheelchair.
Why purchase a narrow motorized wheelchair over a traditional power wheelchair? In addition to serving petite wheelchair users, there are many benefits to buying a narrow wheelchair.
Benefit 1: Navigating Tight Spaces
Life is full of tight doorways and small bathrooms, which can make maneuvering difficult. Buildings and other structures aren’t always made for accessibility. Fortunately, some places make accommodations for visitors in wheelchairs, but there are others that can’t make accommodations for different reasons.
One of the best features of narrow motorized wheelchairs is that small spaces like tiny kitchens or narrow wheelchair ramps are no longer an obstacle, but just a normal part of your daily routine. The Edge 3 Stretto offers exceptional maneuvering in tight spaces. Whether it’s investing in yourself so that you don’t have to spend money remodeling your home for accessibility, or not having to give up exploring a new place because it’s not accessible, narrow wheelchairs are worth it.
Benefit 2: Reliable Suspension
Another factor you may consider when purchasing a wheelchair is stability. With all kinds of terrain, you won’t always have a smooth ride. However, you don’t have to completely sacrifice comfort and stability for the sake of having a narrow motorized wheelchair. The Stretto comes standard with independent SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension), which delivers increased shock absorption due to the angle of the shocks on the power base. The spring rates are optimized, enabling maximum obstacle climbing and increased comfort. When you want a smooth, comfortable ride, unmatched performance and advanced stability, the Stretto is your all-in-one solution. Click to learn more about independent SRS on the Stretto narrow wheelchair.
Benefit 3: Seat Elevation
The Stretto is available with optional iLevel® technology. With iLevel, you can elevate your motorized wheelchair’s seat up to 12 inches and drive at 3.5 mph while elevated. Built with Enhanced Stability Technology®, iLevel is perfect for completing Mobility Related Activities of Daily Living (MRADLs), such as cooking, grooming, transferring, toileting and reaching. In addition to performing routine activities around your home, you can feel confident in your daily interactions as you have eye-to-eye conversations with friends, family and co-workers. Aside from its physical and social benefits, being elevated helps you to be seen more easily by cars as you cross busy intersections or navigate crowds. Its benefits are endless!
Are you ready to take the next step toward improving your mobility and independence? Check out our article on how to buy a narrow wheelchair.