What is a Bariatric Wheelchair?

Bariatrics refers to the medical field and terminology that addresses obesity, both in treatment and products, such as medical equipment with appropriate weight capacities. This field encompasses exercise, diet, surgeries, medications, and therapy, with the goal of sustaining weight loss. Anyone with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more would be considered obese. Some wheelchair users with obesity require the use of a specialized bariatric power wheelchair. Quantum Rehab®, the global leader in individualized power chairs, puts an emphasis on bariatric mobility technologies specific toward the needs of those with obesity. Bariatric wheelchairs are both wider and heavier than traditional wheelchairs. They also accommodate more weight.

Quantum Rehab® Bariatric Wheelchairs

Quantum Power Chairs are highly customizable, from power-adjustable seating for user repositioning and comfort, to specialty drive controls, including those requiring minimal hand strength. They also incorporate a highly adaptable design to meet an individual’s current and future needs.

Those with bariatric needs will experience increased mobility and independence through using the latest advanced technologies on our Quantum Power Chairs. Bluetooth® is integrated into Quantum’s Q-Logic 2 electronics, so those living with obesity can operate with ease much of their environment with the power chair drive control, itself. In addition to Bluetooth® access to your computer, tablet and phone functions, the Q-Logic 2 drive control features more programming and customization for a smooth ride, a 2.8” LCD screen, a built-in ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the screen brightness so that you can see your screen and enhanced horn volume. You can also customize your controller to match the color of your power base.

The Quantum® 1450 Power Chair is a front-wheel drive bariatric power chair that features innovative design that allows for both indoor and outdoor use. It delivers outstanding tight space maneuverability, so that you can navigate in the home. The Quantum 1450 power base has a weight capacity of up to 600 lbs. and can reach speeds of 4.5 mph. It also comes in a variety of colors, including candy apple red, viper blue, onyx black, sunburst orange, true blue, emerald green, silver, sapphire blue, pearl pink, and Orion yellow.

The TRU-Balance HD Power Tilt is compatible with the Quantum 1450 power base and features a weight capacity of up to 600 lbs. Safely tilt your power chair for pressure relief and provide yourself with maximum comfort. It is simple to use, with simplified width and depth adjustments.

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Where to Buy a Quantum Rehab Bariatric Wheelchair

Once you and your doctor or physical therapist have had a face-to-face evaluation to determine your mobility needs, they will be able to help you choose which electric wheelchair is best for you and may write you a prescription for your chair. Quantum Rehab makes it easy to find local dealers near you! If you are looking for a dealer that sells bariatric wheelchairs by Quantum Rehab, you can use our online dealer locator to find someone in your area who can assist you in making a purchase. Learn more about where you can buy a bariatric wheelchair near you, how to use our dealer locator, how to understand the search results, buying your bariatric wheelchair through insurance and what different types of funding options there are for buying a power wheelchair.