The advancement of technology has been put to good use by incorporating new designs in wheelchairs. This helps in the mobility of a disabled in all kind of environments and conditions. The stairs are generally a hassle for the disabled and may require the use of ramps to be transported up or down the structure. If no ramps are available, then the person may have to be lifted manually up or down the stairs if there are no lifts to the structure. This might not be possible all the time; alternatively the person may have to carry a small portable ramp to gain entry in the structure. But this also requires assistance from any other person to place the ramp in place and remove it later on. The new wheelchair stair climber is a way to empower the disabled to maneuver up the stairs without the need or assistance from any other person.
This gives the confined person freedom to go for hikes, pleasure trips and move about in terrains or any kind of uneven surfaces, thus giving the person more confidence and feeling of well-being. This model resembles the power wheelchair and differs in the design of rear wheels. It has two small wheels attached in the front and four at the rear. The rear wheels have electric lift installed in them making the movement of two wheels over the other possible. This mechanism helps in overcoming any uneven surface or object like stairs. These four wheels can also be used for general driving purposes. This type of wheelchair is known to move on surfaces like grass, cement or gravel very easily. Mobility on upward sloping surface or the declining surface is no difficult task with the new type of climbing wheelchairs.
These are not available to all. This can be bought only after the doctor prescribes it, because the user must be very cautious in handling and using it. Better training may avoid any mishaps due to improper use or to improve the confidence of the person using it. The patient must be able to handle the task of maneuvering without being stressed out mentally. Also he/she must have at least one arm free of disability to use it.