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Mid Wheel Drive

The Mid Wheel drive wheelchairs have 6 wheels in total 2 casters in the front and rear and a big mid-wheel in the center. The position of the drive wheels significantly affects the space needed for the chair to turn around, and the way the chair maneuvers in tight spaces.

  • Mid-wheel drives are the most maneuverable because they have the smallest 360-degree turning circumference and the tightest turning radius (20 to 26 inches).
  • Mid Wheel drive wheelchairs are the most stable wheelchair on slopes, as front and back casters prevent tipping forward or backward.
  • More sensitive to change of direction than rear wheel drive, due to drive wheel position and six points of contact.
  • The chair’s center of gravity is about even with center of chair. The drive wheels under the user make it stable over even ground. Maneuvering becomes more intuitive, because the drive wheel is in line with the user’s head and center of gravity. May be better for people with perceptual and/or cognitive impairment.
  • On sand or soft ground, the drive wheels may sink into the soft terrain, causing loss of traction.
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