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Wheelchair Wheel Camber Guide

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Wheelchair Wheel Camber Guide

Wheel camber is applied to the back tires of a wheelchair. It very well may be portrayed as a calculating that brings the highest point of the wheels nearer to one another. Competitors who wished to improve wheelchair-taking care of attributes and security initial brought camber into wheelchairs.

The measure of camber brought into the wheels is estimated in degrees. The higher the number the more camber or calculating there is. A few wheelchairs have strategies for changing the camber, while others don't. Camber change is frequently cultivated by embeddings an alternate camber bar that modifies the point or by changing the pivot plate for expanded camber. Wheelchairs with fixed camber don't take into account changing the point. In these cases the camber point might be determined when the wheelchair is requested (with the exception of low end cheeseball wheelchairs).

As camber is expanded, the width of the wheelchair across the base increments. This adds sidelong security to the framework by expanding the wheelchairs impression. On the off chance that to much camber is added there might be an issue traversing entryways. The measure of camber needed for day by day use isn't generally equivalent to that which is needed for sports.

Advantages of Wheel Camber

  • The wider footprint adds lateral stability to the wheelchair.
  • Redirects forces to soften the ride.
  • Places the push rims in a more ergonomic position for pushing. It is more natural to push down and outward.
  • Protects the hands when pushing in tight areas since the bottom of the wheels will make contact first with walls and doorframes.
  • Less strain on shoulders since the plane of the wheel is closer to that of the shoulder.
  • Makes turning quicker.
  • Gives the wheelchair a sportier look.

Disadvantages of Wheel Camber

  • Wheelchair will be wider.
  • May add cost to the chair.
  • Excessive camber may cause the wheels to rub against the armrest side panels or against the user.
  • Diminished traction and uneven tire wear on a conventional tire.
  • Conventional tread placement is centered on the tire. A cambered tire rides on the inside edges of the tire. Some manufacturers make tires with offset treads to compensate for cambering.