More investment and new technological developments are needed to assist people who have limited mobility because of lower-limb paralysis. That was the major conclusion of an international study undertaken by ComRes on behalf of the Toyota Mobility Foundation.
Around the world, millions of people have lower-limb paralysis. In the majority of cases it is due to spinal cord injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis.
I have a folding power wheelchair. I am 5’3″. I have one with 121 inch rear wheels, to make more stable when going over rougher pavement etc. It has a flip-down footrest. The footrest comes up so high that I need help getting it down once I am seated. Swing-away footrests (like on manual wheelchairs) should be optionally available, especially considering how expensive these chairs are.
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