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wheelchairclick to hear

Chair with arms and a back that is mounted on wheels; it enables a person who has difficulty walking to move about.
wheelchair seat heel loop footrest front wheel cross brace tipping lever hanger bracket large wheel push rim hub spacer brake arm clothing guard armrest handle back

seat click to hear

Level part of the armchair for sitting upon.

heel loop click to hear

Part of the footrest that prevents the feet from sliding back.

footrest click to hear

Removable piece on which the feet rest.

front wheel click to hear

Wheel that follows the movement of the wheelchair.

cross brace click to hear

Folding crosspiece connecting and stabilizing the two sides of the wheelchair.

tipping lever click to hear

Piece that is pushed down with the foot to lift the front of the wheelchair.

hanger bracket click to hear

Pivoting piece that supports the footrest; it is adjustable and removable.

large wheel click to hear

Circular piece connected to the hub; its rubber tires provide rolling comfort.

push rim click to hear

Circular piece that a person pushes to maneuver the wheelchair.

hub click to hear

Central part of the wheel from which spokes radiate. Inside the hub are ball bearings enabling it to rotate around its axle.

spacer click to hear

The pieces that separate the push rim from the wheel.

brake click to hear

Handle that slows down the wheelchair or immobilizes it by blocking the wheel.

arm click to hear

Part of the structure that supports the wheelchair’s front mechanism.

clothing guard click to hear

Part of the wheelchair that separates the seat from the movement of the wheels.

armrest click to hear

Side part supporting the arm.

handle click to hear

Handle used to push the wheelchair.

back click to hear

Part of the chair used as a back rest.