The Difference between Tilting (Tilt-In-Space) and Reclining Wheelchair

Posted on August 08 2019

The Difference between Tilting (Tilt-In-Space) and Reclining Wheelchair
What is the difference between tilting (tilt-in-space) and reclining wheelchair?

Tilting (Tilt-In-Space)

Keeps the hip angle the same

Reclining

Changes the hip angle

Reduces shear force / Eliminates shear force*

Shearing on back requires the adjustment of trunk and head supports

Provides pressure relief

User can lie back for sleeping or personal medical care purpose

Provide rest to head, neck and trunk from sitting upright for extended periods of time

Provide rest to head, neck and trunk from sitting upright for extended periods of time

*Shear force is unaligned force pushing one part of a body in one specific direction, and another part of the body in the opposite direction.

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