A transport chair and a wheelchair may look very similar. However, there are quite a few key differences between the two. The primary difference is that in a standard wheelchair you can propel yourself, while a transport chair requires another person to push it from behind.
A transport chair is lightweight, has small wheels, and can fold up to make it easy to store or carry. The seat of a transport chair is usually made of a flexible fabric. A transport chair is ideal for those who have difficulty walking, but who are not disabled. Transport chairs come with adjustable footrests and with flat rounded padded armrests.
Standard manual wheelchairs are designed to provide comfort, mobility, and independence to those who are unable to walk. The armrests, seat, and backrest are cushioned to provide the support needed for full-time use. The front wheels swivel for easy manoeuvrability, while the large fixed rear wheels have hand-rims attached so that you can move the chair without assistance. A wheelchair also has a sturdy frame, adjustable footrests, push handles, and a brake. Those who explore their options will find that they can customise a wheelchair to fit just about any need.