What are the benefits of pushing with levers?
Easy to push
The GRIT Freedom Chair's lever drive has a mechanical advantage between the lever and the wheel, making it easier to push the chair forward than on push-rim wheelchairs.
The lever drive uses an ergonomic motion that engages large muscle groups in the chest and shoulders. It can help eliminate the shoulder issues that plague push-rim wheelchair users.
The levers keep your hands far away from the wheels and everything they are rolling through. They also provide easy braking, since you don't have to try to grab slippery push-rims.
How do the levers work?
The leverage to climb hills
Grabbing the top of the levers gives you a lot of torque, making it easy to overcome obstacles.
Fast on flat ground
Grabbing the bottom of the levers lets you cruise efficiently on sidewalks, bike paths, and roads.