EZee Life™ Transport chairs are commonly referred to as companion chairs but regardless of what they are called, they are basically small lightweight wheelchair that are designed for a caregiver to use to transport a patient from one place to another.
These chairs are very lightweight as compared to a wheelchair and fold compactly to fit into vehicles and make them easy to store away when not in use.
Transport chairs do not provide any independent mobility for the user because the wheels are usually a set of four 8″ casters instead of the normal large/small wheel combination found on conventional wheelchairs.
Most transport chairs do not roll well on rough or soft terrain because of their small wheels but the CH1044 has 12″ rear wheels for easier negotiation of obstacles and less than perfect terrains.. If there is an expectation that travelling on rough or soft terrain may be a fairly regular occurrence or independent mobility is a goal then a standard wheelchair may be a more suitable purchase.