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Medical and Nursing Care

As society ages, demand increases for wheelchairs that can serve as transportation devices for the elderly and people physically challenged. THK's products play a part here too.

Wheelchairs with electric lift arms

Wheelchairs with electric lift arms

 

Supporting a barrier-free society where all people can live in comfort  

In recent years, ramps for wheelchair access have become standard at commercial buildings and facilities. However, if the slope is relatively long for a small difference in height, these ramps can be inconvenient for caregivers.

Because this wheelchair has four retractable lift arms in addition to their wheels, it can be used to go up steps directly. THK's Ball Screw Model BTK and Slide Rail FBL are used in the lift arm section.

Smooth, quiet slide devices let the elderly and people physically challenged use our wheelchairs without concerns, and the ability to go up steps directly reduces the burden on caregivers.


Products used

Ball Screw 

Ball Screw

Our ball screws have balls that provide rolling motion between screw shaft and nut, making them very efficient feed screws.

Slide Rail 

Slide Rail

The Slide Rail is a low-priced limited-type linear guide made of steel plate precision-formed by rolling.


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