The EXBoard Company

EX Board is a company that takes great pride in supplying and distributing mobility aids under the brand name ‘Portashopper’. We are a UK-based company that is passionate about getting rid of limitations that are faced by the physically challenged in society. We have a wide range of products available to cater for the different needs and preferences of different clients, with the sole aim of improving their independence.

Some of the notable products that we take great pride in supplying include the Portawheel Power Assist, a nifty gadget that instantly transforms a conventional manual wheelchair into an efficient motorized wheelchair. This works perfectly well for individuals who would like to improve their independence without necessarily incurring high costs. The Power Assist is easy to attach and detach as required, adding to the convenience of its portability.

The Portashopper Grand Portable Electric Wheelchair is also another exclusive product available from the Portashopper range of products. This wheelchair stands out for its capacity to carry heavy individuals who weigh up to 135kgs. This is a niche that has not been well exploited, and at EX Board, we are proud to be associated with Portashopper in providing quality mobility aids.

Portashopper-2 is yet another product that promotes lightweight and functional use of wheelchairs. This electric wheelchair is perfect for individuals who love to travel as it is easy to assemble and disassemble. Look out for more Portashopper products on the website, and carefully select one that meets your needs. You are assured of quality mobility aids as we join hands to smash all mobility barriers.

Wheelchair Adaptations for Pregnant Women

Wheelchair options available in the market have often focused on general needs, leaving special groups of people with very few alternatives, or none at all. One of the groups that has often required specialized attention as far as the manufacture of mobility aid products is concerned is expectant women. Thanks to the intricate and life-changing moments that the body of a pregnant woman goes through, it becomes important to consider ideal adaptations for a range of mobility aid products used by these women.

Wheelchair Adaptations for Pregnant WomenPregnancy for women with disabilities poses unique challenges. Considering that specific sitting positions may become impossible, it is critical that wheelchairs used during pregnancy are modified to improve ergonomic design and ensure comfortable sitting positions. In addition to this, some pregnant women may realize that they need bigger wheelchairs to accommodate the growing baby bump. Failure to use a bigger wheelchair predisposes the pregnant woman to unsightly pressure sores. At Ex-Board, we have partnered with Portashopper, a leading wheelchair manufacturer to offer the Portashopper Grand. The Grand Wheelchair is designed to accommodate individuals weighing up to 135 kg, a range that effectively caters for pregnant women.

The Portashopper Supergrand wheelchair is a second alternative for pregnant women with unique pregnancies that call for superior wheelchair adaptations. The Supergrand wheelchair carries up to 160 kg and is an excellent option for disabled women with multiple pregnancies. Not only is it more spacious, it is also more comfortable. Get in touch with EX-board for more information on how to get either wheelchair, marketed under the Portashopper Brand.

Unique Accessories For The Power Wheelchair

Getting a power wheelchair is not enough for users who desire to live a life that is as close to normal as possible, and for good reason. Nothing beats freedom and independence for wheelchair users like been able to get around with little help. Wheelchair accessories, just as the name suggests, are ideal add-ons used by those with physical challenges to simplify their lives and help them enjoy freedom to a certain extent. Below are unique accessories that will certainly pique your interest. A number of them are available at EX-board, thanks to a strategic partnership with Portashopper, an Australian-based company that is known for its innovation as far as mobility aid products are concerned.

Accu-GripsAccu-Grips are a popular power wheelchair accessory since their functionality not only ensures the user’s safety, they also give peace of mind. Accu-Grips are large yellow brake tips, easily identifiable by users with poor eyesight. This also comes in handy for users whose upper limb functionality is limited so that they are incapable of gripping the wheel lock handles with ease.

A little comfort goes a long way for power wheelchair users, which is why you can always settle for custom-made cushion covers that add a personal touch. The beauty about these handy accessories is that they can often be changed to suit a particular style or event, and are easily available.

Other handy accessories for a typical power wheelchair include trays used for placing food on, oxygen tanks for the invalid as well as carry-on bag packs. Feel free to check these products out.

The Practicality of a Wheelchair-drawn Load Wagon for Mobility Wheelchairs

For many wheelchair users, one of the factors that top the list of most desirable traits is the ability to lead a functional lifestyle. Mobility wheelchair users quickly find out that independence takes a greater dimension when mobility barriers are presented in more than one facet. Something as simple as going to the mall may not be a point of concern for the average person, but for a physically challenged individual, this calls for intricate planning. One of the common challenges has been to carry luggage without external assistance. This has often left wheelchair users stranded, and forced them to be reliant on external help.

The Practicality of a Wheelchair-drawn Load Wagon for Mobility WheelchairsAs one of the practical solutions for this problem, a wheelchair-drawn wagon has been designed to pull weighty shopping at the mall, grocery store and a host of other outlets. The wagon is sizeable, and has the advantage of eliminating the pressure exerted on the user. Many users are thrilled by the idea of this wagon, but are concerned about its portability. The good news is that the wagon can easily be folded up and stored away while on transit.

Understanding how the wagon works makes it easy for clients to buy into the idea. Typically, the wagon is attached to the cross bar that is located on the backrest of the wheelchair. The wheelchair remains balanced when in use, making this the perfect addition for mobility wheelchair users who are constantly on the go and who love their own independence. Contact EX-Board for more details on how to make such an accessory work for you.

Ingenious Slippers for the Portable Electric Wheelchair

Wheelchair users are accustomed to the fact that the mobility aids are part and parcel of their lives. Often this means heading in the outdoors with the wheelchair, riding on the streets, through the park and on the alleys to get on with their lives. To think of all the surfaces that an outdoor wheelchair user gets into contact with, it is almost unimaginable to think of using the wheelchair indoors, unless of course the wheels and casters are first cleaned. This, however, is rather cumbersome. And we are all too aware of the age-old entrepreneurial adage that says every problem is a business opportunity.

Ingenious SlippersThe cumbersomeness of the outdoor/indoor transition paved the way for an ingenious accessory, the wheelchair slippers. The wheelchair slippers, also referred to as wheelchair wheel covers, are designed to provide cover for the standard electric wheelchair. The covers are manufactured to include a special fabric internally that ensures a firm grip, and secures the wheelchair user to prevent slipping. The beauty about these covers is that they can be machine-washed, eliminating the stress of cleaning and disinfecting for the user.

The portable electric wheelchair slippers are not only ideal for staying clean while in the outdoors, they are also an excellent idea for places where cleanliness is paramount; think hospitals, homes for the elderly, spas as well as eateries. Wondering how to protect your wheelchair’s wheels when in the outdoors? Look no further than the unique wheelchair slippers available in the market; you will be glad you did.

Fancy Light-up Casters for your Portable Motorized Wheelchair

The portable motorized wheelchair is an ingenious mobility product because it combines the best of two worlds: portability and the comfort of using a powered wheelchair. Available at EX-Board, this powered wheelchair is a product of Portashopper, an innovative company that thrives on creativity and a passion to see the lives of wheelchair users transformed. Over the years that Portashopper has been in operation, there are a number of innovative techniques that have emerged. One of the most helpful techniques in this regard is the use of nifty accessories that, in one way or another, help better the wheelchair user experience.

Fancy Light-up Casters for your Portable Motorized WheelchairOne of these key accessories is the light-up casters. Casters, by definition, are the little wheels that are found at the front of the wheelchair. Typically, the casters are significantly smaller than the rear wheels, a design feature that allows easy maneuverability. For wheelchair users who spend much of their time outdoors, safety is a key concern. One of the most innovative ways to improve safety is to use light-up casters. These casters, just as the name suggests, are a sparkly set of add-ons that sparkle with every turn of the caster.

This is a safety feature particularly at night when wheelchair users are at greatest risk of visibility. With the light-up casters, you can always spend time in the outdoors unafraid of low visibility. Since the casters are used for a portable motorized wheelchair, the casters are lit using battery charge. All that is required is for users to use the right fit caster size.

Portashopper-3: The Choice Lightweight Folding Electric Wheelchair

Portashopper 3

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Portable Electric Wheelchair

Portashopper-3 is the latest mobility aid product from Portashopper. This product stands out, thanks to its numerous innovative features that set it a notch above other brands of wheelchairs. The most outstanding feature of this folding wheelchair is the inclusion of a ‘Big Easy’ Quickrelease kit. Just as the name suggests, the purpose of this kit is to allow users detach the wheelchair and haul it into the car with remarkable ease.

The availability of a High Energy Lithium battery makes it possible for the user to enjoy travel range of between 10 and 15 kms for full battery capacity (Note, however, that this range is dependent on the terrain and outdoor temperatures, factors that both affect battery discharge). The Intelligent battery charger that accompanies Portashopper-3 works magnificently well by auto switching once the wheelchair stops running. Additionally, the charger senses voltage of anywhere between 110V and 240V. This allows it to be used in different parts of the world with no limitations.

Another add-on that comes in handy with the purchase of Portashopper-3 is a pair of stand-sticks. Stand-sticks are designed with convenience in mind. These sticks are fitted onto the front part of the wheelchair, and are used to help the user get on or off the wheelchair. They are an amazing addition because they ensure that one remains stable. Portashopper-3 is an amazing deal available when you shop at EX Board. Always go for quality mobility aid products and you will never regret it.

Portashopper 2

Portashopper 2

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Lightweight Electric Wheelchair

Portashopper 2 is a product from world renowned brand, Portashopper. This is the hallmark of portability for users who truly value a lightweight yet functional mobility aid. Over the years, Portashopper has distinguished itself as quality manufacturer of mobility aid products with the sole purpose of smashing all mobility barriers. Excellence is second-nature with all of Portashopper’s products, and Portashopper-2 is not an exception.

Portashopper-2 stands out because it is a patented innovation that has seamlessly reduced the weight of this wheelchair from 20kg to an incredible 12kg. In addition to its selling point as an extremely lightweight product, Portashopper-2 is also a convenient mobility aid. It is easily disassembled to detach the motor units located on the back wheels. The frame that remains in place is easy to carry around, particularly for wheelchair users who are constantly on the go.

The benefits of purchasing Portashopper-2 do not end here as the product comes with a three-year exchange warranty that safeguards our clients’ interests. When you purchase this and any mobility product from EX Board in the UK, you are assured of excellent quality and unsurpassed customer care service. EX Board is one of the trusted supplier of Portashopper products, making it easy for wheelchair users in the UK to benefit from innovative mobility aid products.

EX Board facilitates international shipping, putting users one step closer to achieving freedom and enjoying the independence that comes with innovative mobility solutions. If you are searching for a power wheelchair that lives up to its name as a portable electric wheelchair, then look no further than the Portashopper-2.

Portashopper Grand Portable Electric Wheelchair

Portashopper Grand

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Portable Electric Wheelchair

Portashopper Grand Portable Electric Wheelchair is an exciting product designed to offer convenience and comfort for individuals who weigh up to 280lbs. Presently, wheelchairs that accommodate larger individuals are few, and this poses a challenge for the very people who need a mobility solution that befits their appearance. The weight that this premium portable wheelchair carries is made possible by the presence of large rear wheels measuring 12”. In addition, the wheels are complimented by the availability of gear motors that power 250W.

Portashopper Grand Portable Electric Wheelchair is ideal for indoor use as well outdoor use in places where the terrain is relatively flat. The front casters are well equipped to handle dips of up to 4cm, all the while allowing the wheelchair user to maneuver easily. At the end of the day, the Portashopper Grand is simply folded and packed in two simple steps.

Other specifications that you may be interested in include top speeds of up to 6.8 miles per hour, 4 spring suspensions designed to offer comfort on rough terrain as well as a travel range of 6.2 miles per full charge. There is adequate space for larger individuals as the space between the armrests measures 19”. The wheelchair weighs in at just about 50lbs. For what it is worth, this wheelchair offers a perfect blend of great strength, sheer power and amazing portability. EX Board presents an amazing opportunity to own this ingenious product from Portashopper. Take advantage of our international shipping policy and enjoy great deals for this and a wide range of mobility products.

Visit the official website for more information about Portashopper Grand Portable Electric Wheelchair.

Portawheel Power Assist For Manual Wheelchair

Portashopper Power Assist

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Lightweight Electric Wheelchair

Portawheel Power Assist for Manual Wheelchair is a handy add-on that has the capacity to convert the standard wheelchair to a motorized one that is easy to get around in. Manual wheelchairs are often more affordable, but the flipside of this is that they tend to require exertion of physical energy on the part of the user. This restricts the ease of getting around, in effect, curtailing the freedom and independence of a physically challenged individual. Portashopper has added yet another innovative product to its portfolio of mobility products, living up to its motto of smashing all mobility barriers.

The Portawheel Power Assist is the perfect solution for users who would like to upgrade from a conventional wheelchair, but do it on a budget. The advantage of this assist is that it latches onto the manual wheelchair with remarkable ease. All that a user has to do is to attach the crossbar first before latching the Portawheel in position. Disengaging the Portawheel is just as simple as it involves the reverse process done while the braking system is on.

Portashopper is a world renowned brand for the manufacture of quality mobility aid products. EX Board takes great pride in associating with an excellent manufacturer as we are able to supply worldwide and extend these innumerable benefits to our esteemed clients. Purchase the Portawheel today and bid goodbye to the strenuous use of manual wheelchairs. Enjoy the freedom and independence that comes with a motorized wheelchair at a very affordable cost.

For more information about the product, visit the official webpage for Portawheel Power Assist For Manual Wheelchair.

The Importance of Engineering in the Manufacture of a Lightweight Electric Wheelchair

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The technology needed in the development and manufacture of a functional lightweight electric wheelchair is evidenced by the amount of research work carried out in this regard. The number of wheelchair users in the UK has grown significantly in recent years. This has been attributed to various causes, ranging from auto-mobile accidents to congenital disorders and related diseases. Consequently, a higher number of persons are spending more time on wheelchairs than before, posing great challenges for design engineers in this industry.

Presently, there are many different designs of wheelchairs available in the market. One of the designs that has improved significantly in the recent past is the lightweight electric wheelchair. This type of wheelchair was engineered to offer a convenient option for users who are constantly on the go. The fact that this wheelchair is motorized means that it relieves the user of the pressure of self-propelling a standard wheelchair. Interestingly, this category of electric wheelchairs seems to improve by the day, a factor that has been attributed to remarkable computer technology. A fairly low cost of engineering control units and add-ons has also contributed to strides in engineering electric wheelchairs.

More importantly perhaps, is the fact that engineering a lightweight electric wheelchair has made it possible to improve the travel range of these mobility aid products. It is also important to mention that technological advancements have merged with engineering prowess to develop sensors that enhance the user-wheelchair experience. Even with this progress, it is critical that wheelchair users get an individual assessment prior to using any mobility aid product.

Choosing a Portable Electric Wheelchair from a Clinical Perspective

wheelchairsThe use of a portable electric wheelchair is intended to help the user improve their lifestyle in spite of their disability. Over the years, however, the wheelchair has been viewed as a symbol of limitation. So common is this view that some professionals in the medical field view the wheelchair as a consistent reminder of the ‘lack of a cure’ (depending on the medical condition). This is why it is important to choose the right electric wheelchair, one that adequately meets the needs of the specific user.

This choice, from a clinical perspective, revolves around assessing the user. The assessment will require a proper diagnosis of the condition at hand, the proposed treatment plan as well as the appropriate technology available. In addition to this, the clinician should also prescribe a wheelchair keeping in mind the user’s weight, age and functional skills. Accessibility is important, which is where the portable electric wheelchair comes in handy. The clinician’s prescription will also be influenced by the physical terrain of the intended area of use, whether in the outdoors or in the indoors.

Some users, having decided to settle for the portable electric wheelchair, will consider customization procedures that ensure the wheelchair is tailor-made to meet their needs. This is often accompanied by the inclusion of an array of cosmetic features and add-ons that improve the user experience. As with any other mobility product, it is important for the clinician to factor in the cost of the wheelchair. Depending on the user’s budget, the choice wheelchair may either be self-funded, or funding may be outsourced. The need for a clinical perspective cannot be underestimated in the choice of portable powered wheelchairs.

Why a Portable Electric Wheelchair is Ideal for the Elderly

With the availability of different types of portable electric wheelchair in today’s market, getting the correct one may seem like a daunting task. The choice of a portable electric wheelchair for the elderly poses even more concern, owing to the (often frail) state of this special group of wheelchair users. The bottom line when it comes to elderly wheelchair users is to ensure functionality and safety. The choice of a wheelchair for any senior citizen is influenced by, among others, their physical functionality, the specific disorder and corresponding prognosis as well as the individual preferences.

Why a Portable Electric Wheelchair is Ideal for the Elderly

There are a number of reasons why a portable electric wheelchair is deemed as an ideal choice for senior citizens. The first is that since it is powered by an electric motor, it saves an elderly person from having to steer themselves. What’s more, it does not oblige a second pair of hands to push the wheelchair, affording senior citizens a great form of independence.
A portable electric wheelchair also allows far greater control than a standard manual one. One can control their speed, seat settings and a host of other variables. The choice of handy add-ons makes it possible to control movement with the help of accurate sensors that indicate the presence of surrounding obstacles.

Portability is of the essence in choosing a wheelchair for an elderly person. It not only allows senior citizens to travel with ease, it is also a key consideration for individuals who need regular medical checkup. For personal mobility when it comes to the elderly, you can never go wrong with a portable electric wheelchair.

Add-ons for a Lightweight Electric Wheelchair

Advancements in the manufacture of lightweight electric wheelchair have led to a significant improvement in the functionality of these mobility products. This has improved life for the very people who need these products. In recent years, great focus has been on the creation of a lightweight and manageable product. To do this effectively, companies have previously eliminated many of the features associated with eclectic performance of wheelchairs.


Granted, this has reduced the weight of such electric wheelchairs but it has also posed an issue of functionality. This has created a gap for the use of add-ons that help improve performance significantly, all the while maintaining functionality. One such add-on is an installing and locking system that eliminates the need for stud wheels.

This innovative technology allows a lightweight electric chair to be disengaged so that it operates freely. The disengagement of the wheels ensures that the user does not exert a lot of physical energy when operating the wheelchair. Another creative add-on that is available for lightweight electric wheelchair is a special control unit specifically designed for quadriplegics. This feature allows one to control the wheelchair with relative ease as it has a unique two- ball-ended control unit.

The anti-tilt support is a handy accessory for lightweight electric wheelchair users. Just as the name suggests, this add-on improves the user’s stability, allowing them to be more confident while on their wheelchair. A battery pack is also a handy add-on. This is a special encasing that protects the wheelchair battery from external forces, thus promoting its durability. Getting practical add-ons makes it easy for wheelchair users to go about their daily lives.

Three Modes of Drive for Lightweight Electric Wheelchair

A lightweight electric wheelchair offers the advantage of a motorized mobility aid, while improving the ease of carrying around thanks to its weight. These power wheelchairs differ remarkably from conventional wheelchairs because they are fitted with motors and a battery that powers the wheelchair. Electric wheelchairs are also fitted with a control unit that helps the user steer the wheelchair. Due to the availability of different features, the cost of these different types of wheelchairs varies. Regardless of the cost of the wheelchair, there are three distinct categories in which these wheelchairs can be grouped depending on how they are propelled.


The first group is the front wheel drive – lightweight electric wheelchair. Just as the name suggests, this type of wheelchair engages the front wheels. It is characterized by lower speeds when compared to the other two categories. Its selling point, however, is the fact that it offers excellent turning capability, one of the key factors in ensuring user stability.
The second category used to rank light weight electric wheelchairs is the mid-wheel drive wheelchairs. Of the three categories, this mode of drive offers the best turning capability. The cons of using wheelchairs in this category is that they may become a little unstable when halting and they are not suited for rough terrain.

The last category of these electric wheelchairs is the rear wheel drive wheelchairs. This is the most popular mode of drive for a lightweight electric wheelchair. It offers amazing speeds, but the downside is that its turning capability is wanting. Balancing the pros and cons of these different modes of drive will help users make the right decision.

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