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The market for Power Wheelchairs has shown tremendous growth in recent years, experiencing annual growth Rates in excess of 55%. Calculations based on data from the Centers for Medicare and Medical Services show
that in 1996, the power wheelchair market was drawing in approximately $176.5 million. The Health Care Finance Administration estimated the growth rate for Durable Medical Equipment at 10.1% annually.
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A motorized wheelchair, powerchair, electric wheelchair or electric-powered wheelchair (EPW) is a wheelchair that is propelled by means of an electric motorrather than manual power. Motorized wheelchairs are useful for those unable to propel a manual wheelchair or who may need to use a wheelchair for distances or over terrain which would be fatiguing in a manual wheelchair. They may also be used not just by people with 'traditional' mobility impairments, but also by people with cardiovascular and fatigue-based conditions.