Charting the history of the wheelchair

An interesting infographic from Chartwell Insurance has charted the long history of the wheelchair, referencing chairs from thousands of years ago up to the modern day.

The company provides a variety of insurance schemes, including cover for mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs in the event of theft, accident and breakdown.

Insurance for mobility vehicles, whilst not mandatory, is encouraged by the DVLA, who made the following statement regarding mobility scooter insurance: "Although it is not a legal requirement, it is strongly advised to have mobility scooter insurance. Suitable schemes are not too expensive and are available to cover your personal safety, other people's safety and the value of the vehicle.”

The engaging infographic points to the first iteration of a wheelchair in Ancient China, mapping ot the changes to the design over the course of civilisation and goes as far as to speculate as to the future of the device.

See it below and find out more about the company HERE