Standard and lightweight wheelchairs usually have a high dead weight and few adjustment or adaptation possibilities.
These wheelchairs are less suitable to be driven by the users themselves. They are used more as push wheelchairs for temporary use or for short-term care. Standard wheelchairs are usually made of steel, lightweight wheelchairs are made of aluminium. Both types are available as foldable or rigid models as well as in a reinforced version with high load capacity for people with obesity.