A recliner wheelchair has the same design as Standard Detachable Armrest and Footrest (DAF) wheelchair. What distinguishes this wheelchair from the DAF-type wheelchair is that its rear seat is higher and can assume a reclining position. Recliner wheelchair provides support to the head and allows users to recline comfortably. In addition, a recliner wheelchair also has elevating leg rests where the patient's legs can be elevated to achieve more comfort. User is able to assume lying flat position while using this wheelchair.
The tilt-in0space wheelchair enables users to change orientation of the sitting position while maintaining the angle of the patient's hips, knees and ankles. This wheelchair can only tilt back up to 45 degrees. Tilt-in-space wheelchair provides better pressure relief mechanisms and positioning.