The standard wheelchair is not intended for long periods of use. It is, basically, a temporary solution, or often used for short-term transport within hospitals or airports, for example. The sturdy construction means that these wheelchairs are relatively difficult to move. The lightweight wheelchair is a variant of the standard wheelchair. Usually it is made of tubular steel or aluminium, making it easier to handle and manoeuvre compared to the standard wheelchair. Lightweight wheelchairs are often folding wheelchairs and are therefore suitable for home use or car trips, where you can easily stow them when not in use.