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Mobility: all 250 tips and ideas

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User receives help going uphill"Push stick" for wheelchair
A simple assistive device for people who cannot manage independently with a manual wheelchair in certain situations
The user turns in bed using a stringA string that facilitates turning in bed
Simple adaptation that facilitates turning in bed - suitable for persons with disabilities
The user's arm and hand on the control device for the accelerator and brakeAccelerator and brake controls in adapted minivan
A person with a high spinal cord injury can operate adapted accelerator and brake controls by fixing his or her hand in place
Lever for accelerator and brake, cover plate in front of original pedalsAccelerator and brake in modified car
Mechanical modification that enables a person with tetraplegia to drive a car
User on paved surface in front of entranceAccessible patio and garden
A paved path enables the user to easily drive around the entire house
Joystick with padded cradleAdaptation of joystick on electric wheelchair
A cradle makes it possible for a person without dexterity to control an electric wheelchair with a joystick
Adapted calf strap, from behindAdapted calf strap
A broad padded calf strap makes sitting in Panthera wheelchair more comfortable
User on four-wheeler. Photo: from www.kritto.seAdapted four-wheeler
A four-wheeler can be adapted for wheelchair users
Cradle on electric wheelchair joystickAdapted joystick for electric wheelchair
A cradle that sits on the electric wheelchair’s joystick makes independent operation possible for a person with impaired hand function
Padded cradle on Permobil joystick. (close-up)Adapted joystick for Permobil
Joystick appropriate for persons with impaired dexterity.
User on car ramp on the way into the carAdapted minivan
Minivan – modified for a person with high spinal cord injury
User on motorcycle with support wheels down; wheelchair on luggage carrier. Photo: from www.kritto.seAdapted motorcycle
Motorcycle - adapted for wheelchair users
User on his trike in a raceAdapted motorcycle
Custom-built motorcycle for person who drives a wheelchair
User presses the adapted release buttonAdapted quickrelease
– makes it possible for people with impaired hand function to independently put on/take off wheelchair wheels
User with sliding board in fabric bag (top visible)Adapted sliding board
Sliding board that fits in a small backpack – suitable for people with disabilities
User lifts leg and puts sliding board in placeAdapted sliding board
Sliding board with extra anti-slip material
User in wheelchair with brake cord and plastic loop that sets the brakeAdapted wheelchair brake
- manageable for individuals with impaired hand function; does not get in the way during transfers
Wheelchair cushion with reinforced side edgeAdapted wheelchair cushion
Simple modification of cushion for easy transfers
User on her AddseatAddseat: a gyroscopic vehicle for people with physical disabilities
- a good complement to a manual wheelchair
User receives help to move backwards in the wheelchairAdjustment of sitting position
- technique to adjust sitting position; a method for people with impaired arm function and good trunk balance
User gets a battery out of the car trunkAluminum hook
A gripping aid to reach into the car trunk - suitable for wheelchair users
User with her armbike. Photo: Jonas ArnesonArmbike
- addition to manual wheelchair that allows quick and comfortable mobility outdoors
Mounting plateAttaching wheelchair and seat belt in modified car
Modifications that make it safe for a person with disabilities to drive while seated in a manual wheelchair
Wheelchair wheel with red tires and spokesAttractive tires and spokes for wheelchair wheels
Colorful light tires and spokes for manual wheelchair
The user with back support Photo: from www.kritto.seBack support
Back support for riding a motorcycle
Backpack on wheelchair with rain cover onBackpack with integrated raincover
- practical for wheelchair users
Bag with sliding board, attached to user’s wheelchair. Photo: Katharina RatzkaBag for folding sliding board
Custom-sewn bag for sliding board that can be attached to the wheelchair
Bag sitting on user's feet on wheelchair footrestsBag on wheelchair
A practical bag for wheelchair users. The user can keep an eye on the bag at the same time that it keeps the user's feet in place.
User balances on rear wheelsBalancing on rear wheels
- essential for good wheelchair technique
Compressor connected to wheelchair tire valveBattery-operated compressor for wheelchair tires
Portable electric air pump for wheelchair tires
User on electric scooterBead electric scooter
An electric scooter that can be used while sitting in a manual wheelchair
User folds down wheelchair backrest. Photo: from www.kritto.seBringing the wheelchair along when riding motorcycle
The user attaches his wheelchair to the motorcycle
Sliding board between wheelchair and car seat; user sitting in wheelchairBroom handle for back support when transferring to automobile
Independent transfer to car by person with high spinal cord injury.
User takes her Addseat into the car. Photo from www.addmovement.se/the-addseat/Car ramp for Addseat
Car ramps that help get a Segway into the car without a lift
Ceiling lift with motor cassette and wall tracksCeiling lift
Discreet ceiling lift with attractive design
Ceiling track for ceiling liftCeiling lift between bathroom and bedroom
Ceiling lift on track from bathroom to bedroom.
Ceiling lift track with ceiling liftCeiling lift between bed and bathtub
By opening up the wall above the bathroom door Anders can transfer from the bed directly to the bathtub using a ceiling lift
Large plastic bag suspended from ceiling lift hangerCeiling lift in bathroom
Used not only as an aid for transfers, but also as an assistive device to enable high quadriplegics to wash.
Bedroom with ceiling lift and ceiling trackCeiling lift in bedroom
Ceiling lift on tracks placed on the ceiling, diagonally across the room.
Ceiling lift with bent ceiling trackCeiling lift in RV
Ceiling lift with bent U track make transfers possible in RV – suitable for people with extensive disabilities
Ceiling lift to loft bedroomCeiling lift over two floors
Ceiling lift over two floors makes it possible for a person with extensive disabilities to sleep in the loft
User sitting in a green wheelchairColorful wheelchair
Wheelchair color that matches clothing
User at the wheelControl of car
Modification for accelerator and brake as well as for control of the steering wheel - make it possible for a person with a high spinal cord injury to drive
User at corner coachCorner couch at same height as wheelchair
Couch at same height as wheelchair facilitates transfers
Armrest with cruise control (red lever)Cruise control in adapted minivan
Use of elbow to operate cruise control – a possibility for persons with high spinal cord injuries
User with crutchesCrutches
Practical crutches with adjustable forearm support and anatomical handle
Box with buttonsCustom modifications to adapted minivan
Functions for driving car in box with buttons – suitable for persons with high spinal cord injuries who drive
User sits up in bedCustom-designed transfer handle for bed
Transfer handle on bed facilitates turning over and sitting up in bed – good for people who lack stomach muscles and trunk balance
User drives wheelchair while wearing custom-made wheelchair gloveCustom-made wheelchair gloves
Custom sewn wheelchair gloves with friction surface on the thumb that facilitates wheelchair driving for people with impaired hand function
Transfer mat attached to the wheelchair wheelCustom-sewn transfer mat
Discreet practical transfer mat that stays attached while transferring – suitable for wheelchair users
Custom tailored protective cover for carCustom-tailored protective cover for car
The cover protects the car seat when the wheelchair is placed in the car.
User on donkeyDonkey as means of transport
A method to get around in difficult terrain – suitable for people who have problems walking
The service dog pushes the user who sits in the wheelchairDrive wheelchair on level ground assisted by service dog
The service dog stands on hind legs and helps the user to drive on level ground.
User at the wheelDriving a car for people with disabilities
A car that is suitable for persons with impaired gait and impaired function in hands and arms
Driver's seat rotated 90 degreesElectrically adjustable driver's seat in modified car
- facilitates transfers between wheelchair and driver's seat
Elevated toilet seatElevated toilet seat
An elevated toilet seat makes it easier for wheelchair users to transfer to and from the toilet.
User with feet on footrestEngblom comfort footrest
Padded footrest on wheelchair prevents pressure ulcers when barefoot
Toilet with reinforcement behind water reservoirExtra support for toilet chair
Reinforced water reservoir extends life span of toilet chair used by persons who drive a wheelchair and have poor balance
User places extra Velcro straps on back of wheelchairExtra Velcro straps for fine-tuning of wheelchair back
- makes sitting in Panthera wheelchair more comfortable
The user drives outdoors with Freewheel attached to wheelchairExtra wheelchair wheel, 'Freewheel'
Freewheel increases accessibility on uneven surfaces for people who use manual wheelchairs
Fire blanket stored on wheelchair between backrest and ventilatorFire blanket
Accessible fire blanket increases security for persons who have difficulties moving
NILCO floor hoistFloor hoist
Assistive device to transfer persons with high spinal cord injury.
User walks with his folding cane.Folding cane
- easy and convenient to bring along
Liko Light, dismantled. Photo: www.liko.seFolding floor lift
Folding lift that can be transported in 3 bags
User with feet on foot restFoot rest on wheelchair
The foot rest helps position feet properly and prevents pressure ulcers when the user does not wear shoes
User with soft footrestFootrest
A soft footrest on the wheelchair makes shoes unnecessary indoors
Garage and path to garageGarage adapted to minivan
In order to avoid a slope for the car ramp, the level of the ground at the side of the garage was raised to the same level as the floor of the car – suitable for persons with compromised arm function
Garage with ramp to the doorGarage in adapted house
Garage for minivan in adapted house
User on the way from house to garageGarage in adapted house
Two-car garage with direct entry to the house – suitable for people with disabilities who drive a van with ramp on the side
Gear panelGearbox in adapted automatic car
Shifting the car's gears with a mouth stick – a solution for drivers with high spinal cord injuries
User has transferred from stairs to wheelchair using sliding boardGetting up from the floor with assistive device
Getting up from the floor using a staircase and a long sliding board - a technique for wheelchair users
User drives down a curbGo down a curb in a wheelchair
Technique for people with strong arms
User goes down a flight of stairs with handrail with help from an assistant. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation StockholmGo down a flight of stairs with a wheelchair with assistance
Description of technique with help from one person
User goes down a flight of stairs with handrail. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation StockholmGo down a flight of stairs with handrail in a wheelchair
Technique for people who have strong arms
User goes down a short flight of stairs without a handrail. Photo Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation StockholmGo down a flight of stairs without handrail in a wheelchair
Technique for people with strong arms
User goes down a steep ramp. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation StockholmGo down a steep ramp in a wheelchair
Technique for people with strong arms
User goes down a ramp. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation StockholmGo down an indoor ramp in a wheelchair
Technique for people with strong arms
User drives up a curbGo up a curb in a wheelchair
Technique for people with strong arms
User goes up a flight of stairs with handrail. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation StockholmGoing up stairs with handrail in a wheelchair
Technique for people with strong arms
User riding bike with her children.Handbike
Power-assisted handbike that can be clipped on a manual wheelchair - allows bicycling on equal terms
User cyclingHandcycle
- enables people with disabilities to ride a bike on equal terms
Hockey pucks, photo from sv.wikipedia.orgHockey pucks
Hockey pucks can be used as blocks to raise hotel beds - suitable for persons with disabilities
User transfers from wheelchair to car with sliding boardHomemade sliding board for transfers to and from car
- Suitable for wheelchair users
User's assistant attaches hood to wheelchairHood to protect joystick
A metal hood protects electric wheelchair joystick during plane trips
Bedroom with ceiling liftIndependent transfer with ceiling lift
Independent transfer with ceiling lift
The user must overcome difficulties to transfer independently using a ceiling lift.
Bed and ceiling liftIndependent transfer with ceiling lift
A method for high quadriplegics to move to the bed themselves in emergency situations
The user with her individually adapted wheelchair Individually adapted manual wheelchair in titanium
Good ergonomics and light weight facilitate driving and reduce the burden on shoulders
FireplaceKeys on string A method to always have keys along
No more dropping and looking for keys with the key ring on a string
User with lap cushionLap and hand cushions
Cushions in colors that match clothing on which to place arms and hands when sitting in the wheelchair - a possibility for persons with extensive disabilities
User with leg in raised positionLegs in raised position in active wheelchair
Holding legs in raised position accelerates wound healing
User operates side door/lift from outside the vehicleLift for modified van
- facilitates transfer to and from the car for people with disabilities
Lift in marinaLift for people with disabilities
- allows transfer to and from a boat with a municipal lift device
User with lift straps in placeLift strap
Narrow lift straps facilitate bathroom visits for people with extensive disabilities
User puts on a wheelLifting a wheelchair out of a passenger car
Technique for people with strong arms
User tilts wheelchair on foot barLifting the wheelchair into the car
Technique for people with impaired balance and impaired arm/hand function
Light mounted on foot bar.Lighting for wheelchair
- easy to attach to wheelchair
User in Küschall chair equipped with e-motion wheelsManual wheelchair with "e-motion" wheel
E-motion wheels make it easier to operate the wheelchair – appropriate for persons with poor function of the arms
User with stick for miniature steering wheel in universal holderMiniature wheel in adapted minivan
Miniature wheel with attachment for arm and hand - a solution for driving for persons with high spinal cord injury
User opens ‘garage door’ with remote control.Minigarage for electric wheelchair, "bread bin"
- dry, frost-free storage for electric wheelchairs and other aids
Mobile floor lift GolvoMobile lift
Mobile lift Liko Golvo has an electric adjustable frame for easy transfers to a couch.
Metal bar of lift mounted on wheelchair attachment sitesMobile toilet
A folding lift attached to the wheelchair makes bathroom visits possible anywhere – suitable for women with extensive disabilities
Adapted wheel and hand controlsModified car
Modified car suitable for persons with high quadriplegia with partial arm/hand function
Modified car keyModified car key
- suitable for people with impaired hand function
User opens side doorModified Chrysler minivan
- enables a person with tetraplegia to drive a car
Garage viewed from inside without car, showing hole in front wall on short side as well as side doorModified garage
Modified garage for a person who drives a minivan equipped with a ramp on the side
User on ramp on the way into the carModified minivan
- allows user to drive while sitting in a manual wheelchair
User on motorcycle. Photo: www.rullarnas.seModified motorcycle
Modified motorcycle 3-wheel motorcycle - suitable for people with disabilities
User by race car. Photo: www.rullarnas.seModified race car
A race car that can be driven with hand controls - suitable for people with disabilities
Three-point cradle for standard steering wheelModified steering wheel
- enables people with tetraplegia to drive a car
User with strap around thighsModified thigh strap
Strap that holds together a wheelchair user's thighs, modified so that persons with impaired hand function can close it without assistance
User drives his car with space driverModified van
A van that can be fully controlled with a joystick - suitable for people with severe disabilities
Elastic band between rear frame and brake track of wheelchairModified wheelchair brake
Elastic band helps to ensure that brakes are not in the way when taking wheels off or putting them back on.
Conquest motorcycleMotorcycle for wheelchair users
The motorcycle can be operated while sitting in a wheelchair
The user opens/closes the trunk by remote controlMotorized car trunk
Motorized car trunk aids persons with disabilities
Tilting wood board between cockpit and saloonMoving between cabin and cockpit
Technique for wheelchair users to transfer in adapted sailboat.
Garden with asphalt-paved path up to the  terrace by the houseNatural garden
Accessible natural garden
Move with lift and neck roll (person in the picture is not the user)Neck roll cushion
The neck roll supports and helps to relax the neck during moves - suitable for persons with extensive disabilities who use a personal lift
User with non-slip device on shoes, halfway onNon-slip device for shoes
An important assistive device for persons with impaired gait
User with off-road chair on a sandy beachOff-road chair
Addition to manual wheelchair that allows driving on rough and uneven surfaces
Electric winch attached under roof ridgeOutdoor electric winch for transfers
An electric winch makes it possible to transfer between wheelchair and riding lawnmower, etc – suitable for people with disabilities
Passenger seat coverPassenger seat cover
Custom-sewn cover for passenger seat – suitable for wheelchair users who place the wheelchair on the passenger seat when driving
User on path into the garage (from inside)Path between garage and house in accessible housing
Short dry path between house and garage – important for persons who use electric wheelchairs and who drive cars
Stone-dust pathPaths
Stone-dust paths in wheelchair accessible garden
User lifts in wheelchair framePlacing a wheelchair into a passenger car
Technique for people with strong arms
User with polesPoles for pole walking
Poles helps persons keep their balance – suitable for persons with impaired gait
User and her husband at pool liftPool lift for outdoor pool
Stationary custom-designed pool lift makes it possible for people with disabilities to get in and out of a pool
Portable ramp lying in the cargo area of the vehiclePortable ramp
A portable ramp in the car helps deal with the occasional step with the wheelchair.
Portable ramps, one extendedPortable ramps
Small lightweight aluminum ramps for wheelchair users; practical to have along on the boat.
Portable rampsPortable telescoping ramps
Lightweight adjustable-length aluminum ramps
User with pressure platePressure plate for easy transfers
Wooden plate evens out pressure and facilitates moves from soft surfaces for people with disabilities
Cushion with air cellsPressure-relieving cushion for plane trips
– suitable for people with impaired sensation
User pulls protective covering over his lapProtection for car seat
Custom sewn covers for the car seat protects both the user and the car seat from dirt when he places a wheelchair in the car
Hunting with a quad bike. Photo from www.rullarnas.seQuad bike
A mobility aid for people with disabilities who want to get out into nature
The user holds onto the railingRailing along path
Railing along path helps persons with impaired gait
Threshold ramp at apartment doorRamp at apartment door
Threshold ramps to apartment door with anti-slip protection
Threshold ramp in aluminum at entrance doorRamp at entrance
Aluminum wheelchair ramp by entrance door
Ramp between patio and garden. Photo: Katharina RatzkaRamp between patio and garden
Ramp to the garden - suitable for wheelchair users
Threshold ramp with anti-slip strips glued onRamp by balcony
Wooden ramp with anti-slip protection
Wooden ramp at terraceRamp by terrace
Wooden ramp for vacation home terrace
User in Permobil on rampsRamp for Permobil electric wheelchair
Telescoping ramp on country home lot
Balcony door with aluminum threshold rampRamp to balcony
Aluminum wheelchair ramp to balcony door
The user drives on a wooden ramp over a ditchRamp to garden
Ramp across ditch on a wheelchair-accessible lot
Ramp to vacation home entranceRamp to vacation home
Wooden ramp with railing
User in his Permobil with Recaro seat.Recaro seat on electric wheelchair (Permobil)
- provides comfortable seating for people who use electric wheelchair
User riding recumbent bicycle. The wheelchair is attached to the tow hook.Recumbent bicycle with electric wheel and tow hook for wheelchair
Facilitates bike riding for individuals with impaired strength or disability
Reflective armbandReflective armband
Worn on arms when operating wheelchair outdoors in the dark.
Display with touch buttons to regulate heatRegulation of heat in modified minivan
Heat regulation in adapted car, operated with a mouth stick
Garage door, half openRemote control for garage door
Remote control for garage door - appropriate for people with disabilities who drive
User moves into a bus. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation StockholmRide a bus in a wheelchair
Independent mobility in a bus with low step-in height
User gets out of a bus. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation StockholmRide a bus in a wheelchair
Technique to get out of a bus
User rides down an escalator. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation StockholmRide down an escalator in a wheelchair
Technique for people who have strong arms
User rides down an escalator with help from an assistant. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation StockholmRide down an escalator in a wheelchair with assistance
Description of technique with help from one person
User drives onto escalatorRide on escalator with manual wheelchair
A technique that shows how wheelchair users who have strong arms can ride on escalators independently
User rides up an escalator. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation StockholmRide up an escalator in a wheelchair
Technique for people who have strong arms
User rides up an escalator with help from an assistant. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation StockholmRide up an escalator in a wheelchair with assistance
Description of technique with help from one person
User in his rugby wheelchair.Rugby chair
Wheelchair for wheelchair rugby
Safety string around user’s chestSafety string for wheelchair
Discrete string prevents a person who operates an electric wheelchair and has poor balance from falling forward
User drives his scooter outdoorsScooter for travel
Small, convenient electric scooter that can easily be disassembled - suitable for travel
Driver's seat with seatbelt in carSeatbelt in adapted minivan
Permanently fastened seatbelt – a solution for persons who cannot fasten the seatbelt without assistance and who drive while sitting in the wheelchair
Strap to secure feet to wheelchair foot barSecuring feet to wheelchair foot bar
Foot strap for feet – suitable for wheelchair users with spasticity
Wheelchair attached to bed with chainSecuring the wheelchair during transfers
A chain to attach the wheelchair to the bed frame makes transfers safer
Wheelchair secured with strap, metal hook sits on wheelchair grip ringSecuring the wheelchair during transfers to and from the car
A simple strap can prevent the wheelchair from sliding away when transferring to and from the car
Service dog helps to pull the userService dog pulling wheelchair
A service dog can help wheelchair users by pulling the wheelchair
El-gopedSimple electric scooter
Simple electric scooter - suitable for persons with impaired walking ability and good trunk balance
Roho cushion and nylon beltSitting in jeep at motocross
For people who do not have arm and/or hand function and cannot keep their balance an extra seatbelt and a strap around the hands help them to maintain a stable seated position.
Tandem skydiving. Photo: from www.kritto.seSkydiving
Tandem skydiving provides people with disabilities the opportunity to skydive with an instructor
Sliding board in black plastic on car seatSliding board
Facilitates transfers to and from the wheelchair
User on sliding board between wheelchair and lounge chairSliding board
Sliding board made of wood
User transfers to bed using sliding mat.Sliding mat for transfers
The sliding mat prevents chafing and requires less strength during transfers to the bed or shower chair
Sliding sheet. Foto from www.healthandcare.co.ukSliding sheet
- makes turning in bed easier - suitable for persons with extensive disabilities
Molift Smart 150. Photo from www.etac.comSmall folding and portable mobil hoist
- makes trips easier
User transfers from car to wheelchairSmall transfer mat
Small convenient transfer mat to avoid chafing during transfers
User drinks teaSmall wheelchair table for tea cup
Cup with straw on wheelchair table enables persons with extensive disabilities to drink unassisted
Specially designed sliding boardSpecially designed sliding board
Specially designed sliding board is easier to pull out from underneath the user after transfers.
Spring mattress with hard edgeSpring mattress with hard edge
Specially ordered hard edge in the spring mattress facilitates transfers for wheelchair-bound persons with impaired balance.
Stairway railingStaircase with railing
Stairway railing – important for persons with impaired gait
User standing in standing wheelchairStanding wheelchair
People who use a wheelchair can increase their independence at home by using a standing wheelchair and they can also stretch their leg joints.
User on motorcycle, support wheels in lowered position. Photo: from www.kritto.seStarting a motorcycle
Using hinged support wheels wheelchair users can drive a motorcycle
Permobil Trax in garageStorage place for electric wheelchair
Storage place for Permobil in garage
Net attached to wheelchair frame under seatStorage under wheelchair
Extra room under wheelchair for storing objects
User with transfer strap around thighsStrap as assistive device for transfers
Strap around thighs facilitates transfers – suitable for wheelchair users
User with strapStrap instead of wheelchair belt
Custom-made strap helps the user to keep his balance during strength training and moving outdoors – suitable for wheelchair users who have impaired balance
Wheelchair cushion attached with strapStrap that holds wheelchair cushion in place
Wheelchair transfers are easier when the cushion doesn’t slide around or bend
Helena drives wheelchair; her forearm is attached to the armrest with a strapStrap to be able to drive electric wheelchair
The forearm is attached to the armrest which facilitates wheelchair driving – suitable for people without arm function and with very little hand function
Helena with strap around both wristsStraps for easy transfers with lift
Leather strap that holds hands together facilitates transfers for people without arm/hand function
Coach tape on foot barTape on foot bar
Coach tape on wheelchair foot bar prevents feet from sliding down
Tetra quick release attached by hub of drive wheelTetra quick release
Tetra quick release enables people with impaired hand function to remove and attach the rear wheels from and to the wheelchair
User drives the PendelThree-wheel electric scooter
Electric scooter onto which a manual wheelchair can be driven.
User drives his scooter.Three-wheel electric scooter
- facilitates moving around outdoors for people who have difficulty walking
Threshold ramps Photo: Katharina RatzkaThreshold ramp
- facilitates moving over thresholds for wheelchair users
Power-driven wheelchair wheels with tire repair kitTire puncture repair kit or solid tires to prevent puncture
The tire puncture repair kit makes it possible to quickly repair punctured wheelchair tires.
User is towedTow line
Tow line for wheelchair users during walks in the woods
User transfers to bathtub with assistanceTransfer belt EasyBelt
EasyBelt facilitate transfers - suitable for wheelchair users who need help with transfers
Stationary lift next to sailboat on floating dockTransfer between sailboat and wheelchair with stationary lift
Transfer from sailboat to wheelchair with stationary hydraulic lift
The assistant grasps the user's trousersTransfer from bed to wheelchair
A simple lift technique with the help of a person but without a lift
User transfers from bed to wheelchairTransfer from bed to wheelchair
Transfer technique for wheelchair users who have strong arms
User transfers from bed to wheelchairTransfer from bed to wheelchair
Transfer technique for persons with high tetraplegia
User moves from car to wheelchairTransfer from driver's seat of car to wheelchair
Transfer technique for people with strong arms
User transfers from floor to wheelchairTransfer from floor to wheelchair
Transfer technique for persons with strong arms
Assistant grips user under sitting bonesTransfer from floor to wheelchair with help
- a technique with the help of one person
Transfer from floor to wheelchair with straight legsTransfer from floor to wheelchair with straight legs
Transfer technique for persons with strong arms when are not wearing shoes
User sets the brake on the wheelchairTransfer from the wheelchair to the car
Technique for people with impaired balance and impaired arm/hand function
Bathtub with ordinary chair next to itTransfer from wheelchair to bathtub
Transfer to bathtub using an ordinary chair
Assistant grasps the user's trousers; user holds on to the assistantTransfer from wheelchair to bed
Simple lift technique with an assistant's help, but without a lift
User transfers from wheelchair to bedTransfer from wheelchair to bed
Transfer technique for persons with high tetraplegia
User transfers over to bedTransfer from wheelchair to bed
Transfer technique for wheelchair users who have strong arms
User moves from wheelchair to carTransfer from wheelchair to driver's seat in car
Transfer technique for wheelchair users who have strong arms
User transfers from wheelchair to floorTransfer from wheelchair to floor
Transfer technique for persons with strong arms
Transfer to the floor with help from an assistantTransfer from wheelchair to floor with assistance
A technique with the help of an assistant
The user moves from the wheelchair to the dockTransfer from wheelchair to kayak
Transfer technique for wheelchair users
User transfers from dock to platform on boat’s swimming ladderTransfer from wheelchair to motorboat
Transfers using adapted platform and attachment to swimming ladder.
User places leg on motorcycle foot pedal. Photo: from www.kritto.seTransfer from wheelchair to motorcycle
Independent transfer for paraplegics
User receives help to place feet on deckTransfer from wheelchair to sailboat
Transfer from wheelchair to sailboat with help from one person.
Glide mat lying on bedTransfer mat
Glide mat for easy horizontal moves for persons with extensive disabilities and for assistants
User moves from wheelchair to lift chair. Photo: Katharina RatzkaTransfer to adapted excavator
Chairlift makes it possible to move from wheelchair to excavator
Bathtub without front and with crate next to itTransfer to bathtub with assistance
Removal of the front and end plates of the bathtub, a place to sit next to the bathtub and a belt to wear during the transfer make it easier for wheelchair users to transfer to and from the bathtub
User sits on platform on the boat’s swimming ladderTransfer to boat – teak platform on swimming ladder
Swimming ladder adaptation to facilitate transfers between wheelchair and boat.
User seated in wheelchair on the way into the car; built-in sliding board is folded downTransfer to car
Built-in sliding board facilitates transfers to a car for wheelchair users
User transfers from wheelchair to horse using a lift (photo: Carin Bergfeldt)Transfer to horse
Lift that enables transfer to horse - opportunity for wheelchair users
User places his feet on the floorTransfer to toilet
Transfer to the toilet for a person who uses a wheelchair and has impaired arm/hand function
User on stool next to the bathtubTransfer to whirlpool bath
- an option for wheelchair users with strong arms
“Rufus” Shower stoolTransfers between wheelchair and shower stool
The wheelchair is locked to the shower stool for secure transfers.
User transfers to the toilet using a sliding boardTransfers with sliding board to and from the toilet
- reduces pain in chest and shoulder muscles
User acceleratesTravel hand control unit for car
Easy to install travel hand control unit for car with automatic transmission - suitable for wheelchair users
Back wedges on wheelchairTrunk support to Panthera
Soft trunk support in wheelchair helps maintain balance
User sitting in car – close-up of wheelchair headrestTurn signal and headlight controls in adapted minivan
The controls for driving the car are placed in the wheelchair headrest – suitable for persons with high spinal cord injuries who drive
User presses "off" button on wheelTurning e-motion wheel motor on and off
The user has learned how to directly push the on/off button for the e-motion wheel motor in order to avoid bringing the remote control
User on his arm cycleUse of arm cycle outdoors
Arm cycle that allows cycling for training purposes for people with disabilities
Sailboat boomUsing boom to transfer onto sailboat
The boom of the sailboat and an electric winch can be used as a lift for persons with physical disabilities
With Zoomcamp in the woods (the person in the photo is not the user). Photo from www.zoomability.comVehicle with good mobility in rough terrain, Zoomcamp
A battery-powered, four-wheel drive bike suitable for people with disabilities
Door mat with holeWater-absorbing door mat
Facilitates transfers when not wearing shoes – suitable for wheelchair users
Wheel coverWheel cover to protect trousers
A fabric bag over the wheelchair wheels protects trousers during transfers.
User on pathWheelchair accessible path to dock
A power wheelchair works best on gravel path by lake
Wheelchair attachmentWheelchair attachment in adapted minivan
Wheelchair attachment for persons who drive while sitting in an electric wheelchair
User with remote control to wheelchair crane; photo from Autoadapt, www.autoadapt.seWheelchair crane for car
Wheelchair crane that lifts a manual wheelchair into and out of the car trunk – suitable for people with disabilities and low strength
User lifts his scooter into the carWheelchair crane for moving a scooter in and out of the car
- suitable for people with disabilities
User sitting on the StimuLITE cushionWheelchair cushion StimuLITE
A wheelchair cushion that prevents decubitus ulcers - suitable for persons who lack sensation
Panthera wheelchair with e-fixWheelchair E-fix
An electric wheelchair that can easily be converted to a manual wheelchair - appropriate for travel
Wheelchair glovesWheelchair gloves
Individually manufactured gloves used for transfers (to or from wheelchair) and when operating the wheelchair.
User with wheelchair glovesWheelchair gloves
Individually manufactured gloves for wheelchair driving
Wrist-supporting wheelchair glovesWheelchair gloves
Custom-sewn gloves to stabilize wrists for wheelchair driving
User with wheelchair glovesWheelchair gloves
Work gloves suitable as wheelchair gloves for persons with good hand function
Wheelchair glovesWheelchair gloves
Individually sewn gloves for wheelchair driving and transfers
User with wheelchair glovesWheelchair gloves
Custom-made gloves used for wheelchair driving and to hold utensils such as a pen or fork in place
User with wheelchair tableWheelchair table
- makes it easier to always have work materials accessible – suitable for people with severe disabilities
User sits in wheelchair, all three control alternatives visibleWheelchair with various steering options
A variety of steering options for an electric wheelchair are important for persons who use their head to drive and easily develop neck pain
Winter tiresWinter tires
Aggressive tires for manual wheelchair facilitates winter wheelchair driving
User drives on wet dirt with heavy-tread tires on wheelchairWinter tires for wheelchair
Heavy-tread tires on wheelchair facilitate outdoor driving in difficult terrain, such as sand or snow
Plastic skis attached under the wheelchairWinter walks with wheelchair
Plastic skis under the wheelchair make it possible for wheelchair users to take walks in winter
Work gloves (lightweight style)Work gloves as wheelchair gloves
Leather work gloves work well as wheelchair gloves