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'Skjutpinne' till rullstol, (svensk text)

User receives help going uphill
User receives help going uphill

User receives help braking
User receives help braking

Push stick attached to the wheelchair frame
Push stick attached to the wheelchair frame

The stick is attached with a strap
The stick is attached with a strap

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"Push stick" for wheelchair

A simple assistive device for people who cannot manage independently with a manual wheelchair in certain situations

Description
The "push stick" is made of a telescoping tube (for window-washing) which is attached to a painting handle. The stick is attached to the wheelchair back bow with a strap. The telescoping tube extends to the outer position so that an assistant can help to push or brake the wheelchair when the user is unable to do so. The stick can be moved along the frame and can therefore be placed offset from the middle if the user needs more help on one side.

Authors comments
When the user had problems with one shoulder he came up with the idea of the push stick together with a friend, who was tired of bending over. The stick allows the assistant to walk standing straight and use relatively little strength to give an extra push to the person in the wheelchair. The stick is not intended for completely passive users, but is designed for active users so they can get by without using an electric wheelchair, such as when they are traveling.

Idea
Peter Noresson, Tomas Engblom

Paid for by
The user

Tip is dated from 2008

Categories for this tip
mobility » moving around by wheelchair, Tips and tricks from people with Low tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C7- Th1, ASIA A, B).

2 comments:

  1. Hello! can you to help me? i want to buy user wheelchair PANTHERA. can you tell me, where i can to buy it? thanks and good luck...
    #4438# comment 2012-11-01
  2. Contact Panthera, www.panthera.se
    #4478# comment 2012-11-13

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