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Extra rullstolshjul ,'Freewheel', (svensk text)

The user drives outdoors with Freewheel attached to wheelchair
The user drives outdoors with Freewheel attached to wheelchair

User with Freewheel attached (close-up)
User with Freewheel attached (close-up)

Attachment of Freewheel on wheelchair footrest
Attachment of Freewheel on wheelchair footrest

Freewheel disconnected from wheelchair
Freewheel disconnected from wheelchair

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Extra wheelchair wheel, 'Freewheel'

Freewheel increases accessibility on uneven surfaces for people who use manual wheelchairs

Description
Freewheel is an accessory for manual wheelchairs that the user can easily mount on the wheelchair footrests. The wheelchair castor wheels are lifted above the ground as soon as the Freewheel is connected. The Freewheel extends the length of the wheelchair by 46 cm.
The Freewheel is small and easy to bring along when it is not being used. There is a bracket on which to hang Freewheel on the wheelchair back, when it is not in use. See also www.panthera.se (last checked June 2017)

Authors comments
The user is very pleased with the Freewheel and always uses it outdoors. It is possible to bend forward and push off without the front wheels touching ground.

Manufacturer
Freewheel, USA,
www.gofreewheel.com (last checked June 2017)

Purchased from
Panthera, www.panthera.se/index_en.html (last checked June 2017)

Idea
Pat Dougherty, USA

Paid for by
The user

Tip is dated from 2012

Categories for this tip
mobility » moving around by wheelchair, Tips and tricks from people with High paraplegia with impaired balance (Th 2-10, ASIA A, B).

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