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User has transferred from stairs to wheelchair using sliding board
User has transferred from stairs to wheelchair using sliding board

Sliding board between stairway and wheelchair
Sliding board between stairway and wheelchair

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Getting 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

Description
To get up from the floor the user pulls himself up three steps on an indoor staircase to reach the same height as the wheelchair. From there he transfers to the wheelchair using a long hard sliding board.
The sliding board is homemade. It is a 2 cm thick and 20 cm wide wooden board. One short side is beveled.

Authors comments
The user cannot get up from the floor to the wheelchair on his own. However, he can move around on the floor on his bottom and pull himself up the stairs. He came up with this solution to avoid having to call the municipality with the security alarm. He made the long hard sliding board himself.

Purchased from
Wooden board: Building supply center

Idea
The user

Tip is dated from 2012

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

One comment:

  1. Thanks. Clever idea.
    I'm now 73 and have been paraplegic for 56 years.
    Michael
    #21829# comment 2016-01-18

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