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Åka ner en brant ramp med rullstol, (svensk text)


User goes down a steep ramp, filmed by Madeleine Stenius, Rehab Station Stockholm (film)

User goes down a steep ramp. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation Stockholm
User goes down a steep ramp. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation Stockholm

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Go down a steep ramp in a wheelchair

Technique for people with strong arms

Description
The user goes down the ramp balanced on the rear wheels. He determines the speed by adjusting the friction between his hands and the push rims.

Description of technique according to the book ‘Drivkraft’ [Driving force] by Ake Norsten, see below.

Authors comments
For a description of more driving techniques, see the book ‘Drivkraft körergononmi, rullstolsteknik & metodik’ [Driving force driving ergonomics, wheelchair techniques and methods] by Åke Norsten (in Swedish).
May be ordered from Spinalis, Rehabstation Stockholm via the Rehabstation website, www.rehabstation.se (last checked July 2017).

Tip is dated from 2011

Categories for this tip
mobility » moving around by wheelchair, Tips and tricks from people with Motor incomplete paraplegia ( Th2-S1, ASIA C, D).

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