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Manuel rullstol med e-motion hjul, (svensk text)

User in Küschall chair equipped with e-motion wheels
User in Küschall chair equipped with e-motion wheels

E-motion-wheel (close-up)
E-motion-wheel (close-up)

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Manual wheelchair with "e-motion" wheel

E-motion wheels make it easier to operate the wheelchair – appropriate for persons with poor function of the arms

Description
The e-motion wheel serves as a motor to help propel a manual wheelchair. Each wheel has an electric motor with an integrated removable battery. A mild push on the grip rings is all that's required to engage the motors, which then help to propel the wheelchair. E-motion also aids in braking, with little arm strength required. Mild counterpressure on the grip rings engages the power brakes and slows the wheelchair. The user has e-motion wheels on a Küschall active wheelchair, which has a more tilted seat. She sits securely in the chair and is able to drive well. The foot bar is close to the body, which shortens the chair and allows for easy rotation and maneuverability.

E-motions wheels make the wheelchair about 8 cm wider.

Authors comments
The user is extremely satisfied with e-motion and the Küschall chair. She experiences an enormous sense of freedom to be able to get around easily outdoors. She sits very securely in the chair and especially when going uphill she can lean forward and exert herself without falling forward. A minor disadvantage is that she experiences more pressure on the tailbone, which requires intermittent relief. Another disadvantage is that when the grip rings are wet, they become extremely slippery, which makes it difficult to get a grip.

Purchased from
Invacare, www.invacare.com (e-motion), www.kuschall.com (Küschall-chair), last checked April 2017

Paid for by
County Council

Editors comments
E-motion can be combined with various manual wheelchairs.

Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
mobility » moving around by wheelchair, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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Strap to secure feet to wheelchair foot barSecuring feet to wheelchair foot bar
Foot strap for feet – suitable for wheelchair users with spasticity
Tip is dated from 2007.
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
Tip is dated from 2007.

2 comments:

  1. Hej.

    Tycker det låter mycket intressant med Ehjul till rullstol.

    Jag har en äldre släkting som gärns skulle vilja komma ut tex på en promenadväg runt en närbelägen mindre sjö.
    Vägbeläggningen består av delar med asfalt och grusväg.

    Har ni något förslag på hur man kan enkelt kan förse tex en vanlig. lånerullstol med hjälpmotor ?
    I mitt fall är personen inte intresserad av att komma ut å köra själv utan vill ha med en som 'kör' rullstolen vilket kan bli tungt.

    En enkel styrning med tex tre hastigheter framåt, en bakåt och kanske broms el bromshjälp i nerförsbackar.

    En el.rulsstol typ permobil att köra själv är inte aktuell.

    hoppas på och ser fram emot ett svar från Er gör

    Ulf Rosenius Jönköping.

    ulf.rosenius@gmail.com

    #6038# comment 2013-04-07
  2. Kolla http://etac.se/se/Produkter/Vuxen/Hjalpmotor/Lille-Viking-2000/
    hälsningar, Spinalistips
    #6089# comment 2013-04-08

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