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Offroadstolen, (svensk text)

User with off-road chair on a sandy beach
User with off-road chair on a sandy beach

User with off-road chair in snow on the mountains
User with off-road chair in snow on the mountains

User with off-road chair on a mountain trail
User with off-road chair on a mountain trail

User with off-road chair. Photo: Jonas Arneson
User with off-road chair. Photo: Jonas Arneson

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Off-road chair

Addition to manual wheelchair that allows driving on rough and uneven surfaces

Description
An addition with a large front wheel with a broad tire can be screwed onto a manual wheelchair in the same place where the small castors usually sit. All tires have a deep tread. The user tried different front wheels that are mounted in various ways: the current solution takes 5 minutes to switch (when not sitting in the wheelchair).

Authors comments
The user loves the outdoors. Since it is difficult to move around with a manual wheelchair on uneven terrain, she developed this solution. She tested different variations, see pictures.

Users should be aware that although the design works well, it overturns a little more easily than usual. The adaptation should be done at the user’s own risk.

Idea
User

Paid for by
In part by the Swedish Social Insurance Agency as an aid; improvement developed with a grant from HI

Editors comments
See also www.spinalistips.se/tips-extra-rullstolshjul-freewheel-1356.html or www.bespoken.me/photo/trike-in-field-2?context=latest (last checked July 2017)

Tip is dated from 2011

Categories for this tip
mobility » moving around by wheelchair, recreation, leisure » outdoor life, walking, Tips and tricks from people with Tetraplegia with motor function allowing ambulation (C2-Th1, ASIA D, E).

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