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Reflective armband
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Reflective armband

Worn on arms when operating wheelchair outdoors in the dark.

Reflective armbands are easy to put on by “wrapping” them around the arm. Easy to roll up and place in pocket when not needed.

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Tip is dated from 2005

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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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  1. I've got similar things attached to my wheelchair but mine are 'wrap-strap'/'slap-strap' style (they have a piece of metal inside which can be pushed 'flat' or 'slapped' so it curves round whatever you 'slap' it on (i.e. arm/wheelchair etc).When it's really dark, I also use some small LED bike lights which I keep attached to my manual wheelchair frame (you can get some which clip on and off brackets which you can leave on your chair and remove the lights but I went over to the smaller but brighter LED lights on my new chair) and they are so helpful when it is dark - not only can people see you more easily (especially crossing roads etc) but you can also see things in front of you more easily. I've currently got two white lights on the front of my wheelchair frame (just above ankle height) and two red ones on the back bar of the backrest. The small lights are about an inch high, 1.5inches deep and less than an inch wide and strap round the frame with Velcro straps. They have a big button to push to turn them on/off and get caught much less than the old bulky ones I used to use which were (technically) more easily removable as they had brackets (although I found them almost impossible to remove!)Best wishes,Cat>^,,^
    #404# comment 2010-12-17

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