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Åka uppför en rulltrappa med rullstol med hjälp, (svensk text)


User rides up an escalator with help from an assistant, filmed by Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation Stockholm (film)

User rides up an escalator with help from an assistant. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation Stockholm
User rides up an escalator with help from an assistant. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation Stockholm

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Ride up an escalator in a wheelchair with assistance

Description of technique with help from one person

Description
The user rolls toward the escalator, the assistant walks behind him, holding the wheelchair backrest and making sure that the drive wheels end up on one step and the castors on the next. When the steps are increased the assistant stands with one leg one step below and the other two steps below the user and applies stabilizing counterpressure. When the escalator starts to level off the assistant helps to lift the drive wheels slightly so that they will not get stuck in the small edge at the top of the escalator.

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, personal assistance » mobility with assistance, Tips and tricks from people with Motor incomplete paraplegia ( Th2-S1, ASIA C, D).

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2 comments:

  1. Men det där är farligt. Om rullstolen börjar rulla bakåt, kan både få allvarliga skador eller dö. Videon borde tas bort.
    #4450# comment 2012-11-07
  2. Det är inte farligt när man kan tekniken.
    #4451# comment 2012-11-07

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