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Säkerhetssnöre till rullstolen, (svensk text)

Safety string around user’s chest
Safety string around user’s chest

Back support plate with hole for string
Back support plate with hole for string

Snap hook
Snap hook

Snap hook
Snap hook

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Safety string for wheelchair

Discrete string prevents a person who operates an electric wheelchair and has poor balance from falling forward

Description
Instead of a seatbelt, a discrete string is used around the user’s chest. The string goes behind the wheelchair’s backrest and through holes on each side of the back support plate. The string can be opened or closed with a small snap hook.

Authors comments
When the wheelchair stops the user could fall forward and then has no way to get up again. When he drives outdoors he uses this safety string and it is enough for him. He does not want a large seatbelt. The string must be positioned high up on the chest.

Build instructions
Drill holes in the sides of the back support plate at chest height. Pull a string through. Make a loop in one end of the string and attach a snap hook to the other end.

Manufacturer
User’s home services staff

Idea
The user

Paid for by

Tip is dated from 2006

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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