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Tennisrullstol, (svensk text)

User in tennis chair from the front
User in tennis chair from the front

User in tennis chair from the back
User in tennis chair from the back

User buckles seatbelt over thighs
User buckles seatbelt over thighs

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Tennis wheelchair

Special wheelchair with anti-tip device and positioning belt. The wheelchair is used to play tennis

Description
The wheelchair is a sports chair from Quickie. The wheels have a 20 degree camber angle (Photo 1). A fifth wheel behind the chair prevents it from tipping (Photo 2). The chair has friction drive rings. The front wheel and the fifth rear wheel are extra hard for speed.
The user has different belts to sit securely in the chair: - seatbelt over thighs with Velcro closure, standard (Photo 3).
- positioning belt around knees with closure that resembles a snowboard binding presses him backwards in the chair (photo 4).
- feet are strapped backward against the frame with Velcro binding

Authors comments
Positioning belt around knees holds the user in the chair and makes it easier to drive the wheelchair with body movements alone.

Manufacturer
www.quickie-wheelchairs.com (last checked July 2017)

Tip is dated from 2009

Categories for this tip
recreation, leisure » sports, Tips and tricks from people with Motor incomplete tetraplegia (C2-Th1, ASIA C, D).

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