homepageTips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Förflyttning från rullstolen till bilen, (svensk text)

User sets the brake on the wheelchair
User sets the brake on the wheelchair

User transfers to the car
User transfers to the car

User sitting in the car
User sitting in the car

User lifts his legs into the car
User lifts his legs into the car

(Click for larger image)

Start » Transfer from the wheelchair to the car

Transfer from the wheelchair to the car

Technique for people with impaired balance and impaired arm/hand function

Description
Technique:
The user positions himself with the wheelchair at a 45-degree angle to the car and sets the brake on the wheelchair. He moves forward in the chair by leaning backward, while holding on to the door handle to avoid tipping over backwards. He places his right foot on the ground and moves forward to the left foot a little on the foot bar. He sits on the far right corner of the cushion, places one hand on the car seat and the other close to his left hip on the chair cushion and moves over, at the same time that he leans forward to the left. He lifts his legs into the car.

Authors comments
To get a better grip, he licks his hands before moving over.

Tip is dated from 2008

Categories for this tip
mobility » transfers into and out of cars, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

Related tips: 3

Wheelchair secured with strap, metal hook sits on wheelchair grip ringSecuring the wheelchair during transfers to and from the car
A simple strap can prevent the wheelchair from sliding away when transferring to and from the car
Tip is dated from 2007.
Adapted wheel and hand controlsModified car
Modified car suitable for persons with high quadriplegia with partial arm/hand function
Tip is dated from 2007.
User tilts wheelchair on foot barLifting the wheelchair into the car
Technique for people with impaired balance and impaired arm/hand function
Tip is dated from 2008.

One comment:

  1. That iinsght's just what I've been looking for. Thanks!
    #3392# comment 2012-06-10

Share page on :