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Kåpan till skydd för joysticken, (svensk text)

User's assistant attaches hood to wheelchair
User's assistant attaches hood to wheelchair

Hood sitting on top of joystick
Hood sitting on top of joystick

Hood
Hood

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Hood to protect joystick

A metal hood protects electric wheelchair joystick during plane trips

Description
A welded plate hood sits on a metal bar. For travel, the user puts the hood on the joystick for protection when the wheelchair is transported in a plane. The metal bar fits in the wheelchair's existing holder. The user has taped a carton to the hood for additional protection.

Authors comments
The user is very satisfied with the solution. Before he had the modification he worried before each trip that the wheelchair joystick would break.

Manufacturer
Hjälpmedelcentralen (assistive device center)

Idea
The user

Paid for by
County council

Tip is dated from 2009

Categories for this tip
mobility » flying, travelling » flying, using transportation on trips, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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