Accessible sauna

– with maneuvering space and custom ventilation hatch – suitable for wheelchair users

User in sauna
User in sauna

Description
Sauna with wide door, without threshold and with room to enter with a manual wheelchair. An old wheelchair is used to transfer to the sauna and to shower. In the sauna the user sits on the bench and uses a small pressure-relieving cushion (ROHO adaptor).

The user can open and close the ventilation hatch on the ceiling. The hatch itself consists of a piece of sauna panel and is equipped with a hinge and a long rope that runs from the hatch through a loop on the ceiling and hangs down so that the user can reach it, see photo 2.

Model, pressure-relieving cushion: Roho Adaptor

Users comments
It was important for the user to be able to manage the ventilation hatch on his own and it took him a while before he thought of the current solution.

Purchased from
Pressure-relieving cushion: Permobil, www.permobil.com (last checked July 2017)

Paid for by
Municipality (adjustment); County Council (pressure-relieving cushion)

Whose idea
The user (ventilation hatch)

This tip is from 2011

Adapted ventilation hatch
Adapted ventilation hatch
“Sauna Wheelchair” with pressure-relieving cushion
“Sauna Wheelchair” with pressure-relieving cushion
Pressure-relieving cushion on sauna bench
Pressure-relieving cushion on sauna bench

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Tipsare: Robert

Robert lives together with his wife and three children in a house. He is working full time. He was injured in 2003 and has a low paraplegia; no assistance.