Attaching wheelchair and seat belt in modified car

Modifications that make it safe for a person with disabilities to drive while seated in a manual wheelchair

Mounting plate
Mounting plate

Description
The car has a mounting plate that can be raised under the wheelchair by pushing a button and locked into a tube that sits on the chair (photos 1-3). An extra backrest and headrest sit behind the driver’s seat that can be turned inward with a touch of the button behind the user, when she is sitting in place (photo 5). The control buttons for attaching and for the extra backrest and headrest are located on the car’s left side panel, see related tip.
The seat belt is always buckled and suspended so that the user only needs to slide in under it and it sits appropriately (photo 4).

Made by
Hedemora Anpassning (modifications) which today is part of Permobil, www.permobil.se (last checked April 2017).

Paid for by
Swedish Social Insurance Agency

This tip is from 2012

Mounting plate hooks into wheelchair
Mounting plate hooks into wheelchair
Tube under wheelchair seat for the mounting plate in the car
Tube under wheelchair seat for the mounting plate in the car
Seat belt
Seat belt
Extra backrest and headrest
Extra backrest and headrest

Related tips

Modified car key
Modified car key
- suitable for people with impaired hand function.
Control of car
Control of car
Modification for accelerator and brake as well as for control of the steering wheel - make it possible for a person with a high spinal cord injury to drive.
Modified minivan
Modified minivan
- allows user to drive while sitting in a manual wheelchair.

Tipsare: Yasmin

Yasmin lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1999 and has a C-5 tetraplgia. Through hand surgery her grip function improved. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 7 hours of those are assistance on call.