Custom-designed scale

Scale for person who sits in wheelchair

H-shaped wooden stand on a bathroom scale
H-shaped wooden stand on a bathroom scale

Description
Made of wood. Weighs both the wheelchair and the person sitting in it. The stand is placed on an ordinary bathroom scale (the scale is positioned under the middle of the stand). Wheel the wheelchair backwards up onto the stand until it can’t go any farther (“stop block”).

Users comments
This stand was made by the user and his father. The “stop blocks” are positioned so that no part of the stand touches the floor. It works best with an analogue scale so that you don’t have to touch the scale to start it.

The user also has a scale that he hangs from his personal lift, see associated tips.

Made by
User with a relative

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
User with a relative

This tip is from 2008

H-shaped wooden stand
H-shaped wooden stand

Related tips

Crane or hanging scale that can be used as a personal scale
Crane or hanging scale that can be used as a personal scale
A crane scale with a ceiling lift may be used as a personal scale - appropriate for people who transfer using a ceiling lift.

Tipsare: Bruno

Bruno lives in an apartment and is working part time. He was injured in 1974 and has a tetraplegia (C5-6). Through hand surgery in 1977 his grip function improved. He has personal assistance 7 hours a day and some help at night provided by the local government.