Electric wheelchair with built-in sliding board

Built-in sliding board makes transfers easier

The user sitting in the wheelchair modified with built-in sliding board and removable leg support
The user sitting in the wheelchair modified with built-in sliding board and removable leg support

Description
The user’s electric wheelchair (Permobil C 500) is modified with a built-in sliding board and removable leg support. The leg support sits against the outside of the leg to prevent the legs from sliding apart (see photos 1-3). The sliding board is screwed onto the side of the wheelchair at the same height as the seat cushion. The sliding board does not make the wheelchair broader. When the user transfers, she folds the side support up (photos 2-4) and removes the leg support (photo 4). To have the right seat height for the transfer she uses the wheelchair seat lift.

Made by
Sodexho Hjälpmedelservice (Assistive device services), Stockholm

Paid for by
County Council

Whose idea
The user’s mother

This tip is from 2015

The user folds up the side support
The user folds up the side support
The user with side support folded up
The user with side support folded up
The user's modified wheelchair without side support and leg support
The user's modified wheelchair without side support and leg support

Tipsare: Johanna

J. has a paraplegia since birth.