Getting up from the floor with assistive device

Getting up from the floor using a staircase and a long sliding board – a technique for wheelchair users

User has transferred from stairs to wheelchair using sliding board
User has transferred from stairs to wheelchair using sliding board

Description
To get up from the floor the user pulls himself up three steps on an indoor staircase to reach the same height as the wheelchair. From there he transfers to the wheelchair using a long hard sliding board.
The sliding board is homemade. It is a 2 cm thick and 20 cm wide wooden board. One short side is beveled.

Users comments
The user cannot get up from the floor to the wheelchair on his own. However, he can move around on the floor on his bottom and pull himself up the stairs. He came up with this solution to avoid having to call the municipality with the security alarm. He made the long hard sliding board himself.

Purchased from
Wooden board: Building supply center

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2012

Sliding board between stairway and wheelchair
Sliding board between stairway and wheelchair