Go down a steep ramp in a wheelchair

Technique for people with strong arms


User goes down a steep ramp, filmed by Madeleine Stenius, Rehab Station Stockholm

The user goes down the ramp balanced on the rear wheels. He determines the speed by adjusting the friction between his hands and the push rims.

Description of technique according to the book ‘Drivkraft’ [Driving force] by Ake Norsten, see below.

Users comments
For a description of more driving techniques, see the book ‘Drivkraft körergononmi, rullstolsteknik & metodik’ [Driving force driving ergonomics, wheelchair techniques and methods] by Åke Norsten (in Swedish).
May be ordered from Spinalis, Rehabstation Stockholm via the Rehabstation website, www.rehabstation.se (last checked July 2017).

User goes down a steep ramp.
User goes down a steep ramp. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation Stockholm

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Tipsare: Staffan

Stafan livs in an apartment. He is working full time. Since birth he has low paraplegia. No assistance.