Hood to protect joystick

A metal hood protects electric wheelchair joystick during plane trips

User's assistant attaches hood to wheelchair

User’s assistant attaches hood to wheelchair

A welded plate hood sits on a metal bar. For travel, the user puts the hood on the joystick for protection when the wheelchair is transported in a plane. The metal bar fits in the wheelchair’s existing holder. The user has taped a carton to the hood for additional protection.

Users comments
The user is very satisfied with the solution. Before he had the modification he worried before each trip that the wheelchair joystick would break.

Made by
Hjälpmedelscentralen (assistive device center)

Paid for by
County council

Whose idea
The user

Hood sitting on top of joystick

Hood sitting on top of joystick



Author: Erik

Erik bor ihop med fru och barn i en villa. Han arbetar deltid. 1996 skadade han sig och har en hög tetraplegi (C4-5). Han har 21 timmar personlig assistans per dygn.

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