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
Hjälpmedelcentralen (assistive device center)

Paid for by
County council

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2009

Hood sitting on top of joystick
Hood sitting on top of joystick

Tipsare: Erik

Erik lives together with his wife and his child in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1996 and has a high tetraplegia (C4-5). He has personal assistance 21 hours a day.