Leg rest for electric wheelchair

Easily assembled leg rest, used to be able to sleep in electric wheelchair

User lying in wheelchair with leg rest attached
User lying in wheelchair with leg rest attached

Description
A fabric-covered metal frame is attached to the Permobil’s adapted attachment (see associated tip “Stand – the user’s ‘third hand’”). An assistant helps the user to attach the leg rest while the user sits in the wheelchair. The user can sleep in the wheelchair with a blanket and a cushion under his legs and head, and a wheat cushion under his neck.

Users comments
This solution works very well when the user travels and wants to spend the night, such as when visiting his son. He sleeps well and avoids to transfer from the wheelchair. The assistant who helps to attach the leg rest first places the user’s feet and legs on a table, attaches the leg rest, and then lowers the user’s feet and legs onto the leg rest.

Made by
User’s friend, Gert Ove Nypström, Skellefteå

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

Editors comments
Watch out for pressure sores!!

This tip is from 2006

Leg rest on wheelchair (close-up)
Leg rest on wheelchair (close-up)
Leg rest
Leg rest

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Stand – the user’s “third hand”
Stand – the user’s “third hand”
A telescopic slide-out iron rod/stand to which many types of equipment can be attached. This stand enables a user who does not have any active hand function to hold on to various types of equipment..

Tipsare: Ragge

Ragge lives together with his wife in a house. He is developing ideas which make everyday life easier for himself and for others. He was injured in 1973 and has a high tetraplegia. He has homehelp 27 hours a week.