The minivan is equipped with a ramp with a lift function on the side (photo 1). The wheelchair has an attachment bracket on the chassis and the car has an automatic fastener on the floor that the wheelchair mounting hooks into, see related tip. The seat belt is always buckled and suspended so that the user only needs to roll forward (photo 2), see related tip. An extra backrest and headrest sit behind the driver’s seat and automatically move in behind the user at the touch of a button. The gear lever is bent and extended so the user can easily grasp it (photo 4). The other control buttons are also modified. For example, the buttons to raise and lower the windows are extended with a small lever (photo 5: small levers in front of the user’s left hand). Another example is the attachment button for the wheelchair and the button for the extra backrest and headrest that are located in the left side panel (photo 5).
The user controls the car with a special handle on the steering wheel (photos 3 and 4) and a specially designed hand control (photo 5), see also related tip.
The car key is also modified to provide a better grip for the user, see related tip.
Hedemora Anpassning (modifications) which today is part of Permobil, www.permobil.se (in Sweden), last checked April 2017.
Paid for by
Swedish Social Insurance Agency
This tip is from 2011