Instead of a seatbelt, a discrete string is used around the user’s chest. The string goes behind the wheelchair’s backrest and through holes on each side of the back support plate. The string can be opened or closed with a small snap hook.
When the wheelchair stops the user could fall forward and then has no way to get up again. When he drives outdoors he uses this safety string and it is enough for him. He does not want a large seatbelt. The string must be positioned high up on the chest.
How to make
Drill holes in the sides of the back support plate at chest height. Pull a string through. Make a loop in one end of the string and attach a snap hook to the other end.
User’s home services staff
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This tip is from 2006