Simple adapted alarm to call assistants

Alarm attached to the wheelchair – suitable for persons with physical disabilities and personal assistants

Adapted portable alarm transmitter attached to the wheelchair cushion
Adapted portable alarm transmitter attached to the wheelchair cushion

Description
Portable radio-controlled alarm. The transmitter is waterproof with a long lifetime. It sits on a plate; a plexiglas disc sits on top of it to increase the area on which to apply pressure. The user attaches the transmitter to the side of the wheelchair cushion with a Velcro strap. The assistants have a receiver, a small box with clips to be able to attach it to clothing. The alarm gives an audio signal and vibrates.

Model: alarm transmitter: ATOM
receiver: Trex/Home

Users comments
The user is satisfied with the alarm. It makes him, his family and the assistants feel more secure.

Purchased from
For example: Neat, www.neatelectronics.se/en/ (last checked March 2017).

Paid for by
County Council

Editors comments
Neat sells an accessory to the transmitter, a HAPA adaptor, which has the same function as the modification that the user designed.

This tip is from 2009

Alarm transmitter with modification
Alarm transmitter with modification
Receiver
Receiver
Transmitters on the user's wheelchair
Transmitters on the user's wheelchair

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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.