Strap instead of wheelchair belt

Custom-made strap helps the user to keep his balance during strength training and moving outdoors – suitable for wheelchair users who have impaired balance

User with strap
User with strap

Description
Wide padded strap (about 20 cm wide and 140 cm long) with loops has a Velcro closure. The strap sits around the user and the backrest of the wheelchair.

Users comments
The strap is used during strength training and sits as high as possible. It is also used for moving outdoors and then sits as low as possible. The loops help the user, who has impaired hand function, to grasp the strap and tighten it.

Made by
User’s partner

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2010

Tipsare: Mikael

Mikael lives together with his partner in an apartment. He is working parttime. He was injured in 2008 and has a tetraplegia (C5-6). He has personal assistance 30 hours a week.