Strap to be able to drive electric wheelchair

The forearm is attached to the armrest which facilitates wheelchair driving – suitable for people without arm function and with very little hand function

Helena drives wheelchair; her forearm is attached to the armrest with a strap
Helena drives wheelchair; her forearm is attached to the armrest with a strap

Description
Broad strap with Velcro closure sits around the wheelchair armrest and Helena’s forearm.

Users comments
The user drives an electric wheelchair. She is unable to hold her forearm on the armrest. The strap makes wheelchair driving much safer. When she drives a car she attaches her forearm in the same way.

Made by
Helena’s husband

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user’s

This tip is from 2009

Tipsare: Helena

Helena lives together with her husband and two teenage children in a house. She is working part time (75%). Since birth she has a muscular disease with symtoms similar to a high spinal cord lesion. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day.