Transfer from the wheelchair to the car

Technique for people with impaired balance and impaired arm/hand function

User sets the brake on the wheelchair
User sets the brake on the wheelchair

Description
Technique:
The user positions himself with the wheelchair at a 45-degree angle to the car and sets the brake on the wheelchair. He moves forward in the chair by leaning backward, while holding on to the door handle to avoid tipping over backwards. He places his right foot on the ground and moves forward to the left foot a little on the foot bar. He sits on the far right corner of the cushion, places one hand on the car seat and the other close to his left hip on the chair cushion and moves over, at the same time that he leans forward to the left. He lifts his legs into the car.

Users comments
To get a better grip, he licks his hands before moving over.

This tip is from 2008

User transfers to the car
User transfers to the car
User sitting in the car
User sitting in the car
User lifts his legs into the car
User lifts his legs into the car

Related tips

Lifting the wheelchair into the car
Lifting the wheelchair into the car
Technique for people with impaired balance and impaired arm/hand function.
Securing the wheelchair during transfers to and from the car
Securing the wheelchair during transfers to and from the car
A simple strap can prevent the wheelchair from sliding away when transferring to and from the car.
Modified car
Modified car
Modified car suitable for persons with high quadriplegia with partial arm/hand function.

Tipsare: Anonym 4

The person lives in an apartment. He is working and studying full time. He was injured in 2003 and has a tetraplegia (C6). He has personal assistance 1-3 hours a day.