Turning e-motion wheel motor on and off

The user has learned how to directly push the on/off button for the e-motion wheel motor in order to avoid bringing the remote control

User presses "off" button on wheel
User presses "off" button on wheel

Description
The on/off button is located in the middle of the wheel. The user hooks the thumb around the hub of the wheel and presses the button with the index finger knuckle. To keep her balance she places her other arm around the backrest.

Users comments
A remote control is available (see photo 3) for e-motion wheels. But this user does not want to bring it along all the time, so she learned how to use the button on the wheel.

Purchased from
Invacare, www.invacare.com (last checked April 2017)

Paid for by
County Council

This tip is from 2007

User presses "off" button on wheel
User presses "off" button on wheel
User with remote control
User with remote control

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Manual wheelchair with “e-motion” wheel
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E-motion wheels make it easier to operate the wheelchair – appropriate for persons with poor function of the arms.

Tipsare: Yasmin

Yasmin lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1999 and has a C-5 tetraplgia. Through hand surgery her grip function improved. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 7 hours of those are assistance on call.