Wheelchair sitting aid

Project  / Project number: 753 2007  /  Status:


The challenge

Wheelchair sitting aidThe client has short knee height relative to the seat of a wheelchair, when he sits he is at the seat front. Two people physically lift him to the back of the seat.

A 100mm high platform with wall rail was made. A narrow ramp from the platform allows the front wheels of the chair to straddle it allowing the chair to dock at the platform (ramp folds up for safety). Two carers walk the client up the ramp, one supports him while he holds onto the rail, the other positions the wheelchair enabling him to sit to the back. There are no longer any injuries to the client or carers.