Transfer board – folding

Project  / Project number: 705  /  Status:


The challenge

Client suffered from limb girdle dystrophy. He needed a transfer board, used from his wheelchair to his car to be able to folded, so he could travel with it more easily, and stow it in the wheel chair without it impeding the chairs use.

A board was made of 3/4 inch ply and hinged in two places. To accept the clients weight, two steel pins were inserted on one side of each hinged section and half round tubes set in the other section of the board to receive them. The hinges were protected from damaging the surface they rested on with a plastic film.

The board was compact when folded and fitted the space available.