This custom solution was designed and built for an elderly man with Multiple Sclerosis, who needed a way to easily load and unload his manual wheelchair from his boot.
Previously, his wife would strain to assist by lifting and loading the manual wheelchair into the back of their car by herself. To reduce her handling strain and risk of injury, we designed this custom, powered lifter for the couple’s small hatch back. One key design specification was to make sure the solution didn’t require the back seats to be laid flat because the couple often traveled with other people in the car.
We can design and build solutions to assist you with getting out and about, and transferring from wheelchair to vehicle.
Please note, Solve’s assistive technologies are custom designed and built for each individual. The solutions pictured are not available for purchase or distribution as stand-alone or commercial products.
An individual assessment with a Solve occupational therapist is required to determine the appropriate assistive technology is safe and suitable for each individual.
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