Technology WatchBy Klebine, Phil; Pushin' On, Vol. 27, No. 1
Publication Date: 2009
Article features assistive products for people with mobility disabilities. (1) The Multifit LegLifter is an appliance designed to provide independence for people who are unable to lift their legs from a bedside sitting position onto the bed. It is lightweight, compact, and adjustable to suit standard bed heights. It is controlled by a push button and features an automatic sensor that turns its motor off in the event of an obstruction. The lifter folds flat against the bedside when not in operation. (2) The Off-Road Wheelchair Kit is described as a unique design with a base platform that is driven by the wheels of a power wheelchair and allows the user to access uneven outdoor terrain with no modifications to the wheelchair needed. (3) The Sideways Wheelchair Kit is designed to be attached to a rear wheel drive power wheelchair to enable the chair to move sideways. The sideways movement permits wheelchair users to access tight spaces. (4) The TRAKPAK enables powered wheelchair users to easily retrieve items from behind the backrest. A linkage design requires minimum side clearance during deployment without increasing overall wheelchair width. (5) The Folding Tray Kit folds out from below the armrest and can be used as a tray on the side or front of the chair without changing its width.
Assistive Products Discussed: TRAYAWAY
MOBILIT ROVER OFF ROAD WHEELCHAIR KIT
Published by: University of Alabama at Birmingham Model Spinal Cord Injury System of Care (Website:http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O18149