Ice skates for wheelchair
This client who spends much of his time in a wheelchair enjoys trips to the local ice rink. His father has learnt to skate and pushes him around the rink. The problem is that it is quite a strain on his father to lift him down from the chair onto the sled.
Skates were made for the rear wheels of the chair as these bear the weight. The device was made from 5mm steel bar 40mm wide. It was bent around the two horizontal base stays of the chair and the bracket secured in place by two bolts into right angles around the stays. The ‘skates’ could then be attached to these brackets.
The client and his father may now use the ice rink with much reduced risk of injury to the father. Further, the client much prefers to be closer to his usual height relative to everyone else.