Integral Swivel Chair Transfer Board
The Transfer board addresses the issues of transferring to and from a wheelchair to an office type chair which rotates and is on castors-the office chair has no brake. The user must have sufficient upper body strength to affect a transfer. The user has opted to use an office chair for short movements in their home and wants a safer transfer
The office chair is modified for a specific user by the addition of a transfer board attached to one side of the chair’s frame. The board is hinged to fold down when not in use. The seat is replaced with a plywood base to support a pressure cushion. The board can be raised to affect a transfer. The board has a locating pin on the underside and the board is slotted to engage with the wheelchair wheel.
To use, position the chairs adjacent to each other-LOCK THE WHEELCHAIR WHEELS-raise the transfer board and then lower it to engage the pin in the wheel chair stem and locate the board around the wheelchair wheels –CHECK THAT THE SWIVEL CHAIR IS SECURE