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    Save shoulders doing car transfers

    What a great, simple idea. I wish I would have had one of these 45 years ago!

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    That is very cool, and a lot easier than dragging a transfer board around with you.

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    It does save your shoulders doing the transfers, but now you have to get that wheelchair in the car somehow, which is always a strain and difficult problem especially in inclement weather. But technology moves us forward.

    All the best,
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    i have that in my car and love it, so much better than a slide board

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eileen View Post
    That is very cool, and a lot easier than dragging a transfer board around with you.
    I use a transfer board. It sits in the drivers seat when I'm not in the car. It goes in the back seat when I am. Easy & a lot less costly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhm View Post
    i have that in my car and love it, so much better than a slide board
    Where did you get it and what is the cost?
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    I opted for this setup - http://www.adapt-solutions.ca/products/index.php?prd=4
    I use the XL-Board with the Speedi-Lift.

    the first time I witnessed a car transfer and yarding the wheelchair over the lap I thought there must be a better way. I pictured doing it with a dirty/wet chair. Then I looked inside the vehicle of someone who was active - the interior was filthy and thrashed.
    My method may take a couple minutes but my vehicle/chair/wardrobe/shoulders thank me every time.

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    It looks to me like it wouldn't be helpful to my shoulders because when I transfer it's just one smooth lift rather than lots of small movements like in the vid. I haven't used a slide board since learning to transfer after I was injured though, twenty years ago. The biggest prob has always been hitting my knees on the hand control when putting the legs in. lol
    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulScream View Post
    ...when I transfer it's just one smooth lift rather than lots of small movements...
    assuming one has triceps...?

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    I've got one. It was installed by a guy who went out of business. I don't know how much it cost by itself - it was part of a big install including a Braun Chairtopper.

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