Wheelchair Mounting Solutions

CJT Mounting Solution for a adult male in a wheelchair.

Have you ever had to figure out how to attach and use a wheelchair mount? For some people, this can be a daunting task, and for others, the idea of wheelchair mounting may make them want to run.

Some of the reasons why wheelchair mounting can be challenging:

  1. Not knowing or understanding what to look for or ask when figuring out where and how to attach the mounting system base.
  2. Wheelchair mounting is not a task most people do on a daily basis, therefore, developing the skill for wheelchair mounting and increasing your level of confidence can be difficult to achieve.
  3. Every wheelchair is different, depending on the individual’s needs.

To help make your wheelchair mounting experience less intimidating, we will share our clients’ specific mounting solutions and discuss the mounting configurations we use to support their needs.


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WHAT ARE THE NEEDS?

Wheelchair: Quickie Iris – Client uses the tilt feature throughout the day.

Device: TobiiDynavox I 12

Optimum Access Position: Slightly above the lap tray and right of center

Access Method: Scanning

Special Requirements: Mount must stay within the footprint of the wheelchair base and inside the lap tray width for easy maneuverability. Cords must be contained and protected.

CJT MOUNTING SOLUTION:

Wheelchair: Attach Profiler Base clamp to wheelchair by bolting through existing holes in seat frame. By attaching to the seat frame, the mount is able to move and keep the device in position even when the client’s chair it tilted.

Mount Type: Use a CJT Super Profiler with the 12- and 18-inch width and height tubes to accommodate the device weight, size and the distance needed from the mounting attachment to the optimum access position.

Special Requirements: The Super Profiler is rotated to an approximate 45 degree angle. This angle allows the mount to run forward and remain inside and under the lap tray. The tubing is brought to the front of the lap tray and the adjustable width tube is used to achieve the desired height and position of the device.
Wire containment and safety: The classroom teacher found stick-on clips that were attached to the Profiler tubing and the metal brackets on the wheelchair. We used two different types and they seemed to work well. GREAT IDEA!!

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WHAT ARE THE NEEDS?

Wheelchair: Permobil Sit-to-Stand

Optimum Access Position: Off to the left of center

Specific Requirements: Find an attachment point on the wheelchair that will allow the device to remain in the optimum access position regardless if the chair is in a sitting or standing position. To allow the student to move around freely within the environment and have the mount stay within the footprint of the wheelchair base.

CJT MOUNTING SOLUTION:

Wheelchair Attachment: The Super Angular base is attached to the cross bar on the back of the Permobil chair using clamping inserts for 1 ¼ inch round tubing.

Mount Type: The Super Angular is used to accommodate the weight requirement the device. The 12-and 18-inch adjustable width and height tubes are used to accommodate the distance requirement.

Adjustments to Note: To keep the mount within the footprint of the wheelchair base, the third arm of the Angular is positioned in a downward angle to allow the base tube to be positioned below the armrest and lap tray while running close to the side of the wheelchair. The adjustable width arm is angled and extended upward to allow the device to be positioned to the front of the lap tray instead of having to cut the lap tray to accommodate the mount.

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Learn more about CJT Mounting.

 

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