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Man builds set of portable ramps for his wheelchair

Shared by Eric on 2014-07-23 17:48

About the solution

Eric uses a set of portable ramps to allow his wheelchair to get into homes and shops. As the store-bought ramps were very expensive and did not work well for his electric wheelchair (too narrow for the wheels and the weight of the wheelchair caused them to dangerously bend), his father built his own set of ramps that have worked very well for him.

This ramp is not intended for use as a permanent ramp, it was designed to be a portable ramp for inclining one to a maximum of three steps in a situation where a more permanent ramp is not feasible. When using this ramp, at least one able body individual needs to be present to stabilize the ramp and guide the individual in the wheelchair up or down the ramp.
The ramp should be long enough that the person in the wheelchair can comfortably ascend and descend the slope keeping in mind the degree of ascent the wheelchair is capable of and the breaking ability of the particular wheelchair. The incline should not be so steep as to make stopping on the slope impossible.

Adapted from Eric Ovelgone at: http://bit.ly/2jz7yYb

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

Eric Ovelgone (DarkRubyMoon onInstructables) is a man with mobility issues. His father built him a set of ramps.

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