What are desk length arms on a wheelchair?

What are desk length arms on a wheelchair?

Desk length arms are generally long enough to support the users elbows when seated and are about 4″ shorter in length than full length arms. The advantage of desk length arms is the user can get closer to a desk or table because the arms don’t bump into the desk as soon as full length arms would.

How high is the armrest on a wheelchair?

30 inches
Eye level is 43 – 51 inches (1090 – 1295 mm). Lap height is shown as 27 inches (685 mm). Armrest height of the wheelchair is 30 inches (760 mm). Seat height of the wheelchair is shown as 19 inches (485 mm).

What is a wheelchair armrest?

Wheelchair Armrests allow you to rest your arms at a height that is higher than your lap. When you place your arms on the wheelchair armrests, you take the pull of gravity off your arms and shoulders. The extra weight of the arms might actually pull you forward, causing a slouched posture.

What is arm trough?

TCP® Arm Trough is a contoured arm support that prevents lateral leaning. Comfortable, soft trough discourages arm movement without restraints. Bottom hook-and-loop straps attach positioner securely. Fits left or right.

Can you use a wheelchair with one arm?

One arm drive systems for manual wheelchairs are designed for people who would prefer the advantages offered by lightweight, folding manual wheelchairs. One arm drive systems can be used on either the right hand or the left hand side of the wheelchair as long as the user has good strength and dexterity on that side.

How long is a wheelchair armrest?

Size : 16″ x 16″

What are wheelchair armrests made of?

Wheelchair armrests can be made out of any material, although they most commonly come in metal or wood. They can be constructed out of leather, fabric, and/or wood.

What is a mobile arm support?

Mobile arm supports (MASs; aka ball-bearing feeders), metal mechanical devices mounted on the wheelchair that support weak upper limbs to enhance function, have been used since the 1950s (1).

What is a hemi wheelchair?

Most hemi wheelchairs are built on a a dual axle, which allow for adjustments from standard height to hemi height. The lower hemi height, which is generally two to three inches, allows the seated user to easily propel their wheelchair with their feet. Lower height also allows for a better fit for users under 5’2″ tall.