Foot plate operated with a lever
For the independent transfer in and out of the wheelchair the user must be able to fold the foot plate away. This is not possible because of her hip impairment and a low muscle tone since she cannot bend forward or down.
The Vector developed for this seams normal at first glance. Its foot plate was constructed in a way that it can be folded up due to a lever which is placed close to the body. Additionally, the wheelchair is equipped with a „pull out“ seat plate which the user can pull out or push in after successfully getting in or out of the chair. For this, the frame was extended forward.