When you are in a wheelchair you want to feel safe. There are many different safety systems available that will help to give you that ‘safe' feeling.

Anti-tip wheels
To prevent your wheelchair from tipping over backwards, you can opt to have one or two anti-tip wheels mounted. These wheels will protect you and your wheelchair in situations where you lose your balance and are in danger of tipping over backwards. Depending on your wheelchair setting, you will need this safety device to a greater or lesser extent. You may not always need these wheels in every situation, which is why there are a number of options with this application. The standard anti-tip wheels are height adjustable, but they can also be fully retracted in the wheelchair frame. Not only does this make it easier when transporting the wheelchair, but without the anti-tip wheels the wheelchair looks very different.

Lateral support
To give you a safe feeling when riding in your wheelchair, you need to sit comfortably. That’s where it all starts. When turning corners you need lateral support. A set of side guards will give your lower body from your hips that extra support.

To give your upper body extra support, we have unique open backrests. The shape of this backrest and the material used enable you to sit as it were with your back in the backrest instead of against it. As a result, you will notice that your upper body also receives lateral support. The extent of the wedge seat adjustment (the difference between front and rear seat height) determines the extent to which you use the backrest for this.

To prevent the wheelchair from tipping sideways around corners, choose camber. The skew angle of the rear wheels (available at 0, 3, 6 and 9 degrees) will stop this tendency. The more camber, the less the wheelchair will tip sideways.

Seat belt and headrest
To provide even more safety, especially when travelling by car, choose a lap seat belt accessory for your wheelchair. This will prevent you from falling forward out of your wheelchair. Seat belts are compulsory when driving in a car, as is a headrest. Do you wish to remain in your wheelchair when travelling by car? No problem! Your wheelchair will need to be fitted with an AMF fastening system.

Push bar
Do you not feel sufficiently safe when you go out in your wheelchair and would you rather have someone assist you? Then opt to equip your wheelchair with a removable push bar. This is height adjustable and has the perfect shape for pushing your wheelchair. The hand position of the assistant is straight. On most wheelchairs the push bar requires a twisted hand position, which may cause problems with the assistant’s arms. With our push bars the push handles will not suddenly shoot out of your hands.

Front wheels
Choosing the correct front wheels contributes to the safety of your wheelchair. Wheelchairs often get stuck between pavements or sink into soft ground, resulting in your wheelchair coming to an abrupt halt and sometimes it even tilts forward. Broader and larger front wheels will reduce this risk. An added advantage is that broader and larger front wheels offer you a quieter and more comfortable ride. Our product range includes a large choice of front wheels.

Quality, NEN, ISO, Crash test
Perhaps the most important factor for wheelchair safety is quality. You do not want your wheelchair to break down when you really depend on it. This is what we find so important! That is why our wheelchairs are developed and tested by independent institutes based on the international EU directive 93/42/EEC on medical aids. TÜV Rheinland tests the O4 wheelchairs according to the European wheelchair standard EN 12182. In addition, we also regularly test our wheelchairs using our own test methods. By complying with these requirements, O4 wheelchairs guarantee high quality. You are thus assured of a high-quality and safe wheelchair.

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