This equipment group contains three capable instruments that will secure a wheelchair in place with or without a person in it. The devices work harmoniously to ensure proper balance and safety.
Electric Restraint System: Consists of a device on the bottom of the chair and another device on the floor of the van. When the two devices are properly aligned, a lock will sound and the wheelchair will not move.
Manual Restraints or Tie-Down Systems: Four straps are snugly placed around the four wheelchair wheels to help prevent rolling during vehicle movement. These systems cannot be operated from a wheelchair and require help from an attendant.
Upper Torso Restraint: Used in addition to the wheelchair restraints for those with weak muscles in the upper torso area and/or poor balance.