A transfer plate is fitted to the side of the car seat and provides a smooth surface between the wheelchair and the car seat to help you with the transfer. Once you are in the vehicle and are comfortable, the transfer plate can simply be folded out of the way.
Transfer plates can either be manual or electric, however the electric version costs more.
To use a transfer plate, it is essential that you consider your upper body strength, as you'll need to be able to transfer yourself out of your wheelchair, onto the transfer plate and back again.
The Plate itself is a simple mechanism with a 45 degree fold which is turned down when being used and easily folded back up. The seat is strong with a weight limit of 120 kg making it extremely durable yet unobtrusive.
Transfer plates are ideal solutions for passengers and drivers who need something to bridge the gap if they cannot manage a standing transfer between their wheelchair and car seat – or even if reduced mobility makes getting in and out of a car in one movement a challenge. Discreetly hidden when not in use, transfer plates provide a temporary platform on the outer edge of the seat on which users can pivot and slide into position.
Adaptations are available to both private and Motability customers through McElmeel Mobility Services Ltd, for further information please contact one of our Adaptation Specialists by phone on (028) 3752 5333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org