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1. (WO1983000432) TRACTION APPARATUS FOR WHEEL-CHAIR

Pub. No.:    WO/1983/000432    International Application No.:    PCT/DE1982/000163
Publication Date: Fri Feb 18 00:59:59 CET 1983 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 06 01:59:59 CEST 1982
IPC: A61G 5/04
A61G 5/06
Applicants: ROSE, Wolfgang
OSTERLAND, Sigrid
Inventors: ROSE, Wolfgang
OSTERLAND, Sigrid
Title: TRACTION APPARATUS FOR WHEEL-CHAIR
Abstract:
The traction apparatus is provided as a small independent vehicle. It comprises its own driving mechanism and a detachable coupling comprised of a rigid pipe or a rod, about a vertical axle, for its connection to the wheel-chair (1), at the vicinity of the front wheel (2). The traction apparatus (7) further comprises a steering gear (10, 11) accessible to the wheel-chair user, and at least two rear wheels (6) of which at least one is a drive wheel. At the front, the traction apparatus has a bearing pad or at least one wheel (5). When it is uncoupled, the apparatus rests on the two rear wheels (6) and on the bearing pad or on one or two front wheels (5).