Wheelchair mount for iPads & tablets
Date Posted:9 January 2014
Over the years there have been a myriad of advances in assistive technology that have helped enable people with disabilities to lead more productive and personally fulfilling lives. Now modern innovation is making it easier than ever to navigate the difficulties of being physically handicapped. Newly developed wheelchair mounts for laptops, smartphones and tablet computers are allowing the disabled to continue to take part in an increasingly digital world.
Ergonomically designed and effortless to install, the iPad mounts aid independence and lift the quality of life for those confined to a wheelchair. It sounds simple, but it makes all the difference having your iPad at eye-height. It’s always right where you need it.
Made from extremely durable yet lightweight materials such as aluminium alloy or carbon fibre rods, and compatible with both electric and standard wheelchairs, they’re perfect for using your tablet on the go. The mounts clamp securely onto the arm rail and have manoeuvrable hinges, allowing for complete rotational freedom. This means you’ll always be able to find the perfect angle to write an email, watch a video, or just browse the internet, no matter where you are. No longer having to hold up the tablet also prompts better posture and allows hours of usage with only limited fatigue. The assistive tray’s flat surface is even perfect for reading, taking photos, eating on, or as a place to rest your controller when playing videogames.
Different widths, lengths and sizes are available, and the mounts can also be repurposed for a variety of different everyday jobs. They can be clamped onto bedside tables, treadmills or even on a shop counter as a point-of-sale device, providing easy access and hassle free computing.
Aside from improving the personal lives of the physically disabled, wheelchair mounts also present an opportunity to increase accessibility in education and the workplace. While it may seem minor, they’re giving handicapped people the tools to succeed at the professional opportunities they’ve never previously been given.
Most are available for well under $100 and represent an incalculable improvement to the quality of life for a disabled person. Wheelchair mounts go a long way towards levelling the playing field, and are the future of helping the handicapped lead independent and personally relevant lives.