DAEDALUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
MAKING TECHNOLOGY MORE ACCESSIBLE
Fitting the DAESSY Locking Swing-away Mount - DLSA7
A communication device or laptop computer, when mounted on a wheelchair, must be correctly positioned to make it comfortably accessible to the user. The Fitting procedure determines the to place the device correctly relative to this attachment location. Before the Fitting procedure is started it is necessary to first determine the required position for the device. This position will depend upon the needs of the user and the type of device being mounted.
Standard Mounting Assemblies and Fitting Exceptions
The standard tube length of 22 inches vertical with a right-angle bend and 16 inches horizontal is suitable for many situations when the device is mounted for direct access on a medium size wheelchair.
When the device to be mounted is a scanning or head-pointer operated, or when the mount will be installed on a small wheelchair it is essential to follow the fitting procedure as the standard tube dimensions are not likely to be suitable. It may be that the Locking Swing-Away Mount – DLSA7 is not suitable for these non-standard situations. The DAESSY Rigid Mount – DRM1 may be a better choice.
The ends of the stainless steel tube provided by Daedalus Technologies, Inc. are fully machined and chamfered to minimize sharp edges. Daedalus Technologies, Inc. strongly disapproves of the tube being cut to length by purchasers. Cutting the stainless steel tube by any method produces very sharp and hazardous edges.
Steps in Fitting Procedure:
Fitting the DLSA7 has the following steps
- Selecting a Frame Clamp location
- Measuring and Specifying the Frame Clamp size
- Determining the Offset Links required and the Vertical Tube length
Locking Swing-Away Mount