Q’Straint pioneered the first fully integrated 4-point wheelchair restraint system over 25 years ago. In a collision, this design isolates the occupant’s forward forces of motion from the wheelchair while directing the forces of the wheelchair to the vehicle floor. This innovation dramatically improved passenger safety and wheelchair mobility. Over the last 25 years, QStraint has continued to advance this design with innovations that improved safety and efficiency.
Today, the QStraint QRT MAX, QRT Deluxe and QRT Standard wheelchair tie down systems incorporate features like automatic or semi-automatic tensioning, self locking, one hand operation, foot release lever and many more advancements that have had a significant favorable impact with regard to wheelchair mobility. A complete 4-point wheelchair restraint system will include an occupant restraint lap and shoulder belt.
The occupant restraint lap and shoulder belt are critical components of the 4-point wheelchair tie down system. Securement of the wheelchair is essential but the crucial objective in wheelchair transport is to secure the occupant. The occupant lap and shoulder belt are vital to overall passenger safety. The occupant restraints integrate with the rear wheelchair restraints or floor anchorages.
In addition to 4-point wheelchair restraint systems, QStraint has developed the Q’vest Child Securment Vest to be utilized for school bus use. This comfortable, easy to use vest is recommended for occupants weighing from 20 – 150 lbs.
QStraint has assembled a variety of anchorage options for securement of the 4-point wheelchair restraint systems. These anchorage options address both fixed and flexible wheelchair transport preferences and are available in L-Track, A-Track and Slide-N-Click systems.
Fixed securement anchorages present a designated location for attaching the wheelchair restraints and remove the uncertainty of proper positioning of the wheelchair.
Flexible securement anchorages utilize lengths of track throughout the vehicle and will allow the operator more opportunities to address the varying needs of the passengers.