Choosing Your Mount

Choosing Your Daessy Mount

The exact mount you need will depend on various factors including (but not limited to) your wheelchair, the device to be mounted and user positioning requirements. As such we recommend contacting us to discuss your needs in detail and find the best solution. This page serves as an overview of the mounts we offer, providing some general guidelines and information on the difference between each if you are not familiar with our range of wheelchair mounts.

Standard Series Mounts
Robust wheelchair mounts, suitable for all devices up to 8kg. Consider these for most Eyegaze requirements, larger/heavier devices and where a tough mount is needed. The mounts are modular and within reason can be assembled to suit individual user requirements with different lengths of tube available and components that allow different angles to be achieved.

Standard Series Mounts are available in different versions to offer a range of functionality, including:

  • Folding to the side of the chair.
  • Folding behind the chair.
  • Allowing the user to swing the mount away.
  • Height adjustment.

M Series Mounts
Lighter, sleeker version of the Standard Series developed to hold smaller devices up to 2.5kg. As with Standard Series the mounts are modular and within reason can be assembled to suit individual user requirements.

M Series Mounts are available in different versions, including:

  • Folding to the side of the chair.
  • Adjustable.

Lite Mounts
A range of highly adjustable lightweight mounts for devices up to 2kg (Indexing version) or 1.5kg (Articulating version). These are particularly suitable for most iPads/Tablets, switches and compact cameras. The mounts are modular and within reason can be assembled to suit individual user requirements.

Manfrotto Arm Mounts
Great as a low-price solution for smaller devices but more limited than Lite Mounts as the arms themselves are 21.5” long and require a convenient place to attach to in order to position the device where required.

PLEASE NOTE: 

In general, wheelchairs made from materials such as titanium and carbon fibre are not suitable for use with Daessy mounts. Great care should also be taken on lightweight aluminium wheelchairs. Buggies and pushchairs are also not suitable for use with mounts.

Daessy mounts are not designed for safe for use during transport, mounts should be removed and stowed in transport. In the case of the Locking Rear Folding Mount the device should be removed and the mount folded securely behind the seat during transport.

If you are at all unsure about which choice to make or it seems that there could be particular issues with a mount onto your wheelchair, please contact us to discuss. It would be helpful if you could email photographs to us showing the wheelchair, and many people have found it helpful to take a photograph with an item (eg. a book) held in the position that a device is needed to be mounted.

Any photographs and questions can be sent to sales@aacmounts.com, we can then give you more detailed advice and hopefully suggest a solution.