Trying to fill the need for a rear view mirror for a family member's electric wheelchair, I came up with the following.

I wanted to make something that could easily be adjusted by someone with mobility impairments as well as installed and removed from the wheelchair without tools.

There were two mounting options: Headrest support and arm support.

I figured mounting off the headrest support would put the mirror closer to the head and eye and also reduce the required  length of the flexible arm.

Step 1: Materials and tools

2" mirror on 16" flexible shaft - $5.99 from Harbor Freight
5/16" eyebolt - The eye of the eye bolt acts as a handle for tightening the end of the bolt opposite the wing nut.
5/16" wing nut
(2) 5/16" washers

Because I have arthritis from neck to toes and need knee replacement, I use a wheeled walker when at my flea market booth. I've been looking for a better way to attach my rearview mirror. Although instructions say not to, I often sit on my walker and propel it with my foot. Going backward is much easier than frontwards. I am going to change my clamp. Thank you. Mary Alice.
Excellent project; very simple, very inexpensive! If the user's chair doesn't have a headrest, what would you modify to mount the mirror on an armrest? Would you still use the long, flexible Harbor Frieght (woo hoo!) mirror, or something different?
If I had to mount to the arm rest support, which is about a 1" diameter tube, I was thinking of using a Harbor Freight plastic spring clamp ($1), with an added through bolt and wingnut to secure it more firmly.

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