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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide support for an individual with Parkinson's disease who leans to the right when fatigued. A Henley Twin Electic Recliner was custom-made to the user's measurements. Once the chair was complete, it was modified by adding thoracic fins to maintain the body in an upright position. The fins were mounted on brackets spaced 300 millimeters apart on a steel tube frame. The right-hand bracket, the side on which the user primarily needed support, could be moved up and down for height sdjustment and sideways for width adjustment. When the optimum position was determined, the bracket was screwed in position. The frame for the fins was secured by 50 millimeter Velcro straps around the back of the chair. The straps were threaded through buttonhole-style slots in the fabric on the back of the chair. A spare piece of fabric was used to make a cover for the top of the chair, partially hiding the metal frame. TITLE: Chair Support. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 26, Number 2, July 2006: p. 18-19. PAGES: 3 (including cover).
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