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One Handed Brake For Walking Frames

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted walker brake system for individuals who are unable to use both hands to brake a walker. An individual with multiple sclerosis utilizes a walker but he was increasingly unable to have the strength to use both hand brakes to stop/slow his walker down. The result was the walker would pull to one side and leave the individual prone to falling. A therapist at the MS Society referred this individual to TAD where a brake-splitter was designed that enables both brakes to be activated by pulling on only one brake lever. The walker was fitted with this device, and now the individual can navigate safely using his walker. TITLE: One handed brake for walking frames. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 32, Number 2, August 2012: p. 10. PAGES: 2 with cover.


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Technical Aid To The Disabled (Tad)
Technical Aid To The Disabled (Tad) Organization Type: 
TADNSW is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.
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Email address: tad@tadnsw.org.au
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