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Category: Walker Glide Tips

Walker Glides

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"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals who use standard walkers to move across carpet and other surfaces without lifting the walker. To make the glides for a walker with front wheeled legs, cut a small "X" in a tennis ball and push leg of walker down into it. Make sure the ball is snug around the leg and does not slide when the user lifts the walker leg. Repeat for the second leg. MATERIALS: Tennis balls and walker. TOOLS: Sharp knife or scissors. SKILLS REQUIRED: Cutting and assembly. TITLE: EZ Glide Walker. WEB SITE: TechConnect, Illinois Assistive Technology Project at http://www.iltech.org . REF: Ten Dollar Tech Ideas. TechConnect, Illinois Assistive Technology Project, can also be contacted at 1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100, Springfield, Illinois 62701; 800-852-5110 voice/TTY, IL only; 217-522-7985 voice; 217-522-9966 TTY; 217-522-8067 Fax.

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