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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a means for a person with arthritis of the kees to support her weight on her forearms while standing with a walker. The individual used a lightweight aluminum walker with front wheels and rear glides. A padded armrest with a torso cutout and upright hadgrips was built and installed on the top front crossbar and existing handgrips. The rest consists of a plywood base with a torso cutout covered in a layer of foam and topped with soft vinyl. The upright handgrips were mounted at a 10-degree angle on a flat bar that fit into a trench cut in the plywood base. The handgrips were later covered with soft plastic tubing for comfort. The user can position herself in the walker, rest her forearms on the padded top, and grip the handgrips. DIMENSIONS(DxW): The platform is 310 x 600 millimeters (mm) with a cutout approximately 100 x 350 mm. The layer of foam is 75 mm thick. TITLE: Crutch Repairs. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 25, Number 2, Winter 2005: P. 18-19. PAGES: 3 (including cover).
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