Category: walkers

Walking Frame

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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with balance and muscle disabilities to replace her old walker with one built to the same specifications. The individual had used the same walker for 24 years and it had been damaged. Working with a therapist, a number of commercially-available alternatives were tried over several years, but a satisfactory replacement was not found. A custom-made walker was built using the specifications of the original unit. The walker has a welded steel frame with a wide U-shaped base, large front wheels, and wheel-less back legs. The large front wheels are attached to a horizontal bar inside the base. Uprights with the handle grips are welded to the bar with the wheels and angled bars extend from the uprights to the back legs of the U-shaped base for added strength and stability. COLOR: Bright blue powder coat finish. TITLE: Replacement Walking Frame. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 27, Number 2, August 2007: p. 7. PAGES: 2 (including cover).


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Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD)
Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD) Organization Type: 
TAD 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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