Category: positioning seats general

Tilt-In-Space Chair

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted tilt-in-space chair for a child with multiple disabilities. This adaptation is designed for children with special support needs, the child can be tilted back from an upright position to a 45 degree recline. This type of chair is useful for when a child needs to be upright for certain activities such as eating, but cannot tolerate this position for long periods of time. The child was measured for accuracy and the chair was made from 9 millimeter plywood. The chair included variations to suit the child’s needs and included large PVC foot cups, with the heels aligned at the back edge. These foot cups were necessary to keep the child’s legs separated after hip surgery. The chair was installed with oversized rubber tire castors to make the chair easy to maneuver. Cushion inserts for the chair vary to suit each individual user. This child’s cushion has a cut-out to hold her head comfortably in place, as well as side pieces to prevent her from throwing her arms sideways and dislocating her shoulders. TITLE: Chiara Tilts in Space. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 29, Number 3, September 2009: p. 13. PAGES: 2 (including cover).


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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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