Category: Beds

Support Rail

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom modification of support rail on an adjustable bed for a mother with multiple sclerosis. The individual bought an adjustable bed so she could raise the head to sit up comfortably and breastfeed her son. She had a support rail under the mattress of her old bed to help her turn over and get safely in and out of bed, but it was not stable enough when used in the same way with the new bed. A new rail was custom-made and designed to be mounted on a base that rests on the floor. The new rail is a simple, U-shaped tubular metal support, with the bottom ends bent at 90 degrees and mounted on a plywood base plate. As the bed is never moved, the individual was happy for the base to be screwed to the floor. The installation was carried out using four tri-studs to screw the base plate securely to the timber floor. These can be undone to clean the floor if necessary. TITLE: Managing motherhood. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 30, Number 2, April 2010: pp. 6-7. PAGES: 3 with 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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