Category: Walker Accessories

Travel Cushion

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted seat cushion for a senior with advanced osteoporosis. Using previous cushions as a model, a new set of cushions that are 420 by 475 millimeters and joined by a 75 millimeter spine, with a 50 millimeter-thick Dunlop Enduro foam filling were created. The long-wearing fabric covers are zippered so they can be taken off for washing. Two pieces of 39 millimeter wide webbing form the handles. The travel cushions have made it possible for this individual to protect her spine and ribs from fractures when sitting on a hard seat. Rather than using a pillow cushion while using public transportation, this adaptation provides two cushions joined together so that the individual may easily carry them over her shoulder. A pocket can be added on one side to hold maps or any other papers she might need. TITLE: Travel Cushion. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 30, Number 3, July 2010: p. 4. PAGES: 2 with cover.


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Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD)
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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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