Category: Footrests

Wheelchair Footplate Adaptation

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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To assist an individual with mobility disabilities in transferring from a wheelchair. The wheelchair had a one-piece footplate that folded up during transfers and down to provide foot support. However, the user was unable to change the position of the plate as needed. The existing footplate was removed and replaced with hinged dual footplates. The new footplates were made from sheet aluminum cut to shape, with large overlaps joined with epoxy resin and pop-rivited fore strength. This enables the user to sit on the wheelchair seat with both halves up, move her feet to one side, lower the oposite side, slide both feet to the lowered side, lower the other side, and then put the feet on each half. TITLE: Scooter Handling. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 22 no 2, Winter 2002: p 16-17. PAGES (including cover): 3 2002.


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Wheelchair Footplate Adaptation

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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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