Category: Footrests

Wheelchair Bumper Bar

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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To protect walls and furniture from being damaged by a wheelchair when the user has his/her legs straight out. With the user's legs straight out, the space taken up was large and made it difficult to avoid bumping into walls and furniture. To protect both the user's feet and surroundings, a frame that sits upright at the end of the chair was constructed of PVC tubing. The frame was covered in cellular foam and a strip of outdoor furniture fabric was laced around the frame to creare a soft footrest and to prevent the feet from extending beyond the frame. The frame mounts to the wheelchair using the existing upright sockets at the end of the chair for ease in removal as needed. A strip of rubber placed at the end of the chair reduced damage to the chair and further protected surroundings. TITLE: Bumper Bar for Wheelchair. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 22 no 2, Winter 2002: p 20. PAGES (including cover): 2 2002.


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Wheelchair Bumper Bar

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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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