Category: lower extremity disabilities

Custom Swing

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted swing for a child with muscular dystrophy (MD). The child wanted to play on the swing set in his backyard, but he had difficulty maintaining his posture and staying upright and balanced. After an initial evaluation, two TAD volunteers created a design for a swing that would suit the child and fit the families’ swing set. The design incorporated a tilt in swing seat that allowed gravity to support the child’s upper body when he was swinging. The seat also had a belt that goes around the child’s waist to stop him sliding off. The swing frame was made from welded stainless steel tubing with a sewn seat cover and straps. The adapted swing allowed the child to spend time with his family in the backyard and enjoy swinging. TITLE: Jaxon Goes For a Swing. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 33, Number 1, 2013: p. 19. 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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