Category: Transfer Aid

Webbed Transfer Aid

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"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals to be lifted and transferred from one seat or surface to another in a seated position. To make this device, cut one 72-inch strip of webbing (lengthening may be required for use with a larger person) and then cut eight eight- to nine-inch strips (lengthening may be required for use with a larger person). Assemble straps in a crosshatch pattern. Zig Zag stitch along end of all the straps to avoid fraying. Straight stitch all seams about one-half inch apart for reinforcement. Overlap the 72-inch strap about three inches and sew together using zigzag and straight stitches. MATERIALS: Four yards of 7/8-inch cotton webbing. TOOLS: Sewing machine or needle and thread. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. TITLE: Assistive Lifting Device. WEB SITE: Assistive Technology Solutions at REF: Device Plans (Personal Care). Assistive Technology Solutions can also be contacted care of Jerry Weisman, Rehabilitation Engineer, Assistive Technology Solutions, PO Box 3071, Burlington, VT 05401.


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