Category: Other Bed Aids

Bed Surround

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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized adaptation to a hospital bed frame for a young adult with a rare genetic disorder. A standard hospital bed with collapsible tubular steel rails was not ideal as the consumer was in danger of injuring himself due to involuntary movements. Placing the bed flush to the floor was not ideal for caregivers because it placed them at risk for back injury. A frame and net system was designed to attach to the existing hospital bed. Four metal posts are mounted in the bed’s existing side attachment tubes, with the net surround firmly attached inside the frame and well clear of the posts so that the consumer cannot hurt himself on them. The net surround is made of outdoor furniture mesh and has four panels; two fixed ones at either end of the bed which are supported from the posts and two at either side which drop down to access the bed. The access panels are attached to the fixed end panels with zippers, plus additional Velcro strips for extra security. TITLE: A safe bed for Will. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 28, Number 3, October 2008: p. 16-17. PAGES: 3. (including cover).


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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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