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Walking Frame Carrying Stick Modification

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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized adaptation to a four-wheel walker enabling an individual with cerebral palsy and visual and hearing impairments to carry her walking stick and white cane while using her walker. Previous adaptations generally put the carry stick attachments on the outside of the frame; however, there was concern that this would reduce maneuverability of the walker within the individual’s small home. Attachments were added that allow the sticks to be carried within the space of the frame, and are positioned so they don’t get in the way when the frame is folded up to go in a car. Two aluminum blocks are placed on either side of the front bar, creating two small spaces between the padded section across the front and the blocks on each side. The individual can then place the two sticks in these spaces to keep them in place. Two “bobbins” were added with side plates to the rotating bar in the center of the frame. The other end of each stick rests on these, which stops them from dragging the ground or moving sideways. The bobbins also prevent the sticks from interfering with the rotation of the central bar. TITLE: Maintaining mobility. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 29, Number 1, March 2009: pp. 4-5 PAGES: 3. (including cover).

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05/27/2009
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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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Email address: tad@tadnsw.org.au
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http://www.tadnsw.org.au
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Therapeutic Aids