Category: Lower Extremity Disabilities

Carriers For Crutches And Tripod

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adapted crutches and tripod carriers for an adult with spastic paraplegia and oral dyspraxia. The crutch holder accessory available from the wheelchair manufacturer was too small for the tripod and would be difficult to import from the United States. The custom adapted design began by taking an aluminum base panel and bolting it to the anti-tip legs on the back of the chair. To make the holders for the crutches and the tripod, plastic pipe caps were purchased from a hardware store, and bolted onto the base panel. The crutches rest in the small cap and are secured by Velcro-fastening straps around the left wheelchair handle. The tripod rests in the larger cap and is secured at the right handle. The user is able to swivel around to access both the crutches and tripod quite easily, and carry these items on group outings without difficulty. TITLE: Carrying a Tripod. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 30, Number 1, January 2010: p. 14. PAGES: 2 (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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