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'lawry' Rotary Attachment For Paraplegics

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Rotating transfer device to allow paraplegics to use the toilet then swing away from the toilet on the same seat to use the shower hose. Device made of a U shaped seat held horizontally with the help of an S shaped cantelever system fastened to the floor and using ball and taper bearings to let it rotate. This is used in conjunction with an overhead support which allows paraplegics or lower extremity amputees with upper body strength to toilet and shower independently. Includes photographs. COMMENTS: For information contact Mr. N.G. Lawrence, ALIMCO-NIPOT, Bairoi, Cuttack, Orissa, India, Pin. 754010. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Lawrence, N.G. TITLE: "Lawry" Rotary Attachment for Paraplegics. JOURNAL: Prosthetics and Orthotics International. REF: Vol. 7, No. 3; Dec 1983: p. 174-175. PAGES (including cover): 3. 1983.


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