Category: Aids for Daily Living

Adaptive Device For Polecat Transfer.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adaptation of a Polecat to aid in wheelchair transfers for persons with some arm and leg muscle strength. Describes a turntable attachment made of two blocks of wood about 10 by 5 by 2 fastened together with a hinge on one side and a gate latch on the other; a semicircular platform with an 8 inch radius nailed to each block; and a hole drilled through platform and block to allow the device to be fastened around a Polecat. The patient places both feet on the platform, uses the pole to pull into a partially upright position, swivels on the turntable to the desired position and releases the pole to sit again. Includes photographs. COMMENTS: Developed for a person with cerebral palsy. Assistance of attendant may be required. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Brown, N G TITLE: Adaptive Device for Polecat Transfer JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 59 no 2, Feb 1979: p 172-173 PAGES (including cover): 2 1979.


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