Category: Aids for Daily Living

Bathing Frame

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted bathing frame for a child with hyptonia, epilepsy, and paralysis. A parent with a child with disability was having difficulty lifting her child out of the bath and was having back problems as a result. The child was very difficult to lift out of the bath as his limbs are very floppy and he cannot hold his own head. A new bath support design was based on an original bath created for another person, making the frame construction simpler. The new design included a standard 50 millimeter waste outlet. A mold of the new bath support was made with general purpose fiberglass construction. A gel coat approximately 0.45 millimeters thick was laid into the mold. The lay-up was made of three layers of Chopped Strand Mat (CSM) and laid with a general purpose resin resulting in a strong but light bath. A stand was made and the combined unit was tested for safety. The first bath support became a demonstration model and further supports were made of painted steel or stainless steel. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 32, Number 1, April 2012: p. 13. PAGES: 2 with cover.


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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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