Category: Aids for Daily Living

Custom Bath Seat

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted bath seat for an individual with multiple sclerosis. After falling in the shower, this individual determined she needed some way of stabilizing herself when using her over-bath shower. Various devices suggested by her physical therapist provided to be unsuitable for the older-style bath that has a narrow lip on the wall side. A customized bath seat, which the individual could transfer on and off independently and was removable so other family members could use the shower normally was designed. The custom bath seat has a frame made of square steel tube, with four legs that all sit inside the bath. The legs have rubber stoppers, which reduces the risk of slipping and also protects the bath. The seat rests across the bath, with a 50 millimeter beveled-edge cut out on the open side to facilitate transfers, and a low handle made from round steel tube on the wall side. The seat itself is made from translucent white acrylic, which provides a slippery surface for the individual to slide across is hard-wearing and will maintain a good appearance. The bolts that attach the seat to the frame are inset so that the seat surface remains completely smooth. TITLE: Bath seat. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 30, Number 3, July 2010: p. 8. 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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