Category: aids for daily living

Custom Adapted Pram

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted pram (stroller) for a mother with arm amputation below the right elbow and back problems. The mother found it difficult and painful to push her baby’s pram as she had to stoop over to reach the handles due to her arm amputation. The mother’s physiotherapist became increasingly concerned by the arching and twisting that the mother's back experienced while pushing the pram. To stop the twisting, a design a handle extension for the stroller was created so that mother’s body would face the pram squarely as she pushed and would stop her from twisting. Measurements were taken between the pram handle and the mother’s arm when she was standing a comfortable distance away with her body straight. The metal handle was cut to size, and the top of the handle was bent toward the center of the stroller so that the mother was both able to push the stroller forward and hook her arm around the curve to pull the it back. Padding was wrapped around the top of the handle for extra comfort. The handle extension was clamped to the stroller's handle with screws and bolted to ensure the safety of the child when the stroller is being pushed outside. TITLE: Taking a Walk. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 31, Number 4, Spring 2011: p. 6-7. PAGES: 3 with cover.


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Custom Adapted Pram

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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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