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Braking trolley

Braking trolleyA client with Parkinson’s disease uses an indoor trolley with trays to carry cups of tea, etc. The trolley had four fully-castoring wheels but no brakes, so when the client’s legs ‘froze’, the trolley ran away and he fell. The castoring wheels made direct braking impracticable.

An H-shaped sub frame, carrying a bar which could be angled downwards onto the floor, was attached to the wheel supports. Either or both hand levers operate the brake. The trolley can be adjusted without affecting the braking system.

The client has regained confidence in his support and a measure of independence.

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