The client has spina bifida and due to her immobility her legs are very swollen and heavy. She wanted to be able to put her feet up. Available chairs included a reclining backrest which she did not want.
A pivoted platform was devised, attached to a subframe beneath a normal fireside chair. A mains powered reversing drill, driving a screw and nut, provided the means to raise and lower the platform via a wired remote control. The client can now sit comfortably with her feet up whenever she wishes without needing to ask for help.