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Modify a sit-to-stand aid

  • Sophie Morrison
  • BK2016/14
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The client uses a sit-to-transfer aid with his wife or carer’s assistance.  However, when he stands using the equipment, his right foot turns inwards which affects his ability to bear weight. 

The Challenge

The client uses a sit-to-transfer aid with his wife or carer’s assistance.  However, when he stands using the equipment, his right foot turns inwards which affects his ability to bear weight. His wife currently places a food can between the client’s heals before he stands to hold his foot in the correct position. However, this has to be done each time and entails her bending down to do so.

 

 

The solution

A plywood board with a wooden block provides the same functionality as the food can, but much more safely and conveniently.

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Aid in correct use

Food tin IMG_0351
Current food can solution

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Board with foot locator

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Underside showing retaining brackets

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In use

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