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Moving and turning platform

  • Sophie Morrison
  • Kent
  • WK 621 2005
  • Complete

The client, a young boy with cerebral palsy, is able to stand and move forward but is unable to step from side to side or transfer from one piece of equipment to another without assistance. His carers are unable to lift him and prefer not to use hoists in order to aid his rehabilitation.

A combined supporting frame & standing platform was made that can be raised and lowered using compressed air operated bellows. The client can raise or lower the platform using a button mounted on the frame. When at the desired height, the platform can be rotated and he can be assisted to step backwards into his wheelchair. Wheels afford easy transportation, whilst six feet maintain stability.

The client is now personally involved in any repositioning process. He regards the device as “Something James Bond would have”.

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