Padded arm gutter supports for trolley
The client (96yrs) uses a trolley to get around her house.
The client leans forward on the trolley, with her forearms resting on the 23mm diameter tubular rails either side of the top of the trolley. Her arms tended to easily slip sideways off of the rails. It was agreed to fit a length of plastic guttering on to the top of each rail, with a padded cushion at the bottom of the gutter. The gutter to be placed to allow her hands to hold the front of the rails, forward of the gutter.
Two 250mm lengths of gutter were cut from a length of gutter, and the outer edges radiused, and all cut surfaces made smooth with no sharp edges. The gutter was secured to the rails with two shallow dome headed 5mm bolts each side, after the rails had been drilled. Two lengths of 25mm thick foam were cut to size and covered with white washable leathercloth to match the white gutter. The padded cushions were fixed to the gutter with high strength self adhesive Velcro pads.
Bristol Panel Ref. 1214-02