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Raised revolving chair

  • Sophie Morrison
  • National
  • 29/07 2008
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Raised revolving chairCharlie has only one leg and wanted to use his revolving chair when not in his wheelchair. The chair needed to be raised for easy transfer from the wheelchair. A temporary brake was also needed to stop the chair revolving when he was transferring into it, but still be able to revolve so that Charlie could face any direction.

The chair has a circular base so a circular chair raiser was constructed. An aluminium “brake” was made to slip over the base and between the revolving mechanism which prevented the chair revolving. This brake is easily fitted and removed by Charlie’s wife.

With the brake pushed into place, Charlie is able to transfer from wheelchair to the revolving chair which is now a suitable height. With the brake removed, he can watch TV, use the telephone, look out of the window and generally see all around him.

(Shaftesbury)

 

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