Billy, aged 10, has severe cerebral palsy with no speech or sight and he cannot stand. He wriggled out from standard bath lifts but was too heavy for his mother to support.
A bathing platform was constructed, with each end capable of being raised or lowered independently by means of hand-operated winches with ratchets. This gives a variable angle of descent, together with a level position for drying and dressing.
Billy now enjoys being in the water and his mother can lift him more easily.