Category: Mobility Disabilities

Device To Access Swimming Pool

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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide swimming pool access for a person with intellectual and physical disabilities. A 24-volt solar-charged pool hoist from Australian manufacturer Wymo was chosen for this adaptation. However, when lowered into the pool using the hoist, the user needed to be supported while she was removed from the sling. She also needed support during the reverse process of putting the sling back on when she was being taken out. A “landing bay” was made in the pool for the individual to sit in while the sling is being removed or attached. It consists of a plastic chair mounted on a frame made of tubular stainless steel, which is bolted to the ground beside the pool wall and goes over the side into the pool. TITLE: Floating like a queen. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 28, Number 4, December 2008: pp. 10-11. PAGES: 3. (including cover).


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Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD)
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TAD is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.
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