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Cot Modifications

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted cot modifications for a mother with cerebral palsy. This individual has balance disabilities related to her cerebral palsy and required a cot that she could lift the baby in and out from while in a kneeling position. The individual had an older-style steel cot with sides that slide down for access, but when the side was in the lowest position it was still above mattress height, and she could not reach over it to pick up the baby. It wasn’t possible to convert one side into gates, as has been done with other more modern cots, due to the design of the cot. Therefore an entire new side was made for the cot which is 200 millimeters shallower than the original, which means the side is now flush with the mattress in the lower position. The new side was made to be identical to the originals. The top and bottom rails are made from 20millimeter steel tube, and the vertical bars from 6 millimeter steel tube which was bent to fit and then tack-welded into place. The final touch was to spray-paint the entire unit with white enamel so it matches the rest of the cot. TITLE: Keeping balance. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 30, Number 2, April 2010: pp. 8-10. PAGES: 4 with 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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Email address: tad@tadnsw.org.au
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http://www.tadnsw.org.au
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Therapeutic Aids