-------- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adapted cot for a mother with hemiplegia and limited use of her left arm. The mother needed a safe play area for her son that did not require him to be lifted—a modified cot would suit this purpose. An existing cot was adapted using two zips to make a triangle. Since the existing fabric side of the cot was not strong enough to have a zip put in, the cot was taken to pieces to take out one entire panel, cut the black edging to a square shape (it is curved on the other panels), and sew in a section of outdoor furniture fabric, which is stronger. This adaptation worked for some time until the zip eventually broke due to the pressure of being operated one-handed. An alternative solution involved a panel made from steel tube and mesh which hooks over the top rail of the cot and covers the access hole thus allowing the mother to lift in and out with one hand. TITLE: Bringing Up Baby. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 30, Number 1, January 2010: p. 12-13. PAGES: 3 (including cover).
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