Design Development of a Leg Harness for Pelvic StabilityBy Read, Trudie; RESNA 26th International Annual Conference 2003,
Publication Date: 2003
Study conducted to design a leg harness that would effectively stabilize the pelvis in a neutral position. A process of design, prototype fabrication, and clinical evaluation was used to develop the leg harness based on four performance criteria: (1) ease of operation; (2) avoidance of the groin and abdomen areas; (3) the avoidance of the development of pressure sores; and (4) simple attachment to a standard wheelchair frame or seating system. The new leg harness was successfully evaluated with clients with asymmetrical postures, their caregivers, and therapists. The evaluation results led to the conclusion that the new leg harness is a viable option when considering secondary support to achieve pelvic stability.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)