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TOOL TO OPEN GATE --- CUSTOM ADAPTATION --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with post-polio syndrome who uses a wheelchair to open the childproof gates in a retirement village. A tool was constructed of a long piece of aluminum tube and a piece of aluminum sheet. A bicycle handgrip was added to one end of the tube and a shaped piece of aluminum sheet was rivited to the other end. The aluminum sheet has a U-shaped cutout that fits around the lock pin and enables the user to lift the pin. TITLE: Retirement Project...[More Information]
TOOLS TO OPEN OUTDOOR CHILDPROOF GATE --- CUSTOM ADAPTATION --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with multiple sclerosis to open childproof gates to wetlands and shopping districts. The gates were required by law for safety have a pin mounted on the top of the gatepost. The pin has to be lifted as the gate is opened, operations which are not manageable for an individual using a wheelchair. The first step was to create a device to assist in lifting the button for the pin. A barbecue fork was adapted for this purpose by forming a saus...[More Information]
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