Ramp To Tilt Wheelchair To Comfortable Eating Position
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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with cerebral palsy who uses a wheelchair with tilt-in-space seating to eat independently. The user's disability prevents upright sitting, so a low-level ramp was constructed to raise the wheelchair's rear wheels. Seventeen millimeter lightweight plywood was used to construct the sloping portion of the ramp, and five slats of 50 x 25 millimeter wood were used to fashion a gutter to hold the rear wheels in place. The same type of wood was used to frame three sides of the ramp, with a hole in the rear piece for carrying. When combined with a wheelchair tray, the platform enables the user to eat independently. DIMENSIONS (WxD): 520 x 600 millimeters. TITLE: Dining Chair. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 22 no 1, Autumn 2002: p 14. PAGES (including cover): 2 2002.